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Shoe and Brew

Half empty or half full? This image is a great metaphor for the annual Saratoga meet. Those of us that love the track & the good times...

Regal Zenyatta

In her only appearance at Churchill Downs, Zenyatta stands tall and proud with exercise rider Steve Willard on the reins outside Barn 41....

The Prayer

Just after the paddock call for “riders up”, young jockey Alan Garcia is captured in a private moment. Minutes later his mount,...

Full House Turn

With a full house crowd lining the rails, a tight pack of runners makes their initial pass of the grandstand as they enter the first turn...

Blue Striped Hat

Who is the mysterious young woman under the blue striped hat? Not sure but she has the attention of a young man under the familiar awning...

Paint Pony

There are many outrider ponies at he the Saratoga Race Course but I don’t think I have ever seen a more perfect paint pony than, King...

Guard Duty

Okay, this little guy doesn’t look that menacing but he sure looks ready to size anybody up that approaches these stables on Clare Court....

Saratoga Style

The statue of Sea Hero (1990 Derby & Travers champ) and the captivating hat of a young woman are illuminated in the afternoon sunlight of...

150 Years of Racing

This sepia tone image taken of horses and jockeys as they leave the backstretch on a seven-furlong race seems timeless. The unique ovals...

Rider Up

Although the call for "Riders Up" is heard around tracks all across the country, this image of a pensive jockey on the way from the...

Grazing in the Irons

With all of the excitement and activity that surrounds the Saratoga Race Course during the summer meet, it’s easy to overlook some of the...

Saratoga Reds

In addition to the reds a plenty in this image, the long morning shadows truly help to bring this piece together. This composition also...

First Winner Circle

Taken after the first race on the first day of racing at Churchill Downs in the 2010 Spring Meet, Hall of Fame Jockey, Calvin Borel...

Ortiz Brothers Up

After going through some older photos recently I came across this image that was taken in 2017. When I looked at it this time the faces...

Backyard Buds

For the most avid of Saratoga fans what’s better than an afternoon at the Spa’s backyard with a copy of the Daily Racing Form, the track...

Saratoga Romance

I took this shot a decade ago, on my very first visit to the Saratoga backstretch where I fell in love with the pastoral serenity of this...

Thunder Break

Afternoon thunderstorms are often in the picture during the summer meet. In this picture, taken opening day in 2015, skies threatened...

Back to Clare Court

After an early morning workout, an exercise rider and his mount quietly clop back to the pastoral confines of Clare Court on the Saratoga...

Frankel and Friend

Hall of Fame Trainer Bobby Frankel passed away in 2009. The image was taken at Saratoga in the summer of 2006. The following summer, I...

Jan's Back

Jan Rushton was the paddock analyst and popular television host for NYRA since 1995. Sadly, she resigned her post in 2009 to attend to...

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