A shadow box including a shoe worn by 2013 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow will be offered next week on eBay and proceeds will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation.
The Oxbow auction will begin at 9 p.m. EDT, Sunday, May 11 and will end at 9 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Interested bidders should visit eBay and type "horse racing memorabilia" in the search window.
The box contains hair strands cut from Oxbow's tail, which is tied with the winning colors of Calumet Farm, and Skip Dickstein's stretch run photo, which is mounted on a raised mat. Below the photo is a brass plate with "Oxbow Preakness 2013."
A Preakness program signed by each of the jockeys who participated in the 2013 race has been mounted at the bottom of the frame.
The box was framed by Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, Ky., with a linen fabric mat liner. The glass is protected with Tru Vue Conservation Grade 99% UV protection. The wooden shadow box is stained in dark brown with a lightly distressed look and trimmed in gold. The box measures approximately 29.25 inches long, 21 inches wide, and is 2.25 inches deep.
This is the second shadow box to be auctioned of three in the Triple Crown series offered by Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. A similar shadow box with the shoe of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Orb and photo sold for $1,250. A shadow box commemorating 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice will be auctioned during the week of the race.
"We appreciate the owners donating memorabilia from such great events in their lives," said Ed Bowen, president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation. "They are not only benefiting equine research, but also sharing those special moments and memories."