The boys---classic winners, super sires, international champs, and fan favorites.

This is Barbaro, a portrait model I painted for my own collection on the Carol Williams Valor resin. (April 2007)

This is Man O' War, the "mostest hoss." He is unquestionably the greatest horse of the twentieth century, and it's doubtful we'll ever see his equal. He won 20 of 21 races, his one loss (by a rapidly diminishing neck) coming through no fault of his own. MOW equaled and broke records on the track carrying tremendous weights and usually conceding many pounds to his rivals. In the breeding shed, he also broke the mold, siring a much higher percentage of stakes winners than most other stallions. MOW is still the yard stick by which great race horses are measured. This portrait was painted on the incredible Carol Williams' Valor resin. Collection of the artist. (Dec. 2006)

This is Street Sense, the only Breeders Cup Juvenile winner to have won the Kentucky Derby. (May 2007)

This is Sunday Silence, the 1989 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and Breeders Cup Classic winner. He was sent to Japan for stud duties when he retired, and his offspring completely revolutionized the sport in that country. This model is owned by Nicole Perrault of WI. (2006)

This is Easy Goer, the 1989 Belmont Stakes, Travers, Woodward, and Jockey Club Gold Cuip winner. This model is owned by Nicole Perrault of WI. (2006)

This is Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner. He is the most impressive Derby winner I've ever seen in 22 years following the sport, and I love a horse who can run equally well on turf and dirt. Barbaro suffered a catastrophic breakdown in the Preakness, and seemed to be on the road to recovery for more than 8 months. Sadly, however, he lost the battle to laminitis on January 29, 2007. This model is owned by Nicole Perrault-Sabel of WI. (May 2006) (Photo by ?)

This handsome fellow is a portrait of the 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull. He is the Breyer traditional Secretariat model pasteled by me to a dark dappled grey. The racing tack set was made by Krista Wasco of Orchard Hills Outfitters as an exact replica of the tack Holy Bull usually wore when he raced. This set was a commission order for Tom Nagel of OH. (June 2005) (Photo by ?)

This is a portrait of Medaglia D'oro on the Smarty Jones model. He won Reserve Champ Light/Sport Breed Custom at GLC 2005 and a Top Ten in CM TBs at NAN 2008---not bad for a straight repaint! The real MDO was a first class racehorse who had an unfortunate case of seconditis---he scored major wins in the Travers, Whitney, and Donn, but ran second in the Belmont, the Pacific Classic, the Dubai World Cup, and the BC Classic (twice). Still, he is a favorite of mine, and one of the gamest runners of recent years. He is also becoming a hot sire with super-filly Rachel Alexandra as his best known offspring to date. (Mar 2005)

Another photo of the Medaglia D'oro model. (Photo by Joy Gilbert)

This is a portrait of 2002 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem commissioned by Jeanne Farnsley of FL. (His mane was CMized by Lynn Von Mayr.) (Sept. 2006)

This is a portrait of 2005 Preakness and Belmont winner Afleet Alex on the Smarty Jones model. (May 2005)

This is Roses in May, a portrait of the 2005 Dubai World Cup winner on the Lonesome Glory model. He is owned by Tim Stephansen of WI. (July 2005) (Photo by Barbara Livingston)

This is a portrait of Vindication, the undefeated champion son of Seattle Slew. He was named 2002 Champion 2 Year-Old Colt. (This is the Classic Swaps mold with a resculpted tail. He won a Top Ten in CM TBs at NAN 2006.) (Jan. 2003) (Photo by ?)

This is a portrait of Secretariat, the 1973 Triple Crown winner.The tack is by Krista Wasco. (This is the Cigar mold.) (Mar. 2003)

This is Officer, Kathi Bogucki's Rerun resin painted as a portrait of one of my favorite race horses. The real Officer is tail-male to Man O' War and one of the most talented sprinters I've ever seen. (Feb. 2004) (Photo by Gainesway Farm)



The Super Sires

This is a portrait of Northern Dancer, the grand-daddy of them all, as the saying goes. Though he won the Derby and Preakness and was hugely successful on the track, my portrait shows him as a stallion, his true legacy to the sport. He is the most influential sire of the 20th century and perhaps all time. Owned by Jenny Lambert. (Late 2004)

This is a portrait of mighty Alydar, the only horse to run second in all three Triple Crown races. Though his nemesis Affirmed was ultimately the better horse on the track, Alydar was king in the breeding shed until his untimely demise in 1990. (Owned by Charlotte Diffendale of NY.) (Late 2004)

This is a portrait of Sadler's Wells, one of the greatest sires of the 20th century, done on the Horsing Around mini TB resin by Rob Donaldson (which was modelled after the Royal Worcester Njinsky model). (Summer 2005) (Photo by Coolmore)


International Champs

This is Deep Impact, the 2005 Japanese Triple Crown winner. He is without a doubt Sunday Silence's best son, and he is now at stud in Japan. He is owned by Ruth Nash. (March 2007)

This is Shergar, the ill-fated 1981 Epsom and Irish Derby winner. After only a year at stud, the great horse was kidnapped from his stall at the Aga Khan's Ballymany Stud in Ireland. He was never seen again. This model was a commission for Birgit Konings of the Netherlands. (Feb. 2006)

This is Phar Lap, the incomparable Australian champion. He won just about everything that was thrown at him, including the prestigious Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate, and he is still the benchmark against which Aussie greats are measured. He is owned by Nicole Perrault of WI. (July 2006) (Photo by ?)

This is a portrait of Landseer, a lovely son of Danehill who tragically broke down in the 2002 Breeders Cup Mile. (Collection of the artist - June 2004)

This is Exceller, a champion and the only horse to ever defeat two Triple Crown winners. Sadly, he died an ignoble death in a Swedish slaughter house in 1997. For more information on his sad fate and what you can do to help other horses avoid it, check out The Exceller Fund. This guy was painted on the Candy Liddy "Loan" resin for Nicole Perrault-Sabel. (Aug. 2007) (Photo from the Exceller Fund)


Fan Favorites

This is Lost in the Fog, the champion sprinter of 2005. Foggy became famous by winning his first ten starts while criss-crossing the country and taking on all comers. He suffered his first inexplicable defeat in the 2005 BC Sprint, and continued to struggle the next year, winning only one of his three starts. In August of 2006, a suspected bout of colic revealed something far worse, inoperable tumors. Fog's body was riddled with cancer, and it's likely the tumors had been growing for many months, possibly even since the BC. His connections tried chemotherapy, but on Sept. 17, 2006, Fog was euthanized rather than allowing him to suffer. The necropsy revealed that his cancer was far more extensive than anyone realized---it had spread throughout his body and had compromised most of his vital organs. It is truly remarkable that Foggy ran as well as he did despite this incredible handicap. His owner, Harry Aleo, summed it up saying, "if he hadn't had this problem, he never would have been beaten." This model was a commission for Nicole Perrault-Sabel of WI. (Dec. 2006)
This is the Candy Liddy "Cash" resin painted as a portrait of the mighty gelding John Henry, two time Horse of the Year and three time turf champion. He was commissioned by Nicole Perrault-Sabel. (Aug 2007)
This is Second of June, a talented son of Louis Quatorze who broke down in a workout in September 2006. He is owned by Ronnie in NY. (2006)

This is Fourstardave, the "Sultan of Saratoga," a hard-knocker, a crowd-pleaser, and a working class hero. Dave won a race at Saratoga every year for 8 years straight and retired with 99 starts under his belt. This portrait model was done on the Breyer Classic Terrang mold. He is owned by Charlotte Diffendale in NY. (Jan. 2004) (Photo by ?)

This is The White Fox, an extreme sabino son of the famous Patchen Beauty. Though my camera didn't pick it up, this guy has delicate pinking in all the right places. (Jan. 2006) (Photo by ?)


Coming soon: portraits of Spectacular Bid, Point Given, and Lonhro among others.