On September 13, less than two weeks after the end of this year’s Thoroughbred meeting at Saratoga Race Course, the racing world was stunned to learn that five priceless, historic trophies had been stolen from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. In a year that saw the town celebrate the sesquicentennial of racing in Saratoga Springs, the theft was doubly shocking.
The five trophies stolen are the 1903 Belmont Stakes Trophy, the 1903 Brighton Cup Trophy, the 1905 Saratoga Special Trophy, the 1914 Brook Cup Handicap Steeplechase Trophy, and the 1923 Grand National Steeplechase Trophy.
“They are irreplaceable,” said museum director Chris Dragone in a statement.
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