Night at the Races (Louisville, Kentucky)

By Angela Stevens

Night at the Races is a short-sleeve button-down shirt featuring artist Angela Steven's vibrant horse racing print.

Angela depicts the decadent annual scene at Churchill Downs with digital watercolor brush strokes in red and blue.

Mayor button downs are handcrafted in Mississippi with breathable organic cotton fabric to provide you with a comfortable fit in every stitch.

Enjoy wearing one to your next derby party, wedding brunch or relaxing afternoon by the pool.

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky—

The first horse race I attended turned out to be historic. Among the freshly cut red roses, the shadow of the grandstand and twin spires, a sea of pastels and seersucker – sundresses, bowties, sun hats and the like – it was the number eighteen horse in green and yellow letters that stood out.

The 141st Run for the Roses was a scene, a show, a drama – fully living up to the classic Hunter S. Thompson short story. The record-setting 170,513 in attendance made it seem like the entire state of Kentucky was packed into Churchill Downs.

American Pharaoh won the Kentucky Derby I saw, the first leg of his Triple Crown run. I'll never forget that day at the races when I became part of history.

-The Mayor of the Derby

Night at the Races is a gestural digital drawing with digital watercolor brush strokes in red and blue created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

The loose illustrations are meant to give the seamless pattern drama and movement as if drawn while watching the race.

Night at the Races is inspired by the horse races at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, outside of San Diego, California.

It is made specifically to wear to a Kentucky Derby party.

Angela Stevens (@designsbyangelastevens) is a native resident of Las Vegas, Nevada.

A business graduate from the University of Southern California, with a passion for art and sewing, she is a self-taught artist, seamstress and textile designer.

Her love of sewing transitioned into a passion for creating pattern and design in all media forms, including textile patterns through various techniques.

Her work can be found on Spoonflower and Society6.


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