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"High Echelon" 1969 Laurel-Pimlico Futurity Silver Trophy

"High Echelon" 1969 Laurel-Pimlico Futurity Silver Trophy

Here's a stunning silver trophy from when High Echelon won at Pimlico in 1969. Baluster form on the horse head stem supported by square pedestal base pierced with acanthus leaf and floral decoration. The handles form as bifurcated flower stem, the body is chased with leaf and floral decoration and the neck is chased with racing scene. The body was engraved on both sides with elegant inscriptions and the detail is stunning. Base is marked by an important silversmith, the Steiff Company, and the trophy was meticulously crafted over the course of days by their top men. These were the same manufacturers as the Preakness Trophy. Originally from Christie's Important American Silver Auction, January 2008, it measures 11x5.5x10" and weighs 75 ounces. Comes with copy of winner's circle photo with this actual trophy presented. The jockey was Manuel Ycaza, trainer was the famous Hirsch Jacobs. Well preserved by the Jacobs Family, the condition is NRMT. Comes with original program from the race. An incredible piece of horse racing history and a world class piece of silver.

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