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Description1942 Silver Horseshoe Display Worn by Triple Crown Winner Whirlaway in the Massachusetts Handicap. Known as "Mr. Longtail", due to his long and thick tail that would blow far out behind him during races, Whirlaway is recognized as one of the greatest horses of the 1940's, with his most impressive feat coming in 1941 when he won the Triple Crown.
Presented here is a sterling silver plaque, which features Whirlaway's actual horseshoe from his victory at the 1942 Massachusetts Handicap. Measuring at 4.5", the four-ounce piece originates from Lucille Wright Markey of Calumet Farm, the horse's owner.
Guide Value or Estimate: $3,000 - up.
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