Victorian Vanity Fair Cartoon, ‘Lester’, by Spy, dated August 30th 1900
Materials: lithograph on paper, wood
Artist/Designer: Spy (Leslie Ward)
Dimensions: frame size 47cm x 34cm
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Lester Reiff (1877-1948) was an American jockey who came to England with his brother, John, to ride for a cabal of unscrupulous American gamblers and their trainers, principally Enoch Wishard. Although Lester was knowingly involved in the unsporting practice of doping horses to win, he was a talented rider and much in demand. In 1900 he rode 143 winners and became champion jockey.