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Illustration Friday—Jump

May 2, 2012


The Kentucky Derby, where man pushes beast to “jump” hooves through hoops, is upon us. I’m not a fan for so many reasons, but Friday is the Oaks, which is a race only for fillies and spectators are encouraged to wear pink to save the ta-tas. This one’s for the girls both horse and rider because fast girls do it in pink, wearing heels, donning hats, shrouded in flowers.

And go Oaks Lily—At 50 to 1 with silks of pink, you’re my girl! Stay safe!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2012 6:41 pm

    Love it!

  2. May 2, 2012 8:19 pm

    I agree with your sentiment on jumps racing, love your art though 🙂

  3. May 2, 2012 8:26 pm

    I love this!! My husband grew up not far from Churchill Downs, so Derby parties are a tradition with us. But I share your views on the sport itself. I say we let the horses trot around the track at a leisurely pace while we all sip juleps and eat Derby pie!

  4. Hilary Fordyce permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:46 pm

    Love it! I am with you on the sport…although watching horses run all out in their pastures is magical.

  5. May 2, 2012 11:00 pm

    Nicely done! I am not sure I would call that an appropriate outfit for racing, but it is terribly stylish!

  6. Jennifer Noel Bower permalink
    May 3, 2012 2:58 pm

    Not a big fan of the races or steeplechase but the ROLEX in Kentucky!!!!!! Talk about gifted horse and rider skilled in Dressage, Show Jumping and a Cross Country course at full gallop with dressy hurdles along that way. That is a nail biter….and no one ever bets on those beauties. I love this P, as you surely know I will. Go filly go, and ‘stay safe indeed.’

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  8. May 4, 2012 3:21 pm

    Love it! The shoes are fabulous! And I, too, will be hoping they all finish the race in good health – both the fillies today, & the colts tomorrow!

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