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A GOLD TROPHY CUP: THE PIMLICO SPECIAL, WON BY PROMISED LAND
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A GOLD TROPHY CUP: THE PIMLICO SPECIAL, WON BY PROMISED LAND

MARK OF SCHOFIELD CO., BALTIMORE, 1957

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A GOLD TROPHY CUP: THE PIMLICO SPECIAL, WON BY PROMISED LAND
MARK OF SCHOFIELD CO., BALTIMORE, 1957
9K; the gold cup of inverted bell shape, with two scrolling side handles, body engraved Maryland Jockey Club Gold Cup, The Pimlico Special, November 30, 1957, Won by Promised Land, Owner Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs, supported on silver-gilt and marble cylindrical stand, marked 14K on foot of cup (tests as 9K)
11 in. (27.9 cm.) high over handles; 32 oz. weighable gold
Provenance
The Hirsch and Ethel D. Jacobs Family Collection of Thoroughbred Racing Trophies, sold Christie's, New York, 18 January 2008, lot 177
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Lot Essay

Promised Land was sired by Palestinian and born in 1954.

As both a successful trainer and owner, Hirsch Jacobs (1904-1970) and his wife Ethel occupy a significant place in the history of American thoroughbred racing. Inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in 1958, Jacobs saddled 3596 winners during his long career, more than anyone in the history of the sport.
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