Framed Historic Ribbon from Saratoga Race Course
A magnificent and extremely rare admission ribbon from 1873 in Near Mint condition. It formerly was prominently displayed at the National Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs. It is a unique find from the early days of America’s oldest racetrack. The tan ribbon was for the third day of the first meeting that year on July 29. It is contained in a 13.5x15.25” frame along with a track photo circa 1900. There were three races this day with the elder August Belmont’s Steel Eyes winning the Saratoga Stakes. Joe Daniels beat Harry Bassett in the second race. The quarter stretch was a special area established for jockeys, trainers, and owners to freely mingle, even among bookmakers.
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