Musée No:737.242Regular price £25.00
Artist: Benjamin Marshall
Benjamin Marshall, 1768–1835, was an English sporting and animal painter. He was a follower of George Stubbs.
Muly Moloch was foaled in 1798. His dam was a mare called Mistletoe, the daughter of Pot-8-os (also known as 'Pot-"oooooooo"-s,' the winner of thirty races and the sire of three Derby winners). Muly won seven out of thirteen races from 1800 to 1803 and competed against some of the strongest horses of his generation.
Incredibly we even know the stable lad's name was Tod, and the three onlookers are Hardy, the trainer (gesturing); Thompson, the head gardener at Raby Castle; and Trotter, an elderly tenant of Lord Darlington's and an enthusiastic connoisseur of the turf.