No 8. from Players cigarette cards, second series of 25, 'Polar Exploration'. The front depicts a figure leading a pony drawing a sledge captioned: 'Player's Cigarettes CAPT. OATES EXERCISING A SIBERIAN PONY.' Reverse: 'Capt. L.E.G. Oates Exercising a Siberian Pony on the Sea-ice off Cape Evans. During the second half of the winter Capt. Oates was employed training the ponies for the forthcoming Southern journey. He was assisted in this work by as many of those taking part as could be spared from the scientific work. For the training work old sledges with dummy loads were used. Thanks to Capt. Oates' care, by the time the start was made for the Pole, only one of the animals caused him anxiety.'