I am bored, been looking through some old pics, and thought I"d bore you all with sharing some...hah.... First time I took my current camera/long lens out to the track... about 6am in the dark late March 2009 --- This was 2008 champion 2yo Stardom Bound working out. Teuflesberg - a young, not so big named stallion that I was a huge fan of on the racetrack. I love his nose Stormalory <outside> won the Transylvania stakes in 4/09, his last win before breaking down in a race on Kentucky Derby weekend Hard to get over the loss of this guy... Informed Decision winning in April 09. One of my VERY FAVORITES racing right now. She was Champion sprinter in 09 Lawyer Ron was a wonderful racehorse who won and ran a lot of thrilling races! Sadly, he died in the spring of last year due to colic. Mushka in the pouring rain...(My first time shooting a race in the POURING rain.) When it rains...it tends to pour here in April... Mr. Sidney wins the Makers Mark Mile - a big turf race at our tracks spring meet. Nicanor - younger brother to the ill fated champ, Barbaro <in case anyone knows who he is>. And my favorite jock, Julien Leparoux getting ready for a morning workout. Nicanor has a GORGEOUS head/face Forever Together, another FAVORITE of mine who is buddy and stablemate to Informed Decision <fourth pic I posted>. General Quarters winning the Bluegrass Stakes last year <last prep for the Kentucky Derby>. He's got a COOL story between him and his trainer, he's getting a break right now, but should be a BIG name in the fall championships. Love this horse Nothing like going to the track early in the morning during the racemeets <April & Oct>. A nearly impossible shot taken on a dark, dreary, rainy early morning. My first morning at the historic track, Churchill Downs, a week before the Kentucky Derby. I'd been to the track 2x before, but never like this LOL Eventual 2009 Kentucky Derby winner, Mine That Bird I planned this pic to turn out like this - knowing the trainer and who his horses were. Focus on the horses...and keep the trainer as background.. Rachel Alexandra - 2009 Horse of the Year and Champion 3 yo. AMAZING, not another word for her. Rachel Alexandra and her 'humans' coming over to the saddling area for the Kentucky Oaks. Rachel Alexandra winning the Kentucky Oaks by 20 lengths!! Rachel and her Lillies before going into the winners circle Ken Ramsey, a notable racehorse owner/breeder celebrates after getting a big win in a race on Kentucky Derby day! His words were 'I finally got one! I finally got one!" The elusive, Kentucky Derby trophy Mine That Bird wins the Kentucky Derby And if you've managed to get through all of this now... <you have as much time to kill as me LOL> I am getting ready to work a yearling sale soon...taking these kind of pics -- these are from last July Waiting... Black Mamba gets a closer look at her sales advertisement <Nov 09>. One of my VERY FAVORITE sale moments...priceless... In January it's not totally uncommon to see mares go through the sales ring with a foal at their side. This mare just happened to be a champion, and her newborn 14 hour colt by one of the hottest young stallions... My fav 2yo from the April 2010 sale, Wilburn Winter in the Bluegrass.... <Central KY> I could go on and on... I have over 5,000 pics in my photostream LOL And all those pics on my computer I haven't done anything with...! I don't put up a lot of my sale pics on flickr though, as I do some work off and on with 2 other websites, and it's too hard trying to upload to 3 sites.... I'm doing the July sale even if I don't get paid for it - something I LOVE to do. I'm hoping the one website comes through though, as if it does it'll mean more work with them in the fall! I also found out I am going to be credentialed for the World Equestrian Games in September!!! I am soooo excited, but terrified LOL!! I hope I didn't put anyone to sleep...just browsing, and figured I'd share some of my personal favorites..