Ave Caesars!

Title

Ave Caesars!

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Peb's artwork depicts 1993 Caesars International Handicap
contenders Lure and Star of Cozzene as gladiators in a Roman arena. Atlantic City Race Course owner Robert P. Levy and his wife Cissie are featured in the emperor’s box, while other entries are depicted as guards. 

From 1990 to 1997, the United Nations Stakes was known as the Caesars International Handicap. Star of Cozzene, ridden by Jose Santos, won the race in 1993. Lure would claim it in 1994.

The United Nations Stakes was moved to Monmouth Park in 1999.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Date

1993

Rights

This digital resource may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Format

Pen and ink with watercolor; 13 x 18.75 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink with watercolor

Physical Dimensions

13 x 18.75 in.

Files

FC1103.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “Ave Caesars!,” The Keeneland Library, accessed January 26, 2020, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/105.

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