'Seeing Familiar Things Entirely Afresh': The Work of John Reardon On Show in London

If you are in London over the coming weeks with a few hours to spare, that time would be well spent by taking a trip to a retrospective exhibition of the work of John Reardon, entitled (After) Whistlejacket, at the MMX Gallery. Reardon, who died in 2018, was a revered photographer and picture editor of the Observer, but this exhibition covers some of the work undertaken in the later years of his life when commissioned by his former colleague Jocelyn Targett to photograph the Darley stallions. This is stallion marketing reimagined. Reardon's...

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Permanent Seabiscuit Exhibition in Northern California

A permanent exhibition featuring photos, paintings, and tack of Hall of Famer Seabiscuit will be created in his original stud barn, which will also include a theatre with ongoing films, according to the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Seabiscuit's legacy. The barn itself is from the 1930s and is listed as a National Historic Site. The exhibition will open Saturday, May 27 at 11 a.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony, a presentation of the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation's mission, and a tour at Ridgewood Ranch near Willits...

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National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Presents A Tremendous Machine

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Secretariat's historic 1973 Triple Crown sweep, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present traveling and onsite exhibitions honoring the accomplishments and enduring legacy of the famed Meadow Stable colt from May through October. The exhibitions are underwritten by Churchill Downs, Inc., the Maryland Jockey Club, the New York Racing Association, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, the Virginia Equine Alliance, Dean Dorton Equine, and Godolphin. A Tremendous Machine: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Secretariat's Triple Crown will journey the same path...

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National Horseracing Museum To Host Anne Ward Exhibition

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...

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Munnings: A Life of his Own

There is one blatant flaw to the exhibition of works by Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) that has just opened at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket—and that is its lamentable brevity, ending as soon as June 12. Barely less obvious, however, is the aptness of its place in the calendar, incorporating as it does a long holiday weekend in celebration not just of a royal jubilee, but of national culture and (across the Derby and a Lord's Test) sporting tradition. In the words of John Masefield, engraved on the epitaph...

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