John Beer (British, 1860-1930)
GRAND NATIONAL LIVERPOOL, 1920
Watercolor with bodycolor, 15" x 22"
Thomas Collins-Gerrard's Troytown was the winner of the 1920 Grand National with Jack Anthony up. Troytown previously captured the Aintree Champion Chase and Grand SteepleChase de Paris. Jack Anthony won the Grand National on three different occasions before beginning a training career in 1928. Troytown's trainer that day was Algy Anthony, who had first ridden Ambush II to victory in the Grand National, and thus completed the rare feat of winning as both a rider and trainer.