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Offaly artist's sculpture unveiled at Leopardstown

Wednesday, 8th February, 2017 5:04pm
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Offaly artist's sculpture unveiled at Leopardstown
Offaly artist's sculpture unveiled at Leopardstown

Recently, a life-size bronze sculpture created by Offaly artist Siobhan Bulfin was unveiled at Leopardstown races.

The sculpture commemorates legendary horse Hurricane Fly and will remain permanently at the Foxrock track to honour his record at Leopardstown as well as his standing as world record holder of 22 Grade 1 races. The owners of Hurricane Fly - the Boyd and Creighton families commissioned the internationally renowned artist, Siobhan Bulfin to create the bronze statue of Hurricane Fly for Leopardstown.

Pat Keogh, CEO of Leopardstown Racecourse, commented: “We are delighted that thanks to the generosity of the Boyd and Creighton families, Hurricane Fly will be coming back to Leopardstown and his statue will be there to remind us and future generations of his wonderful achievements.”

A spokesperson for the Boyd and Creighton families said:  “We’re delighted to provide a wonderful statue of the champion Hurricane Fly for Leopardstown Racecourse. Year after year the “Fly” gave so many great and thrilling moments - winning in his own way. The affection and support of the Leopardstown racegoers was unique. We are honoured that the “people’s champion” will have a permanent base at Leopardstown and will always be part of the Leopardstown story.”

 

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