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The 1926 Cheltenham Gold Cup presented to Mr Frank Barbour after the victory of his steeplechaser "

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The 1926 Cheltenham Gold Cup presented to Mr Frank Barbour after the victory of his steeplechaser "Koko", a 15ct. gold trophy cup & cover, by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., London, 1925, the marble base set with a gold plaque inscribed THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP, WON BY, MR FRANK BARBOUR'S "KOKO", 9th MARCH 1926, height of trophy 40cm., 15 3/4in., approx. weight 1,014gr., 32oz. 12dwt., overall height when on plinth 40cm., 15 3/4in.; with original fitted carrying case, one door in need of re-hinging; sold with two laminated sheets of newspaper obituaries for the noted sportsman Mr Frank Barbour This trophy is for only the third running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the inaugural winner being Red Splash in 1924. The 1926 winner Koko was owned by Frank Barbour of the famous Ulster family of linen makers and a keen sportsman. Koko's jockey Tim Hamey later won a Grand National on Fobra. The gelding was trained by Alfred Bickley at Tarporley in Cheshire and won at odds of 10 to 1.
The 1926 Cheltenham Gold Cup presented to Mr Frank Barbour after the victory of his steeplechaser "Koko", a 15ct. gold trophy cup & cover, by Edward Barnard & Sons Ltd., London, 1925, the marble base set with a gold plaque inscribed THE CHELTENHAM GOLD CUP, WON BY, MR FRANK BARBOUR'S "KOKO", 9th MARCH 1926, height of trophy 40cm., 15 3/4in., approx. weight 1,014gr., 32oz. 12dwt., overall height when on plinth 40cm., 15 3/4in.; with original fitted carrying case, one door in need of re-hinging; sold with two laminated sheets of newspaper obituaries for the noted sportsman Mr Frank Barbour This trophy is for only the third running of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the inaugural winner being Red Splash in 1924. The 1926 winner Koko was owned by Frank Barbour of the famous Ulster family of linen makers and a keen sportsman. Koko's jockey Tim Hamey later won a Grand National on Fobra. The gelding was trained by Alfred Bickley at Tarporley in Cheshire and won at odds of 10 to 1.

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