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Image Size: 14 3/4" x 16 3/4"
Number of Prints: 1990

NOTE: Original sold at auction for $40,000

"Hard to Say Good-Bye"

  • In 1990 the final chapter in an era of racing was closed. Willy Shoemaker climbed off his final mount and left us with fond memories of not just a great jockey, but one of the sport's true gentlemen. For forty years his name has been synonymous with thoroughbred racing. Bill made a final farewell tour before retirement, making stops at tracks around the country to say good-bye to his loyal fans. Many of them found it "Hard to Say Good-Bye."

    Each lithograph print is individually signed and numbered by the artist.

    Cindy Erkfitz-Sirls painted this portrait as a farewell tribute to Bill Shoemaker.
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