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November 3, 2015

Dan Patch Trophy

Filed under: Item of the Day — Jason Onerheim @ 12:01 am

A sterling silver trophy won by Dan Patch, a pacing harness horse from Minnesota that set multiple world speed records that would not be matched until 1938. The inscription on the three-handled cup reads “Presented by / Memphis Trotting Association / FOR WORLDS RECORD / TO HARNESS PACING / WON BY / Dan Patch / Owned by M. W. Savage / Driven by H. S. Herbey / TIME 1:56 Oct. 26-1904.” The trophy was made by the Gorham Company in Providence, Rhode Island.

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