As last season ended on a lovely note, we were asked by NYRA to create a poster for The Whitney Handicap. It was an honor to be asked and a delight to design this poster about another aspect of classic thoroughbred racing at the Saratoga Race Track.
The result is “First Light,” paying homage to the Whitney family with this image of an early morning workout on the Oklahoma track in Horse Haven, on the north side of Union Avenue. With the dawn and the muffled beat of horse hoofs, exercise riders race past the Whitney Viewing Stand, in itself a reverent nod to days gone by. We’re hoping that you enjoy this more classic artwork tending toward my earlier silk screens. The luminous yellow of the warmth of August mornings will hold many memories for those of us who enjoy the magical racing season.
Here are the dates and places for my poster signings this summer, as well as a few other dates to consider: The 30th Retrospective of Greg Montgomery’s Travers Posters at the National Museum of Racing through December 31, 2015 July 24, 7–9 pm — Crafters Gallery July 25, 7–9 pm — Impressions July 31, 7–9 pm — Spa Fine Arts Aug. 1, 7–9 pm — Soavé Faire Aug. 7, 12:30–2 pm — National Museum of Racing, following the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Aug. 8 — The Whitney Handicap Aug. 10–11 — Fasig-Tipton Sale Aug. 15–16 — NY Bred Preferred Yearlings Aug. 16, 1–3 pm — Front Street Home Aug. 29 — The Travers Stakes