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Backstretch Move (2002)

Greg Montgomery

Backstretch Move (2002)
  • Backstretch Move (2002)
  • Backstretch Move (2002)
  • $85.00

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!

Two Poster Versions: This poster comes in both a Travers, and a Saratoga version. The artwork is the same on both posters, only the type changes. Look for the "Poster Version" pull-down menu above the price to see and select one.

All posters are hand signed by Greg Montgomery. For special attributions (Congratulations, See you next year!, etc.) Please fill out the Special Instructions Box at Checkout.

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 varnish
Typeface: Adobe Garamond

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