Monday, May 21, 2012

I'll Have Another win

"I'll Have Another #9 ridden by Mario Gutierrez beats Bodemeister #7 ridden by Mike E. Smith at the finish line to win the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 19, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland."

This past week, I covered the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Early morning workouts, nice light, inebriated infield revelers, fashionable hats, and fast horses made for a great week of hard team work for various wires. As the saying goes, "Say 'we' when you win, and say 'I' when you lose." This was certainly a 'we' week.

In addition, I want to publicly thank those running the show at Pimlico and other horse racing photographers, media that helped me out during the morning workouts during the week. While not new to the Preakness Stakes, I was very fresh on the workouts which can be a little confusing at times; so thank you if you're reading.

As always, the big race wears on you all day long on Saturday. Remotes are set and checked continually, positions are marked, and the light can change on you in a split second. But then the gates open and your mind takes over as you document sports history.

In the end, I'll Have Another caught Bodemeister to win Preakness. An exciting time for horse racing, he will go to the Belmont Stakes looking to take home the Triple Crown.

Early in the week, I was focusing on a series of images based on quiet moments of Preakness week, but as always, things change. Nonetheless, I ended up converting the pictures in this essay.

With that, I didn't want to start my essay off with the same image as my last blog post, so a single color image starts off of the essay before my favorites from of the week.


Anonymous tperry111 said...

Such a WINNING photo..........thanks for sharing.

Monday, May 21, 2012 9:49:00 AM  
Blogger Ana Isabel said...

Love the photo!! It was such a fun day!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 3:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome horse racing photos as per usual, PS. Love the soapy horse pic!

Friday, May 25, 2012 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Peter Boehmer said...

great work! Thank you

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:40:00 PM  

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