Replica of Derby Trophy Back on Internet Auction Site

An authentic replication of the 1970 Kentucky Derby (gr.I) trophy didn’t receive any bids on eBay, so the owner has re-listed it. The trophy has a starting bid of $100,000, and the auction ends Feb. 12.


Connie Peters, a daughter of the late Robert Lehmann, who owned the winning horse Dust Commander, posted the trophy on the online auction site. Peters said she is not in any hurry to get it sold, and has turned down an offer of $70,000.


“We will see what happens,” Peters said. “If no serious offers come from the relisting, it will probably go back into the bank lock-box for awhile. I want it to go to a good home.”


After Dust Commander crossed the wire first, Lehmann requested that a duplicate be made of the owner’s trophy. Lehmann’s son, Larry, donated the original trophy to the Kentucky Derby Museum last year.

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