Pictured in the Stallion Yard at Dalham Hall Stud, Newmarket.
Ripley photographed Cracksman on the 24th of July 2019 and spent August that year constructing the portrait.
The picture is composed of 28 high-resolution medium-format images (50-100mp at 16bit) with shifts-of-focus throughout the image.
Cracksman (foaled 9 April 2014) is a British Thoroughbred racehorse.
He went on to win the Great Voltigeur Stakes and Prix Niel before recording an emphatic success in the Champion Stakes. He ended 2017 as the top-rated three-year-old in the world. In 2018 he won the Prix Ganay and the Coronation Cup before taking a second Champion Stakes.
Sire : Frankel (Grandsire : Galileo)
Dam : Rhadegunda (Damsire : Pivotal)
Sex : Colt