Stymie - 1945 Butler Handicap Winner's Trophy
<p>Elegant English silver bowl. Beautifully decorated and engraved on the bottom. Inscription reads: "The Butler, 1945, Won By, Stymie." Also stamped on bottom is "F.M.". The Butler was held in New York from 1935 to 1953. Inducted to the Horse Racing Hall of Fame in 1975 and inbred 3x3 to Man o' War, Stymie won 35 races and was the highest earning horse in America when his career ended due to injury. In 1945, Stymie was named the "U.S Champion Handicap Horse". Originally sold in the 2008 Christie's Important American Silver sale featuring the estate of Hall of Fame horse racing owner and trainer Hirsch Jacobs.</p><p><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: 'Times New Roman';">Sourcing straight from the private collection of a world-renowned thoroughbred breeder comes a wonderful offering of nearly 40 horse racing trophies that Lelands is honored to feature in the 2019 Fall Classic. Originally purchased from the 2008 Christie’s Silver Auction, these trophies source from the estate of Ethel and Hirsch Jacobs. We have devoted an entire category to this collection in which collectors will have many chances to own some of the earliest horse racing trophies to be offered publicly. Most of the trophies span back to 1950s-60s and include Hall of Fame horses such as Stymie, Searching and Affectionately.</span></p>
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