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Closing In

This beautiful print captures the excitement of thoroughbred racing, while bringing the artwork to life with the use of vibrant colors. The captivating feeling achieved is attributed to the composition of the piece. With the horses sprinting directly at the viewer, we feel we are part of the action, a participant. The original was completed in oils.

Rich Gabriel is a prominent artist from Saratoga Springs, NY. He has a deep appreciation for the rustic elegance that exposes the charm of his home town. Rich's thoroughbred paintings, horse racing prints, and sports cartoons have been displayed at historic Saratoga Thoroughbred Race Course since 1982, earning him the title, "Track Artist". Rich has exhibited his limited-edition prints and posters at other famous race tracks, including Belmont, Keeneland, Monmouth and the Meadowlands. His artwork also appears at the Gabriel Gallery, the National Museum of Racing, Artworld Gallery, Crafters Gallery, and many other galleries and private collections around the world.

After college, Rich found a humorous niche freelancing sports cartoons. He spent many years perfecting his trade and has become a notable cartoonist by completing work for magazines, greeting cards, T-shirts, jig-saw puzzles, newspapers, ads, books, and more. In 2002, Mr. Gabriel brought his portraiture, realistic nostalgic oil paintings and watercolors to the forefront. His beautiful oil paintings capturing the history and the memories of Saratoga were an immediate success. With artwork reflecting on great memories such as Man O' War and Secretariat, each new piece is eagerly anticipated.