Horses about Newmarket
Following a competition, thirteen artists were selected to paint life-sized model horses, basing their design on the name of a 2000 Guineas winner.
The 13 horses, which have been painted by artists using the theme of Guineas winners, are part of the project Horse About Newmarket, an initiative organised by Newmarket Town Council and the brainchild of town councillor Joy Uney.
Sixteen smaller horses were painted by local schools, youth organisations and charities
The project has been sponsored by local businesses, Forest Heath District Council and Suffolk County Council with painting materials supplied by the art department of Newmarket store Tindalls.
They were on display at the racecourse the weekend of the QIPCO Guineas Festival.
After that they were moved to locations round the town where they will remain throughout the summer before they are sold to raise money for charity in a silent auction at Tattersalls, with 80% of the profits being shared between two local charities, Racing Welfare and St. Nicholas Hospice, the remainder going to the artists.
At a gala evening held at The Severals sports pavilion, the horses were judged and the winning three chosen. Top prize went to Emily Jarvis for her Interpreter, in second was Frances Wray with See The Stars and third was Esther Albone with Wizard.
Competition judges were Lloyd Hughes, art teacher at Scaltback Middle School, Lorna Peck, head of art at Newmarket College and Julia George, a trainee teacher at the college.
1 ‘Only For Life’ Jac Butt
2 ‘Sea The Stars’ Rachel Drury
3 ‘Atlantic’ Jacquie Jones
4 ‘Nectar’ Kevin Yarrow
5 ‘Cockney Rebel’ Chris Winch
6 ‘Ten Winners In Blue’ Jilly Cunningham
7 ‘Sea The Stars’ Stuart Roy
8 ‘Shadeed’ Kirsty Sharman
9 ‘Wizard’ Esther Albone
10 ‘Mystiko’ Stella Frangleton
11 ‘Sunstar’ Anne Ward
12 ‘See The Stars’ Frances Wray
13 ‘Interpreter’ Emily Jarvis
All Saints CEVA Primary School
Ditton Lodge First School
Fairstead House School
Houldsworth Valley Community Primary School
Laureate Community Primary School
Moulton CEVC Primary School
Paddocks County Primary School
St Louis RC Primary School
St Felix CEVC Middle School
Scaltback Middle School
Foley House Children’s Centre
Forest Heath District Council Play Rangers
Forest Heath District Council Youth Forum
St Nicholas Hospice