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Bronze Harness Racing O'Brian Award - Bust of Joe O'Brian - P.E.I. Racing Hall of Fame
According to the website of the P.E.I. Harness Racing Hall of Fame Mr. Joe O'Brian (1917-1984) was perhaps the greatest harness driver & trainer of harness horses the world has ever seen. As a driver he won 4,285 races and money earnings of 20.4 million. His all time favorite horse was "Scott Frost", the 1955 Triple Crown Trotting Champion. The website lists numerous other accomplishments in the bio. Too much to list here, the buyer will receive a print-out as well as one showing the O'Brian awards details which can be found on the "standardbredcanada" website.
The very fine sculpted and dark patinated figural sporting bronze is mounted on a walnut base with a handsome racing plaque affixed to its front. Note the maple leaf on the cap. Recently purchased from a local antiques dealer. The bust was created and first awarded in various categories in 1989. It has been awarded annually since. No artist's or foundry mark. In excellent condition. It measures 13 1/2" high x 8 3/4" wide x 7 1/2" deep.
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