Cooper, Abraham

Plenipotentiary
Oil on panel,
8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
$3,000. - 4,000.

A member of the vintage 1831 crop, which also included Glencoe and Touchstone, Plenipotentiary outshone his rivals winning the 1834 Derby after going off the 9/4 favorite. By many he was considered the equal if not better than Priam, who captured the public's imagination just four years earlier.

"He retired with the accolade: 'Here stands 'the crack' of his day, as well as every other - a horse such as we ne'er shall look upon the like again, the wonderful - the unequalled - the ill-used 'Plenipo.' " - Richard Ulbrich, The Great Stallion Book
(Key Words: Thoroughbred Horse Racing, Polo, Steeplechase, Fox Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, African Wildlife, Western)

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Final Sale Price: 
$2,300