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It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home
It takes a team of artisans to make the trophies Preakness winners take home

No one gets to take the Woodlawn Vase home anymore. Jeanne Murray Vanderbilt made sure of that in 1953 after her husband's horse, Native Dancer, won the Preakness by a neck. She was not going to be responsible for the three-foot-tall, 30 pound solid sterling silver trophy the winning owner was entitled to keep until the next year's race. So she gave it back. The next year — and for the 56 years since — owners have been getting a one-third replica of the original, which sits gleaming in a case at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The perpetual trophy, appraised at more than $1 million, will have its coming out party on Saturday, escorted to its place of honor in the...

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