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Tony Leonard Photography Exhibit Set To Open At National Museum Of Racing

A special exhibition highlighting the photographic career of Tony Leonard will open on Friday, July 21 at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Entitled Racing’s Greatest and America’s Oldest: Selections from the Tony Leonard Collection, the exhibition highlights the thoroughbred racing photography of Tony Leonard with a focus on portraits of Hall […]

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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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Racing Fans, Photographers Encouraged To Enter Photography Contest In Honor Of Tony Leonard

If you’re on social media in Kentucky this month, you’re sure to see photographs of spring at its finest: families in their Derby duds, jockeys in colorful silks, and horses. Lots and lots of horses. It’s the season that master photographer Tony Leonard loved best. The Tony Leonard Collection is celebrating the Derby and all […]

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Tony Leonard Collection Auction Raises Over $25,000 For Old Friends

After Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes on April 9, horse racing fans ponied up nearly $26,000 for rare thoroughbred photos and artifacts, including pieces from the Tony Leonard Collection. A portion of the auction proceeds will benefit Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown, KY. The auction, which was part of the 40th anniversary […]

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Leonard Photography Exhibit Brings Racing’s Personalities To Life

Nestled among some of Lexington’s famous Thoroughbred farms on Old Frankfort Pike sits a unique opportunity for horse racing fans and historians. The Headley-Whitney Museum recently opened an exhibit of photos from Tony Leonard, the artist often called “the Ansel Adams of the Thoroughbred industry.” The exhibit marks the first time many of the images […]

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Through The Lens Of Tony Leonard: Museum Exhibit To Celebrate Work Of Famed Photographer

While photographer Tony Leonard is celebrated for his masterful photography of generations of Thoroughbreds during racing’s heyday, he quietly produced thousands of other works of art over his career. Those photos, including fine art photography, portraits, celebrity candids and more, were never viewed by anyone other than his beloved wife, Adelle, and a select few […]

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Winning Ride: KEEP Foundation Unveils New Seattle Slew License Plate

A new license plate option for Kentucky drivers has been unveiled by the Kentucky Equine Education Project Foundation.  The new license plate will feature a photo of the legendary Seattle Slew, and proceeds from the sale of each plate will support the organization’s grassroots funding program and educational activities.  Pre-orders for this license plate are […]

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Leonard’s complete print and negative collection purchased by three industry members

The complete collection of prints and negatives of the late equine photographer Tony Leonard has been acquired by a businessman and two men in the thoroughbred industry, according to an article in Monday’s Lexington Herald-Leader. According to Rebecca Naser, the conservator of the Leonard estate, the collection was purchased by John Adger, Bobby Shiflet, and […]

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Tony Leonard: There will never be another

The first Belmont Stakes I ever attended was in 1988, and I have a clear recollection of my introduction to Tony Leonard that afternoon. As the horses for the big race were leaving the stable area and about to go through the tunnel for their walk to the saddling paddock, I ducked over to the […]

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Visitation, funeral arrangements set for Tony Leonard

Funeral arrangements have been set for acclaimed photographer Tony Leonard, who died July 14. Visitation will be at the Milward Funeral Home, 1509 Trent Blvd., Lexington, from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, July 20 and 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday, July 21. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Milward Funeral Home at 10 […]

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