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Art of the Horse

To celebrate the Breeders' Cup coming to the Del Mar Racetrack, local artists have painted 20 life-size replicas of the Torrie Horse that graces the Breeders' Cup trophy



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The Torrie Horse atop the Breeders' Cup trophy is a reproduction of a bronze scuplture created by Giovanni da Bologna in Florence, Italy in the late 1580s.

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Torrie Horse Country

The decorated Torrie Horses are on display at businesses and in public locations around San Diego County, including Birch Aquarium, Fairmont Grand Del Mar, the Tasting Room Del Mar, The Lodge at Torrey Pines, and Red Tracton's Steakhouse.

California Harmony: Tish Wynne combined historic horse racing imagery with classic California style. She even included an up-close look at famed racehorse California Chrome, the two-time Horse of the Year.
War Howler: Erik Skoldberg makes a statement with bold colors and pop art imagery.
Sea Horse 1: Marine life artist Wyland decorated his horse with various ocean creatures, and fittingly, a pair of seahorses that complement the lines of the Torrie Horse's face.

Locate all of the Torrie Horses at breederscupfestival.com/artofthehorse.

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