Does anyone know the name of the board game in the picture below please?

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    Orme, Sceptre, Ladas, Jeddah and Hermit appear to be famous horses from the end of the 19th Century.
    – Tom77
    Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 21:00
  • Yep it's an old board game we found while going through old boxes of my grandad. Commented Mar 15, 2015 at 21:21
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    Is it bad that most things I search for take me right back here, including links to your pic?
    – Becuzz
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 21:48
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    For what it's worth, I skimmed through boardgamegeek's listings for things tagged animals or racing, or with betting mechanics, from before 1930, and didn't find anything promising. There are plenty without pictures or obvious names, though, so could be I missed something. (Also, wow, there are a lot of old steeplechase games!)
    – Cascabel
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 22:35
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    It looks like a very early Ascot game..
    – LamaDelRay
    Commented Jan 6, 2017 at 8:39

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I think this looks like a version of Minoru. Seems like a very old 19th century board. It would very difficult to actually identify it.

  • Based on the images at boardgamegeek it looks like Minoru is also a horse racing game but it's not the same.
    – Cascabel
    Commented Mar 24, 2015 at 19:56
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    I wasn't the down-voter, but I assume the reason for the down-vote is because this answer should have been posted as a comment on the question rather than as a full answer, particularly because it is speculation.
    – Clumsy
    Commented Apr 15, 2015 at 18:42
  • It's close enough to Minoru that it could just be a different publisher's take on the same game.
    – Spivonious
    Commented Jul 24, 2017 at 13:18

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