The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition unveiled today a portrait of the 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, painted by award-winning Georgia artist Len Jagoda.
“Selecting Len, a Georgia artist well known for his equine portraitures of important race horses, for this project was an easy decision. We couldn’t be more pleased with the results,” said Steve Crayne, Executive Director for the Coalition.
Museum-quality reproductions of this portrait are now available from the GHRC. Proceeds from the sales will help support efforts by the Coalition to legalize horse racing in Georgia. This special GHRC edition is limited to 350 signed and numbered 15 x 17-inch prints.
“Like so many horse racing fans in Georgia, for over 30 years Len has dreamed of seeing one of America’s oldest and grandest sports being legalized in Georgia,” said Crayne. “This stunning limited-edition portrait of American Pharoah is a must-have piece for racing fans. The Coalition is extremely proud to be able to offer this timeless and classic portrait.”
To purchase your limited-edition American Pharoah print and support the Coalition’s efforts to legalize horse racing in Georgia, please visit GaHorseRacing.org.
About Len Jagoda:
Len is an Elected Member of the American Artists Professional League and a Juried Member of the American Academy of Equine Art and has been accepted to many juried exhibitions, galleries and shows.
He has had works accepted into four international exhibits, twice to the Animals in Art Exhibition at LSU (2010 & 2011) and the American Academy of Equine Art Exhibit at the International Museum of the Horse (2009, 2011 & 2016); the Grand National Exhibition in New York (2012 & 2016) and several other museum and invitational exhibitions.
His art hangs in collections and homes all over the nation and as far away as Saudi Arabia as well as some of the most prestigious horse farms in Kentucky and California.
He has completed portraits of leading sires and Derby winners and champions including Big Brown, Zenyatta, Distorted Humor, Rachel Alexandra, Bluegrass Cat, Johannesburg and Hall of Fame Champion and Champion Sire Tiznow.
He was the official artist for the 2011 Aiken Steeplechase, has had his art featured on the covers of the Chronicle of the Horse twice and on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (April 15th, 2011 issue).
You can see Lens’ works at BackStretchStudio.com.
About Georgia Horse Racing:
The Georgia Horse Racing Coalition is a non-profit 501 C (6) organization whose mission is to educate Georgians about the value of the great American sport of horse racing and what it will bring to our state by generating jobs, tax revenues for the Hope scholarship, and tourism. The Coalition is working with state leaders to pass legislation allowing pari-mutuel wagering in Georgia to encourage and support a statewide racing industry.
Learn more at GaHorseRacing.org.