I really enjoyed painting this scene, I love horse racing, it is always such a colourful, exciting sport and that’s what I try to portray here. I used a panoramic canvas, to show how stretched out the field was. I went to the Carlow Farmer’s Point to Point which is held in the grounds of the beautiful Borris House, near the stunning Blackstairs Mountains (seeing is believing!)
Despite the freezing cold day, I gathered plenty of inspiration from those brave jockeys and horses of course. The thundering hooves and speed of the field galloping, is an awesome sight and sound to behold. The powerful thoroughbred is like a machine but it is beautiful and alive and I hope “The Final Furlong” demonstrates this.A close up of the leading horse from “The Final Furlong” painting.
If you would like to purchase this painting, “The Final Furlong”, it is now available on my Etsy shop.