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The David Hockney

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  • Average cost per horse £60,000
  • Cost per share £8,500
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Painter, draftsman, printmaker, stage designer and photographer, David Hockney was born in Bradford on July 9th 1937. He studied at the Bradford College of Art (where his teachers included Frank Lisle) and his fellow students included Norman Stevens. At the Royal College of Art he featured in the exhibition Young Contemporaries that announced the arrival of British pop art. Hockney moved to Los Angeles in 1964 and has experimented with painting, drawing, printmkaing, watercolours photography, and many other media from paper pulp to computer drawing programs. The subject matter ranges from still-lifes to landscapes, portraits of friends, his dogs and stage designs for the Royal Court Theatre, Glynbourne and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Many of Hockney's works are housed in Salts Mill, in Saltaire, near his hometown of Bradford. He is a Royal Academician and in 2012 was appointed to the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II. 

Tom Dascombe is new to the Highclere roster of trainers in 2019. It's the perfect time to be joining the team at Manor House Stables near Cholmondeley, Cheshire with the yard fresh from their latest Royal Ascot winner Arthur Kitt. This was the latest in a series of big successes that includes Brown Panther's Irish St Leger and Katchy's recent sprinting triumphs. As well as the big festivals, Tom is prolific at his local tracks, Chester and Haydock, being top trainer at both. Tom is always a fun person to be around and a most generous host. These visits are often co-hosted by ex Liverpool and England footballer Michael Owen, a joint owner of Manor House Stables.

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