Racing Photographer Jeff Coady Dies

by | 08.27.2013 | 8:05am
Jeff Coady

Jeff Coady, co-owner and operator of the well-known racing photography company Coady Photography, died Monday after a long battle with cancer. He was 62.

Funeral service are still pending, according to the Daily Racing Form. A memorial service is expected to be held at Oaklawn Park.

Jeff Coady operated Coady Photography with his brother Jack. The company has contracts at more than 20 tracks in North America, including Oaklawn Park and Keeneland.

Coady Photography was started by Jack Coady Sr., in 1962, at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. Jack Coady, Sr., died in 2008.

Oaklawn Park posted this on its Facebook page:  “It is with great sadness that we learned about the passing of our longtime track photographer, Jeff Coady. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. Jeff's images brought our racing to life and he will be greatly missed.”

Read more in the Daily Racing Form

  • dispute92

    How sad. I met Jeff Coady a few years ago in Fla. He was so gracious and accomodating. Heartbreaking news. 62.. He should have had many more years behind the camera and enjoying life. My condolences to the family. RIP Jeff.

  • R.A.C.E. Fund, Inc.

    Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Coady family.

  • RayPaulick

    Wonderful man. My condolences to his family and the many friends he made.

  • Goodtimecharlie

    Good Time Charlie, very good photographer and a gentleman too.

  • Cody Autrey

    I’ve known jeff coady for about 17 years from various racetracks and he was always very good to everybody he met , he will be missed by everybody that ever got the chance to me him .

  • Susan Watkins

    Jeff was always so kind to everyone…..Prayers for all.

  • GloriaU

    Sad news. I have a couple of posters he did of Zenyatta and I thought they were just beautiful when I received them. His work will live on.

  • Frank Lamb

    Heartbreaking news. Many fond memories of the bus and spring training games and trips to Mexico. A true gentleman and good friend. Condolences to Jack and all the family.

    • Harry

      what a great guy and he will truly be missed condolences to all! ONE GREAT GUY!!!!

  • ziggypop

    Oh dear. Condolences to his family and friends.

  • Francis Bush

    What a terrific guy and wonderful photographer. He permitted me to copy all of his photo’s that he took at Colonial Downs. They can be seen in my book titled Colonial Downs and More. He was generous and well liked by all who knew him. God bless him. I hope to see him again someday.

  • Don Reed

    Take his best racing photo and laminate it onto his tombstone. That would be a fitting tribute.

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