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Kerry Packer-linked gold horse racing trophy leads field in Sotheby's sale

October 12, 2016

Australian Financial Review  |  Peter Fish

A solid gold 1881 horse racing trophy once owned by media giant Kerry Packer is one of two unique race cups on offer at a Sydney auction this month. The other cup, also in gold but dating from 104 years later, was presented to the winner of the Melbourne Cup by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1985, during their only visit to the event.

 

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