Thoroughbred Saddle Cloths
The thoroughbred saddle cloths on this page are original from race tracks around the country. Most are race worn; some are from races where a horse has scratched from the race. These saddle cloths are an important part of thoroughbred racing history. What better way to host a Kentucky Derby Party that with a saddle cloth draped as a center piece on your table. These handsome collector saddle cloths also look wonderful framed on mounted in your sports den.
Sixty Seconds Saddle Cloth Flower Bowl 03 G1
Sixty Seconds was an international traveler. Bred in New Zealand, Sixty Seconds was Grade -1 placed in the New Zealand Derby. She won the Fayette Park Championship Gr-2 and the prestigious Gr-1 Arrowfield Stud S. In the United States, Sixty Seconds won the Glens Falls Handicap-Gr3 at Saratoga.
This handsome saddlecloth of Sixty Seconds is from the 2003 Gr-1 Flower Bowl Handicap. This race is run in the fall at Belmont Park during the championship meet. Sixty Seconds scratched from this race. This saddlecloth is truly a handsome addition to any collection. A deep red background with silver embroidered lettering and a silver piping trim border compliment this 38 in. x 42 in. saddlecloth. Race name (The Flower Bowl), horse name (Sixty Seconds) and race number (1) appearing on both the left and right side. Perfect condition. (As with all NYRA saddlecloths, Nobles Saddlery label is retained on backside of saddle cloth.)
1998 SIXTY SECONDS(NZ), f 1 3 2 0 0 $105,060
At 3 3rd New Zealand Derby-G1 (NZ)
At 4 Won Fayette Park Championship S-G2(NZ)
Arrowfield Stud S-G1 (AUS)
At 5 Won Glens Falls Handicap-G3 (113,100)
Marlboro Cup G1 Vintage Saddle Cloth
Big things were happening in sports in the early 1970’s, and Secretariat was an important part of the story. It was the dawning of the age of corporate sponsorship of sports, and the sponsors were especially interested in television. One of the first big heroes they backed was Secretariat. Philip Morris executive Jack Landry was a horse racing fan. He saw in the amazing popularity of Secretariat the chance to expand corporate sponsorship into new territories, reaching millions of Americans through television. Landry dreamed up the $250,000 Marlboro Cup Invitational. Run on Sept. 15, 1973, at Belmont Park, Secretariat defeated stable mate Riva Ridge in world record time.
The vintage Marlboro Cup Invitational saddle cloth offered for sale above is original to the decade of the 1970s. It is original to this great race and a piece of American Thoroughbred History. The saddle cloth is in perfect condition and was not used as the field did not fill to 14 in the year it was made. Dimensions are 32 in. x 44 in. Stitched lettering and the large number 14 appear on both the left and right side of the saddle cloth. Included with this vintage saddlecloth is a special bonus set of original Marlboro Cup Invitational photos (see below). (Please call or email with any questions)
Jaramar Rain Saddle Cloth Gazelle 02 G1
Jaramar Rain, is a filly by the leading sire Thunder Gulch. She was at the top of her game having won the New Castle Handicap at Delaware Park. In the New Castle, the victory was a runaway with the margin a growing 10 lengths.
It is difficult to obtain saddle cloths from the major championship races, they are retained by owners and trainers. I am pleased to present the saddle cloth of Jaramar Rain from the 2002 Gazelle Stakes Grade 1. Jaramar Rain ran in the Gazelle with an overnight saddlecloth with paste on letters. The original saddle cloth arrived one day late. Beautifully embroidered in black and trimmed with black piping, this saddle cloth is a must for any serious collector. A dramatic color combination that is at home with any color scheme. Lettering and number appear on both left and right side of the saddle cloth. Dimensions of the saddle cloth are 38 in. x 42 in.
1999 JARAMAR RAIN, f 4 23 5 1 8 $292,660
At 4 Won New Castle Handicap (97,000)
2nd Sixty Sails Handicap-G3 (250,000),
At 5 3rd John Rooney Memorial Hdcp(100K)
Obermeister Saddle Cloth Oceanside Handicap
Obermeister, sired by sired by leading California Sire Swiss Yodeler. An earner of $154,925 Obermeister ran in the Oceanside Handicap at Del Mar in 2003. Obermeister finished 6th. This handsome race worn saddle cloth of Obermeister is from this Del Mar fixture. The saddle cloth, measuring 38 in. x 40 in., is in perfect race worn condition. Very slight retained track soiling. The saddlecloth features a very large number 2 rendered in silk cotton, handsome felt lettering Obermeister and the NTRA embroidered Logo. Name, Logo and race number appear on both the left and right side of the saddle cloth. Stitched border.
2000 OBERMEISTER,c,Swiss Yodeler
At 3 Won Pleasanton S $49,900, 3rd Ascot H. 100,000
Lifetime 19 7 4 2 $154,925
OBERMEISTER 2000 DK B/ C, by SWISS YODELER 94
23Jy03DMR5 T1m M1:33.0 118 PP 6 2 Oceanside
Churchill Downs Overnight Saddle Cloth 6
The race by which all other races are judged is the Kentucky Derby. After all, it is as much history and tradition as it is a horse race. It is the greatest two minutes in sports. This overnight race worn saddle cloth from Churchill Downs is a wonderful Derby collectible that will be the centerpiece of any thoroughbred collection. Saddle Cloth dimensions are 36 inches x 46 inches. The United States Flag, NTRA logo, Churchill Downs Twin Spires logo, and name Churchill Downs are handsomely embroidered on both the left and right side of the saddle cloth. The large gold number 6 is also seen on both sides of the saddle cloth. Perfect race worn condition
Yarrow Brae Saddle Cloth Norfolk Stakes Gr-1
Yarrow Brae stands at stud in Maryland. Yarrow Brae earned more than $570,000 in just 18 career starts. His most important victory came in the $500,000 Illinois Derby. In 1997 Yarrow Brae ran in the Gr-2 Norfolk Stakes at Santa Anita.. He finished 6th From this major California two year old stakes race, we are pleased to present the race worn saddle cloth of Yarrow Brae. The saddlecloth measures 39 in. x 42 in., perfect race worn condition (some retained track soiling). Yellow background, black felt lettering and stitched large number 4 are seen on both the left and right side of the saddle cloth.
95 YARROW BRAE,Ch,c,Deputy Minister
Raced 3 years 18 4 5 2 $ 571,580
At 2 2nd Iroquois S. -G3 (111,100)
At 3 Won Illinois Derby -G2 (500,000),
2nd Jim Beam S. -G2 ($600,000),
Derby Trial S. -G3 $113,300, Golden State Mile 100,000