Racehorse in Times Square, New York’

40" x 53.3"  /  101.6cm x 135.4cm

© Ripley 2012




A composition which plays with the perceived understanding of the genre by using an urban cityscape.

Primary photography of the horse was completed at his training yard in Somerset, England in September 2012 and the street scene was captured a month later in New York.

With various connections between the horse and the city it seemed only apt to create an image there. By coincidence Times Square and some of the surrounding streets had been closed off for the launch of a new consumer product and this facilitated composing background-plates in areas where it would have normally been impossible to do so due to traffic.

Within the picture there are subtle references to the horse in billboards and signposts, including a picture of him winning a race at the Cheltenham Festival (UK).

The thoroughbred, whilst not being in a typical conformation pose, had a demeanour and attitude which worked beautifully with the New York street scene.

Unlike other works the cityscape is constructed from a single picture.

The piece is also known as 'American Trilogy in Times Square, New York'.


The portrait was first exhibited at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket (UK) in July 2014. A solo exhibition entitled 'Ripley - The July Week Exhibition'. It was presented at The London Art Fair in January 2015 and exhibited at The Munnings Art Museum in October 2017 where Ripley was invited as the speaker for the inaugural Munnings Birthday Lecture.




“The Talented Mr Ripley - Horse photography like you have never seen it before”
- Gallop Magazine






Edition of 5
Print size: 40" x 53.3"  /  101.6cm x 135.4cm
Framed Size: 43.3" x 56.3"  /  110cm x 143cm
(this large piece may require specialist installation)
£ 10,500
Edition of 250    
Picture centred on paper 23.4” x 33.1” / 59.4cm x 84.1cm
Framed size: 26.14” x 34.8” / 63.4 x 88.4cm 
£ 1,650
£  960


Hahnemühle Photo Rag Pearl 320gsm pure cotton paper.
UltraChrome™ K3 pigment-based archival professional inks.

Profile: Lord & Du Plooy design, 20 x 70mm Tulip Wood
Colour: Ofili Green (dark brown)
Mounting: Print Dry mounted to 2mm Pure Aluminium
Glazing: Optium Museum Acrylic
Presentation: Raised Float
Float: 20mm Visible
Backing: Rising White 
Raised: 9mm Support Frame
Fillets: Heritage White 20mm Deep
Backboard: Meridian
Sub frame with cross bars

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Profile: Lord & Du Plooy design, Tulip Wood
Colour: Ofili Green (dark brown)
Mounting: Print Dry mounted to 1.5mm Pure Aluminium
Glazing: TruVue AR70 Glass
Presentation: Raised Float
Backing: Rising White 
Raised: Support Frame
Fillets: Heritage White
Backboard: Meridian
Sub frame with cross bars


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