Horses about Newmarket

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    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.
    Full-Sized Horses
    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

    Small Horses:
    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
    Newmarket College
    Foley House Children’s Centre
    Forest Heath District Council Play Rangers
    Forest Heath District Council Youth Forum
    Racing Welfare
    St Nicholas Hospice

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