Breeders' Cup Limited on Tuesday unveiled the official artwork of the 2023 Breeders' Cup World Championships, set to be held Nov. 3-4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.
The two pieces of art, created by world-renowned artist Quang Ho, will be on the cover of both the Friday and Saturday official track programs and on tickets.
“I went out for some racing last spring and got to walk about the racetrack, with the facility's beautiful turquoise color and the mountain range behind it,” Ho said. “I spent a couple of days there walking around and seeing the horses up close, which is how the paddock inspiration came about. Where the racing scene was concerned, I could have taken it from so many different angles, but that iconic look of the mountain range behind the racetrack was looming in every race I watched.”
A native of Hue, Vietnam, Ho immigrated to the United States in 1975 at age 12 He has been featured in many solo art exhibits around the world and in addition to teaching art, he has won a number of prestigious art awards.
“We are honored to feature Quang Ho as this year's official Breeders' Cup artist,” Justin McDonald, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Breeders' Cup Limited, said. “Quang's vivid images of one of the world's most renowned racetracks will give our fans treasured mementos of two days of world-class racing as we celebrate our 40th running.”