|By Graham Isom, a limited edition of 350. Image size 23'' x 17" (58 x 43 cms).
This painting in Graham Isomís Racecourses of the United Kingdom series features the beautiful course at York. York was the winner of the Racecourse of the Year award in 2003 and will play host to the Royal Meeting in 2005 whilst Ascot is being redeveloped. The Tote Ebor Festival takes place at York in August and this highlight of the sporting summer includes some of the most impressive and enjoyable flat racing of the year. Specifically, Graham Isomís painting is a depiction of Mozartís victory in the Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes at York on August 23rd 2001. Ridden by Mick Kinane, the Aidan OíBrien-trained colt was odds-on for the showpiece race on the final day of the Ebor meeting. He thoroughly lived up to his billing to defeat a field of ten runners over five furlongs and to secure victory by two lengths. Previous winner, Nuclear Debate, was second under Gerard Mosse and Bishops Court, ridden by Kieren Fallon, was third. Mozartís triumph represented the third leg of a fantastic York treble for Aidan O'Brien's Coolmore team; the Irish yard having also won Wednesday's Ebor with Mediterranean, and the Gimcrack with Rock of Gibraltar.
This Limited Edition Gouttelette Print has been printed with lightfast inks onto acid-free calcium carbonate-buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally-conscious paper suppliers.