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An Auckland historical 'Point To Point Steeplechase' silver plate winner's cup

Estimate: $220


Lot Description

An Auckland historical 'Point To Point Steeplechase' silver plate winner's cup, engraved with winners and race details together with two horse in a landscape 'Won By Arthur T. Close's Merry-Fire', 'Presented By Mr Isaac's For Point To Point Steeplechase Maiden Hunters'. The cup with maker's details for John Dixon & Sons. H.230mm. Note: details supplied with the cup state: 'The Pakuranga (Auckland) Point-to-Point Steeplechase was won in fast Time by Merry-fire, against a field of fourteen, over nineteen obstacles, including stone walls and four and five railed fences. The same horse ran third in the Hunt Club Steeplechase, 2½ Miles. Merry-fire was bred on Olrig Station, is out of Firefly and was hunted in Hawke's Bay the season before last'.