Beau of the West wins the 1928 Durham Cup

Following second place finishes in the 1925 and 1927 editions of the Durham Cup (14f) at Old Woodbine, Seagram Stable’s 7-year-old Calgary gelding Beau of the West would earn his first Durham Cup win in 1928, defeating Attack by 1 ½ lengths for the win.

Beau of the West, out of the 1917 King’s Plate winner Belle Mahone, would follow up on his winning effort with a second Durham Cup win in 1929.

PHOTO - 1928 Durham Cup (1928.09.29) first time around (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15060)

First time around in the 1928 Durham Cup at Old Woodbine.
Photo: City of Toronto Archives (Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15060)

PHOTO - 1928 Durham Cup (1928.09.29) finish (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15061)

Finish of the 1928 Durham Cup at Old Woodbine.  Winner Beau of the West!  Attack 2nd, Perlapides 3rd.
Photo: City of Toronto Archives (Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15061)

PHOTO - 1928 Durham Cup (1928.09.29) winner Beau of the West (City of Toronto Archives, Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15062)

Beau of the West following his win in the 1928 Durham Cup at Old Woodbine.
Photo: City of Toronto Archives (Globe and Mail fonds, Fonds 1266, Item 15062)

1928 Durham Cup chart (The Montreal Gazette 1928.10.01)

The Montreal Gazette, 10/01/1928

Note: The saddle cloth numbers in the photos are a bit odd compared to the listed post positions in the chart, but are likely due to scratches.

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