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Held continuously since 1861 (that's 155 years), the Melbourne Cup is Australia's top thoroughbred horse race, and stands as one of the richest turf races in the world. This saddle is the real thing, right from Helms Hall, the esteemed Los Angeles sports museum. Perfectly described and listed in the Helms inventory as number "HR.Q0050 Racing Saddle, worn by 1944 Melbourne Cup winner, Sirius. 1940s 20 x 8 x 8 in." Donated by "Darby Munro (jockey)." The saddle comes with the listing from the inventory of the collection with this item listed as the Melbourne Cup winning saddle. Nicely worn and in race used condition. From the collection of the esteemed Helms Hall Sports Museum, this item comes with letter of provenance/authenticity from Lelands.com.
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