2018 Poster Art
Here is the 2018 Race Poster! Depicted is a jockey in traditional racing silks in the colors of Marion Dupont Scott. Mrs. Scott’s colors were in the winner’s circle countless times between the early 1930’s until her death in 1984. She bred many successful Thoroughbred racehorses at Montpelier who dominated both in steeplechase racing and flat racing.
The Artist, Sandra Forbush, is very well known for her sporting paintings and portraits. Ms Forbush did the 1995 poster for the Races also depicting a jockey in Mrs. Scott’s silks and it remains one of the all time favorites. For more information visit her website http://www.sandraforbush.com/. This year’s painting will be silent auctioned at the Races and posters and other items with the artwork will be for sale at the Races.
History of Montpelier Races
Marion duPont Scott started The Montpelier Hunt Races in 1934 on the front lawn of James Madison’s home. The hurdle course features the only live brush jumps in the Commonwealth of Virginia.