Classic-winning racehorse sculpted at Chelsea Flower Show

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  • A life-size statue of the Classic-winning racehorse Makfi will be on display at the Gladwell & Patterson fine art stand at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show next month (20-24 May).

    Animal sculptor Edward Waites will be working on a clay mould on the stand, ahead of casting a full bronze of Makfi.

    The racehorse won the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in 2010, trained by Mikel Delzangles and now stands at Tweenhills Stud in Gloucestershire. The horse is owned by the Qatari Royal family.

    Mr Waites said he was inspired to sculpt Makfi as “he is a beautiful stallion with great presence.”

    He said he was hoping to capture all aspects of the horse’s character in his sculpture including his “cheeky nature”.

    “Exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show is a great opportunity for me to demonstrate the art of sculpture and how these big bronzes are created,” he added.

    The initial clay structure will take two months to complete.

    Gladwell & Patterson will be at stand SR10 and SR44 at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014.

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