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.

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