Torrie Horses Connect Breeders’ Cup With Del Mar Art Scene

by | 11.14.2017 | 10:21am
One of the Torrie horses around Del Mar

The Breeders' Cup has come and gone from Del Mar, but life-sized replicas of the “Torrie horse” that sits atop the series' trophies are still sprinkled around San Diego County.

CNN reports about 20 fiberglass Torrie horses were distributed to local artists ahead of the Breeders' Cup in a campaign called ‘Art of the Horse.' Local businesses purchased the statues and artists were encouraged to decorate their horse however they wanted.

“Some [artists] have never been to a racetrack before, which was kind of fun,” said Joe Harper, president and CEO of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.  “They're not necessarily equine artists, they've just got a blank horse and they do what comes to your mind.”

Some horses feature racetrack scenes, while others are covered with detailed flowers or beach and marine themes.

Read more at CNN

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