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Around the post and turning for home. The jockeys have held their horses back, planned their final moves, and it’s here at the top of the stretch where the race really gets interesting. Silhouetted in the background is Saratoga’s famous gazebo, another part of this race course’s Victorian charm.
The original sketch for this poster showed three jockeys. There was a jockey on the far right with blue silks, but it was just too busy; too much detail. The race actually came down to two runners and riders anyway — the amazing Jerry Bailey on Sea Hero and Julie Krone on Colonial Affair! One of the treasures I have from years at the track is a copy of this poster signed by Jerry Bailey, Julie Krone, and trainers 'Mack' Miller and Scotty Schulhofer. Wow.
Production Details:This is the 10th 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 coverInks: Four colors plus off-line varnishTypeface: Adobe Garamond
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