Stunning Victorian Sterling Silver twin-handled trophy cup & cover hallmarked Sheffield 1880 by Martin Hall & Co which was later presented in 1959 as a trophy to Irish Champion Flat Race Jockey, Liam Ward after being crowned Champion Jockey four years in succession (1956 - 1959). The cup itself is decorated in chased repousse style featuring a horse race over fences with additional floral decoration. The central cartouche is engraved. LIAM WARD CHAMPION JOCKEY 1959. Presented by THE IRISH JOCKEYS' ASSOCIATION.The matching silver cover is topped with a silver finial of a figural jockey on his horse. Internally the trophy is gilded and it comes complete with a bakelite plinth with fixing mount. The package includes a large colour print (by Richard Stone Reeves) depicting Liam Ward riding champion racehorse Nijinsky, the horse on which he won the Irish Derby in 1970 (this print was imported from the USA specifically to support the trophy cup). Silver Cup & Cover: Weight: 694.6 gm. Height (to rim only): 230 mm. Diameter of rim: 110 mm. Diameter of base: 100 mm. Maker's Mark: Martin Hall & Co (Richard Martin & Ebenezer Hall). Plinth: Weight: 242.3 gm.
Diameter of base: 150 mm. Liam Ward & Nijinsky Print: Dimensions: 380 mm x 300 mm. Liam Ward: Liam was the Irish Flat Racing Champion Jockey six times in 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959 & 1961.
He was Vincent O'Brien's "home" jockey so rode his horses in Ireland while Lester Piggott rode his horses in the UK. Liam's most famous racehorse was Nijinsky and it was on Nijinsky that he won the Irish Derby in 1970. Lester Piggott rode Nijinsky in the UK, helping to make him one of the world's most famous racehorses of the era, and indeed, of all time. Liam also won the Irish Derby in 1958 on Sindon.He also won the Irish Oaks in 1969 on Gala and won the St Leger twice on White Gloves (1966) and Reindeer (1969). Summary: As can be seen from the photos and history (above) this is a superb looking trophy which was personally presented to Liam Ward, the leading Irish Champion Flat Race jockey of his generation by the Irish Jockeys' Association in recognition of his outstanding achievements. A rare collectors item for the serious horse racing collector. The item "1880 Sterling Silver Irish Horse Racing Trophy. Irish Champion Jockey Liam Ward" is in sale since Sunday, April 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Cups/Goblets".gloryhunter" and is located in Richmond. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brunei darussalam, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Macao, Monaco, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Bahamas, Kuwait, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam, France.