News Rare Racing Colours to go under the hammer

Rare Racing Colours to go under the hammer


Three sets of racing silks will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s in London on Monday, 7th November, the first public sale since the record-breaking plain silver colours were sold for £120,000.

The three sets are made up of: scarlet, gold hoops and armlets (Lot 188); champagne, tangerine cross belts and cap (Lot 189); and green, gold stripe and cap (Lot 190).

Given the rarity of the silks, and the infrequency of public auctions selling such items, interest is expected to be high. All of the sets on offer carry estimates between £2,000 and £4,000 but it would be no surprise to see these estimations eclipsed, as was the case last year when the plain silver set sold for £85,000 above their estimate.

The auction gets underway on Monday, 7th November at 10.30am at Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA. For further details, or to request a brochure listing all the Lots on offer, please contact Lisa Cole at Weatherbys by telephone on 01933 440077 or by email: