At The 16th Pole

//At The 16th Pole

At The 16th Pole

Toward the end of the race, the horses are at their greatest speed. Pole markers are placed at specific distances around the track, marking the distance from the finish line. Named after the remaining distance, 1/16th poles are black and white striped; quarter poles are red and white.

24″ x 32″ unframed

Oil and enamel on board, 1968