March 2017-November 2017
Flower Hill Mall
Del Mar, California
"Polly" Acrylic on Fiberglass
For over 30 years, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships has crowned the ultimate champion of the sport of kings, with the victors of each Championship race receiving a Breeders’ Cup Trophy. The trophy is an authentic bronze reproduction of the original Torrie horse that was created in Florence by Giovanni de Bologna in the late 1580s.
To celebrate the first ever running of the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar, the Breeders’ Cup 2017 Host Committee commissioned 20 local artists to design life-sized artistic reproductions of the Torrie Horse. These vibrant pieces of art are inspired by the Thoroughbred racing community, local San Diego culture and the Breeders’ Cup itself. "Polly" was auctioned to benefit local and Thoroughbred charities following the 2017 Breeders’ Cup. She was displayed at Flower Hill Mall in San Diego for 6 months before returning to her owner in Rancho Santa Fe.