Through the Lens

Chief photographer Anne M. Eberhardt shares her images of Thoroughbred racing

A Day in the Life of Always Dreaming's Dam

An inside look at a day in the life of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming's dam, Above Perfection, at Dromoland Farm. Gerry Dilger's Dromoland Farm, home of Always Dreaming's dam Above Perfection. Order This Photo Above Perfection walking on a farm lane. Order This Photo Always Dreaming was bred in the name of Santa Rosa Partners for Dilger and Mike Ryan. Neither attended... Read More

White Beauty Lineage

Patchen Wilkes Farm near Lexington, Ky. has been home to 13 white foals since 1995. The latest addition came during Super Bowl 51 when Beautiful Devil produced a white filly by Revolutionary at 10:15 p.m. Feb. 5. ... Read More

Songbird on Sabbatical at WinStar

Champion Songbird's winter sabbatical at Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., will be over soon when the brilliant filly returns to California and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer for Rick Porter's Fox Hill Farm.... Read More

American Pharoah Arrives at Ashford Stud

With a police escort, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah was transported by a Brook Ledge van from Keeneland to Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., where he will begin his stud career. Bob, Jill and Bode Baffert also were in the entourage along with Jimmy Barnes, Eduardo Luna, Jorge Alvarez and others. Barnes walked the champ off the van and through the breeding shed to the stallion barn. Wraps were... Read More

Wise Dan Retired

Regular visitors and fans of Wise Dan, Claire Novak and I went by Keeneland and the Rice Road barn of Amy and Charlie LoPresti. We reminisced about the accomplishments of the 8-year-old champ and briefly discussed the issue that brought on Wise Dan’s retirement. For more go to While it’s sad that the... Read More

Groupie Doll's First Foal's Homecoming

On a beautiful sunny day in Central Kentucky, Cathy Sweezey (left) and Mandy Pope (right) drove to Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital and brought home Groupie Doll’s first foal. Photo on right by Cathy Sweezey Sweezey and her husband Wayne own and operate Timber Town Stable in Lexington. Pope owns Whisper Hill Farm in Florida and purchased Groupie Doll for $3.1 million at the 2013 Keeneland November breeding... Read More

Wise Dan Photo Gets Award

Anne Eberhardt Keogh, visuals director and chief photographer for The Blood-Horse, received a second-place award at the Kentucky News Photographers Association 2014 Pictures of the Year Competition held in Louisville, Jan. 24. Keogh’s photo of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan. ... Read More

Wise Dan Comeback (Photos by Anne M. Eberhardt)

ORDER THIS PHOTO In preparation for his comeback after recovering from colic surgery, Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is based in Saratoga where he has been training for over a month. ORDER THIS PHOTO His most recent work came on Aug. 24, when he worked a half-mile in :47.92 with regular exercise rider Damien Rock. Plans call for the 7-year-old son of Wiseman’s Ferry to run in Saratoga’s Bernard... Read More

Wise Dan Returns Home

Order This Photo Wise Dan looked great coming off the van at Amy and Charlie LoPresti’s Forest Lane Farm near Lexington, Kentucky on the afternoon of May 21, 2014. After recent colic surgery at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital, Wise Dan was returning from the clinic to the farm for some R&R before returning to training. Order This Photo He came off the van full of himself and ready to check out... Read More

Mares in Japan: California Girls

Mares in Japan Part 2: California Girls, with Kate Hunter The Yoshidas are looking for all sorts of top horses, not just Kentucky blue bloods. One state that they have been interested in has been California. They have purchased six state-breds since 2006, including three by soon to be five time leading California sire Unusual Heat. Moscow Burning (2000, Moscow Ballet x Burning Desire, Mr. Leader) was... Read More

Mares in Japan 2012

Fellow racing photographer and journalist, Kate Hunter has the rare privilege of seeing some of the best horses, including mares and foals, from around the world. Kate will share her photos with you in several blog entries. To see Kate’s racing images go to From Kate: The Yoshida brothers' Shadai and Northern Farms have been on a quest to make... Read More

Twilight Ridge at Manchester Farm

Dappled out and looking good, 1985 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Twilight Ridge still commands respect from the other horses at Manchester Farm near Lexington, Ky. Mares and yearlings in nearby paddocks raced to the fence as Twilight Ridge walked by.... Read More

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