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Whistlejacket was the famous English racehorse of the eigtheenth century.

Whistlejacket was foaled in 1749.

His most famous victory was in a race over four miles for 2000 guineas at York in August 1759.

He was painted by renowned English horse painter George Stubbs RA (1724-1806) (see attached - painting date circa 1762).

In addition to the horse, the esteemed Australian racing journalist named "Whistlejacket" writes the excellent international column for AAP Racing and Sports.

Whistlejacket`s column is found at http://www.aapracingandsports.com.au/racing/index.asp

The identity of Australian racing journalist "Whistlejacket" is unpublished and unknown, although it has been rumoured to be Gail Tregear of Canberra.

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