Latest News for todayI was out early for the trainings this morning. Somehow I missed Ziconic's timed work; I went to the main track & immediately saw a Shirreff's horse (no one I knew). So either; a) I missed Zi by a few minutes, or b) he was one of the pair running full-out a bit later, that was blocked from my view by a wall of horses coming along the rail from the other direction. or c) he was at the other track. I did see John, with another horse & rider, but nobody I knew. Oh, well! I gave it my my best shot. (Every horse I saw with a blaze had their photo taken today!) Spent about 3 hours taking pics. Kiaran McLaughlin's saddlecloth is similar to John's, so I'm hoping to get a shot of Rachel's Valentina in the mix some day.
Ahh! wonderful photos SallyT! Great that you got to see the newly completed Native Dancer statue by Gwen Reardon. Gwen's works are just amazing...Gee 84 years old and still actively making masterpieces!!
Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures, SallyT. I'm enjoying comparing Honor Code's before and after head shots. It looks like there's an intensity in his eye before the race that's softened in the after shot. I thought both Honor Code and Liam's Map ran brilliant races.
Thanks again, Sally. Wonderful pictures and clever "angle" to do the before and after headshots and present the other pictures in the "series" in the same order. Try putting them together in a picture book form for publication. Maybe Saratoga would like them for a souvenir booklet they could sell. You could earn some moeny that way. To pay for more days over there.