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RACING SILKS


This image from the Travers Stakes.

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The history of horse racing can be traced historically to centuries ago as can the use of colored cloth to distinguish rider. 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. In the late 18th century the English Jockey Club recorded the first resolution to establish a uniform code that would identify and distinguish rider and horse during a race. The tradition took hold and today, to enter races such as the famous Kentucky Derby, owners must register their silk colors with the authorizing body.
A combination of color and pattern, such as circle, line, star, or square designs will comprise the unique detailing of the shirt and helmet cover and sometimes the horse’s saddle towel.


Images from Calder Race Course jockey's room.
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Sublimation Racing Silks.
These silks are printed on poly satin and with this technique you can reproduce any design easily with any color-there are no limitations as with traditional nylon racing silks.  The colors are vibrant and permanent.