Scharbauer Collection

Alysheba Trophy Small

The Scharbauer Collection features 247 objects relating to the history of the Turner Mansion and the family’s love of horse racing.  Part of the collection features trophies from the thoroughbred pursuits of Juliette and Fred Turner, Jr., including their 1959 Kentucky Derby trophy won by Tomy Lee. Other trophies, paintings and awards relate to Dorothy and Clarence Scharbauer, Jr.’s quarter-horse and thoroughbred racing passion.

Items accessioned into this new collection include 70 trophies, 25 plates and awards, 12 plaques, 28 art items (comprised of paintings, sculptures and prints), a 16-piece set of personalized Pickard china, jockey silks, horse racing blankets, mint julep cups, and even a rose blanket won by Alysheba at the 1987 Kentucky Derby. In addition to these accessioned items, a paper archive and a small memorabilia archive were established with this generous gift from the Scharbauer Family. 

Alysheba Kentucky Derby Trophy and wooden case
1987
Gold with jade base
2015.001.051a–f
Gift of the Scharbauer Family

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