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Breeders' Cup trophy stolen from Aqueduct

Statue from 1985 event was unsecured

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:30 am

A thief stole a prestigious trophy from Aqueduct Race Track last week.

Police say a robber broke into the track’s grandstand last Thursday at around 8 p.m. and took two laptop computers, a flat-screen television and a flat-screen “photo finish” monitor from an office. Then the suspect entered a second-floor restaurant in the grandstand building and swiped the trophy from the 1985 Breeders' Cup. The horse-shaped statue, which was worth $5,000 when it was awarded 29 years ago, was in an unsecured trophy case, according to published reports.

The Breeders' Cup is an annual horse race operated by the Breeders’ Cup Limited that has been run since 1984. The location of the Breeders Cup typically changes each year. The 1985 race was held at Aqueduct Race Track.

Police did not have any descriptions of potential suspects but were reviewing security camera footage.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit tips by logging onto nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All tips are strictly confidential.

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