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Rita Dee's Steeplechase sculpture at St. Ledger's Woods
Housing developers and builders in Saratoga County are always trying to tap into the magic and history of Saratoga Race Course. Now the developer of St. Ledger's Woods, a new high-end subdivision in Malta, which is just south of the Spa City, has upped the ante in the race to blend the thrill of Saratoga with the comfort of home. A group named Albany Partners recently hired a Hudson Valley artist to create a large sculpture of a steeplechase horse and jockey. The sculpture sits prominently at the entrance to the development, which so far has just a model home. The sculptor of the horse, Rita Dee of Tivoli, Dutchess County, has created quite a buzz with her artistry. Posted on June 15, 2008.