Lot 1822 (Sporting Medals & Trophies Online, starts 12th October 2019 10:00, ending 20th October 2019 20:00)
Sold for £2,200
- Trophy: In good condition overall. Some signs of wear consistent with age. Nibble to rim of trophy. Some scratches and marks visible. Row of scratches/indents to body of trophy. A couple of very minor chips and imperfections to the crystal body. Some dirty residue present. Scratches to underside.
- Medal: Some discolouration to gilt, some dirty residue present to surface and to lettering. Hallmarks quite faint. Some scratches visible and minor indents to rim. Some dirty residue to fitted case.
- Additional photographs added
SEA PIGEON - HIS WATERFORD CRYSTAL CHAMPION HURDLE TROPHY,
with presentation inscription reading 'The Waterford Crystal Champion Hurdle 1980', 36cm high, 26cm diameter, along with the medal awarded for Sea Pigeon's victory, the obverse with central scene depicting a jockey on horseback and inscribed 'National Hunt Meeting Cheltenham', the reverse with wreath border and inscribed 'Waterford Crystal Champion Hurdle Sea Pigeon March 11th 1980', likely maker H. Miller, in silver gilt, in fitted case (2)
Note: In an impressive racing career which lasted from 1972 until 1981, Sea Pigeon (1970–2000) was a racehorse who competed in eighty-five races, and won thirty-seven times. Amongst Sea Pigeon's best known performances were in the Champion Hurdle races - which he won on two consecutive occasions - in 1980 and 1981.
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