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It’s not very often that the general public gets the opportunity to own their very own Melbourne Cup. But thanks to one of our Vendors that is exactly what happened with not one, but three trainers Melbourne Cups being put up for auction.

The George Hanlon Collection Horse Racing Trophies & Memorabilia auction saw an impressive collection of horse racing trophies and memorabilia from iconic Australian horse trainer George Hanlon go under the hammer at the Burns & Co auction rooms. With a number of bidders attending in person and many, many more online there was some very competitive bidding. None more so than for the three trainer’s Melbourne Cups won by Hanlon with Piping Lane (1972), Arwon (1978) and Black Knight (1984).

When the hammer fell on the 1972 Melbourne Cup won by Piping Lane the final price was a breath taking $21,594. The 1978 cup won by Arwon was the second highest yielding lot closing at $16,104 and the 1984 cup fetching $9,760. While these cups were the ‘stars’ of the show there was many an item that held both great interest and great history in the Australian Horse Racing scene.

Burns & Co would again like to thank the Vendor for providing us with the opportunity to sell such a historic collection and would also like to thank all of those who registered and bid on items.

*All prices stated in this article include Buyer’s Premium