And now its been burgled by an American.In 1945 William Adams (great nephew of Tattersall’s Lotteries founder George Adams) tracked down what he believed to be a suitable trophy for the fledgling event (the Sydney to Hobart yacht race).
Designed by silversmiths at Prouds of Sydney, the Cup was originally struck for a trans-Tasman yacht race that never eventuated. Prouds described the trophy to William Adams in the following manner… Hand-wrought 288 ounces sterling silver cup and plinth – 25 inches high under a glass dome. Decorations of mermaids, grapevine and seahorses at base. Lid surmounted with mermaid on crest of wave calling up winner. Entirely Australian origin.
Rosebud has been declared handicap winner of the Sydney-Hobart for 2007.