World’s most expensive trophy

19 04 2007

This is probably the most valuable horse racing trophy in the world. It’s the original Doncaster Cup won by Vedette in England in 1858.

The 150-year-old piece of silverware is now offered as a perpetual trophy by the Australian Jockey Club for the Group Three Sir Frank Packer Plate (2000m), run at Randwick tomorrow.

“A jeweller valued the trophy at around $250,000,” AJC racing manager Col Tuck said this week.

“He said it was as valuable a trophy as the America’s Cup.”

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