Whitney Cup Is Acme Of Silversmiths Art: Memento Honoring Equipoise Is Over Hundred Years Old, Daily Racing Form, 1944-06-20


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Whitney Cup Is Acme Of Silversmiths Art ArtMemento Memento Honoring Equipoise Is Over Hundred Years Old OldThe The C V Whitney Challenge cup the trophy which will be placed at stake for the first time in the Equipoise Mile a week from today Saturday June 24 has been received by the Arlington Park man ¬ agement and all who have seen this mag ¬ nificent example of the silversmiths art are agreed that it is a fitting memento to the exploits of the gallant Chocolate Sol ¬ dier dierThe The gracefully proportioned cup was made in London more than a hundred years ago Colonel Whitney under whose colors Equipoise galloped to so many stir ¬ ring victories selected it after a long search for a trophy suitable for the race commemorating the worlds record mile which his game little horse ran at Arling ¬ ton Park in 1932 1932It It is made of antique English silver Standing 26 inches in height it combines an effect of massiveness with delicately curving lines and festive decorations It carries the simple inscription In mem ¬ ory of Equipoise whose world record mile run in 1342 crowned his famous racing career careerSecured Secured to the inside cover is one of Equipoises shoes silver plated The nail holes irregularly spaced bear silent but none the less eloquent testimony to the courage of the horse who overcame the handicap of a faulty hoof to race through one of the most distinguished careers in the history of the turf turfAlready Already the Equipoise Mile has become a stake of major interest A week from today some of the nations most prominent own ¬ ers will vie for the honor of getting the first winning inscription on the new tro ¬ phy Three victories in this event are necessary for permanent possession but each year the winning owner will receive a small replica of the challenge cup cupThe The Equipoise Mile this year is expected to attract Thumbs Up Marriage Round ¬ ers Broadcloth Georgie Drum and other exceptionally fast performers

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