Sunday, June 23, 2013

Photos from the Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis Handicaps

Here are some of my favorite photos from the Stephen Foster/Fleur de Lis card at Churchill Downs on June 15.

The bad news is, my camera wasn't too fond of "Downs After Dark" and once the sun set and the track's lights came on for the Stephen Foster, the Nikon gave up on trying to get good photos. I did get several photos from the paddock, but had to use the flash for most of them and am not happy with their quality, so I only have one picture from the Stephen Foster itself to share here.

The good news is, I did get plenty of photos of Royal Delta  and the other mares in the Fleur de Lis. Enjoy!

The royally-bred Mr. Besilu (A.P. Indy - Balance, by Thunder Gulch)

Calvin Borel on Indy Awesome

Rose Napravnik on Strike It Big

Mike Smith on Mr. Besilu

Brian Hernandez on Lent (1/2 brother to Fort Larned)

The outrider's horse wants attention, too!

Flores Island acting "up"

Bail Me Out

Rose Napravnik on Bail Me Out and Calvin Borel on Storm Crossing

Joel Rosario on Flores Island

Black and white version

Wine Princess (3) and Royal Delta (5) - two of my favorite racemares

Royal Delta

Royal Delta and her admiring public

Shaun Bridgmohan receives instructions as Wine Princess awaits

Joel Rosario and Funny Proposition

Shaun Bridgmohan and Wine Princess

Mike Smith and Royal Delta

Rosario and Funny Proposition steal the race from Smith and Royal Delta, who failed to fire and finished second

Smith and Royal Delta post-race

Bridgmohan and Wine Princess post-race

Rosie Napravnik and Code West, winner of the Matt Winn

Brian Hernandez and Fort Larned win the Stephen Foster in wire-to-wire fashion


Lauren @ She Moved To Texas said...

Love your photos!

Amateurcapper said...

Great pictures...thank you for sharing.