TAA Partners with Ellen Skidmore, MJC to Offer Limited-Edition Print at Preakness

Ellen Skidmore "Aftercare"

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will partner with Kentucky-based artist Ellen Skidmore and the Maryland Jockey Club to offer a limited-edition poster on Black-Eyed Susan Day May 17.

Skidmore is a Baltimore native whose work has been featured around the world. She has been sharing her love for horses and nature in her unique style for many years. Growing up stuttering, the non-verbal communication she found with horses was incredibly freeing. Thoroughbred aftercare piqued Skidmore’s interest a few years ago, and her latest large-scale painting on this subject took over a year to complete.

Titled “Aftercare,” the painting’s composition in a flag-like format with horses in each stripe, alludes to how horses helped build America and continue to drive many states’ economies. Only 1,000 prints will be made from this painting and will be available for purchase on-site at Runway on the Rail, on the concourse apron at Pimlico Race Course. Offered at $25 each for a signed poster, proceeds will go to the TAA.

“They have served us so well, and we must do our part to serve them back,” Skidmore said of her support of the TAA and aftercare.

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance – Charity of Choice for the 144th Preakness Stakes.