The Roses

The Roses

Sponsor: Shannon Ralston, Kentucky Colonel

Artist: Andy Perez

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SHOW WINNER for Best Brightside-Themed Design!

Artist Statement:

My design titled “The Roses” features brightly colored roses painted all over the horse. The idea comes from the famous nickname of the Kentucky Derby … “the run for the roses”.

—Andy Perez

This statue was proudly sponsored by Shannon Ralston, Kentucky Colonel. To learn more about the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, please visit

To find out more about this statue and its placement in the Louisville Ballet’s Community Healing Garden, please check out the articles in the March/April 2024 issue of Sophisticated Living Magazine: on page 104 and the April 24, 2024 article in Leo Weekly


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