Racing Trophy

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Neoclassical style; 1805
Philadelphia; Samuel Williamson

Hampton’s second master Charles Carnan Ridgely was said in his day to be “very famous for race horses.” His most celebrated horse was Post Boy, who won the prestigious Washington Jockey Club race three years running in 1804, 1805, and 1806. This splendid silver trophy, awarded for Post Boy’s 1805 win, is engraved with his portrait.

Silver. H 53, W 33.3 cm
Hampton National Historic Site, HAMP 5000