Fred Stone 1999 Belmont Horse Race Equestrian Jockey Lithograph Print 33"



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Vintage offset lithograph print by Fred Stone titled "Moment of the Year / Charismatic - Chris Antley / 1999 Belmont." Pencil signed and numbered 418/750 along the lower edge.

1999 Belmont Stakes, equine artist Fred Stone captures the humanity of Chris Antley comforting his injured pal Charismatic, who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

"Charismatic (March 13, 1996 – February 19, 2017) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse best known for winning the first two legs of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1999. Early in his career, Charismatic was entered in claiming races but he improved rapidly during his three-year-old year. After winning the 1999 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, Charismatic had the lead in the stretch of the Belmont Stakes before suddenly falling back and finishing third. He was quickly pulled up by jockey Chris Antley, who dismounted and cradled the horse's fractured foreleg to prevent further injury. The aftermath of the Belmont was later named the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year. Charismatic never raced again, but was still voted 1999 Horse of the Year. He successfully recovered from his injuries to become a stallion, first in the United States and then in Japan. On October 26, 2016, it was announced that Charismatic was being retired from stud to live at Old Friends Equine near Lexington, Kentucky. He died just over two months after arriving." (Source: Wikipedia)

"Fred Stone (1930-2018) was born April 13, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, the second son of Sam and Dorothy Stone. When Fred was three years old his family moved to the Fairfax district in Los Angeles, where Fred grew up loving both art and baseball. Attending Art Center College in Los Angeles and doing stints at Choinard and Otis, Fred was well on his way to a career as a commercial artist. Landing a job at the Advertising Agency Stevens-Gross on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Fred began honing his ability to tell stories through art working on illustrations for various clients. Grueling deadlines and a "Mad Men" lifestyle just didn't fit with Fred's style, so he and his wife, Norma, moved back to California, where he parlayed his artistic skills into Hollywood. Painting background flats for such TV shows as 'Gunsmoke', 'Rawhide', and 'Laugh-In', Fred loved the creativity and large scale that scene painting for the Studios gave him. But by 1956, after the birth of both his daughter Laura and son Russell, finances were tight. An opportunity arose at Monogram Industries - a company his brother was CEO of - and Fred saw the importance of financial stability and accepted a full-time position. Working his way up to National Marketing manager in the Marine division, he helped shape federal laws regarding boat and pleasure craft pollution in America’s waterways. But it was the business skills he honed during his time at Monogram that helped shape his return to the art world, and gave him the confidence to start his own company with his wife Norma – Equinart Inc. in 1975. During this time his daughter, Laura, had become an assistant for famed trainer Charlie Whittingham and it was through her that Fred was introduced to the world of Horse Racing. Working on the backside of the Santa Anita Racetrack, Fred meet many of the greats of horse racing – Shoemaker, McCarron, Delahoussaye, Pincay and Stevens. Soon Fred was painting again and getting commissions. Since that time, Fred has painted the greats of racing history – Barbaro, Secretariat, Zenyatta – and the men and women that helped make that history happen, all with a unique style and passion. With a catalog of over 150 paintings, many have been prized by collectors and horse enthusiasts alike." (Source: Fred Stone / Equinart Inc)


Good Overall - Gentle wear to frame


26.5" x 1.25" x 32.75" / Sans Frame - 15.5" x 19.5" (Width x Depth x Height)