Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Goins Honored with Photography Eclipse

Lexington photographer Matt Goins has won the 2008 Media Eclipse Award for Photography for his picture “Frankie’s Flying Dismount” of jockey Frankie Dettori leaping off the 2-year-old Donativum in the winner’s circle following his victory in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 25. The photograph appeared in Al-Adiyat, the Dubai-based racing publication, on November 6.
Honorable mention is the photography category went to Alexander Barkoff, whose photo of a morning sunrise on the Fair Grounds backstretch was published in the New Orleans Times Picayune on Nov. 9, and to Matt Wooley, whose photo of Big Brown winning the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) appeared in Daily Racing Form on May 6.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Kentucky Derby Trail '09 - Beethoven

Beethoven (Sky Mesa), Calvin Borel up, wins the Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2) at Churchill Downs 11.29.2008mw (Horse Racing Photos by EquiSport Photos)

Kentucky Derby Trail '09 - "The Word"

Okay, so it's 3 degrees out this morning, and I'm pretty sure the poly-track is frozen. But I'm not going to go check.
Another New Year is upon us, and of course, as we keep the fireplace fed, we ponder the first Saturday in May. Everybody is having a birthday in a few days, so here is my first look at the group of new 3 year olds. In order.

Kentucky Derby '09
1 Midshipman
2 Vineyard Haven
3 Old Fashioned
4 Square Eddie
5 Beethoven
6 Donativum (GB)
7 PioneeroftheNile
8 Big Drama
9 Giant Oak
10 I Want Revenge
11 Capt. Candyman Can
12 West Side Bernie
13 Chocolate Candy
14 Bittel Road
15 Azul Leon

Kentucky Oaks '09
1 Stardom Bound
2 Maram
3 Laragh
4 Four Gifts
5 Rachel Alexandra
6 C.S. Silk
7 Dream Empress