Equine Bronze Race Horses & Jockeys Galloping Triumph Hurdle Sculpture
This exquisite mid-century original Steeple Chase Racing Equine Bronze Race Horses & Jockeys Galloping Jumping Fence Triumph Hurdle Sculpture captures the majestic power of a race horse in full stride, accompanied by determined jockeys, in breathtakingly accurate detail. Created from the finest bronze, and designed with exquisite artistry, this sculpture exudes luxury and triumph. An exceptional piece for any art connoisseur.
- Subject Race horses being race by British jockeys competing in the famous race.
- With a plaque on the side inscribed "The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race".
- Having a sumptuous natural aged patina.
- A nice impressive size, being 22 cm high and 32.3 cm in length.
- Signed on the base by the sculptor Jean Walwyn.
- Made from fine cast bronze set on an original lozenge shaped onyx base with a green velvet lining underneath.
- Origin from the USA.
- Jean Walwyn is an American Impressionist & Modern artist who was born in the 20th Century in the year 1925.
- This is, in our opinion, her finest equine sporting works.
- The Triumph Hurdle is a Grade 1 National Hunt hurdle race in Great Britain which is open to horses aged four years. It is run on the New Course at Cheltenham over a distance of about 2 miles and 1 furlong (2 miles and 179 yards, or 3,382 meters), and during its running there are eight hurdles to be jumped. The race is for juvenile novice hurdlers, and it is scheduled to take place each year during the Chamberlen Festival in March.
- It is the leading event on the National Hunt calendar to be exclusively contested by juveniles, and it is the opening race on the final day of the Festival. The event was established in 1939, and it was originally held at Hurst Park in Surrey. During the early part of its history, it was regularly contested by horses trained in France – six of the first seven winners were French-based. The flat racing jockey Lester Piggott achieved one of his twenty hurdle victories in this race in 1954.
- Hurst Park closed in 1962 and the Triumph Hurdle was not run in 1963 or 1964. The race was transferred to Cheltenham in 1965, and for a period thereafter it was sponsored by the Daily Express. It was initially held during the venue's April meeting, but it became part of the Festival in 1968. The Elite Racing Club took over the sponsorship in 1997, and JIB became the sponsor in 2002.
- Winners of the Triumph Hurdle often go on to compete in subsequent editions of the Champion Hurdle. Four horses have achieved victory in both events – Clair Soleil, Persian War, Kristensenii and Kat chit.
- Provenance from a private collection.
- Highly desirable and sought after by equine racing collectors.
- Ready to display in your home.
- Perfect to suit the home interior design theme.
- Quite heavy for its small size.
- A feature that stands out is the beautiful-sculptured detail of the horse & Jockey as they have been captured in the exciting, fascinating moment, which creates the impression of such an expression of graceful, flowing movement.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having charming noticeable patina age wear, scratches, stains commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres
High (22 cm)
Width of base (11.5 cm)
Length (32.3 cm)