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Sporting Memorabilia - Day Two

by Graham Budd Auctions


588 lots | 552 with images

November 5, 2013

Live Auction

Sotheby's

34-35 New Bond Street

London, W1A 2AA United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)20 8366 2525 / +44 (0)7974 113394

Fax: +44 (0)20 8363 5016

Email: gb@grahambuddauctions.co.uk

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Lot 320: A signed copy of Steve Donoghue's autobiography

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Description: A signed copy of Steve Donoghue's autobiography 'Just My Story', from the limited deluxe edition, this copy numbered 5 of 200, signed by the champion jockey in ink and dated 12th October 1923, published by Hutchinson & Co., London, red leather gilt not illustrated

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Signed b&w; photographs of the jockeys Gordon

Lot 321: Signed b&w; photographs of the jockeys Gordon

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Description: Signed b&w photographs of the jockeys Gordon Richards and Michael Beary, the Richards example signed in ink & dated 1933, the image of Beary on Mid Day Sun having won the 1937 Derby signed in ink to the lower mount, the lot includes a cigarette card, photocard and press cutting all relating to Beary; sold together with a an unsigned photograph of the 1909 Oaks winning owner and jockey Mr C Cooper & Frank Wootton (6)

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An Anglo-American Sporting Club menu for a dinner

Lot 322: An Anglo-American Sporting Club menu for a dinner

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Description: An Anglo-American Sporting Club menu for a dinner held at the London Hilton 9th May 1966 in honour of Pat Taaffe, Tom Dreaper and 'Arkle' signed to the front cover by Muhammad Ali, additionally signed by Angelo Dundee and the Welsh heavyweight Dick Richardson; sold with a press photograph showing Ali in a dinner jacket at the dinner where he was one of the guests of honour, the champion boxer was in London preparing for the Henry Cooper fight later that month

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A pair of Anglo-American Sporting Club menus for a

Lot 323: A pair of Anglo-American Sporting Club menus for a

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Description: A pair of Anglo-American Sporting Club menus for a dinner held at the London Hilton 14th March 1966 in honour of the four times Champion Jockey Scobie Breasley, one signed by Breasley, both bearing an additional signature to the back cover

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An autographed racing saddle dating to 1968, the

Lot 324: An autographed racing saddle dating to 1968, the

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Description: An autographed racing saddle dating to 1968, the white leather lightweight saddle originally sold at an auction after a dinner in honour of Scobie Breasley's retirement at the Anglo-American Sporting Club, 25th November 1968, profusely signed in blue biro, subjects including Scobie Breasley, Lester Piggott, Geoff Lewis, Bill Williamson, Taffy Thomas, Des Cullen, Bobby Elliott, Eric Eldin, Eddie Hide, Willie Carson, Tony Murray, Frankie Durr and many others

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A Lester Piggott signed Nijinsky 1970 Triple Crown

Lot 325: A Lester Piggott signed Nijinsky 1970 Triple Crown

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Description: A Lester Piggott signed Nijinsky 1970 Triple Crown photographic montage, with imagery from the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and St Leger, signed in blue marker pen, the reverse with a COA incorporating a picture of Lester at the signing in Newmarket

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A signed pair of Frankie Dettori breeches, by

Lot 326: A signed pair of Frankie Dettori breeches, by

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Description: A signed pair of Frankie Dettori breeches, by Ornella Prosperi, signed to the left leg in black marker pen, the reverse with embroidered inscription L. DETTORI and a portrayal of a racehorse & jockey; sold together with a Frankie Dettori signed photograph (2)

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A signed pair of A.P. McCoy jockey breeches,

Lot 327: A signed pair of A.P. McCoy jockey breeches,

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Description: A signed pair of A.P. McCoy jockey breeches, signed in black marker pen and inscribed BEST WISHES, bearing Tote sponsor's logo; mounted in a frame together with a letter of authenticity from Gee Armytage (the jockey's P.A.) and a photograph of Tony McCoy riding Gloria Victis, one of the champion jockey's favourite horses, 51 by 39cm., 130 by 99cm.

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Two bookmaker's badges, the enamelled metal badges

Lot 328: Two bookmaker's badges, the enamelled metal badges

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Description: Two bookmaker's badges, the enamelled metal badges inscribed Tophams Ltd., Aintree Racecourse, 190; and Northern B.P.A., Butcher Pardy, Rotherham, No.322

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Two vintage bookmaker's satchels. for G. Strachan

Lot 329: Two vintage bookmaker's satchels. for G. Strachan

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Description: Two vintage bookmaker's satchels. for G. Strachan of Twickenham; together with a qty. of on-course numbered betting tickets, bookmaker board magnetic strips for The Oaks, The St Leger and the 1,000 & 2,000 Guineas; Shaw's Guide to the Laws of Betting and Lotteries, 4th edition

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A bookmakers blackboard circa 1940s, painted red &

Lot 330: A bookmakers blackboard circa 1940s, painted red &

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Description: A bookmakers blackboard circa 1940s, painted red & white for DAY BROS., arched top, 87 by 52.5cm., 34 1/2 by 20 3/4in.

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A paddock finger-post sign from Ascot Racecourse,

Lot 331: A paddock finger-post sign from Ascot Racecourse,

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Description: A paddock finger-post sign from Ascot Racecourse, blue painted metal with white lettering, gold & red stylised racehorse & jockey, 12 by 93cm., 4 3/4 by 36 1/2in.

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The Ascot Racecourse Annual Members Restaurant

Lot 332: The Ascot Racecourse Annual Members Restaurant

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Description: The Ascot Racecourse Annual Members Restaurant menu board, an arched acrylic wall mounting menu board bearing the Ascot logo, central frame for placing a menu/wine list, blue lettering on a cream background, 52.5 by 54.5cm., 20 3/4 by 21 1/2in. Provenance: The Ascot Auction, Graham Budd, May 2005

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Four tins with horse racing decoration, three by

Lot 333: Four tins with horse racing decoration, three by

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Description: Four tins with horse racing decoration, three by Huntley & Palmer, 1961 Derby Day, 1953 Grand National winner Early Mist & a paper lined tin portraying Becher's Brook, paper foxed; and a Peek Freen issue with a portrait of Gordon Richards

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A rare tin with the lid featuring the 1911

Lot 334: A rare tin with the lid featuring the 1911

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Description: A rare tin with the lid featuring the 1911 Coronation Derby, the sides with further sporting decoration depicting football, fishing, tennis & cricket

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A Britain's lead racehorse & jockey from the

Lot 335: A Britain's lead racehorse & jockey from the

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Description: A Britain's lead racehorse & jockey from the 'Racing Colours of Famous Owners' Series for Mr Winston S. Churchill, in original box

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Horse racing games and amusements, i) boxed

Lot 336: Horse racing games and amusements, i) boxed

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Description: Horse racing games and amusements, i) boxed 'Minoru The New Racing Game' by John Jaques of London, 8 painted lead racehorses & jockeys, playing mat, box of counters, playing cards, rules ii) boxed 'Sandown' also by Jaques, roulette wheel, playing mat, box of playing cards, rules book iii) boxed 'Escalado' by Chad Valley, 5 lead racehorse & jockeys, playing mat with crank action handle iv) the card game 'Faulkner's Race-Cardo' v) 12 lead racehorses & jockeys, various conditions vi) three packs of playing cards all with racing imagery including Nijinsky with Lester Piggott up

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A jeu de Course roulette table, 4 lanes wit two

Lot 337: A jeu de Course roulette table, 4 lanes wit two

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Description: A jeu de Course roulette table, 4 lanes wit two painted lead racehorses and jockeys per lane, silver metal gates, decorative corner fencing and gambling cup, lane brake for race start, and crank action handle to propel runners, detachable glass topped cover, overall 91.5 by 61 by 61cm., 36 by 24 by 24in.

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A fine quality riding crop by Thorn of Piccadilly,

Lot 338: A fine quality riding crop by Thorn of Piccadilly,

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Description: A fine quality riding crop by Thorn of Piccadilly, London, circa 1875, with silver and gold mounts, full hallmarks indistinct, the design featuring two silver snakes set with garnet & turquoise stones entwining the top and bottom of the handle, the crop encased in black plaited leather, length 85cm., 33 1/2in.

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Vintage jockey's equipment, a brown leather

Lot 339: Vintage jockey's equipment, a brown leather

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Description: Vintage jockey's equipment, a brown leather lightweight racing saddle; a cork skull cap; and a pair of lightweight aluminium stirrups

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Racing memorabilia, jockey's silks and two caps; a

Lot 340: Racing memorabilia, jockey's silks and two caps; a

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Description: Racing memorabilia, jockey's silks and two caps; a light grey silk top hat by Herbert Johnson of New Bond Street, London, 8 by 6 1/2in., fine condition, boxed; a framed stevengraph titled "The Start"; a smoker's pipe stamped JOCKEY CLUB; and a letter opener designed with a racehorse & jockey (7)

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Jockey silks dating circa late 19th century, by

Lot 341: Jockey silks dating circa late 19th century, by

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Description: Jockey silks dating circa late 19th century, by Beale & Inman, New Bond Street, London, a scarlet jacket and a gold cap

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A group of vintage racing colours, 2 woollen

Lot 342: A group of vintage racing colours, 2 woollen

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Description: A group of vintage racing colours, 2 woollen National Hunt examples i) white, maroon diamond, black sleeves ii) yellow with blue spots, sleeved reversed; together with 6 flat racing 'silks' iii) royal blue, red hoop and armlet, royal blue cap, white star iv) black & red halved, white sleeves, red cap v) green, yellow hoop & armlets vi) maroon, grey disc vii) orange, grey 'v' white sleeves & cap viii) red, black hooped sleeves, white cap

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An original jockey's jacket in the green & light

Lot 343: An original jockey's jacket in the green & light

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Description: An original jockey's jacket in the green & light green check colours of the famous American racehorse owner Mr Nelson Bunker Hunt, by Newmarket Saddlery, Black Bear Lane, Newmarket; sold together with a horse's browband also in Mr Nelson Bunker Hunt's colours (2)

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A silver vesta case by Sampson Mordan commissioned

Lot 344: A silver vesta case by Sampson Mordan commissioned

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Description: A silver vesta case by Sampson Mordan commissioned as a token of good luck for the racehorse 'Surefoot' 1889-1890, the obverse with an enamelled jockey, the reverse with enamel horse shoe and inscribed GOOD LUCK TO SUREFOOT, 1889-1890, 4.5 by 3cm., 1 3/4 by 1 /4in., areas of enamel loss to jockey Surefoot was owned by Mr A W Merry, trained at Lambourn by Charles Jousiffe and was ridden to victory in the 1890 2,000 Guineas by John Liddiard. In defeat Surefoot holds the dubious distinction of being the shortest priced loser of the Epsom Derby, when he finished 4th to Sainfoin at odd of 40-95.

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A pair of royally presented racing plates worn by

Lot 345: A pair of royally presented racing plates worn by

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Description: A pair of royally presented racing plates worn by The Prince of Wales's racehorse Persimmon and his full brother Diamond Jubilee when winning classic races in 1896 and 1900, the Persimmon plate relating to the St Leger victory, the Diamond Jubilee plate relating to the 2,000 Guineas, both plates uniformly presented, gilded and within a giltwood border surmounted by Prince of Wales's Feathers, below are hand inscribed plaques, all laid down on red velvet under glass in a wooden frame, the backs fitted with an easel support and also ringed if hanging is preferable, both 33 by 28cm., 13 by 11in. The plaques read: H.R.H. The Prince of Wales's, Persimmon, by St Simon ... Perdita II, St. Leger Stakes, Sept. 1896 H.R.H. The Prince of Wales's, Diamond Jubilee, by St Simon ... Perdita II, Two Thousand Guineas Stakes, May ... 1900 Provenance: Bought at Sotheby's inaugural Racing Sale 13th November 1996

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Two telegrams sent to the royal racehorse trainer

Lot 346: Two telegrams sent to the royal racehorse trainer

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Description: Two telegrams sent to the royal racehorse trainer Richard Marsh from King George V in 1922 and from Queen Alexandra The Queen Mother in 1924, both being by the way of a thank you for birthday greetings, the first instructed from Buckingham Palace and dated 3rd June reads R. MARSH ESQ. NEWMARKET, I WARMLY THANK YOU, MRS MARSH AND THE EGERTON HOUSE EMPLOYEES FOR YOUR KIND CONGRATULATIONS ON MY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE R.I.; the second is instructed from H.M.S. Sandringham dated 1st December 1924 and reads R. MARSH, NEWMARKET, I THANK YOU AND THE EMPLOYEES OF EGERTON HOUSE FOR YOUR KIND CONGRATULATIONS ON MY BIRTHDAY, ALEXANDRA, both framed & glazed by Pretty & Co of Newmarket The 1924 Queen Alexandra telegram is poignant as this was her 80th birthday. As fate would dictate it would also be her final birthday celebration. In 1922 King George V was celebrating his 57th birthday. Richard Marsh's first appointment as royal trainer was to King Edward VII for whom he trained the winners of eight Classic races. King George V was enthusiastic about racing and owned many horses but just simply didn't seem to have the tremendous luck that his father enjoyed on the Turf.

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A racing plate worn by a winner at the now defunct

Lot 347: A racing plate worn by a winner at the now defunct

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Description: A racing plate worn by a winner at the now defunct Scottish racecourse Bogside, mounted and inscribed ROYAL GEM, BOGSIDE NURSERY H'CAP, BOGSIDE, SEPT 18th 1926

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A silver vesta case commemorating the victory of

Lot 348: A silver vesta case commemorating the victory of

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Description: A silver vesta case commemorating the victory of Grakle in the 1931 Grand National, hallmarked Lindsay & Paisley Ltd, Glasgow, 1930, inscribed to one side GRAKLE, 1931, the other side with engraved facsimile signatures of the horse's owner, trainer & jockey Cecil R.Taylor, Tom Coulthwaite & 'Robert V. Lyall, length 6cm., 2 1/2in.

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A racing plate worn by

Lot 349: A racing plate worn by "Twenty Grand" when winning

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Description: A racing plate worn by "Twenty Grand" when winning the Belmont Stakes 13th June 1931, mounted over a photo-montage by C.C. Cook, manuscript legends, gilt title plaque to frame, 39 by 45c,., 15 1/2 by 17 3/4in. Provenance: Given by Mrs Jim Rowe, the wife of the trainer, to Bernon Sheldon Prentice.

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Memorabilia relating to the jockey John Crouch,

Lot 350: Memorabilia relating to the jockey John Crouch,

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Description: Memorabilia relating to the jockey John Crouch, comprising a silver trophy, hallmarked Birmingham 1933, for the Salisbury City Bowl, won by Crouch on "Cotoneaster" in May 1933, in the form of a two-handle cup with presentation inscription, 24cm., 9 1/2in., ebonised base; sold together with two leather bound scrapbooks titled JACK CROUCH, ROYAL JOCKEY, with coverage of the jockey's tragic death in a light aircraft crash in County Durham in 1939, also containing a few original photographs (3) Provenance: By family descent

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A medal presented by P.V.F. Cazalet the 1964-65

Lot 351: A medal presented by P.V.F. Cazalet the 1964-65

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Description: A medal presented by P.V.F. Cazalet the 1964-65 Champion N.H. Trainer to Sam Manktelow a stalwart of the Fairlawne Stables in commemoration of their record 82 winners that season, in bronze, presentation inscription to both sides, in original paper box Peter Cazalet trained for amongst others The Queen Mother at his stables near Tonbridge in Kent. His record 82 winners was achieved with just 36 horses and netted earnings of ú36,153.

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A cased set of three silver ingots commemorating

Lot 352: A cased set of three silver ingots commemorating

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Description: A cased set of three silver ingots commemorating the winning of the Triple Crown in 1973 by Secretariat, issued as a limited edition by Silver Creations Ltd., Emerson, New Jersey, complete with certificate of authenticity

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A racing plate worn by

Lot 353: A racing plate worn by "Troy" when winning the

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Description: A racing plate worn by "Troy" when winning the 200th Derby in 1979, later silvered and set on an onyx ashtray with silver plaque inscribed TROY, 200th DERBY, TO DENNIS, FROM THE TEAM; sold with a racecard signed by Troy's jockey Willie Carson; and a signed letter of authenticity from Mrs Monger confirming that her late husband Dennis Monger, an early producer of Outside Broadcasts at the BBC, had received the Troy shoe and the racecard as a retirement present from his colleague as this was his final Derby broadcast and that this was made possible with the help of Willie Carson (3)

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Desert Orchid's 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner's

Lot 354: Desert Orchid's 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner's

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Description: Desert Orchid's 1989 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner's sheet, white with red borders, inscribed TOTE, CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP, WINNER, mounted in a custom-built glass-fronted display case with a title plaque, 110 by 183cm., 43 by 72in.; sold with a signed letter of authenticity from Richard Burridge the horse's owner who originally donated the sheet to the Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre who sold it during an Open Day at Mary Reveley's Racing Club; also include are two colour press photographs of 'Dessie' wearing the sheet at Cheltenham after the Gold Cup win With his dashing white coat, bold jumping and front-running style Desert Orchid became one of the most popular steeplechasers of the modern age. He also became part of the Christmas festivities with his regular appearances in the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, a race he won four times. 'Dessie's' crowing moment, however, came at Cheltenham in 1989 when he bravely won the Gold Cup in unsuitably heavy going and his aversion to left-hand tracks. This winner's blanket was worn by the great horse on that memorable day. Other notable victories included the Irish Grand National under top weight of 12st., hammering high-class opposition in the 1990 Racing Post Chase of a weight of 12st. 3lb. and other fine wins including the Whitbread Gold Cup, Martell Cup, Victor Chandler and Tingle Creek.

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Excercise plates for the Grand National winners

Lot 355: Excercise plates for the Grand National winners

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Description: Excercise plates for the Grand National winners Red Rum and Aldaniti, identified now only by slips of paper kept by the collector with each shoe

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Racing plates for the Luca Cumani trained 1980s

Lot 356: Racing plates for the Luca Cumani trained 1980s

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Description: Racing plates for the Luca Cumani trained 1980s racehorses "Then Again" and "Half A Year", identified now only by slips of paper kept by the collector with each shoe

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A racing plate worn by Dancing Brave when winning

Lot 357: A racing plate worn by Dancing Brave when winning

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Description: A racing plate worn by Dancing Brave when winning The King George VI & The Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in 1986, mounted onto a hallmarked silver salver with presentation inscription, diameter 21cm., 8in.

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Reference Point winner's blanket for the 1987 King

Lot 358: Reference Point winner's blanket for the 1987 King

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Description: Reference Point winner's blanket for the 1987 King George VI and The Queen Elizabeth Stakes, blue with white lettering

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Lot 359: A "Commander In Chief" 1993 Derby trophy racing

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Description: A "Commander In Chief" 1993 Derby trophy racing plate, mounted to the back of a French electroplated ice bucket by Vuillermet, the front inscribed EVER READY DERBY, EPSOM, 2nd JUNE 1993, WINNER, COMMANDER IN CHIEF, TRAINER HENRY CECIL, JOCKEY MICHAEL KINANE, OWNER KHALID ABDULLAH

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The royal blue Godolphin colours worn by Frankie

Lot 360: The royal blue Godolphin colours worn by Frankie

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Description: The royal blue Godolphin colours worn by Frankie Dettori aboard Dubai Millennium when winning the Dubai World Cup at Nad al Sheba 25th March 2000, a jockey's jacket and cap, the jacket signed by Frankie Dettori and inscribed WORLD CUP 2000, mounted together with 4 photographs, 2 racecards and a title plaque, 119 by 155cm., 47 by 61in.; sold together with a letter of authenticity from Frankie Dettori; and a 2000 Dubai World Cup racecard signed by Frankie Dettori (3) In the 2000 Dubai World Cup, Dubai Millennium led after a furlong and pulled steadily away from the field in the closing stages to win in devastating fashion beating Behrens by six lengths with the rest of the opposition at least five lengths further back. His performance in winning the world's most valuable horse race in track-record time was acclaimed as an "awesome display", whilst Dettori called the colt "the best I've ever ridden ... absolutely unbelievable".

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Kauto Star's 'Betfair Million' winner's blanket

Lot 362: Kauto Star's 'Betfair Million' winner's blanket

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Description: Kauto Star's 'Betfair Million' winner's blanket signed by Clive Smith & Paul Nicholls, signatures in black marker pen; sold with a photograph of Kauto Star wearing the blanket (2) The Betfair Million was a generous promotional scheme run by the bookmakers Betfair. They offered a ú1 million bonus to any steeplechaser that won their own sponsored race the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park in addition to the two major Grade 1 3m+ steeplechase the King George VI Chase at Kempton Park and the Cheltenham Golf Cup. In 2006-07 National Hunt legend Kauto Star, rated only behind Arkle in the history of jump racing, became the one and only winner of the Betfair. The blanket being offered here was commissioned to commemorated Kauto Star's unique achievement. Its value as a unique piece of racing history has been enhanced by the autographs of the owner and trainer Clive Smith and Paul Nicholls, whose signatures are unlikely to be seen side-by-side together again following the end of their professional relationship. Kauto Star is currently being retrained as a dressage prospect for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games under the supervision of Laura Collett.

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A piece of silver plate removed from a trophy

Lot 363: A piece of silver plate removed from a trophy

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Description: A piece of silver plate removed from a trophy originally presented to Arthur Yates who owned, trained and rode his four-year-old steeplechaser 'Harold' to five victories in the calendar year of 1866, the inscription confirming the races as the Croydon Spring Cup, the United Hunt Cup (Waterloo), Sevenoaks Cup, the Hunter's Stakes (Chertsey) and the Croydon Autumn Cup Included in this lot is a clip-frame mounted photocopy from Yates's autobiography, written in collaboration with Bruce Blunt, that features a passage on Harold, with Yates recalling a famous incident in the Croydon Autumn Cup where he faced two opponents Cortolvin and Flyfisher: "Flyfisher and Harold charged the water jump together and both fell. I rose from the mud just in time to see Harold going off on his own. Running after him I seized him by the tail and scrambled into the saddle. Meanwhile Cortolvin had fallen at the next fence, and I passed him just as his jockey, Page, was beginning to remount. Flyfisher, the last to be righted, was toiling a long way to the rear, and, with Cortolvin again falling at the last obstacle, Harold and I had the race in safe keeping and cantered past the post, as Bell's Life said, "amid deafening cheers." The crowd swarmed on to the course, but Cortolvin and Flyfisher were not finished by any means. Cortolvin's jockey was in the saddle again and was fighting a desperate struggle with Flyfisher's jockey for second money through the midst of the people. Eventually Cortolvin gained second place by two lengths. Of this race the poet of The Sporting Life sang: A WONDERFUL TAIL AT CROYDON In racing reports it is oftentimes said That a jockey has cleverly won by a head; But Yates has performed, when all other arts fail, A more wonderful feat - for he won by a tail ! the clip mount also containing a photocopy of an illustration of Yates clutching Harold's tail, and a portrait of Yates

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An Australian polo trophy: The Brassey Challenge

Lot 364: An Australian polo trophy: The Brassey Challenge

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Description: An Australian polo trophy: The Brassey Challenge Cup at Moonee Valley won outright by Camperdown Polo Club in 1900, a two-handled English silver trophy cup, hallmarked Charles Stuart Harris, London, 1896, inscribed PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY LORD BRASSEY K.C.B., 1897, POLO CHALLENGE CUP, set on an ebonised plinth with three winner's shields attached chronicling the three successive victories of Camperdown Polo Club in seasons 1897-98, 1898-99 & 1899-1900, height of cup 29cm., 11 1/2in., weight 829gr., 26oz. 13dwt. The Sydney Mail 20th March 1897 carries a report of the Challenge Cup polo match at Moonee Valley between Camperdown and Colac. After Camperdown ran out comfortable winners the report informs us 'at the conclusion of the game his Excellency the Governor [Lord Brassey] presented the cup to the Camperdown team, who have now won it for three years in succession, and are thus the owners of it.' Lord Brassey himself then commissioned a replacement challenge trophy, which is the silver cup being offered at auction here. The competition then became known as the Brassey Challenge Cup. In 1900 history repeated itself. A report in the Sydney Mail 17th March 1900 covers the match on 6th March and Camperdown's defeat of Caramut at Moonee Valley Racecourse and explains that 'after an exciting struggle Camperdown was left in the enviable position of owners of the trophy the match, which they have now won three years in succession.' Thus Lord Brassey's trophy was retired after just thee years, with the dominant Camperdown team having now won the annual polo match at Moonee Valley six years in succession. Thomas Brassey, 1st Earl Brassey, was a British Liberal Party politician and Governor of Victoria, Australia, from 1895 to 1900, residing at Government House, Melbourne.

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The trophy for the 1970 Grand National won by Mr A

Lot 365: The trophy for the 1970 Grand National won by Mr A

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Description: The trophy for the 1970 Grand National won by Mr A J Chambers' "Gay Trip", a 9ct. gold & onyx sculptural trophy by Boodle and Dunthorne Ltd., Liverpool, inscribed PRESENTED BY MESSRS TOPHAMS LTD., WON BY MR A.J. CHAMBERS' GAY TRIP, vertical filigree block lettering around collar of onyx block reading THE GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASE 1970, surmounted by an elongated gold cross with inset cross and horse shoes, upper section of cross has a rose gold scroll engraved THE WORLD'S BLUE RIBAND OF STEEPLECHASING, the whole topped with Pegasus, the Greek mythological winged stallion, height 33.5cm., 13 1/4in. Gay Trip provided trainer Fred Rimell with the third of his four Grand National winners in 1970, his other winners being ESB in 1956, Nicolaus Silver in 1961 and Rag Trade in 1976. He also gace jockey Pat Taaffe, the rider of Arkle, his second Grand National winner having won on Quare Times in 1955. Gay Trip benefited from fallers in front of him and eventually came home the winner by 20 lengths. He carried top weight of 11st. 5lb., only Red Rum since has been a top weighted winner. There was also stamina doubts as Gay Trip, a former flat racer, who had had never won at a distance further than 2 1/2 miles. He was due to have been ridden by Terry Biddlecombe who was ruled out due to injury.

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A fine metalwork & woodwork relief picture

Lot 366: A fine metalwork & woodwork relief picture

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Description: A fine metalwork & woodwork relief picture commemorating the first running of the Jubilee Stakes at Kempton Park in 1887, featuring the field racing along the track, the original jockeys colours now faint, decorative scrollwork to each corner (one now detached), label for George L. Brown, Art Dealer, 5 Livery Street, Birmingham, in original glass fronted wooden case, 86 by 135cm., 34 by 53in. This race was inaugurated by Kempton Park to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887. The 3,000 Guineas race attracted a high quality field of 18 runners and was won by Mr H T Barclay's "Bendigo" who had won the first running of the Eclipse Stakes the previous season. In its day the Jubilee Handicap ranked amongst the most important handicaps in the Racing Calendar and one of the biggest betting heats. In 1903 the modern day equivalent of ú4million was taken out of the ring when Ypsilanti landed the odds.

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A Minton pottery tile with a named portrait of the

Lot 367: A Minton pottery tile with a named portrait of the

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Description: A Minton pottery tile with a named portrait of the jockey Charles Maidement (1844-1926), 15cm., 6in. square, mounted in a gilt frame Charles Maidment won two Derbys aboard Cremorne in 1872 and Kisber in 1876, as well as winning the fillies' Triple Crown with Hannah in 1871. He was also champion jockey for two consecutive seasons in 1870 and 1871.

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A rare Staffordshire pottery tile with a portrait

Lot 368: A rare Staffordshire pottery tile with a portrait

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Description: A rare Staffordshire pottery tile with a portrait of the jockey Fred Archer, printed decoration and bearing facsimile signature dedicated "Faithfully Yours", mounted in a modern picture frame, overall 24 by 18cm., 9 1/2 by 7in.

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A rare German stoneware jug depicting a horse

Lot 369: A rare German stoneware jug depicting a horse

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Description: A rare German stoneware jug depicting a horse racing scene, late 19th century, blue/grey decoration in raised relief with four racehorses & jockeys riding out a finish, impressed factory mark to base and numbered 1035A, height 20cm., 8in.

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Racing ceramics, i) Crown Lynn pottery jug with

Lot 370: Racing ceramics, i) Crown Lynn pottery jug with

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Description: Racing ceramics, i) Crown Lynn pottery jug with printed decoration of the French bred 1865 Triple Crown winner Gladiateur ii) A Royal Doulton tankard commemorating Royal Mail's victory in the 1937 Coronation Grand National, damaged iii) a horse-shoe shaped ashtray inscribed GOOD LUCK, FROM NEWMARKET, and bearing a portrait of a racehorse and a jockey wearing the colours of Lord Rosebery iv) a pottery dish & cover decorated with horses & jockeys v) a Victorian clay smoker's pipe, the bowl featuring a jockey

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