Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Almost wordless Wednesday

Aurora's Arapahoe Park may not be a hotbed of world class racing, but it's a nice place to spend a day.  Here are a few more pictures from last Friday's race.  Enjoy!















11 comments:

  1. Oh man, I want to rescue that one bay trotting to the starting gate. What a trot! Yes please. Call me when he's done racing :)

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    1. Actually he's trotting BACK to the winner's circle after winning the 7th race at odds of 44-1 (yeah, we all wish we'd have bet on that one!). Since I am an enabler, too, I will tell you the horse's name is Ile St. Frances. He's a five year old bay gelding by Ile St. Louis, and like Miss Lake, he was running in a $5,000 claiming race.

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    2. Man, I need more money :) I'd claim him for myself as a hunter!

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  2. I lived in Denver (Englewood, greater Denver, and Montbello, out near Stapleton Airport) as a kid, from 1982-1990, and can just barely remember old Centennial Race Track. I never went there, obviously, but it was across the street from REI and my dad is a camping-gear nut so I saw it in the distance a lot until they tore it down.

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  3. That last picture sure looks like the Stone Foundation Quarter Horse!

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  4. Flick would be mad if I bought him a friend... otherwise, that dark bay Ile St Francis? MINE.

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  5. You always take such lovely pictures - what kind of camera do you use?

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    1. I am a longtime Nikon girl, having owned first a 6006, then a D50 and now a D90. I have an an assortment of lenses, mostly bought cheaply off Craig's List (my husband is a dedicated bargain shopper!) but the photos in this post were taken with a Nikon lens I bought new. It's worth mentioning that nearly every photo I've ever published on this blog has been edited with photo shop. I'm certainly not a photo shop expert, but I like being able to rotate/crop/color correct and edit out all the dog hair!

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    2. Thanks! Some day I hope to invest in a nice camera and some classes...

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  6. O.O I love all of these horses but I don't think my dad would take and off the track throughbred very well xD but I was looking at all the bridles and is there only one buckle on these? I'm trying to make a racing set so I need all of the pictures I can get.

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  7. It always amazes me to see just how colourful US racing tack is! Over here in the UK it's very plain other than the obvious jockey colours and saddlepads!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RomFVdl9C3U/UeXXmf0apKI/AAAAAAAAjuU/cZ-UV_KuEqU/s1600/paddock_truly_a_mist.jpg

    That bridle is really nice...and the horse is no bad thing either! :P

    And agreed, Ile St. Frances is a definite dressage prospect! :o

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