Saddle cloth

I just received a really special gift — a saddle cloth from one of the graded stakes races of the sire of one of my horses (also a GSW.)

Two questions — how best to preserve/display this saddle cloth? And where can I hunt up a saddle cloth from my own boy? I’ve never reached out to prior connections, I guess that’s the most logical thing to do.

I have to say (repeat), I’ve received many lovely gifts over the years but this is really special!!!

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NYRA does the embroidered saddle cloths for graded stakes races (maybe just for Grade 1s) and allows the connections to take the towel. Anything other than graded stakes races were a standard saddle towel with lettering attached by velcro and those were always returned to the jocks’ room.

To preserve the one you have, you might wish to purchase a shadow box. They come in different lengths/widths and also in different depths.

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what is your horse’s name? if he ran in a graded stakes, it’s possible there’s one floating around. there are a few memorabilia dealers on ebay (spectacularbidsweb is one of the most well known) that you could message and see if they might know of one.