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    2005 Afleet Alex Preakness Stakes Winner's Trophy Presented to Jockey Jeremy Rose. One of two Triple Crown trophies presented within this October 2018 Signature auction from the personal collection of Jeremy Rose, who rode Afleet Alex to victory in the second and third races of the 2005 series. The understated design of this trophy cup belies the enormous historical significance and elite collectibility, as just a tiny handful of awards from the high-dollar sport ever find their way to the hobby marketplace.

    In this 130th running of the Preakness Stakes, Rose captained Afleet Alex to a final time of 1:55.04, besting the second place finisher Scrappy T by nearly five lengths at the wire. It was a dramatic comeback, as Afleet Alex clipped heels with Scrappy T as they came into the stretch, with Afleet Alex nearly crashing out of the race before rising from his knees and regaining his winning stride to the pole.

    "Over 30 years, I've seen some horses take some bad steps in races and still win," said trainer Tim Ritchey. "I've never seen a horse stumble that badly and lose his momentum that much to come back on and win in a grade I race like this." Veteran sportswriter Steve Haskin wrote that it "remains arguably the single most athletic feat by a Thoroughbred seen in many years."

    The sterling cup is engraved with the logo of the Maryland Jockey Club above text reading, "The 130th Running of The Preakness Stakes, Grade 1 - $1,000,000, May 21, 2005, Afleet Alex." It stands nine and a half inches (9.5") in height, and six inches (6") in diameter across the mouth of the cup. Minor tarnishing could be addressed if desired, but otherwise the historic award is free of any visual distractions. Weight is forty-four ounces (44 oz.). Letter of provenance from consignor.

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    October, 2018
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