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Bronze Steeple Chase Horses Jockets Jumping Fence Sculpture

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CAC131

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2023
  • £2,690.00
  • €3,145 Euro
  • $3,350 US Dollar

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Item Description

Take the finish line with this stunning statue of an equine race, including horses and jockeys galloping towards their triumphant victory! This breathtaking bronze sculpture captures the beauty and intensity of the sport with stunning detail and accuracy. It's the perfect way to add a bit of horse racing flair to any décor!

Subject Race horses being rode by British Jockeys competing in the known race.

With plaque on the side inscribed "The Daily Express Triumph Hurdle Race".

Having 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 original lozenge shaped onyx base with a green velvet lining underneath.

Origin from 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 metres), 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 Cheltenham Festival in March.

It is the leading event in 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.[2] The Elite Racing Club took over the sponsorship in 1997, and JCB 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, Kribensis and Katchit.

Provenance from a private collection.

Highly desirable sought after by equine racing collectors. 

Quite heavy for its small size.

A feature that stands out is the beautiful sculptured detail to 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.



Dimensions in centimetres

High (22 cm) 
Width of base (11.5 cm) 
Length (32.3 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Dimensions

H: 22cm W: 11.5cm D: 32.3cm

Period

1960

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Contact No

+44 (0)7494 763382

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