The 2014 poster artwork, Picking a Winner, shows a familiar scene played out more than a dozen times a day that is uniquely Saratoga: crowds of Saratoga Clubhouse patrons getting a final close look at the thoroughbreds and jockeys before the race.
In this scene, track patrons are watching the 2013 Travers Stakes winner Will Take Charge and jockey Luis Saez make their way beneath the awnings and trees on their way from paddock to track.
For more than ten years, my partner, Paula, has been suggesting that I showcase the beautiful and historic white ornamental ironwork columns and hand-carved horse head rafters that grace this corner of the Clubhouse. So, finally, here they are. The photos she took to help me with the column’s details are actually paper prints with negatives — talk about “historic”!
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.
This is the 29th 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: McCoy 80 lb. dull cover - FSC Responsible Forestry Certified
Inks: Five colors plus off-line varnish
Typeface: Adobe Garamond
Printer: Snyder Printing, Inc., Troy, NY