This sterling silver platter trophy was presented to the Meadow Stable filly Queen's Double in the prestigious Oct. 13, 1968 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Park. Queen's Double boasted a most impressive pedigree, as her grand-dam was the important blue hen mare Imperatrice, thereby making her dam Queen's Moon a half sister to Somethingroyal - the renowned dam of Secretariat!
Queen's Double was a force to be reckoned with during the autumn of her 2-year-old season. In a span of less than 90 days, she captured the Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, beating a stellar field of 10 which included the heralded Gallant Bloom before finishing third to the acclaimed champion 16 days later in the Matron Stakes. After a short rest, Queen's Double then placed in the Selima Stakes before winning the aforementioned Demoiselle, which proved to be her final victory. The impressive filly finished racing with $105,981 in career earnings from 15 starts.
The sterling silver engraved platter containing decorative edging and curved corners was presented to the Meadow Stable by the New York Racing Association. The platter was crafted by the esteemed Ensko Silver company of New York and features their hallmark on the reverse. This historic piece emanates from the Chenery estate and has been documented and catalogued within the Meadow Archives. Measures 10" x 10" in excellent condition.
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