I landed home in Australia this morning after my wonderful trip to America to photograph The Big Horse, the Triple Crown champion American Pharoah. I will write about my trip more fully in the coming days, however for now here is a handful of images, along with my profound thanks to my partner Darren Tindale who held the fort so wonderfully here at home, to my dear friend Steve Haskin who helped me put the trip together without ever making me feel like it was a waste of money and effort, and to one of my very best friends Lyn Beaumont who accompanied me on the trip. Without these precious people in my life I could never have undertaken a trip such as this.
Steve writes "Hangin' with Haskin' for The Blood Horse and his piece on my trip can be found here. He writes far more eloquently than I ever could, so it's best to leave the words to him...
|The Big Horse. American Pharoah. Triple Crown Champion. Arrives at Monmouth Park.|
|The Big Horse, American Pharoah, gallops for the first time at Monmouth Park as he prepares for The Haskell|
|Raceday. The Big Horse, American Pharoah, jumps cleanly and leads them out of the straight in The Haskell.|
|Never out of first gear. The Big Horse. Glorious in victory in the Haskell.|
|Pioneerof The Nile - sire of The Big Horse. Photographed at WinStar Farm. Versailles, Kentucky.|
|Littleprincessemma. Dam of The Big Horse. Photographed at Summer Wind Farm. Kentucky.|
|Irish Pharaoh. The weanling full brother to The Big Horse, American Pharoah. Photographed at Summer Wind Farm, Kentucky.|