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The “most famous Luke in the country” wins the 2018 PPORA Chairman’s Award

Tagged by Marcus Armytage as “the most famous Luke in the country” this year’s PPORA Chairman’s Award winner is Point to Pointing’s greatest friend in media circles the incomparable Luke Harvey

A former Point to Point rider, he subsequently turned professional and success included a win on Cool Ground in the 1990 Welsh National. His passion for Pointing is undeniable, as an owner-trainer he’s a regular face at meetings throughout the season when professional commitments as an ITV Racing presenter permit allow, and he wastes no opportunity to share his enthusiasm for our sport with others

Announcing his choice of Luke as this year’s award winner PPORA Chairman Robert Killen explained

“He never fails to give Point to Pointing a plug on TV and Social Media … he gives us in the PPORA enormous support in so many other ways, if you ask him to do something or for some help you can rely on him to do it, despite his busy life … and finally he’s just a good bloke!”

The prize for this year’s award is this stunning original oil painting by the acclaimed equestrian artist Vineta Sayer.

The painting was specially commissioned for Luke by John Thorley from our sponsor Equestrian Art International who told us

“Luke exudes total passion for Point to Pointing and National Hunt Racing.  With this in mind we wanted to create a piece of work that embodies the dynamism of this sport along with the unique partnership it forges between human and horse.  We commissioned Vineta, one of our leading artists,  to capture this on canvas which she has done with stunning effect”

See more of Vineta’s work – including a fascinating timelapse video of her creative process – by clicking here:  Vineta Sayer  and a wide range of other leading artists by clicking here Equestrian Art International


All PPORA Members are offered a 10% discount by Equestrian Art International – contact John Thorley at info@equestrianartuk.com for more information


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