Big Brown's 2008 Kentucky Derby winner's blanket to be auctioned Dec. 8 An iconic example of thoroughbred horse racing memorabilia, Big Brown's 2008 Kentucky Derby winner's blanket will be auctioned on Dec. 8. It is the first KD winner's blanket ever to go to auction.
were thrown away, which is why surviving blankets are so rare. Obviously, the blankets associated with the premier races are the most desirable of all. A Kentucky Derby winner’s blanket would be on par with, say, a game-worn Babe Ruth jersey. They’re museum pieces.”
Big Brown’s historic Kentucky Derby winner’s blanket has an opening bid of $2,500 in Grey Flannel’s Dec. 8 auction. Among the other items of note to be auctioned are: the exercise saddle cloth worn by 1989 Breeders Cup winner Steinlen, Silver Charm’s stall guard from the 1997 Kentucky Derby, Easyfromthegitgo’s 2002 Preakness stall guard, Funny Cide’s 2003 Haskell Stakes fly sheet, and the Chrysler Triple Crown Challenge jacket worn by Easy Goer’s groom at the 1989 Belmont Stakes.
Bidding in Grey Flannel's Holiday Auction featuring the Randy Sussman Thoroughbred Horseracing Collection will close on Dec. 8, 2010. All forms of absentee bids are being accepted, including by phone and online through Grey Flannel's website at www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. Printed catalogs are free to all registered bidders. The illustrated electronic version of the catalog is available to view online at www.GreyFlannelAuctions.com. For additional information, call 631-288-7800, ext. 223; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.