Artist Robert Clark To Donate Exclusive Painting To Eclipse Awards Auction
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- Nationally-renowned equine artist Robert Clark will donate a 20x24 painting of Horse of the Year Wise Dan to be auctioned off during the Eclipse Awards Party Friday, Jan. 17 at Gulfstream Park.
The auction will benefit Thoroughbred aftercare.
Clark, who has painted over 100 Grade I winners and designed and painted a special piece in honor of Saratoga's 150th anniversary last summer, will finish the painting of Wise Dan during Friday's races in the walking ring.
"I first painted at the Eclipse Awards five years ago and that painting of Curlin and the subsequent prints raised more than $10,000," Clark said. "But this will be the first time we sell the art right on the spot. I'm looking forward to the weekend and, obviously, it's all for a great cause."
Clark's painting will be one of several items auctioned off during the Eclipse Award party. The party will kick off an exciting weekend of events at Gulfstream. On the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 18 Gulfstream will play host to the $1.3 million Sunshine Millions. The six-stakes event has been a highlight of Gulfstream's Championship Meet and has featured champions Awesome Feather, Ginger Punch, Miesque's Approval and popular Grade I winners Mucho Macho Man, Little Mike and Ron the Greek.
Just hours later, the eyes of the racing world will be focused on Gulfstream Park and the 43rd Eclipse Awards, bestowed annually upon the horses and individuals whose outstanding achievements have earned them the title of Champion in their respective divisions, including the honor of Horse of the Year.
Clark attended college with an art scholarship, earning a Bachelor’s of Fine Art with honors. Today, patrons worldwide seek out his sophisticated style to portray their horses. Some of his work is prominently displayed in Christine Lee's Restaurant at Gulfstream.
More information on Clark and the Eclipse Awards Party Auction can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/252270648265035/.
Additional information on Robert Clark can be found at robertclark.us.