Vintage Painting of Aiken Trials Sold for $70,000

This painting, featuring the 1942 Aiken Trials, sold yesterday at auction for a hammer price of $70,000 plus 20% buyers premium of $14,000. Total cost to the buyer was $84,000.

painting of aiken trials 1942

” This painting depicts the Aiken Trials, which began in 1942 at the newly built Aiken Training Track. Devereux Milburn, F. S. von Stade, and William B. Wood obtained a charter for the training track in 1941. Modeled after Keeneland’s track in Lexington, Kentucky, it was completed and opened in November of that year and not long after saw success with Shut Out, who trained there, winning the 1942 Kentucky Derby. …”

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