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History stolen from racing museum

Priceless trophies taken in late-night heist

A worker at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame replaces a door that was damaged during a September 2013 break-in that resulted in five trophies being stolen (inset, from top, 1923 Grand National Steeplechase trophy, won by Sergeant Murphy; 1905 Saratoga Special trophy, won by Mohawk I; 1914 Brook Cup Handicap Steeplechase trophy, won by Compliment).
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A worker at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame replaces a door that was damaged during a September 2013 break-in that resulted in five trophies being stolen (inset, from top, 1923 Grand National Steeplechase trophy, won by Sergeant Murphy; 1905 Saratoga Special trophy, won by Mohawk I; 1914 Brook Cup Handicap Steeplechase trophy, won by Compliment).
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Within three minutes, a priceless collection of trophies at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame vanished into the night. City police arrived at the building’s side entrance on Ludlow Street less than a minute after being notified by the museum’s private alarm company at 11:36 p.m. Thursday. But by that time, the burglar had already fled with an invaluable swath of racing history, including two trophies won by thoroughbreds sired at the ...


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