Coady Photography

Kentucky Downs Beefs Up Racing Office, Broadcast Team

Rick Hammerle, among horse racing’s most respected and innovative officials; popular New England sportscaster and former NBC racing analyst Bob Neumeier, and jockey Aaron Gryder are joining the Kentucky Downs team for America’s most unique race meet. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12. The all-turf meet offers America’s largest […]

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Shots Fired! Ellis Park Hosts Independence Day Charity Handicapping Contest

It started out with a tweet announcing that Joe Kristufek will make daily selections for Ellis Park on “To play @EllisParkRacing without @JoeyDaKRacing picks is a handicap, not handicapping.” “Unless you’ve got my picks,” came the quick response from Megan Devine (@MissMeganDevine), new paddock analyst for the Ellis meet that runs July 2 through […]

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Stewards Confirm Chapa Suspension, Set Hearing Date

Texas Racing Commission stewards confirmed the summary suspension of jockey Roman Chapa, who has been charged with carrying a prohibited electrical device while winning the Jan. 17 Richard King Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park aboard Quiet Acceleration. According to a supplemental ruling issued Tuesday afternoon, attorneys for the commission presented evidence during a hearing on […]

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Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston. A photograph of the finish – taken […]

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RIP Jeff Coady: He Made the Sport Look Good

I don’t recall exactly where or when I first met Jeff Coady. Some racetrack somewhere. I won’t forget the details of that first meeting, though. He had a camera around his neck and a warm smile. He stuck his hand out, introduced himself and said, “Let me know what you need. We’ll be happy to […]

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Racing Photographer Jeff Coady Dies

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. […]

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Coady Photography: A family affair

If you’ve ever wondered about the people who shoot those thrilling race photographs, Martha Claussen has an enjoyable feature on Coady Photography, complete with strange but true stories race day stories and a history of the family-owned company: “The birth of Coady Photography had an unexpected beginning when Jack met the director of marketing for […]

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