48 | Lynwood Palmer<br>  <i>(British, 1868–1941)</i><br><br>GOLDFINCH<br>$3,000. – $5,000.<br><br><strong>Sale Price: $6,325.</strong>

Oil on canvas, 20” x 26”

Signed, dated 1896

$3,000. – 5,000.


Goldfinch was one of the only sons of Ormonde, the 1886 English Triple Crown winner. He was a good juvenile but retired after his 2-year-old season. He was described as lengthy with a long, strong hip. Goldfinch sired One Thousand Guineas winner Chelandry before James Ben Ali Haggin purchased the stallion in 1894 and sent him to his Rancho del Paso in California. There, he sired Preakness winner Old English. After Haggin dispersed this farm, Goldfinch was sent to his Elmendorf Farm in Kentucky. He died there in 1914.