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Jockey Silks


Q2)  How do I decide on the color and design of my silks?

The history of racing is very colorful and bright colors work best for silks. That said, you may have already decided that some bright colors just aren't what you want. In that case, patterns and designs can help your silks stand out in a crowd.

The Jockey Club has a useful chart of designs eligible for registration in New York to give you some ideas. You can also visit silksmaker Classic Silks' Online Silks Designer Software.

Some people like to show their initials or an emblem representing a special interest, hobby or vocation. You can look at trade magazines or win pictures for ideas, too. Keep in mind how your silks will look when the horses are running by, what they look like in the paddock, and how they will look in win photos. And, of course, you'll want to respect others who have already registered and used their silks designs. 

You'll want to note that in New York, navy blue is not an acceptable color - it's too close to black. Also, you're limited to two colors on the jacket and two colors on the sleeves, for a maximum of four colors. (You may not plan to race in New York right now, but you may have the opportunity in the future. It never hurts to plan ahead!)

Finally, consulting with your silksmaker will help you finalize the colors and patterns that best represent you - on the track and in the winner's circle.


Thanks to Classic Silks USA for their help with this topic.

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