"There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy the good of all his labor that he taketh under the sun...for to him that is joined to all the living there is hope.”
Campaigning a race horses is an earthly indulgence -- a privileged pleasure – extolled in the wisdom of Ecclesiastes. Apropos of this Old Testament canon, the colors of Signal Hill Farms connote the values traditionally expressed in religious pomp.
Purple is the liturgical color of worship that speaks of faith, patience and devotion. The trials of training and racing the thoroughbred lean heavily into the character of the horseman.
Orange, the color of fire and flame, the red of passion tempered by the yellow of wisdom, is symbolic of the balance between strength and endurance. The might and grace of the thoroughbred at speed is a profound expression of life’s energy, momentum, and ever-present impermanence.
Green represents the breaking of shackles and the victory of life, which in horse racing is the rare nexus of talent and opportunity.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might.”