Former trainer Seth Benzel making mark in abstract art
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Former trainer Seth Benzel making mark in abstract art

Former trainer and current abstract artist Seth Benzel is shown in front of one of his recent works. Artwork from former horse racing trainer Seth Benzel. Seth Benzel’s transition from flourishing race horse trainer to successful abstract artist has been a fascinating one thus far. The 44-year-old graded stakes-winning trainer, who won the Grade 2 Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in 2010 with Dynaslew, has since left racing completely and returned to his lifelong passion: creating art. “It’s been an amazing progression and now I am literally living the life I want to live,” Benzel said. “I’m traveling. I’m making art. I have my own gallery. “But, more importantly, I am sharing the experience of art and paintings with people.” And it’s not just personal friends and family or casual art fans that are enjoying Benzel’s work. Connections from the thoroughbred industry are, too, and those relationships continue to help spread his works of art. “It’s really amazing how it’s all coming together,” Benzel said as he prepared for a recent trip to Spain to study and observe the country’s diverse and longstanding art culture. Benzel, a former assistant to current and future Hall of Fame thoroughbred […]

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