New York Racing Association (NYRA) has recently unveiled a logo design on the occasion of the 14th running of its Grade 1 thoroughbred race, the Belmont Stakes, a 1-1/2 mile “Test of Champion”.
This logo pays homage to ‘Rags to Riches’, which last year carried Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith’s blue and orange silks to victory in the Belmont Stakes, becoming only the third filly in history and the first in 102 years to win the $1 million Belmont Stakes.
Senior Vice President of Sales and Market Development. “With the 2008 logo, we hope to establish the new tradition of honoring the previous year’s Belmont Stakes winner by incorporating the owner’s colors into the next year’s event logo.”
With its old-time classic feel, the circular design decorated with unfurling scrolls proclaiming the 140th running of the spring classic, evokes the rich history of the oldest of the Triple Crown races. The Belmont Stakes story, however, is brought up-to-date through the blue and orange of the jockey silks – a color scheme picked-up by the logo’s other design elements – and the flashy chestnut stylized-horse with a white blaze, which all combine to evoke memories of this remarkable filly.