Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Opening Weekend at Keeneland - Begging for a Break in Tradition

My horse betting strategy is very scientific! Always drawn to color and design, the rationale of black & white statistics in the day’s program are trumped by the power of persuasion during the paddock parade. Flamboyant silks and caps, plus a horse with spunk, become my top picks.

The evolution of the colored racing silks can be traced to the European medieval tradition of coats of arms associated with particular families and affiliations. (History of Jockey Silks)

The turf track is an equestrian runway. Coats of arms may be a medieval pastime. Design your own silk & cap with a contemporary twist and use fashion trends to modernize the apparel of the thoroughbred rider.

My inspired superfecta: Navaho, Pretty in Paisley, Eye Candy, Wild Safari
I think fashion silks are a winning bet


Grey Hall

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