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Many mile-long races are won and lost in the first ten feet. Every triumphant winning horse and jockey first had to enter, then make a clean break from, the starting gate. And it isn’t easy. The whole idea of getting very large, very powerful, high-strung thoroughbreds into tiny padded green boxes must seem a little flawed, at least to the men and women who have to accomplish it nine times a day. But, along with the intrepid jockeys, accomplish it they do. The race horses are trained to accept the momentary confinement and to break from the gate at the sound of the bell. After that, it’s all about acceleration.
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 13th 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 varnishTypeface: Adobe Garamond
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