Political races weren’t the only kind that Sir Winston Churchill thrived on. He also loved to race horses. His handsome Colonist II is immortalized (and miniaturized) in this bookend, impeccably detailed by the British sculptor Jon Bickley.
Colonist’s reins are leather and behind him, on a piece of fencing, hangs the hat that Sir Winston is wearing in the photo Levenger has reproduced. The quote is classic Churchill.
On the face of the bookends is quote by Churchill from 1949: “I told him this is a very big race and if he won it he would never have to run again but spend the rest of his life in agreeable female company.”