The Woodlawn Vase: Sport’s Most Unique Trophy

May 17th, 2022

BALTIMORE – The Woodlawn Vase, presented to the winners of the legendary Preakness Stakes (G1), has long been considered one of the most intricate, unique, and expensive trophies in all of sport.

Designed in 1860 by Tiffany & Co. for the Woodlawn Racing Association in Louisville, Ky., the vase has a colorful history and is an incredible work of silversmithing.

John Scheinman recently traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) where the Woodlawn Vase is displayed and housed for the Maryland Jockey Club. Scheinman got an up-close view of the vase from Brittany Luberda, assistant curator, decorative art, and spoke to Jim Stieff of Stieff Silver, the maker of the replica trophies given to the Preakness winners.

The Woodlawn Vase: