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The 1964 Melbourne Cup has fetched $140,300 at auction in Sydney.

The nine-carat gold trophy, won by New Zealand horse Polo Prince, has been held in a private Queensland collection since 1999.

Thoroughbred News

Sotheby’s Australia on Tuesday sold at auction the 1964 Melbourne Cup, which was won by New Zealand horse Polo Prince (NZ).

The sale price doubled its low estimate and sold to a room bidder for $140,300 (estimate $70,000-90,000).

Melbourne Cup Trophy Sold

26 October 2017

Breeding Racing

The 1964 Melbourne Cup has been purchased by an anonymous buyer for $140,300 at an auction in Sydney, reports news.com.au. Sold by Sotheby's, the nine-carat gold trophy, won by New Zealand-bred stayer Polo Prince, has been held in a private Queensland collection since 1999. It is believed the buyer paid more than $50,000 over the estimated sale price.

Australian Auction Review  |  Richard Brewster

A rare Demétre Chiparus figurine is a major highlight of Sotheby’s Australia forthcoming Fine Asian, Australian & European Arts & Design auction from 6pm Tuesday October 24 in Sydney at The Hughenden 14 Queen Street, Woollahra.

The circa 1925 Dancer of Kapurthala has been held in the distinguished South Australian Angas family collection for more than 90 years.

Thoroughbred News

Sotheby’s Australia has been entrusted with the sale of the 1964 Melbourne Cup won by New Zealand horse Polo Prince (NZ). Held in a private Queensland collection since 1999, the 1964 Melbourne Cup was presented by the Governor General, William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, to Mrs Edna Davis, co-owner of Polo Prince. The Cup will be auctioned by Sotheby’s Australia on 24 October 2017 in Sydney with an estimate of $70,000-90,000.

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