Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1919–2005)

Richard Stone Reeves (American, 1919–2005) 

DOGTOOTH VIOLET

Oil on canvas, 16” x 20” 
Signed, inscribed, dated ’76 
Inscribed verso: Brownwood Farm, 1974 Orchid Stakes Winner 

Barbara Hunter’s homebred graded stakes winner Dogtooth Violet was named for a species of spring-flowering bulb native to the western United States and Canada. Miss Hunter was raised on a cattle ranch in Montana. Dogtooth Violet, the mare, won Hialeah’s Grade 2 Black Helen Handicap and Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Orchid Handicap. She won or placed in nine stakes and earned more than $190,000 between 1972 and 1975. 

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000

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