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The Equine Art of Kim McElroy

Taking A Hold

In this composition, I attempt to draw the viewer's attention to the communication between the jockey and horse in the moments after they emerge from the starting gate.  When I asked a jockey what position this rider was in, he said "He's taking a hold."    The model for the horse is a famous racehorse named "Manila", ridden by jockey Jacinto Vasquez in the Early Times Turf Classic.

"Taking a Hold"

"As he knotted the reins and took his stand the horse's soul came into his hand and up from the mouth that held the steel came an innermost word, half thought, half feel..."
 ~ John Masefield

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Select Print Style and Size6.5 x 10 Giclée $65.00
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9 x 14.5 Giclée $125.00
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12.5 x 20 Giclée $200.00
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16.5 x 26 Giclée $275.00
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19 x 30 Giclée $350.00
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6.5 x 10 Poster $30.00
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9 x 14.5 Poster $60.00
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12.5 x 20 Poster $95.00
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16.5 x 26 Poster $135.00
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19 x 30 Poster $175.00
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Please allow 2 weeks for delivery of Giclée prints and posters.

A Giclée print is a high resolution digital print using archival inks on the highest quality heavy rag watercolor paper; has a 1" wide border; is hand titled and signed by Kim;is mounted on a board and wrapped in a clear plastic sleeve for ease of handling, viewing and framing; and is shipped flat

A poster is a high resolution digital print using archival inks on very nice medium weight matte paper, has a 1/2" white border is not hand signed, and is shipped in a tube.

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