Through the Lens

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

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

Rachel Alexandra and Her Foal

Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt went to visit Rachel Alexandra and her first foal, a Curlin colt born on Jan. 22, 2012, at Stonestreet Farm. Check out the photos she captured in this latest post.... Read More

How Intriguing!

Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was recently sent out on assignment to capture photos of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta on the farm for a special feature in The Blood-Horse's 25 Most Intriguing Horses & People of 2011 magazine. In her latest blog post she shares a few of the photos that she was able to capture while out on assignment. ... Read More

Zenyatta Tidbits and Pics

As December comes to a close, guest blogger/photographer Mathea Kelley had a chance to sit down with Zenyatta's barn foreman Matt, to get some inside scoop on some Zenyatta “factoids”.... Read More

Shooting for Four

The 2011 Breeders' Cup is just around the corner and Goldikova will have all eyes on her as she goes for her fourth Mile championship. Through the Lens shares some recent photos of her as she preps for next big race.... Read More

The Lovely Lotka

The star of Breakfast with the Works at Keeneland on October 15, 2011, was Lotka and photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was there to capture her demonstration.... Read More

Zenyatta's New Friends

Guest blogger/photographer Mathea Kelley returns with another update on Zenyatta. The beautiful mare appears to really be enjoying herself at Lanes End Farm.... Read More

She's Still A Star

Guest blogger/photographer went to see Goldikova run in the Prix Jacques Le Marois and captured some great scenes from the day that he shares with you in his latest post on Through the Lens.... Read More

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