“First Light" — new poster for the Whitney Handicap
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.
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.
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: