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Historic Antique Solid Sterling Silver 1898 Meadow Brook Steeplechase Trophy Massive 2468 grams

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For your consideration a unique piece of history in a winner’s trophy for the Meadow Brook Steeple Chase in Westbury Long Island. This one of a kind treasure just shines with quality craftsmanship and gorgeous detail that you just can’t find today.

We have found the original article from the New York Times about the race and have included a short excerpt from the piece. We have the whole article and can provide it upon request.

This is a one-time chance to own a true piece of history!

Dimension: 10” tall x 7” Diameter with 7” handles

Weight: 2468 grams = 79.348 troy ounces = 6.126 troy pounds

Hallmarks: Howard & Co Sterling, New York, 1897, hand written 74/15

Condition: Excellent antique condition with one small dent and evidence of holes drilled to convert it into a lamp at some time in it’s past. A very interesting history to this amazing find.


THE NEW YORK TIMES
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1898.
GENTLEMEN AS JOCKEYS
Steeple Chase Association at
William. C. Whitney’s Farm.

The Autumn meeting of the Meadow Brook Steeplechase Association was held yesterday afternoon, on the new race course laid out recently by William C. Whitney at his Long Island Farm at Westbury. The day which was absolutely perfect for racing brought out a large assemblage of society, composed principally of the hunting sets at Meadow Brook and Cedarhurst, and many of the Westchester people. The course is laid out in a valley, surrounded by high hills crowned with handsome villas and in places, covered with woods, which at this time of year are masses of Autumn coloring. The entire course could be viewed from the windows of Mt. Whitney’s cottage, in one of which Mrs. Whitney was placed in a reclining chair. The judges and grandstands-now only temporary structures-are on alight elevations and command a perfect view of the track.

There were seven races in all, and with one or two exceptions the mounts were gentleman riders. Society began to assemble early in all kinds of conveyances from drags and depot wagons to basket carriages and buckboards. A train from New York brought a number of men and one book maker was gorgeously attired in vivid checks and was sparkling with diamonds. He took one bet of $200 from a young Mr. Fielschmann. This was for the ladies’ cup. Mr. Fleishmann lost, and the book maker disappeared. C. Albert Stevens acted as clerk of the course, Foxhall Keene as Judge. E. C. La Montague as starter, and Messrs William C. Whitney, John Sanford F. Gray Griswold, H. B. Duryea and Oliver W. Bird as stewards.

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The First race was for the Mackay Cup for hunt teams and it started promptly at 1 o’clock to the solo on the coachhorn performed by Thomas Hitchcock Jr. There were three teams-the Meadow Brook Hunt, H. P. Whitney’s Barry, R. Cottenet’s Red Baron; the Meadow Brook Hunt No. 2, with Maxwell Stevenson’s Paddy and J. L. Kernochan’s All Well, and the Wurrenton (Va) team with W. C. Haye;s Virginia Dare and H. K. Vipgut’s Hogun III. The race was a hurdle of about three miles over a natural country. At the second hurdle Mr. Vipgut was thrown, but remouted immediately. The race was won by Meadow Brook Hunt No. 2.
Item Description
For your consideration a unique piece of history in a winner’s trophy for the Meadow Brook Steeple Chase in Westbury Long Island. This one of a kind treasure just shines with quality craftsmanship and gorgeous detail that you just can’t find today.

We have found the original article from the New York Times about the race and have included a short excerpt from the piece. We have the whole article and can provide it upon request.

This is a one-time chance to own a true piece of history!

Dimension: 10” tall x 7” Diameter with 7” handles

Weight: 2468 grams = 79.348 troy ounces = 6.126 troy pounds

Hallmarks: Howard & Co Sterling, New York, 1897, hand written 74/15

Condition: Excellent antique condition with one small dent and evidence of holes drilled to convert it into a lamp at some time in it’s past. A very interesting history to this amazing find.


THE NEW YORK TIMES
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9, 1898.
GENTLEMEN AS JOCKEYS
Steeple Chase Association at
William. C. Whitney’s Farm.

The Autumn meeting of the Meadow Brook Steeplechase Association was held yesterday afternoon, on the new race course laid out recently by William C. Whitney at his Long Island Farm at Westbury. The day which was absolutely perfect for racing brought out a large assemblage of society, composed principally of the hunting sets at Meadow Brook and Cedarhurst, and many of the Westchester people. The course is laid out in a valley, surrounded by high hills crowned with handsome villas and in places, covered with woods, which at this time of year are masses of Autumn coloring. The entire course could be viewed from the windows of Mt. Whitney’s cottage, in one of which Mrs. Whitney was placed in a reclining chair. The judges and grandstands-now only temporary structures-are on alight elevations and command a perfect view of the track.

There were seven races in all, and with one or two exceptions the mounts were gentleman riders. Society began to assemble early in all kinds of conveyances from drags and depot wagons to basket carriages and buckboards. A train from New York brought a number of men and one book maker was gorgeously attired in vivid checks and was sparkling with diamonds. He took one bet of $200 from a young Mr. Fielschmann. This was for the ladies’ cup. Mr. Fleishmann lost, and the book maker disappeared. C. Albert Stevens acted as clerk of the course, Foxhall Keene as Judge. E. C. La Montague as starter, and Messrs William C. Whitney, John Sanford F. Gray Griswold, H. B. Duryea and Oliver W. Bird as stewards.

-------------------- 0 -----------------

The First race was for the Mackay Cup for hunt teams and it started promptly at 1 o’clock to the solo on the coachhorn performed by Thomas Hitchcock Jr. There were three teams-the Meadow Brook Hunt, H. P. Whitney’s Barry, R. Cottenet’s Red Baron; the Meadow Brook Hunt No. 2, with Maxwell Stevenson’s Paddy and J. L. Kernochan’s All Well, and the Wurrenton (Va) team with W. C. Haye;s Virginia Dare and H. K. Vipgut’s Hogun III. The race was a hurdle of about three miles over a natural country. At the second hurdle Mr. Vipgut was thrown, but remouted immediately. The race was won by Meadow Brook Hunt No. 2.

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