Okay, so you won’t see any of us standing in the Winner’s Circle but you will see one of our most unique products to date!
We were asked to create the blanket that will be draped over the winning horse in the upcoming Belmont Stakes. The blanket is a hybrid of techniques and materials. The field is an elegant forest green velvet material and the seal containing the race logo is crafted in layers of nylon fabric. Each layer was painstakingly stitched on (appliqued), color by color, and hand- trimmed to reveal the Belmont Stakes logo in detail. The double-layered construction of the finished product has made it thick and soft—all in all, a handsome adornment for the proud winner.
Here at Accent Banner we’re rooting for “I’ll Have Another” to win at Belmont, making him the first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Hard to believe it’s been 34 years since “Affirmed” outran the competition and accomplished that amazing feat. Whatever the outcome, it’s bound to be exciting!
Photo from: Reuters/Wall St. journal
For more information on this year’s Belmont Stakes visit www.belmontstakes.com. To catch all of the racing action tune into NBC Saturday the 9th starting at 5pm. If you’re lucky enough to be going to the race, do us a favor and pop some pics of the winner draped in our blanket. We’d love to see them and there just might be a little something in it for you as well!
Accent Banner is privileged to have been chosen to fabricate the 2012 Belmont Stakes Winner’s Circle
blanket. We enjoyed the challenge and eagerly await the moment of its intended purpose!