Lot 291. 43 Kentucky Derby Festival Mint Julep Glasses, 1984-2001. Centered around the Derby, the multi-week festival offers events ranging from steamboat and hot air balloon races to marathons, the “Thunder Over Louisville” fireworks display and other entertainment. Glasses have a unique color design for each year. The winged horse Pegasus is featured on many. Some promote festival events on the opposite side, some have a mint julep recipe and some are blank. Three glasses are included for 1984, and a set of four each for 1991, 1992, and 1994-2001. Nm-m.
Winning Bid $25
Lot 292. 28 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, Belmont Stakes and Breeders Cup Glasses. The Derby tumblers are from 1986, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2002 (2); the Preakness glasses, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1992 and 2000-02; and the Belmont glass, 2002. Three glasses are from the 1988 Breeders Cup, and one from 1991. The Kentucky Derby Festival, a multi-event celebration held in conjunction with the Run for the Roses, is represented by glasses from 1991, 1992 (2), 1994 (2), 1997 and 2001. Generally, these glasses have a colorful design on the front and lists of annual winners on the back. Nm-m.
Winning Bid $20
Lot 293. 11 Kentucky Derby Beanie or Stuffed Horses. These toy horses generally represent Derby races at Churchill Downs from 1997-2000. A stuffed figure approximately 11” long and 10” tall has a saddle blanket for Derby 123 run in 1997. A similar-sized gray horse from 1998 is adorned with a blanket from the 124th Run for the Roses. Two beanie horses, named “Dashing Derby” and “Racing Rosey,” have the Derby 124 logo on their manufacturer tags. They are without blankets. Three more horses are from the 125th Derby in 1999: a gray stuffed horse that, except for his blanket, looks exactly like the horse for the 124th Derby, and two beanies, “Turfclub Tom” and “Backside Bob,” which do have blankets and are different from the 1998 entries. “Sammy Spires” and “Missie May” are the beanie offerings from the 2000 Derby. Two timeless horses are also included, “Churchill Charlie,” a beanie, and a larger stuffed horse. It has a device that may play the call to the post, but it is not working. The other larger horses are described as “talking”; two still work. Otherwise, the horses are nm-m.
Winning Bid $25