When I hold clay in my hand I sense the movement of a horse.
– Alexa King
Internationally recognized as one the leading sporting sculptors in the world, Alexa King’s works are eagerly collected by private and public institutions worldwide. Chosen from a field of one-hundred sculptors to create Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, her sculpture is the culmination of a life-time of studying movement in animals. Heralded as a monument to the horse and described by Julie June Stewart of the New York Times, “The Rail”; “The heart of Churchill Downs is the Barbaro statue in flight with Edgar Prado up”.