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    Presented to famed trainer Flint "Scotty" Schulhofer

    1999 Belmont Stakes Trophy Won by Lemon Drop Kid. He played the spoiler to Charismatic's Triple Crown Run, catching the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner on the homestretch of the famed Big Apple track to disappoint the bulk of the 85,000 fans hoping to witness horseracing's most celebrated feat. The longshot first place finish in 2:27.88 paid $61.50 on a two dollar wager, and set into motion the production of the trophy we offer here, presented to famed trainer Flint "Scotty" Schulhofer.

    It's a smaller and slightly less ornate version of the style that awaits the victor in the winner's circle, though it should go without saying that neither style commonly appears on the hobby's auction block. Three figural horses adorn the base of the handsome relic, with a fourth atop the lid, which is engraved with the particulars:

    "New York Racing Association, The Belmont, Belmont Park, June 5, 1999, Won by Jeanne G. Vance's Lemon Drop Kid, Trainer Flint S. Schulhofer."

    A non-slip insert on the base hides the maker's mark, but the affluent world of top-level thoroughbred racing spares no expense in the creation of their sterling silver spoils of war. The trophy measures over ten inches (10") in height, inclusive of the lid, and approximately eight inches (8") in diameter. Light tarnishing is evident throughout, but could easily be remedied--otherwise the rare trophy exhibits no condition flaws worthy of note. It's one of the most important and exciting offerings that Heritage has presented from the Sport of Kings. A letter of provenance from the widow of Schulhofer is included. Letter of provenance from Stephanie Schulhofer.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2015
    30th-31st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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