"Moment of the Year" by Fred Stone
(Charismatic - Chris Antley, 1999 Belmont)
Limited Edition Canvas
Signed & Numbered by the Artist
Edition Size - 250
The saga of Charismatic seemed to be ending in grief when he crossed the finish line at Belmont Park in third place and in distress. Seconds earlier, just past the wire, jockey Chris Antley noticed that something was dreadfully wrong. He managed to pull Charismatic to a stop, jumped off the horse, falling as he hit the ground. He scrambled to his feet, still holding the horse's reins. reaching down, he picked up the colt's left front leg so the horse could not put weight on it.
Veterinarians throughout the country agree that Antley's selfless and heroic action saved the colt from injuring himself more severely, even fatally. The NTRA, as well as fans throughout the country, have called this the "Moment of the Year."
Although he was retired and did not race again, Charismatic received the Eclipse Awards as both horse of the year and outstanding three year old colt. Charismatic now stands at stud in Lexington.
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The Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune have called Fred Stone the most famous painter of horses in the world. His work is in the homes of some of the world’s most notable people including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and in the office of the president in the White House.
He has been featured on ESPN and ABC, NBC and CBS television. Through his artwork, he has raised great sums of money for various causes. More People own a Fred Stone print than that of any other horse artist in history, making him the most sought after equine artist in the world.