Philadelphia Carousel Gets Replicas Of 2 Winning Race Horses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia carousel now features replicas of two local greats in the horse racing world.

Replicas of Afleet Alex, the winner of the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and Smarty Jones, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, have been added to the Philadelphia Park Liberty Carousel in Franklin Square.

President and CEO Amy Needle of Historic Philadelphia says the horses were made for the carousel by a carousel-making company in Wichita, Kan.

Needle says the company worked from photographs of the horses and painted the replicas with the colors and numbers worn by the two horses.

Each costs $30,000.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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