Perhaps like you, I have always loved horses and country life. My dream was to live on a farm and own race horses.
When I reached that dream, I wanted the best images I could get of my horses and got serious about photography.
One of my first race horses, Saint Leon (to the left), was a $5000 claimer who went forward with trainer Michele Boyce and jockey ET Baird to win the Arlington Sprint Listed Stake three years in a row. What a dream come true! I was hooked for life and now race under the name Oak Rock Racing LLC.
On the right are my three OTTB (Off-Track Thoroughbreds) pasture pets; Conchacer, Royally Robbed, Knight Fighter.
On the Chicago racing circuit of Arlington Park and Hawthorne Race Course I support the Galloping Out retirement/rehoming program and am a volunteer photographer for CANTER-Chicago, a listing service that advertises retiring race horses. It is so gratifying when former race horses find a new career and loving home.
Many other photographs come from the daily activities on our 500 acre grain and hay farm in Southern Wisconsin.
In 2018 I started shooting races for Coady Photography at Arlington Park and exhibiting in Gallery 223 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. You can also find my work on Alamy, Adobe, and Fotolia Stock.
I hope you find some enjoyment and inspiration in my photography and see you at the races!
June 10, 2018