Antique horse trophy up for auction

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Cheltenham Gold Cup

By Oliver Farrimond

A TROPHY from horse-racing history is to go up for auction next week in Edinburgh.

The Cheltenham Gold Cup from 1930 is expected to fetch £6,000 at Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers when it goes up for sale.

The trophy is still awarded today for the course, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious races in the sport.

It is also the richest, with almost half a million pounds awarded to last year’s winner.

The victorious horse – Easter Trophy – won the trophy two years running from 1929 with trainer John Whitney – including setting a new record in 1929 on the 3 mile, 2.5 furlong course.

And Whitney was so pleased with the horses’ performance that he invited the prized nag to enjoy a length retirement at his estate in Kentucky, USA, where he died at the ripe old age of 28.

The auction commences on December 1st.

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