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The NAME of the Game

With this series (formerly Fantasy), it's the name that's important, so I can paint any horse that has a name I can use for the background.  These equine athletes that give us their all needs to be honored no matter their status on the track!
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Albertus Maximus

Roman Senator bust

reference photo- Jerry Saylor
Alysheba

1001 Arabian nights & a flying carpet!
Ariege

Area of the French Pyrenees mountain range

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Attila's Storm

Attila the hun. I had painted the Hun on my motorcycle gas tank- had to sell the bike when I could no longer ride. This gave me the chance to paint it again from Frank Frazetta's b/w drawing.

reference photo- Alysse jacobs
Awesome Gen

What's more awesome- the gem or the horse!

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Azul Leon

Blue lion

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Barbaro

The Jackson's are naming the offspring of Dynaformer and La Ville Rouge after the etching of 6 foxhounds hanging in their house.

reference photo- Deborah Tracy-Kral

In collection of owner
Benny The Bull

The owner's young daughter named him after the character in Dora the Explorer.

reference photo- Louie Dula
Biblical Scholar

hands holding a Bible

reference photo- Carole Basile
Big Brown

Brownie dwarfs the rest of the field and the UPS logo is on the wall that he is named for. I added the garlands of flowers he won.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Big Truck

I was going to paint a fire engine since his sire is hook And ladder, but I decided to go with the more powerful 18 wheeler.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Blazing Glory

A blazing Old Glory. We lost this boy way too soon, RIP.

reference photo- Kim Pratt
Bob Black Jack

Black spades totaling 21

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Brass Hat

Roman centurion helmet

reference photo- Crystal Jones
Bright Nickel

a very shiny nickel

reference photo- Carole Basile
Bush Fire

I didn't know about the rock band connection when I painted her running thru the burning bush.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Cadillac Cruiser

The only time I've been in a Cadillac delearship- had to take refernce photos of the sporty convertible. Another one we lost too soon, RIP.

reference photo- Alysse Jacobs
Castledale

I will take any chance i can to paint castles.
Celtic journey

She's on a journey around the Emerald isle

reference photo- Kim Pratt
Chapeau Rose

Her owner named her after the pink rose because of the post of pink she has on her nose.

reference photo- Carole Basile
Chelokee

Another name for Cherokee- so i did the native American pottery. This colt gave us quite a scare, but he has recovered and standing at stud. Way to go!

reference photo- Deborah Tracy-Kral
Circular Quay

Circular Quay is a harbor in Australia, and that gave me the opportunity to paint the Sydney Opera house and harbour Bridge.

reference photo- Deborah Tracy-Kral
Christmas Kid

I like doing holiday themed horses, I usually use them for xmas cards.
Clickitorticket

It's the law- you better buckle up!

reference photo- Carole Basile
Coblat Blue

Owner Merv Griffin's favorite color, I painted a cobalt blue geode for the background.
Coconut Martini

The Exceller Fund requested I paint her, she was rescued from a kill pen-- she was one of the 170+ horses that were neglected on the thoroughbred farm in NY. She is recovering nicely from her ordeal.

reference photo- Adam Coglianese

In collection of owner
Colonel John

This colt is a warrior just like his namesake- his owner's Army friend.
Commentator

I used a radio broadcaster to comment on this colt's acheivements.

reference photo- Jessie Holmes
Cool Coal Man

Dig those shades on the miner!

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Corinthian

A Corinthian helmet and column

reference photo- Dianne Boothe
Cosmonaut

Any chance i can paint outer space- I'll take it!

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Cotton Blossom

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Country Star

I had thought about a country singer, but wen instead with the wood boards with rope and metal star.

reference photo- Crystal Jones
Cowtown Cat

Cats lounging on the streets of Laredo

reference photo- Alysse Jacobs
Curlin

Named after an owner's ancestor- a freed black slave that fought for the South

reference photo- Marti Guzman
Curlin

I didn't know ofthe Civil War connection- so I had originally painted him wtht the wave CURLING behind him.

reference photo- Marti Guzman

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Debear

I googled his name and came up with the jewelry connection- so I painted the crystal bear.

reference photo- Carole Basile
Declan's Moon

Another chance to paint outer space!

reference photo- Gennia Cui
Denis Of Cork

Named after a priest in Cork, Ireland.
Diabolical

Just what does that evil wizard have in mind?

reference photo- Alysse Jacobs
Diamond Diva

Diamonds are a girl's best friend.

reference photo- Marcie Heacox
Discovery Launch

3,2,1, ignition---Houston, we have lift off!

reference photo- Carole Basile
Dominican

Named after an order of nuns at St. Mary's College in Maryland.
Dominican

I didn't know about the Catholic College connection when I painted the sandy beach island scene.

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Double Down Vinman

poker, anyone?

reference photo- Kim Pratt
Dragooner

Charge of the Light Brigade
Cannons to the right of them, cannons to the left......

reference photo- Alysse Jacobs
Dreaming OF Anna

Named after the owner's sister who has crossed over.

reference photo- Amber Chalfin
Dunkirk

WWII evacuation

reference photo- Marti Guzman
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Blind Luck
her sire is Pollard's Vision (named after Seabiscuit's jockey- Red Pollard who was blind in one eye, just like the horse), which is why I used the black glasses and gave her plenty of luck wth the horseshoe and 4 leaf clovers. 
reference photo by Marcie Heacox
D'Funnybone

His sire is D'Wildcat and dam Elboe, just wanted to make this one fun!

reference photo by Jessie Holmes
Aikenite

Named after the S.C. city of Aiken- Thoroughbred Country

reference photo- Carole Basile
Apache Prayer

I used an Apache Spirit stick, skull and hide

reference photo- Kim Pratt
Careless Jewel

How careless to throw a jewel in the sand!

reference photo- Carole Basile
American Lion



reference photo by Marcie Heacox
Big Truck
this is the way I should've painted the sone of Hook and ladder.
RIP

reference photo by Amber Chalfin
Dublin
Dublin, Ireland

reference photo by Yetta Feltner
Back Talk



reference photo by Lynn Ermis
Devil May Care
The she-devil looks like she really cares for this filly
African Knight



reference photo- Carole Basile
Amen Hallelujah
Bambera
This filly came from Venezuela, so i painted Angle Falls for the background, and her name is a type of Flamenco dancer.
California Flag

reference photo by Amber Chalfin
Champagne D'Oro
Gold Champagne


reference photo by Dianne Boothe
Drosselmeyer
Herr Drosselmeyer bought nutcrackers to Clara's party in the Nutcracker Suite.


reference photo by Dianne Boothe
Caracortado
Spanish for Scarface- those are bullet holes from the tommy gun!

reference photo by Marcie Heacox
Nicanor

2nd son of Dynaformer & La Ville Rouge

In collection of owner
Lentenor 

3rd son, Barbaro's 2nd brother

reference photo by Crystal Jones
Margano

Barbaro's 3rd brother

reference photo by Liz Lamont
American Pharoah