Sculpture of Grand National winner gallops into auction

An impressive bronze model of the race horse Lord Gyllene is up for sale on December 10.

Sculpture of Lord Gyllene, winner of the 1997 Grand National

A sculpture of race horse Lord Gyllene, winner of the 1997 Grand National, by Caroline Wallace

The New Zealand-bred horse won the 1997 Grand National at Aintree at odds of 14/1. The jockey that day was Tony Dobbin who recalls the event in the video Dreweatts has compiled.

The race, the 150th edition, was particularly famous because it was staged on a Monday due to the original race on the Saturday having to be cancelled because of a suspected bomb threat.

The model, made in 1999, is by Caroline Wallace, one of the nation's top equine and sporting sculptors. It features a dog and a cat by the horse's feet and has come from The Animal Health Trust, having previously been displayed at the National Horse Racing Museum.

At the Dreweatts Fine Furniture, Sculpture, Ceramics and Carpets auction on December 10 it has an estimate of £30,000-£50,000.

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