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    Circa 1938 Pocket Watch Presented to Jockey George Woolf by Seabiscuit Owner Charles Howard. Historic pocket watch was a gift from Seabiscuit owner Charles Howard to George Woolf, the jockey he tapped to ride his legendary steed after Red Pollard was badly injured in an accident on another Howard horse in early 1938. It was Woolf who piloted Seabiscuit to what was arguably his most famous victory, the November 1, 1938 triumph over the heavily favored War Admiral in the historic "Match of the Century" at Pimlico. The seventeen-jewel white gold-filled watch features a Keystone case and moon hands, missing the bow but otherwise complete and undamaged. Watch appears to function perfectly. The "E. Howard Watch Company" relic is engraved on the interior lid of the case, "To Georgie Woolf from C.S. Howard and Seabiscuit." Certainly one of the most exciting artifacts to surface from the Sport of Kings in recent memory, having appeared recently as part of a Tampa, Florida estate.

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    October, 2009
    1st-2nd Thursday-Friday
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