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Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:51 am
by Man o Taz
One of my favorite photo's ever...Eishin Flash and jockey Mirco Demuro after winning the autumn Tenno Sho in 2012
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I know others love this photo of Prairie Bayou with Mike Smith up...

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What is your favorite horse racing photo, or some of your favorites?

I also love this one of Evening Attire and Tacticianor
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 12:57 pm
by stark
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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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:13 pm
by carole
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Tapiture in the rain

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:14 pm
by peeptoad
Probably the ones Livingston took of Mayakovsky at Mill Creek in the snow and her photos of Evening Attire. They were beautiful.... not sure where they are (or if they are) online anymore.

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:49 pm
by sweettalk
Cozzene
if anyone can find out who took this, please let me know so i can add credit to this post.

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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:58 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
The late Tony Leonard's magnificent photo of Secretariat at Belmont:
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:59 pm
by pointgivenfan
Literally anything Alex Evers does.

And if we're allowed to toot our own personal horns:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/timstepha ... 274249604/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/timstepha ... 274249604/

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:59 pm
by Northport
Camelot before the 2012 Irish Derby - I just find this pic so... whimsical? Idk
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Frankel after winning the 2012 Champion Stakes
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St Nicholas Abbey winning the 2011 Breeders' Cup Turf - to me that is the definition of a horse knowing what it means to win
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Sea The Stars winning the 2009 Arc
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:15 am
by Man o Taz
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.
It can be anything from composition, to beauty to stirring emotion. I tend to focus on the latter.

Nice contributions...

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:16 pm
by Prairie Bayou
The one of Prairie Bayou you posted is hanging above my bed. It is my all time favorite photos of a horse I love.

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:12 am
by Miss Woodford
"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

Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:50 pm
by Man o Taz
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

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:01 pm
by aethervox
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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The full story can be found here: https://thevaulthorseracing.wordpress.c ... rs-trophy/

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:07 pm
by Man o Taz
I love pics of Al Khazeem runniing
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Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:36 pm
by Della
I love, love, love this thread. Thanks to all for sharing these terrific pictures. Please keep them coming.

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:32 pm
by serenassong
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.

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:15 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
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

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:19 pm
by Ridan_Remembered
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.

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:27 pm
by TapitsGal
I can't pick a favorite I like too many horses

Re: Favorite Photos of Race Horses

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:21 am
by Le Beau Bai
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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