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Old 09-15-2019, 10:58 AM
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The only piece of silverware in sport never to have been won?


This is a press release put out in England by the Jockey Club.

Briefly, there is a £1m bonus for any horse that wins three top races in the coming jumps season. It makes this interesting claim about the silverware -

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As well as the individual prize money on offer for winning the Betfair Chase, the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase and the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, winning connections will also land the £1 million insured bonus and The Kauto Star Trophy, commissioned in 2017 and thought to be the only piece of silverware in sport never to have been won.
It's a bold claim. Is there any other silverware that has never been won? Let's exclude say something minted this year that hasn't been competed for yet.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:12 AM
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There were, and possibly still are, uphill motocross races where nobody ever reached the top of the course. Chances are that some of them offered a special trophy that's never been awarded.
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Old 09-15-2019, 11:41 AM
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Am I the only one who was wondering why anyone would be winning eating utensils in a sport?
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Old 09-15-2019, 12:49 PM
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Am I the only one who was wondering why anyone would be winning eating utensils in a sport?
I wonít lie, Iím still confused.
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I wonít lie, Iím still confused.
Davis cup, Stanley cup...It's not exactly a long stretch.
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In context, I think that "silverware" just means trophy. Or possibly only trophies made out of literal silver? Or maybe all precious-metal trophies? OK, so I'm still a little confused.
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In context, I think that "silverware" just means trophy. Or possibly only trophies made out of literal silver? Or maybe all precious-metal trophies? OK, so I'm still a little confused.
Maybe it's a British thing, over here silverware in a sporting context is a term for a collection of trophies.
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Old 09-16-2019, 01:36 PM
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Am I the only one who was wondering why anyone would be winning eating utensils in a sport?
Appropriate quote.
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When you come to the fork in the road, take it.
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No...and I was going to submit "runcible spoon".
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