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Artefact: Jockey Helmet
Accession #:  88.15.02
Year: 1950s

This jockey helmet was worn by Honored Member Jimmy Fitzsimmons a horse racing athlete. Thoroughbred racing is the racing of a special breed of horse over courses that range from 1.5- 2.5 km. They are known for their agility and speed. Their average speed is 70km/hr.