Oil on canvas, 10 1⁄2” x 13”
Signed, inscribed “Newmarket” and “Lonely”
$4,000. – 6,000.
Lonely was a bay daughter of Hermit foaled in 1882. A contemporary of St. Simon, she had a successful 2-year-old season, winning the Exeter and the Hopeful stakes at Newmarket, and the Rous Stakes at Doncaster, as well as three other races. Her success continued into her 3-year-old career when she won the Oaks at Epsom, where she was the heavy betting favorite.
As a broodmare, she was bred to St. Simon once, producing a filly of 1892, Saintly, who won both the National Stakes and the Woodcote Stakes. Of interest to this sale, however, is her daughter Barley (by Barcaldine), who was exported to Australia and became the dam of Maltster (lot 30).