Through the Lens

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

Dreaming of Anna's New Colt

Dreaming of Anna gave birth to a Medaglia d’Oro colt on Feb. 21, 2011, at Dr. and Mrs. Gary Priest’s Woodspring Farm near Versailles, Ky. Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt went to see the champion and her new foal and captured some great images.... Read More

New Friends

Photographer Anne Eberhardt recently took a trip to Old Friends equine retirement home to take photos for a feature story in The Blood-Horse magazine. In her most recent post Anne talks about that trip and shares some of her images.... Read More

A Fan's Favorites

Anne M. Eberhardt presents a look back at the career of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta through the eyes of racing fan and photo enthusiast Mike Sekulic. ... Read More

Zenyatta Has Visitors

Zenyatta had company at her new home on Lane's End Farm and Blood-Horse photographer Anne Eberhardt was there to capture some of the time spent with her familiar visitors. ... Read More

Zenyatta at Lane's End

Soon after Zenyatta's arrival at Lane's End Farm, Blood-Horse photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was able to pay a visit and capture the Queen as she walked around her new paddock for the first time.... Read More

New Careers for Big Stars

Photographer Anne M. Eberhardt catches up with some of the new players in the Thoroughbred breeding scene. She also gets a close up look at a fox hunt in Kentucky.... Read More

The Beautiful Balance

Balance won five stakes including three grade I races—the Santa Anita Oaks, Las Virgenes Stakes, and Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap. Raced by John and Jerry Amerman, she was trained by David Hofmanns. Order this Photo. A millionaire, Balance was retired in November of 2007 as a 4-year-old to Dr. and Mrs. John Chandler’s Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington, Ky. By Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch... Read More

Stars from the Sale

There were some popular names in the bloodlines of a number of the yearlings being sold at the most recent Keeneland September Yearling sale. I have been fortunate to photograph a number of them over the years and I wanted to share them you guys.... Read More

I'll Take the Blame

I went to Keeneland recently to check up on Blame and see how he was doing after his busy summer. The 4-year-old’s next scheduled appearance is the Oct. 2 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.... Read More

The Sweet Life

Life really was sweet when I recently visited Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Their staff was wonderful about accommodating my photo requests. Check and see who I was able to photograph during my visit.... Read More

In the Summer Time....

Late summer means weaning time at many farms so I’m photographing the youngsters as they transition from foals to weanlings. Plans are to photograph the weaning process sometime in August. Here is a sneak peek of things to come.... Read More

Here to Stay!

Through the Lens is here to stay! Can't wait to share all the fun and exciting images I capture throughout the year with all of you. Let's start with Night Racing at Churchill Downs and all the other excitement from Stephen Foster Weekend.... Read More

A Sweet 25th!

Calvin Borel and Super Saver win the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby! The sun came out just in time for the big race and provided more great memories for my quarter century of shooting the Derby.... Read More

'80s Flashback

Take a trip to the '80s as I revisit the victories by Ferdinand, Alysheba, Winning Colors, and Sunday Silence. As well as some of the other characters I found along the way.... Read More

24 Years and Counting!

I have captured many exciting and unforgettable images throughout my years of covering the Kentucky Derby for The Blood-Horse. My first photography assignment for the Kentucky Derby was in 1985 where I got to witness Spend a Buck blow away the competition. Follow me along my Derby journey as I share some of the great moments I have captured along the way.... Read More

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