In Winning Color

In Winning Color

Sponsor: Louisville Marriott East

Artist: Talia Piccini

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Artist Statement:

“In Winning Color” was inspired by the 150th running of The Kentucky Derby. I chose to incorporate previous winning jockey silks in a stripe pattern turning the jockey silk design into a modern interpretation. All of the stripes on the side of the horse are patterns from actual winning jockeys from years past. Some of the winning silks included are from legends like Secretariat, Gato Del Sol, Barbaro, and American Pharoah. The roses are hand-painted, and represent the Garland of Roses, and the gold is gold leaf, to add to the winning design.

—Talia Piccini

This statue is proudly sponsored by Gallopalooza’s Official Auction Sponsor, Louisville Marriott East.


19030 Embassy Square Blvd., Louisville KY 40299 Louisville, KY 40299 Louisville Marriott East