"Aside from being the most beautiful horse I have ever painted, Precisionist had a very unusual life. He became famous at the dawn of the Breeders’ Cup, racing in four of the first five years.

After being named champion sprinter in 1985, he was retired to stud. Unable to get his mares in foal, he was put back in training, where he won three of his ten starts, running fifth in the 1988 Breeders’ Cup. He was then returned to Fred Hooper’s farm, and although Mr. Hooper spent thousands of dollars for tests to find the cause of his infertility, the efforts were in vain.

This wonderful Hall of Fame horse was finally retired to Old Friends in Kentucky, where he died at the age of twenty-five."

13" x 15"
Acrylic on Board