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    1978 Steve Cauthen Triple Crown Race Worn Helmet & Goggles. Best remembered today as the jockey who became the youngest ever to win the Triple Crown, atop the famous Affirmed in 1978, Cauthen was one of the most successful jockeys of the 1970's Presented here is the helmet and goggles worn on the track by the man they called "Stevie Wonder," exhibiting fine wear from his victories at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont. The hard-shell helmet is cloaked in black satin, with "Harbor" written in red underneath the visor, a reference to Harbor View Farm, the owner of Affirmed. "Barrera/Cauthen" is factory applied to the inside of the helmet cover (Barrera was the trainer for Affirmed) and a handwritten "Harbor View" is found inside as well. Matching "Kroop" brand goggles, like the helmet, exhibit fine wear but no damage. Included is a photo of Cauthen on the scale before a race, wearing the helmet and goggles we present here.

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    October, 2009
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