Greg Montgomery will be signing the 2018 Travers and Saratoga posters at the following locations this summer. He will be available between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted:
- Thursday, July 19, at Impressions of Saratoga — 386 Broadway
- Friday, July 27, at Soavé Faire — 449 Broadway
- Saturday, August 4, at Spa Fine Art — 376 Broadway
- Friday, August 17, at Crafters Gallery — 427 Broadway
This year’s poster, Backstretch Workout, shows the track area directly across from the famous Clubhouse.
The barns of Saratoga’s Backstretch are as famous as they are picturesque. It is a privilege to spend any time of the racing day back there.
In this year’s poster, we’ve captured trainer Bob Baffert’s “West Coast” in his morning workout on the main track. He’s running in full view of the grooms and hot walkers grazing their charges under the great trees. West Coast, with Mike Smith aboard, won the 2017 Travers, leading the field from wire to wire.
We’ve tried to show the strong light and deep shadow that makes the backstretch such an intimate space. Uncrowded, quiet, close to the action, and with the best view of Saratoga’s famous Clubhouse and roofline, it’s the best seat in the house. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be on an August morning than here, with my coffee and sketchbook. Heaven!
Hope to see you in town or at the Track this summer. All the best, Greg