Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Miss Woodford » Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:12 am

"The Savage", Great Prospector biting Golden Derby in the 1980 Tremont Stakes
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Red Rum training at Southport Beach
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McDynamo and his old jockey Jody Petty at a ceremony honoring McDynamo's induction into the Hall of Fame
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Man o Taz » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:50 pm

I love this pic of American Pharoah finishing the Preakness clean as a whistle...

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And I also really like this shot of Honor Code winning the Met Mile...

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And this one of Dr. Fager winning the Withers...seemingly all alone
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Kelso winning the 1962 Woodward with an amazing crowd in the background...
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby aethervox » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:01 pm

One of my favorites is the photo of Ron Turcotte looking back during Secretariat's Belmont stretch run

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Another favorite is Man o' War drinking from the gold cup after his match race with Sir Barton; this same cup is awarded to the Travers Stakes Winners.

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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Man o Taz » Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:07 pm

I love pics of Al Khazeem runniing
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Della » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:36 pm

I love, love, love this thread. Thanks to all for sharing these terrific pictures. Please keep them coming.
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby serenassong » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:32 pm

stark wrote:Not sure what makes a photo a favorite, but if it means one I'll never forget it has to be Chris Antley and Charismatic.

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God Bless the Ant Man. He saved the horse, but couldnt save himself. R. I. P.

And, in case you didnt notice- Charismatic arrived back in the US almost to the day on the 16th anniversary of his death.
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:15 pm

aethervox wrote:One of my favorites is the photo of Ron Turcotte looking back during Secretariat's Belmont stretch run


With respect, Ronnie was actually looking at the timer on the tote board at that moment. He wanted to know how close they were to a record. I was in the clubhouse stands that June day in 1973 and remember it as if the race occurred this morning. Belmont splits: :46 1/5, 1:09 4/5, 1:59, 2:24. No one could believe the time, and the question on almost everyone's lips was, "How much did he win by?" No one knew until it was measured that Secretariat had won by 31 lengths, but everyone knew they had witnessed one of the truly rare sports events in history. And you know what? Secretariat wasn't even blowing all that hard when they led him to the winners circle.

This famous close up by Neil Leifer of Sport Illustrated of the same moment shows where Ronnie was looking then (but he did look back at the field once as Secretariat rounded the far turn into the stretch):

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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 pm

serenassong wrote:God Bless the Ant Man. He saved the horse, but couldnt save himself. R. I. P.

And, in case you didnt notice- Charismatic arrived back in the US almost to the day on the 16th anniversary of his death.


Yes, indeed, God bless Chris Antley with the peace the man never found in life. Charismatic is home and I, for one, am deeply grateful to Chris and everyone else who made it possible for that wonderful horse to live a long life and return to Kentucky.
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby TapitsGal » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:27 pm

I can't pick a favorite I like too many horses
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Postby Le Beau Bai » Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:21 am

Long Run leading Denman and Kauto Star after the last fence at Cheltenham on the way to winning the Gold Cup.

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Thistlecrack who is now three from three over fences.

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Hurricane Fly who won 22 Grade 1 races before retiring last year (Photo - Healy Racing)

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