Archive for the ‘Makybe Diva’ Category

Nov 25, 2010

The Greatest Race Never Run

The Greatest Race Never Run – What might have happened if all the Melbourne Cup Greats over the years had run in the same race. Pharlap wins, Carbine  second and Makybe Diva comes in 3rd. The artist is Brian Clinton.  An imaginative piece of Australian Horse Racing Memorabilia history to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Melbourne Cup.

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Now available in 1.1 meter wide canvas!

Sep 6, 2010

150th Anniversary of the Melbourne Cup

The Greatest Race Ever Run

The pinnacle product in the 150th celebrations is the Greatest Race Never Run; leading sports and equine artist Brian Clinton has been
commissioned to paint the greatest ever 24 winners of the Melbourne Cup on the famous home straight approaching the winning post.
The names do not get any bigger; Makybe Diva, Archer, Phar Lap, Saintly and Might and Power to name but a few. The result of the
race, as judged by the VRC’s panel of 22 experts, is under lock and key and has already begun to create fierce debate.
The exposure of this program will be enormous; News Limited papers have committed to significant editorial debate and feature articles
and Channel 7 will show a state of the art virtual race as part of its cup day coverage. Lion Nathan is running a nationwide consumer
and trade promotion giving people the opportunity to share in $150,000 in prize money should their Boag’s Draught bottle top list the
three first horses over the line.

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Note that images are only artists interpretations of the quality items to be produced!

The VRC selected the greatest ever 24 winners of the Melbourne Cup in its 149 year history to date to form the greatest ever field that
would compete in The Greatest Race Never Run. The 24 horses were then handicapped by the VRC’s official handicapper Greg
Carpenter and then the VRC’s Chief Steward Terry Bailey completed an official barrier draw. The VRC’s panel of experts used this
information to select their finishing order.
Please note: This product will be dispatched on Monday prior to the Melbourne Cup and available in store on Wednesday.
The anticipation created by the media support for this program creates the opportunity for you to generate significant pre-orders.
Make sure you secure your stock as this one is sure to sell out fast!

A Champion Becomes A Legend

The Art of Bart

EQUINE EXCELLENCE – CARBINE, PHAR LAP, MAKYBE DIVA

The History of the Melbourne Cup

Phar Lap and Mabybe Diva Fine Art Prints

PHAR LAP – the most famous horse in the world at the time – won the 1930
Melbourne Cup as the shortest priced favorite in the history of the race at 8/11.
He was hidden away in Geelong before the event after an attempt was made to
shoot him, only emerging an hour before the starter let the horses go.
MAKYBE DIVA – The great mare Makybe Diva achieved what no other
horse had, becoming the first to claim three consecutive wins. Makybe Diva is
the highest stakes-earner in Australasian horse racing history, with winnings
of more than AU$14.5 million when she retired after winning the 3rd of her
successive Melbourne Cups on 1 November 2005.
Individually they are champions in their own right. Together they
are the two most iconic horses the Melbourne Cup’s rich 150 yr history.

Aug 2, 2010

Phar Lap and Makybe Diva – 150 Year Melbourne Cup Celebrations

Limited edition prints of Phar Lap and Makybe Diva to celebrate the 150th Year of the Melbourne Cup.

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Oct 31, 2009

Regal Reign – Australian Racing’s Ultimate Three-Peat

There has only ever been one triple winner of The Melbourne Cup, the race the stops a nation.

There has only ever been one triple winner of the W.S. Cox Plate, Australasia’s greatest weight for age race.

Regal Reign celebrates this magnificent triple achievements of these two outstanding thoroughbreds; Makybe Diva and Kingston Town. Both horses were born from humble beginnings, neither reaching their modest asking prices at sale and struggling to produce on the track before launching themselves into racing folklore as two of the greatest. Both are members of the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

‘Regal Reign’ key details is as follows;

Celebrated two ‘three peat’ champions

Makybe Diva (Melbourne Cup) and Kingston Town (Cox Plate)

Photo finishes of each of the three races

Officially licensed by the VRC

Print size is 500mm x 700mm

Individually numbers with Certificate of authenticity

RRP $65 print only / $299 framed.

This is a great opportunity for you to secure your piece of Australian racing history. This stunning sports print is a wonderful memento that captures the extraordinary triple feat of Makybe Diva and Kingston Town.

Regal Reign Makybe Diva Kingston Town

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Jul 16, 2008

Phar Lap and Makybe Diva – Racing Royalty

The King and Queen of Australian Horse Racing history, Phar Lap and Makybe Diva’s incredible careers are celebrated in this spectacular limited edition piece.

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Phar Lap, ‘The Red Terror’, was the ultimate people’s horse. He was a winner 37 times from 51 starts. The year 1930 was Phar Lap’s year, racing 21 times for 19 victories and two placings. The highlight of Phar Lap’s amazing seven day stretch in the spring carnival, that saw him win from a mile to two miles, was his dominant three length victory in the Melbourne Cup, as the shortest priced favourite in race history at odds of 8/11. 

In 2005, Makybe Diva defied all the odds to record her third consecutive Melbourne Cup. Immediately after the race, trainer Lee Freedman said of the achievement: “Go find the smallest child on this course, and there will be the only example of a person who will live long enough to see that again.” During the Cup presentation “The Diva” as she is affectionately known was immediately retired by owner Tony Santic.

 

In their own right Phar Lap and Makybe Diva are icons of Australian sport, together they are true ‘Racing Royalty’. For the first time ever the VRC and SEP are proud to release this strictly limited edition print to celebrate Australia’s equine royalty.

Key Product Details

  • Size: 800 x 500mm
  • 270 GSM Satin Art Stock
  • Spot UV Gloss over main image
  • Foil Heading & Cup
  • Available from the 1st of August (Horses Birthday)
  • Officially Licensed by the VRC
Jul 8, 2008

Makybe Diva – A Champion Becomes a Legend

Makybe Diva – A Champion becomes a Legend includes Images of the great mare’s 2005 Melbourne Cup and Cox Plate Victories by Makybe Diva. A true collector’s piece.

A Champion Becomes a Legend - Makybe Diva

Feb 11, 2008

Makybe Diva – The Queen of the Turf

Makybe Diva – The Queen of the Turf.

Print celebrating Makybe Diva’s amazing three Melbourne Cup wins.

Makybe Diva - The Queen of the Turf