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Aldaniti by Peter Curling.

Aldaniti by Peter Curling.

Peter Curlings latest superb limited edition tells the story, of one of the most moving and memorable days in racing history - the heroic victory of Aldaniti and Bob Champion in the Grand National on April 4th 1981. Bob Champion was one of the top five jump jockeys in Britain when. in July 1979, lie discovered that he had cancer in two parts of his body and was forced to undergo a painful, but successful course of chemotherapy at The Royal Marsden Hospital in Surrey. Whilst Bob Champion was struggling with his chemotherapy. the horse which he was hoping to ride in the 1981 Grand National- Aldaniti, who had already missed two full seasons with tendon trouble, strained his tendon for the third time. The injury was so severe that his trainer, Josh Gifford, suggested to the horses owners, Valda and Nick Embiricos, that he might never race again. Thus, the fairy story was born. Even to get under starters orders was achievement enough but for Bob Champion and Aldiniti to race home ahead of the favourite Spartan Missile and at it odds of 10- 1, was enough to make horse and jockey perhaps the best known in the history of the most famous race in the worId. Peter Curling has chosen to portray the emotional moment when Aldiniti, in the lead, took the final fence at Aintree just seconds before winning the once. The painting has been published as a limited edition print to raise funds for The Bob Champion Cancer Trust, which will benefit from the proceeds of every print sold. The Bob Champion Cancer Research Unit was opened at The Royal Marsden Hospital in 1986. Signed by Bob Champion himsell and by Josh Sifford, the trainer. and Nick Embiricos, the owner, Peter Curlings latest beautiful limited edition print is also a tribute to Aldaniti, who died it the grand old age 27 in 1997.
AMAZING VALUE! - The value of the signatures on this item is in excess of the price of the print itself!
Item Code : LIM0495Aldaniti by Peter Curling. - This Edition
PRINT Limited edition of 500 prints.

Image size 27 inches x 19 inches (69cm x 48cm) Champion, Bob
Embiricos, Nick
Gifford, Josh
+ Artist : Peter Curling

Signature(s) value alone : 65
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Signatures on this item
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
Bob Champion
*Signature Value : 25

Josh Gifford
*Signature Value : 20

Nick Embiricos
*Signature Value : 20

Artist Details : Peter Curling
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Peter Curling

Born in Waterford in Ireland in 1955, Peter Curlings family moved to England in 1963, where he received his education. He then travelled to Florence to study drawing with the eminent tutor Signorini Nera Simi and, during his time in Italy, he also met, studied with and was heavily influenced by John Skeaping R.A. Peter Curling has been fascinated by horses since his earliest childhood and he was allowed to visit the local stable, and sketch and paint there whilst he was at school in England. He lived for a time, in Newmarket. riding out with the eminent trainer Michael Stoute. before returning permanently to Ireland in 1975. In Ireland. he devoted equal attention to horses and to art, riding out for Eddie OGrady and eben riding his own horse, Caddy, to victory an Limerick Junction in 1985. He therefore paints in the equestrian world very much front the inside. His eloquent and flowing portrayals of the racing world have a unique clarity and naturalness and since his victory in the 1991 Seagram Grand National Equestrian Artists Competition and his first one man show in Dublin in 1982, his work has been exhibited at a number of prestigious venues all over the world. Peter Curlings limited edition print of Istabraq winning the 1998 Cheltenham Champion Hurdle has already raised 100,000 for The John Durkan Leukaemia Trust Fund. The Fund was established to raise funds for cancer research in honour of John Durkat, who died of leukaemia before he was able to see the horse which he had selected ride to victory in the biggest race in the National Hunt calendar.

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