Friday, July 3, 2009

Mr. President

Mr. President for CANTER
8x8 oil on gallery wrapped canvas

Mr. President is the grandson of the famous Seattle Slew. Though he looks strikingly like his Triple Crown winning grandfather, he was retired at 3 years old after losing all four races he ran in at Golden Gate fields. It appears he "didn't care" about going fast and running around in a circle with a crowd. His owners have given him to a wonderful organization called CANTER which I introduced with Lil's painting. The owners are also doing something extraordinary by helping CANTER's costs in retraining and border until he can find a new owner.

Mr. President reminds me of the old children's story of Ferdinand the Bull where the bull rather smell the flowers in the field than fight in the ring.

Lil's and Mr. President's paintings are set to be auctioned at CANTER's annual fund raiser.


  1. Sounds like the story of Sea biscuit as well! Great piece for a great cause as usual!

  2. Wonderfull history! estimation for the animals.Liz