So much of what is shown and remembered of famous thoroughbred races happens in the homestretch or, more typically, at the finish line. And for good reason. It is at the finish that all the carefully wrought strategies and deft positioning play out in a thundering crescendo to the delight of thousands. This year, I wanted to show a little bit of how the winner got to the front of the pack — a bit of the drama played out far from the grandstand and more than a half mile from the eventual finish. I wanted to show the incredible sinuous power of the race-ready thoroughbred making his move in the backstretch. From this vantage point, the full panorama of Saratoga’s famous grandstand and infield is laid out before you. Too bad you can’t be both places at once.
Production Details:This is the 17th poster in The Colors of Racing poster series.17" x 33" (43.2 cm x 83.8 cm) Limited Edition (The Travers/Saratoga posters are never reprinted)Paper: Strobe 80 lb. dull cover Inks: Four colors plus off-line varnishTypeface: Adobe Garamond
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