Barbaro lost his courageous fight for life on January 29,
2007 but his legacy lives on. When he won the 2006 Kentucky Derby, he
stole our hearts and seemed destined to become the next Triple Crown
winner. Unfortunately, that was not his destiny as he broke his leg soon
after the start of the Preakness. For the next 8 months, the world watched
his struggle and he became a household name. Throughout his short life,
Barbaro displayed all that is great in a Thoroughbred--class,
intelligence, talent, and a great will to win and survive. Even after his
death, he makes an impact with all that is being done in his name for
laminitis research and the welfare of the horse.
These two portraits were painted in cooperation with his
owners, Gretchen and Roy Jackson, who own the originals which were
auctioned at the Thoroughbred Charities of America's annual fundraiser in
Lexington, KY. Thoroughbred Charities of America ( TCA ) raises funds and
makes annual distributions to organizations involved with therapeutic
riding, rescue, retirement, and supports the people who work with
These beautiful Giclee prints are available through Fine
Print Imaging and all the proceeds from their sales will benefit the TCA
directly to support their ongoing generosity.
by John Fawcett
Size: 30" X 40"
Original medium: Oil
This classic portrait, by artist John Fawcett, shows the
magnificent, unbeaten winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Barbaro is shown
at his home farm, Lael Stables in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
All proceeds from the sale of these prints will benefit
the TCA directly. John Fawcett has generously donated the original
paintings and Fine Print Imaging assures that sales of these fine art
reproductions will be given to the TCA, a 501(c)(3) organization, to
support their ongoing generosity.
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