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 :)
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.
Man, I need more money :) I'd claim him for myself as a hunter!
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.
That last picture sure looks like the Stone Foundation Quarter Horse!
Flick would be mad if I bought him a friend... otherwise, that dark bay Ile St Francis? MINE.
You always take such lovely pictures - what kind of camera do you use?
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!
Thanks! Some day I hope to invest in a nice camera and some classes...
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.
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.jpgThat bridle is really nice...and the horse is no bad thing either! :PAnd agreed, Ile St. Frances is a definite dressage prospect! :o