Harness Tracks of America will hold its 27th annual equine art auction Friday, Oct. 8 through Saturday, Oct. 9 at Tattersalls sales pavilion in Lexington, Ky. The auction will begin at 8:30 a.m. both days.
As a preview to the auction, all artwork will be on exhibit Oct. 4-8 at The Red Mile clubhouse in Lexington in conjunction with the championship Grand Circuit race meeting.
Net proceeds from the two-day sale will go to the Harness Tracks of America College Scholarship Fund, which benefits participants of the harness racing industry, and their children.
Thoroughbred art will be featured on the second auction day among more than 300 oils, watercolors, bronzes, woodcarvings, and lithographs represented by American and international artists.
Twelve Thoroughbred prints by American painter Richard Stone Reeves will be featured, including Phar Lap, Northern Dancer, Seattle Slew, Affirmed, Spectacular Bid, Secretariat, Forego, John Henry, Kelso, and Genuine Risk. The late Helen Hayse will be represented by oils of Spectacular Bid, Genuine Risk and Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut. Two Man o' War prints, one by George Ford Morris, and a rare 1924 print by J. Martin, will also be auctioned.
Publisher's proofs of C. W. Anderson's work, a rare 1889 Currier & Ives, and a uniformly-framed set of 13 early great horses of American racing that appeared in the 19th century Spirit of the Times will also be for sale.
The first day will feature harness racing art, original contemporary art, and Treasures of the Past pieces. The second day auction will begin with 26 rare Currier & Ives original lithographs. Artwork featuring Thoroughbred, polo, Saddlebred, hunters, and jumpers will be auctioned beginning at 10 a.m.
In addition to the pieces aforementioned, a rare early work by German equine painter Emil Volkers, signed and dated 1867 will be sold. Other works include original oils by George Ford Morris and Milton Menasco. Also included are: 17 Reeves prints, a large hunt print by Sir Alfred Munnings, oils by Ferenc Flamm, and oils and watercolors by Zenon Aniszewski.HTA Equine Art Auction Catalog