Derby-winner statue stolen


July 27, 2017

NEW ALBANY, Indiana (AP):

Southern Indiana police are investigating the theft of a life-size statue of a horse that won the 1901 Kentucky Derby.

The likeness of His Eminence was discovered missing last Friday from outside a real estate office in the Ohio River city of New Albany, just north of Louisville, Kentucky.

Office-building owner Pat Harrison won the statue at Louisville's annual Gallapalooza fundraiser in 2004 and it stood outside her building ever since, sporting a red-and-white jacket and a similarly coloured crown.

Harrison has told the News and Tribune that she doesn't want to press charges in the theft. She said, "I just want him back."

New Albany Police Chief Todd Bailey said detectives are following leads and are hoping for tips from anyone who may have noticed the large statue being moved.