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
The Jockey Club has a useful chart of
eligible for registration in New York to give you some ideas. You can also
visit silksmaker Classic Silks'
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.
Official Supplier of Silks for Legends on Tour
At Classic Silks USA we make the owner happy, the jockey proud and
racing look its best.
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