Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Trophy for winner of 142nd Kentucky Derby arriving at track

(AP) — With the Kentucky Derby a little more than three weeks away, the 14-karat gold trophy to be presented to the winner's owner is arriving at Churchill Downs.

The trophy was created by a Richline team that has made it since 1975. Silversmith Susanne Blackinton-Juaire will be on hand Wednesday when the trophy for the 142nd Kentucky Derby arrives.

Richline also creates three smaller, sterling silver versions of the trophy to be presented to the winning trainer, jockey and breeder.

The winner's trophy is 22 inches tall and weighs about 65 ounces, excluding its jade base. For the 75th, 100th and 125th runnings, the trophy included a mantle of roses fashioned from rubies and emeralds and a horseshoe filled with diamonds.