2020 Fine Sporting Art, American Paintings, and Sculpture

94| Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1910-2005)

Mr. Right

Signed, inscribed & dated ’69

Oil on board, 10" x 12"

$3000. - $5000.

Provenance: Evan Jackson

Signed, inscribed & dated '69

A wedding present from her father-in-law, Mr. Right captured the Santa Anita Handicap and Woodward Stakes in 1968 among others for his owner Cheray Zauderer Duchin. As noted in the October 7, 1968, issue of Sports Illustrated, Mr. Right?s victory in the Santa Anita Handicap made him the first New York-bred to win a $100,000 stakes race, and his victory over Damascus in the Woodward cleared the way for Dr. Fager to win Horse of the Year honors over his main competition in Damascus. In 1969 the horse won the Suburban Handicap representing Dansar Stables, which counted Frank Sinatra as an owner. Retiring to stud in 1970, Mr. Right first stood at Tartan Farm in Ocala, Florida alongside Dr. Fager. ?We?ll need all the luck we can get,? Evan was saying, ?but strange things happen in horse racing.? _ Trainer Evan Jackson before the 1968 Woodward Stakes, Sports Illustrated, October 7, 1968.

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