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The internationally renowned master of horse painting, James Phua was commissioned by  Tan Sri Richard Cham (Chairman of Selangor Turf Club  & Totalisator Board of Malaysia) to do a 24 feet-Chinese horse painting in conjunction with the Selangor Turf Club’s 2014 Chinese New Year Grand Celebration. The horse painting show by Master James Phua was specially broadcasted live to the horse racing clubs in other countries. Tan Sri Richard Cham (Left) giving a warm handshake to the renowned master of horse painting, James Phua after the show. Tan Sri Richard Cham showed his great admiration to James Phua’s horse painting.

The internationally renowned master of horse painting, James Phua was commissioned by Tan Sri Richard Cham (Chairman of Selangor Turf Club & Totalisator Board of Malaysia) to do a 24 feet-Chinese horse painting in conjunction with the Selangor Turf Club’s 2014 Chinese New Year Grand Celebration. The horse painting show by Master James Phua was specially broadcasted live to the horse racing clubs in other countries. Tan Sri Richard Cham (Left) giving a warm handshake to the renowned master of horse painting, James Phua after the show. Tan Sri Richard Cham showed his great admiration to James Phua’s horse painting.

First and foremost, I would like to thank Artist James Phua for providing me the opportunity to be a part of his website “Secretariat and James”. James’ effort in promoting horses and the sports associated with horses has created awareness among the public especially to horse lovers of the grace, power and beauty of this magnificent animal. The highlights of the thrill and drama of horse racing captured in Chinese Horse Painting is truly remarkable and earned James the accolade of being the first and only Asian artist to be an overseas member of the Society of Equestrian Artist in United Kingdom. Congratulations! James. The legendary Secretariat was a crowning glory of the Sport of Kings becoming the first United States Triple Crown Champion in 25 years in 1973. He has set records in all three events, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. Secretariat’s record of 16 wins in 21 starts in a short span of time of his racing career over 15 months has also earned him the recognition as one of the greatest thoroughbreds of all time in the United States of America. Secretariat had never failed to produce the thrill and excitement for the racing fans every time he entered the starting gate. We wish to emulate the success story of Secretariat in modern day racing providing an inspiration to the various individuals involved in horse racing, be it the horse owners, the horse trainers, the jockeys and most important of all the racing fans. Secretariat has taught us never to give up hope and endeavor to be the very best, against all odds. The launch of this website “Secretariat and James” will place horse racing in a perspective where it represents respectability, transparency, strength and courage. Secretariat will never be forgotten.

 

TAN SRI DATUK RICHARD CHAM HAK LIM

CHAIRMAN SELANGOR TURF CLUB

& TOTALISATOR BOARD OF MALAYSIA

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