Preakness 1978

Title

Preakness 1978

Subject

Horse racing in art

Description

Peb's caricature/humorist artwork depicts Triple Crown-winning racehorse Affirmed with U.S. Hall of Fame jockey Steve Cauthen, Affirmed’s trainer Laz Barrera, and Affirmed’s owner and breeder Louis Elwood Wolfson.

In this piece, Affirmed is pitted against Calumet Farm’s Alydar in the famed Triple Crown battle between the two horses. Affirmed captured the Triple Crown victory and was named American Horse of the Year in 1978 and 1979.

Creator

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb

Date

1978

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; 20 x 14.25 in.

Type

still image

Original Format

Pen and ink

Physical Dimensions

20 x 14.25 in.

Files

FBW1759C.jpg

Collection

Citation

Pierre Bellocq, aka Peb, “Preakness 1978,” The Keeneland Library, accessed December 9, 2019, https://keenelandlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/50.

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