1946 Assault Tac Pin
This pin honors Assault, winner of the 1946 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown with jockey Warren Mehrtens up. He quickly passed the front-runner Spy Song, and, though he briefly struggled to pass Hampden, Assault rallied to win decisively. A week later he would win the Preakness over Lord Boswell, and a week after that he would win the Belmont by 3 lengths to become the 7th Triple Crown winner of all-time. Assault was bred from 1936 Derby winner Bold Venture, owned by King Ranch in Texas and trained by future U.S. Racing Hall of Fame inductee Max Hirsch. He retired back to King Ranch as a sire but was found to be sterile. He remained at King Ranch until his death in 1971. Assault has been the recipient of a number of honors: including a #33 ranking in The Blood-Horse magazine’s Top 100 Racehorses of the 20th Century and an induction to the U. S. Racing Hall of Fame in 1964.
A Kentucky Derby Museum Exclusive.
Pin measures 0.75 X 1”.

Item #001137