Favorite Photos of Race Horses

User avatar
Afrashad
Posts: 150
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:48 pm

Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:25 am

Cavalryman winning the Princess Of Wales's Stakes in the rain at Newmarket.

Image
User avatar
Man o Taz
Posts: 685
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:03 am

Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:37 pm

Great shot of Cavalryman...

I have always like this shot of Dr. Fager, too.
Image
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse.
-Bedouin Legend


Give to Old Friends, or your favorite local horse rescue.
stark
Posts: 3883
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Location: SoCal

Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:29 am

This Morning @ Keeneland
Image
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
User avatar
Della
Posts: 580
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:24 am
Location: Plymouth Meeting, near Philly, PA
Contact:

Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:27 pm

Looking at that lovely picture Stark posted of Keeneland on this snowy morning, I'm struck by how few (any?) USA horses train in quarter sheets during the winter compared with UK horses who universally seem to wear those red/yellow/black woollen exercise blankets.
User avatar
Treve
Posts: 4046
Joined: Fri May 08, 2015 5:12 pm

Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:54 pm

Della wrote:Looking at that lovely picture Stark posted of Keeneland on this snowy morning, I'm struck by how few (any?) USA horses train in quarter sheets during the winter compared with UK horses who universally seem to wear those red/yellow/black woollen exercise blankets.
I think the difference would be in management?
Here in Canada whether we use exercise sheets is entirely dependent on whether the horse is clipped or not, and whether the horse is clipped or not depends on whether it was preventively blanketed.
The horses that are blanketed preventively still grow a bit of a winter coat but it is not very thick or long. It still gives them enough protection that while working they won't get cold, and using a quarter sheet would cause them to over-sweat, which in turn would elevate the risk of them getting cold.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
Macaroni
Posts: 1172
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:52 am

Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Looking for my legitimate favorites, but in the meantime, here's one of Runhappy that always makes me laugh because it looks like he's a man with a horse's head, taking an important business call on a cell phone:

Image
User avatar
Private Thoughts
Posts: 381
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:18 pm
Location: Kentucky

Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:29 pm

One of my favorite photos; Alydar in the snow. (Photo by Lee P Thomas)


Image
User avatar
Man o Taz
Posts: 685
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:03 am

Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm

Thanks for keeping this thread alive. Truly special pictures.

Image

I was trying to find a picture of Bernardini in the mud because he loved it when I saw him at Darley once. They do not want these pictures out there and came up with this one instead...
And Allah took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it, and created the horse.... Thou shall fly without wings, and conquer without any sword. Oh, horse.
-Bedouin Legend


Give to Old Friends, or your favorite local horse rescue.
stark
Posts: 3883
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Location: SoCal

Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:39 pm

guess who? ;)
Image
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
BaroqueAgain1
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:03 pm

Songbird?
User avatar
sweettalk
Posts: 1942
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm

Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:54 pm

I was about to ask why no mud pics, they would show a happy horse?

the answer is people. people who were angry to see them turn out a horse in his halter. those people. that's why.
Get out to Lenny’s for their big grand opening sale. Find eight government secrets and get a free kidnapping and personality reassignment so that you’ll forget you found them!
lurkey mclurker
Posts: 2081
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:15 pm

Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:15 pm

sweettalk wrote:I was about to ask why no mud pics, they would show a happy horse?

the answer is people. people who were angry to see them turn out a horse in his halter. those people. that's why.
Well here is a very muddy halter-wearing definitely unofficial pic of Runhappy, running happy :lol:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C2DGYE9UoAI7LXC.jpg
User avatar
sweettalk
Posts: 1942
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 5:05 pm

Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:33 pm

that is a fantastic picture. more of those!
Get out to Lenny’s for their big grand opening sale. Find eight government secrets and get a free kidnapping and personality reassignment so that you’ll forget you found them!
stark
Posts: 3883
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Location: SoCal

Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:37 pm

Nice shot Ms. Livingston with Money Mike going to the whip right out of the gate.
Image
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
stark
Posts: 3883
Joined: Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:55 am
Location: SoCal

Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:42 pm

Image
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
User avatar
Northport
Posts: 1958
Joined: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:13 pm
Location: probably near the food

Tue May 16, 2017 10:24 pm

Racing Post posted this photo to accompany a Frankel article - I though I'd seen every Frankel photo, but I haven't seen this one, it's lovely.

Image
weeeeeeeee
BaroqueAgain1
Posts: 9359
Joined: Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:16 pm

Tue May 16, 2017 10:37 pm

It looks like the rider is in the Juddmonte silks, so I would presume that this was taken on race day? Maybe on his way to post on one of those spacious English tracks, where the photographer was able to catch the colt with only turf (and a lone tree?) in the background.
carole
Posts: 2300
Joined: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:57 pm

Wed May 17, 2017 6:44 pm

I believe that was him pulling up after the 2000 Guineas, number and course conditions match and the race was also sponsored by QIPCO. It's a gorgeous shot, I think there's a similar one somewhere of Sea The Stars
barbaro111
Posts: 458
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:43 pm

Wed May 17, 2017 8:44 pm

Great thread--I am so moved by these amazing photos
barbaro111
Posts: 458
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:43 pm

Wed May 17, 2017 8:44 pm

Great thread--I am so moved by these amazing photos
Post Reply