On July 4, 1961, Sir Winston Churchill’s home-bred colt High Hat won the first and only Aly Khan International Memorial Cup at Kempton Park. This simple gold cup, modelled by Leslie Durbin (1913–2005), a leading British silversmith in the Arts-and-crafts tradition, is personalised by the Ismaili emblem of the crescent moon and a lively Pegasus on top. Accepted by the nation in lieu of tax, and allocated to the National Horseracing Museum, it exemplifies the pivotal role in racing played by the Aga Khan’s family. Churchill re-registered his father’s colours after the Second World War and had several winners. A 1953 portrait of him hangs in the Jockey Club at Newmarket. High Hat was sired by Hyperion, whose skeleton is on show at the museum.