Two Furlongs From Home


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The 2007 Epsom Derby, Win By Frankie Dettori, A Painting by Dorset Sporting Artist, Michael Parker.

I have been painting horse racing scenes for many years now. constantly having this notion in my head to paint historical horse racing scenes, Frankie Dettori’s win is the first.

Authorized a fantastic race horse.

Its the Epsom Derby, when Frankie Dettori won on his mount named Authorized. It was an exciting race. Frankie had attempted to win  the Derby fourteen times before on many good horses. Eventually winning here by five lengths. I have depicted the race approx two furlongs from home. I have also placed the riders and horses in positions to suit the paintings content, and appeal.

The Scream to the winning post.

Frankie actually screamed to the winning post. which I found exciting to add to the painting. he quoted that he was unaware what he actually screamed, but said at the end that the win felt as smooth as an oil painting.(not mine,they are quite rough!)


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