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Equine Artist Martinez Reflects on Rich Career

Happy almost Belmont weekend! While the following story of Nick Martinez isn’t directly OTTB-related, this jockey-turned equine artist does donate a portion of the proceeds from his work to retired racehorse efforts. I hope you enjoy this story of Martinez’ colorful journey in the Thoroughbred industry…Read full story logo

Popping Up Pink

Equine artist Nick Martinez has been selling pretty paintings at Saratoga for 25 years. “It’s been a stellar year−the best I can remember,” he said, despite having his booth moved to the far end of the trinkets ‘n trash row of tents that lead to the Carousel. “Business is good because I work,” he explained.  Simple concept…Read full story


June Featured HeARTist – Nick Martinez
Heart of the Horse

While I was in Kentucky last month I met a talented & compassionate artist. His stories of riding horses and their inspiration in his art work had me mesmerized. Upon hearing about our work with rescued horses and how we’ve tied in art as a means to both celebrate & support them he decided to join our HeART of the Horse project…Read more logo

Former Jockey to Donate Art for Hurricane Relief

Nick Martinez, a retired jockey turned equine artist, hopes to paint a brighter picture for those who have suffered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Martinez, who has been painting professionally for 12 years, is selling limited edition prints of his 2005 Ruffian painting to benefit hurricane relief efforts…Read full story

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