Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Photo Essay: Chasing Stories Across Ontario

I've been having a fair bit of fun the past two weeks pursuing a variety of free-lance pieces for both breeds - that is, thoroughbred and standardbred. I'll post links when the new stories are published but I'm excited about the work.

I was quite proud of a piece published last month in TROT Magazine entitled, Reaching Out. The story profiles Charlottetown Deputy Police Chief Gary McGuigan who, armed with only a handful of standardbred ­broodmares, set out to help the troubled youth in the local ­community. Click the link above to read the full story.

Needless to say, I've been fortunate to meet some inspiring folks writing about the sport of horse racing and this month is no different. While I wait for the ink to dry on the new stories, here's a few photos from my adventures across Ontario horse country including an October 26th visit to the Woodbine backstretch, a November 12th romp through the town of Erin and an evening at Woodbine to watch the OSS Super Finals.

(As always, please double left click the photo to enlarge the photo and then use your "Back" button to return to the blog post. Enjoy!)

The early bird gets the worm...

Squinting silhouette

Sun is shining...

Bundled up...


Line 'em up!

D's Wando sprints on by...with jockey Luis Contreras

Rahy's Attorney dreaming about another Bunty Lawless win?

You have to walk before you can run

Street Prize looks like a winner

Even from a distance...

Breeders' Cup starter New Normal is better than average

Wyomia? Because she's a beauty!

Wyomia and New Normal tried their luck in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

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Just chillin'!

I think I've been spotted...

When is it gonna be my turn?

Happy trails!

Not so shy

Nice wheels!


It's the eye of the trotter

Eye see you!

My new mane squeeze likes having her pic taken

Hot to trot

Renee Kierans and Riina Rekila at the OSS Super Finals

I swear I only had one drink

This is what it really looked like as Text Me captured the Super Final

Text Me won a Superfinal and then Tweeted all his friends

Renee and Randy Waples

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1 comment:

Teresa said...

Great stuff, Keith; love the photos, and look forward to reading the stories.