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Racing Colours Silks"
Welcome to our handy guide to some of the biggest colours in racing!

Every race horse owner must register at least one, unique set of colours (or 'silks'). This enables punters and stewards to quickly identify runners and who they belong to.

Such is the demand for certain designs that some colours can sell for thousands, or even tens of thousands, of pounds. Cherished colours, those that have a particularly interesting or long history, are often the most expensive, as are 'plain' silks consituted of just a single colour (for example Godolphin's Royal Blue, or John and Sue Magnier's Dark Blue).

So take a look at the designs below and if you think you've got a better idea for a design, or if you fancy buying your own set, then remember to check out our Racing Colours Page. Even if you just want to play around with some combinations, then feel free to have an experiment and see what suits you best! If you need some inspiration, check out Our Favourites at the bottom of this page!


  Flat

 1. Ballymacoll Stud
 2. Cheveley Park Stud
 3. Christopher Tsui
 4. Godolphin
 5. Hamdan al Maktoum
 6. H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan
 7. John and Sue Magnier
 8. Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum
 9. Michael Tabor
 10. The Aga Khan
 11. Prince Khalid Abdulla
 12. Highclare Thoroughbred Racing
 13. Mr. and Mrs. R. Kelvin Hughes
 14. Saeed Manana
  Jump

 1. Andrea and Graham Wylie
 2. Clive Smith
 3. David Johnson
 4. J.P. McManus
 5. Paul Barber and Mrs. M. Findlay
 6. Sir Robert Ogden
 7. The Stewart Family
 8. Trevor Hemmings
 9. Vida Bingham



Flat

1.                                       2.                                    3.                                   4.
PALE BLUE, WHITE and YELLOW check cap     RED, WHITE sash, ROYAL BLUE cap     YELLOW, PURPLE cap, YELLOW star     ROYAL BLUE

5.                                        6.                                    7.                                   8.
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, striped cap     EMERALD GREEN, BLACK chevrons on sleeves     DARK BLUE     YELLOW, BLACK epaulets

9.                                        10.                                  11.                                12.
ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap     GREEN, RED epaulets     GREEN, PINK sash and cap, WHITE sleeves     LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap

13.                                      14.
GREY, WHITE epaulets     WHITE, RED sash, RED and WHITE striped cap


Jump

1.                                       2.                                    3.                                   4.
BLACK and BEIGE (halved), chevrons on sleeves, BEIGE cap     EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW spots, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN halved sleeves, PURPLE cap     ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots     EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW hoops, WHITE cap

5.                                        6.                                    7.                                   8.
DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap     MAUVE and PINK check, WHITE sleeves, PINK cap     BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap     EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap

9.
EMERALD GREEN, PURPLE armlets


Our Favourites

The Battenberg*             The Chocolatier              The Obama                   The Kasparov
PINK and YELLOW sponge cake     BEIGE apron, CHOCOLATE dunked sleeves     RED and WHITE stripes, BLUE cap, WHITE stars     BLACK and WHITE checkerboard

The Traffic Cone           The Cruella de Vil           The Parking Ticket          The Lighthouse
ORANGE plastic, WHITE reflective strip     BLACK spots, WHITE fur     BLACK tarmac, double YELLOW line     RED and WHITE paint, YELLOW revolving light

*Still available at the time of writing!


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