1946 Maywood Park Inaugural Harness Racing Trophy (Chicago)
|This is a beautiful historic horse racing trophy from the inaugural harness race at Chicago’s historic Maywood Park held on May 10, 1946. The gold tone metal trophy stands an impressive 26 inches tall, topped with a detailed ornament of a harness driver racing his sulky. The trophy cup is engraved from Maywood Park’s historic debut in harness racing “Maywood Park, Chicago Inaugural, 16 Class Pace, May 10, 1946.” Maywood Park sits minutes away from Chicago O’Hare Airport where it stills hosts harness racing today. Originally the home of the Cook County Fairgrounds, the site formerly hosted non-wagering harness racing during Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition in 1933-34. Since opening in 1946, Maywood Park has become one of the premier half-mile Standardbred racetracks in North America, operating more consecutive harness racing seasons than any in Illinois history. Track trivia includes a seven-furlong exhibition race in 1979 won by World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali in a charity event to benefit Provident Hospital of Chicago, at that time the oldest and largest African-American managed hospital in Illinois. This is a most prestigious looking horse racing trophy having historic provenance to warrant inclusion in the most advanced collection. Comes with a certificate that unconditionally guarantees the authenticity of this item.
|Price: $1,250.00 Or ||
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