“The Heart of the Thoroughbred Through the Eyes of the Artist”

Real Rider Cup 2020 is in the rear-view mirror, but the Holiday season has officially begun. We know the ideal way to continue to support Thoroughbred aftercare AND find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones. The Real Rider Cup is very proud to present “Art and the OTTB: The Heart of the Thoroughbred Through the Eyes of the Artist.”

The works of several outstanding artists – created specifically for this concept – are available as 2021 calendars and packaged notecards. Some names you’ll recognize: Zenyatta, Better Talk Now, Messi (GER) Sea of Clouds. Others you’ll meet through their extraordinary stories as told by the gifted individuals who have captured their likenesses. We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about these amazing OTTBs:

The Art and the Artists

Art and the OTTB Online Store

Additionally, each original piece is currently offered in our online auction on the following link:

Art and the OTTB Online Auction

There is truly something for everyone in this diverse selection of one-of-a-kind artwork. Consider it multi-tasking at its finest: shop online from the comfort of home, find a perfect gift and donate to the care of retired Thoroughbreds. All proceeds go directly to the Real Rider Cup’s three beneficiaries – New Vocations, Retired Racehorse Project and Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show.

We wish you a happy, healthy and safe Holiday season, and thank you for your continued support!


Zenyatta and foal by Rickelle Nelson

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