horse racing photography

Horse Racing Photography Exhibit Opens At Hall Of Fame Jan. 20

The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is pleased to present its inaugural Photo Finish juried photography exhibition this winter. The new exhibition will open to the public in the Museum’s von Stade Gallery on Sunday, Jan. 20 and remain on display through March 10. The Museum received 159 photos by 83 photographers […]

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From Maidens To Eclipse Award Winners, Photographer Hodges Loves Every Image

Fair Grounds in New Orleans has withstood the test of time as one of the most revered racetracks in North America.  For the past forty years, track photographer Lou Hodges, Jr. has captured the racing history of the venerable establishment in his own inimitable style. Hodges is a second-generation photographer. His dad, Lou Hodges, Sr. […]

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‘Unofficial Track Photographer’ Ables Seeks A Different View Of The Races At Del Mar

The gang of photographers jockeying for position near the starting gate for the  $1 million TVG Pacific Classic was creating a bit of a commotion and getting on starter Jay Slender’s nerves. So Slender went to his command voice and instructed them to “Get back.” Then he pointed a finger at one elderly gentleman with […]

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Scan By Scan, Curators Of Leonard Photography Collection Preserve Racing History

As images come flowing from the rail at Churchill Downs and Pimlico, documenting every move of Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist’s quest for the Triple Crown, a dedicated team in Paris, Ky. is still drowning in images from Triple Crowns past. Kate Lossen isn’t quite sure what her official title is in her capacity with the […]

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Absorbine presents Eric Kalet’s Kentucky Derby Photo Blog: Day Four

Eric Kalet continues his unique through-the-lens perspective on Kentucky Derby week with a new collection of photos. Wednesday was for entries, and of course, the draw for Derby 140.  As always, there were both cheers and groans from the connections as the results were announced. Even though the serious works have been completed, Derby fans […]

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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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