Conservation -- 2

Obtained sometime later by the owner of the Harlem Race Track (in what is now the suburb of Forest Park, west of Chicago) it was placed there to mark the grave of the owner's favorite racehorse, "Cleopatra."

After the racetrack closed, the sculpture remained on the site, which over the years became a golf course and later a munitions factory during World War II. When the Postal Service built a bulk mail center on the land in 1972, the sculpture was moved to a salvage yard. A fire inspector discovered the statue in the early 1980s and enlisted his son's Boy Scout troop to clean and paint it. In 1985 the statue was given to the Historical Society of Forest Park, which in turn donated it to this museum in 1994.