kentucky thoroughbreds

in May of 2017 i had the privilege of traveling to Lexington with the University of Arkansas to photograph some of the thoroughbred industry's most successful and prestigious horses. i photographed Kentucky Derby winners, Breeder's Cup champions, G1 stakes winners, industry leading sires, and the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, American Pharaoh. i had the opportunity to visit Three Chimneys, Claiborne, Calumet, Lane's End, Winstar, Darley, Ashford, Hagyards, Gainsborough, Spendthrift, Juddmonte, and Chirchill Downs.

getting to photograph these amazing animals is one of the biggest highlights of my adult life….except for my wedding day lol. best part is i get to go back! this coming May I will be traveling to Lexington again and can’t wait to share my experiences again.

  Three-time Grade I winner, Frosted (son of Tapit, leading sire in North America). Frosted set a stakes record while winning the Metropolitan Handicap and followed up with a win in the Whitney Handicap. Prior to that, despite winning several stakes races, he was best known for finishing behind Tripple Crown winner American Pharoah four times, including a runner-up performance in the 2015 Belmont Stakes. Frosted retired to Jonabell Farms as Tapit's highest-earning U.S.-based runner with $3,972,800 and a 6-6-2 record out of 19 starts. He stands for $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season.

Three-time Grade I winner, Frosted (son of Tapit, leading sire in North America).
Frosted set a stakes record while winning the Metropolitan Handicap and followed up with a win in the Whitney Handicap. Prior to that, despite winning several stakes races, he was best known for finishing behind Tripple Crown winner American Pharoah four times, including a runner-up performance in the 2015 Belmont Stakes. Frosted retired to Jonabell Farms as Tapit's highest-earning U.S.-based runner with $3,972,800 and a 6-6-2 record out of 19 starts. He stands for $50,000 for the 2017 breeding season.

  Leading Thoroughbred sire in North America (2014, 2015, 2016), Tapit, stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington for $300,000 which is currently the highest stud fee in the US. In 2017, his son Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes, marking the third time a son of Tapit has won the race in four years. Tapit, out of the Unbridled mare Tap Your Heels and sired by Pulpit, has an estimated value of $120 million.

Leading Thoroughbred sire in North America (2014, 2015, 2016), Tapit, stands at Gainesway Farm in Lexington for $300,000 which is currently the highest stud fee in the US. In 2017, his son Tapwrit won the Belmont Stakes, marking the third time a son of Tapit has won the race in four years. Tapit, out of the Unbridled mare Tap Your Heels and sired by Pulpit, has an estimated value of $120 million.

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