Racehorses Exercising at Goodwood
By George Stubbs, 1759-60, oil on canvas, 127.5 x 204 cm / 50½ x 80½ in. Mary, Duchess of Richmond, is at the centre, mounted side-saddle, with her sister-in-law Lady George Lennox near by, in a similar location to that of Lord George in the hunting picture. The Estate steward, probably Richard Buckner (d.1776/7), dressed in green livery with gold frogging, is pointing out the three horses hooded and blanketed for exercising. The jockeys wear frock coats, their yellow and scarlet ducal livery matching the horses' colours. To the right, a horse is being rubbed down with straw, surrounded by grooms who may include members of the Budd family from Charlton. The spire of Chichester Cathedral is in the background, with the Isle of Wight beyond.