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Kentucky Derby and Horse Racing at The Downey Profile®

At Auction: Orb Shoe With All the Trimmings

4/22/2014

A shadow box with a shoe worn by 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb will be offered on ebay from April 24 through May 4. Sale of the shadow box will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.

The horseshoe is presented encircling one of the blossoms from the Kentucky Derby winner’s blanket of roses. Hair strands cut from Orb’s mane are tied with the winning colors of co-owner Stuart Janney’s silks. Skip Dickstein’s photo of the Derby finish is mounted on a raised mat and below the photo is a brass plate with “ORB Kentucky Derby 2013.”

All have been framed by Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky, with a linen fabric mat liner. The glass is protected with Tru Vue Conservation Grade 99% UV protection. The wooden shadow box is stained in dark brown with a lightly distressed look and trimmed in gold. The box measures 2 ½ inches deep, 15 ½ inches wide and 19 inches high.

The Orb shoe is the first in a series to be offered by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. Similar presentations including shoes worn by 2013 Preakness winner Oxbow and 2013 Belmont winner Palace Malice will be auctioned in coming weeks. The auction will begin on Thursday, April 24, at 9 p.m. EST and will end on Sunday, May 4, at 9 p.m. EST.

To bid please visit ebay and type in horse racing memorabilia under the search engine. If you do not have an ebay account, please follow their instructions to set up an account in order to bid. PayPal is the preferred method of payment.

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