National Horseracing Museum To Host Anne Ward Exhibition

Anne Ward's Sire De Grugy | National Horseracing Museum

The Racehorse: Past & Future, the first major exhibition by painter Anne Ward, will run at Newmarket's National Horseracing Museum from Sept. 17-Feb. 19. Showcasing 10 retired racehorses and 10 unnamed foals, some of the paintings are of such stars as Sire De Grugy (Fr), Big Buck's (Fr), Ouija Board (GB), Prince Of Arran (GB), and Oasis Dream (GB).

“Deciding upon a final list of retired racehorses was a gradual process, but I wanted to achieve a balance across several factors–code of racing, gender, distance specialism, plus a variety of colours,” said Ward. “It was also important for each individual not only to be either well-known itself, to have a recognisable achievement or a connection to a famous horse, but to have gone on to a happy and productive phase of life after retirement from racing.”

“The title given to each of the foal studies represents the mood of the painting and the impression that I hope it gives to those who see it, and not the subject's registered name.”

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