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Richard Stone Reeves (November 6, 1919 - October 7, 2005) was an American equine painter whom Blood-Horse magazine described as perhaps the greatest modern-day horse painter. [1]

Born in New York City, Reeves grew up in Garden City on Long Island. His father's family included a painter and his mother's owned race horses. Those influences, plus living near Belmont Park, resulted in his love of horses and desire to paint them.

Reeves graduated with a Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University. He served with the United States Navy during World War II after which he embarked on a career as a painter of horses. His big break came when LIFE magazine featured his painting of 1947 Horse of the Year, Armed. That publicity led to his being hired to do private portraitures for many American and European horse owners. As well as portraits, Reeves did a number of action scenes from memorable races. More than a dozen of his works can be found at in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York.

When asked, Richard Stone Reeves said: "Buckpasser was the most perfectly proportioned Thoroughbred I have ever seen." Only two horses, Secretariat and Affirmed, have since been "in a class with Buckpasser".[2]

Richard Stone Reeves died 2005 at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport, N.Y.

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Total Books: 7
Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing
1997 - Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780939049905
ISBN-10: 0939049902
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors

A Decade of Champions
1980 - A Decade of Champions (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848705084
ISBN-10: 0848705084
Genre: Sports & Outdoors

Classic Lines A Gallery of the Great Thoroughbreds
1975 - Classic Lines a Gallery of the Great Thoroughbreds (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780848704001
ISBN-10: 0848704002

Thoroughbreds I have known
Thoroughbreds I Have Known (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780498011047
ISBN-10: 0498011046

Thoroughbreds I have known
Thoroughbreds I Have Known (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780498011818
ISBN-10: 049801181X

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