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Philip Blacker’s Gallery
Philip Blacker was born in 1949 and was educated in Dorset. On leaving school he became a steeplechase jockey and rode professionally for 13 years, being placed in the Grand National on several occasions and riding 340 winners. It was during this time that Philip Developed his latent enthusiasm for sculpture. Under the guidance of Margot Dent, a former pupil of John Skeaping, he devoted as much time to sculpture as he could spare from his riding and his first three editions, all racing bronzes based on The Grand National, sold out quickly. In 1982 he retired from the saddle to concentrate full time on sculpture.
Philip Blacker’s first one-
Since his retirement from the saddle he has moved on to include a wider subject matter and to experiment with technique. However his ambition was to work on a grand scale and the opportunity came when he was commissioned to create a life-
Since that first exhibition, Philip Blacker has held five more one-
Philip Blacker has carried out countless commissions of racehorses and other subjects around the world, with sizes ranging up to twice life-
1988 Red Rum for Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.
1990 Mrs Moss for the Marchioness of Tavistock, standing at Woburn Abbey
1991 Desert Orchid for United Racecourses, standing at Kempton Park Racecourse
1992 Sculpture of strong man Willie Carr for Hunting Gate Ltd, standing at Blythe shopping centre.
1992 Northern Dancer for the Ontario Jockey Club, standing at Woodbine racecourse.
1994 St Leger winner Snurge for Sir Martyn Arbib, standing at Whatcombe Stables.
1995 Derby winner Generous for HRH Prince Fahd Salman, standing at Epsom racecourse.
1996 Arc De Triomphe winner Suave Dancer for Mr Henri Chaloub, standing at Longchamps racecourse, Paris.
1996 Mare and foal for Mr Charles Vincent, standing at West Tytherley.
1997 1.25 scale bronze of boxer Jim Driscoll for the Cardiff Bay Development Corporation.
1998 Classic winner Bosra Sham for Mr Wafic Said, standing at Tusmore Park
1999 Danehill for Coolmore Stud in Australia and Ireland..
2000 Champion National Hunt Sire Deep Run for Coolmore Stud.
2001 Blast of Storm for Barbados Turf Club.
2002 Mare and Foal for Japan
2004 Triple Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq for Mr JP McManus
2005 Triple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate for Lockinge Green and Cheltenham Racecourse.
2005 Multiple Group 1 winner Persian Punch for Newmarket Racecourse.
2005 Dressage Horse for The International Equestrian Centre, Penang. Malaysia.
2006 Twice life-
2007 One and quarter size sculpture of multiple Melbourn Cup winner Makybe Diva for Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne Australia
2011 Oaks winner Sariska for Lady Bamford.
2003 Classic winner Alborada for Miss Kirsten Rausing
2005 Multiple Group 1 winner Albanova for Miss Kirsten Rausing
2011 Dar Re Mi for Lady Lloyd Webber.
2013 Duneden for Sheik Fahad al Thani
2014 The Fugue for Lady Lloyd Webber
Please contact us to enquire about Bespoke Commissions.
|Bronze & Casting|
|by Philip Blacker|
|by Steve Boss|
|by Steve Langford|
|by Muhmood Tahir|
|by Bryan Collins|