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The Age  |  James Cockington

Given the billions of dollars invested on thoroughbred horseflesh each year, it seems puzzling that comparatively little value is given to racing memorabilia.

Even Melbourne Cup trophies more than a 100 years old are sold for apparently small amounts. For example, the 1899 trophy to be auctioned by Sotheby's Australia on April 6 has estimates of $60,000 to $80,000.

Featured Asian Art - April 2016

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Australian Art Sales Digest  |  Terry Ingram

The first major painting sold overseas for an Australian vendor in 2016  is a Picasso which  - described as an illustration of the artist's ongoing exploration of the female form - made £1.32 million or $A2.7 million.

Condobolin Argus  |  Melissa Blewitt

A piece of Melbourne Cup history complete with a link to Condobolin is set to go under the hammer later this year.

Thoroughbred News

One hundred and seventeen years after it was awarded, the 1899 Melbourne Cup Trophy will be presented by Sotheby’s Australia for auction on 6 April 2016 in Melbourne.

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