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An English silver snuffbox hallmarked for Joseph Willmore, Birmingham 1810 and engraved with a scene of Filho da Puta winning at Richmond in 1815.
Filho da Puta was a bay horse with a white snip and a star foaled on 14 April 1812 and bred by T. Hornby. He was sired by Haphazard, who won three Great Subscription Purses and his dam was Mrs Barnet, a daughter of Waxy. Purchased as a foal by Sir William Maxwell, Filho da Puta was returned to the track as a three-year-old in 1815 and after a good start to his year went on to win the St. Leger Stakes at Doncaster Racecourse, beating fourteen rivals. Three days later he beat two opponents to win the Doncaster Club Stakes before being bought by T. Houldsworth for 3,000 guineas. It was at his final race of the season, the four-mile Richmond Cup, that he beat Doctor Syntax into second place. English silver circa 1810.
3.25 in x 2.1/8 in x 1 in