My Racing Trophies and the Derby Dream

wills trophy

In early 1998, Vodafone commissioned me to create a trophy for the Epsom Derby.  This was the start of a twelve-year association with the world’s greatest and most famous horserace.

Unlike my small racing bronzes re-cast for the winning jockey and trainer, the owner’s trophy was a separate commission allowing me to produce something different each year.

Diverse and extensive research into the Derby has enabled me to acquire a deep understanding of the great classic, the horses that have won it and its victorious owners, trainers and jockeys.  I have transformed the knowledge I have gained into sculptures each of which, in turn, play their part in the historical, rich and romantic tapestry of the ultimate and purest test of a racing thoroughbred; named on the toss of a coin

“William Newton’s Vodafone Derby trophies have all been very different, beautifully executed and greatly admired.”
(Terry Barwick – Former Director of Vodafone – Corporate Affairs)

Please click here to see my extensive work for trophies involved with many internationally renowned horse racing events.

Trophy Gallery