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John Henry

(c) Janice Cox

Original "lumpy" mold, 1988-2002 Smoothed out mold, 2003-present

The John Henry mold was introduced in 1988 and is a portrait model of two time Horse of the Year Thoroughbred John Henry. The mold has the " Breyer Reeves" linear stamp only. It was sculpted by Jeanne Mellin Herrick and is Breyer's mold #445.

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Photo Photo Box Card Model Number Name Color Release Dates Released Through/Notes

  445 John Henry, Famous Race Horse slightly semigloss dark bay with light russet shading, black points 1988-1990 Later models have more russet shading, some appearing to be brindled

  755 General Grant's Cincinnati dark bay, star, black points 1999-2000
(c) BreyerCollectables.com     836 Joe Patchen, Sire of Dan Patch black, star and blaze, black mane/tail, four stockings 1991-1993
  961 The Cree Indian Horse, Naytukskie-Kukatos bay overo, white face with brown spots, dorsal stripe, black mane/tail, near hind sock, off hind and forelegs mostly white, blue mane ribbons, yellow zig-zag band on near foreleg Jan-Jun 1996 Collectors' Edition

With hang tag. Ribbons are hand painted.

    961 The Cree Indian Horse, Naytukskie-Kukatos bay overo, white face with brown spots, dorsal stripe, black mane/tail, near hind sock, off hind and forelegs mostly white, red-orange mane ribbons, blue zig-zag band on near foreleg Jul-Dec 1996

Collectors' Edition

With hang tag. Ribbons are hand painted.

    961 The Cree Indian Horse, Naytukskie-Kukatos     Hang tag.
(c) Jamie Dulin       1188 Seabiscuit, Legendary Racehorse bay, black points, no white markings 2003-2008 Seabiscuit Collection

Lighter and with more shading than #445

(c) Jamie Dulin   1273 Forego shaded dark bay, star, three socks, not off fore 2006 Racing Days Collection
      1392 ELCR Benefit Model light dappled grey, darker grey mane/tail, legs 2009 With hang tag
      1392G Glossy ELCR Benefit Model glossy light dappled grey, darker grey mane/tail, legs 2009 BreyerWest Prize Model
(~4 made)
      1393 ELCR Benefit Model dun, blaze, dark brown mane/tail, dorsal stripe, hind socks 2009 With hang tag
(c) Wendy Hicks       1393G Glossy ELCR Benefit Model glossy dun, blaze, dark brown mane/tail, dorsal stripe, hind socks 2009 BreyerWest Prize Model
(~4 made)
(c) Reeves International, Inc.       1494 Northern Dancer bay, blaze, black points, three socks, not off fore 2012-current  
(c) Reeves International, Inc.       1494G Glossy Northern Dancer glossy bay, blaze, black points, three socks, not off fore 2014 BreyerFest Child/Youth Show Reserve Grand Champ
(4 made)
  491192 John Henry
Quiet Foxhunters Set
With Roemer and Rugged Lark
liver chestnut, star and blaze, darker chestnut mane/tail, near fore and off hind stockings 1992 Sears Holiday Catalog
(1,800 sets made)

  707598 Cowboy Pride Ranch Horse Set
With Running Stallion and Standing Stock Horse Foal
bay roan, dark bay face and knees, black mane/tail, four socks 1998 JCPenney Holiday Catalog

With Certificate of Authenticity

  711594 Dark Bay Western Horse dark plum bay, solid face, black points, four stockings 1994 JCPenney Holiday Catalog
(6,700 made)
        Brown/Grey John Henry #445 brown/grey 1994 BreyerFest Live Auction
(1 made)
      Seabiscuit
With jockey Red Pollard
bay, black points, no white marking 2003

JCPenney Holiday Catalog

Same as #1188, with rider

(c) Kira Hamilton         Denim John Henry solid blue 2009

Lone Star Experience
(1 made)

With red kerchief

Mold Introduction


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