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Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:35 pm

Without going into a bunch of tiresome detail, I am trying to do a painting of Your Host - complete with jockey. That's where the trouble starts - the jockey part. I have searched all over the Net looking for a clue as to what colors William Goetz's racing silks were and have only come to the conclusion that Google is getting to be very useless.
Does anyone know what the colors were? Or can you point me to a site or tell me other famous horses Goetz might have owned where I might have a hope of seeing something in color?
I know this is probably not the right spot for this post but I didn't know anywhere else to put it. I got bit by the dumb ass today. :D
Any help VERY much appreciated! Thanks!
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:05 pm

I feel confident that the information is on file with the Jockey Club. Why don't you try inquiring there? Google was never very promising in that quest as Your Host ran at a time where most pictures were in black and white still. Now, being associated with the movie industry, Goetz as well as his breeder might have had some color photos or even film taken of some of his races, but they'd likely never entered public domain. Besides, even if you come across some, the color quality may have distorted over the ages. Quality-wise, your best bet would probably be slides, from what little I remember about color pictures from that time.
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:37 pm

The guy on this site seems to be quite knowledgable, he lists them as: Turquoise, Maroon Shoulder Straps and Stripes on Sleeves, Maroon Cap ... &start=403
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:37 pm

All the photos in this are in black & white, but it was interesting watching it :)

And if you use the colors you found on that other site, there are several clear images you might be able to piece it together with: ... ost382.jpg
Photos from my racing travels:
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:47 pm

black and white as well (except for the painting), but lots of info and pics

by Abigail Anderson ... your-host/

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Thu Oct 03, 2013 12:04 pm

OMG! Thank you thank you thank you for all your kind replies! Love you guys! *HUG*
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:36 pm

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This should verify what has been stated earlier. The shoulder straps run north/south as opposed to from the collar to the shoulder as in Fred Hooper's silks.
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