Super Diamond


12" x 15"
Commissioned by Eddie Gregson

This commission was particularly meaningful to me as I was the exercise rider of Super Diamond when he won the Hollywood Gold Cup. The old gelding was anything but lovable, but had a character that everyone loved (from afar)! Doing this commission for his trainer, the late Eddie Gregson, who was well known for his discerning taste in art, put an added pressure on me, particularly at that early stage in my career. We chose to portray him dragging his groom, Manuel, to the paddock, as anyone who knew the horse knew he dragged everyone everywhere. Eddie, in his usual generous manner, ordered three and gave one to his assistant and one to the groom, Manuel.
— Nina Kaiser