Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced a partnership with Tiffany & Co. in which the jeweler will create a new line of trophies for presentation to its stakes winners this summer.
Tiffany & Co. will add a special touch to Del Mar’s celebration of its 75th year tracing back to its founding in 1937.
The new trophies will be uniquely designed and serve as a lasting memento for owners winning one of the 43 stakes races presented at Del Mar during its 2012 meeting, which runs July 18-Sept. 5.
The centerpiece of the partnership calls for Tiffany & Co. to design a custom trophy for the $1million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), which will be run for the 22nd time Aug. 26. The creation of the sterling silver trophy will be one of several signature pieces originated by Tiffany & Co.
DMTC has worked with Tiffany & Co. previously in a trophy arrangement that stretched back several decades.
“We’re delighted to team again with a prestigious organization like Tiffany & Co.,” said Josh Rubinstein, senior vice president for development at Del Mar, in a release. “Their products are first rate and we know our owners will be pleased with their trophy presentations. The very name Tiffany speaks to high class and we’re glad to put the name Del Mar Thoroughbred Club alongside it.”
Tiffany & Co.’s history in Thoroughbred racing dates back to 1860, when it created the first Woodlawn Vase for a racing association in Louisville. The company has also created the trophies for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I).
Tiffany’s has additionally created trophies for such events as the NFL Super Bowl, the MLB World Series, and the NBA championship.
“Tiffany & Co. is proud to be working with Del Mar on the creation of a new trophy,” said Tom O’Rourke, Tiffany & Co. vice president of business sales, in a statement. “Both organizations have a rich heritage and emphasis on excellence. We are excited to once again share in this tradition with Del Mar.”