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  1. One more time... anyone??? (geez, I've not been back to this website for so long... and I need to do better at checking)
  2. (thought I would start a modern thread on this subject, in case I might be able to help interested parties) Hi, In case you have an OTTB, or a QH or even some recent Arabians/Paints who raced, and are interested in eventually finding a winner's circle photo for your horse, I might be able to help. I would need the registered name of your horse and with that I can determine whether or not he/she raced and won. IF indeed your horse won at some point in the past, then there may be a winner's circle photo out there that you would be delighted to have. This would most likely involve taking the free info that I match to your horse, and then seeking the "track photographer" who might still have the ability to make a print for you. If you happen to have some key elements of the pedigree of your horse, but not the registered name, there is a chance that I can take the info that you have and at least narrow down the possibilities. Much of your success rate for the photos will depend on the age of your horse at present. If your off-the-track Thoroughbred is aged 10 or less, AND if s/he ever won a race, it should be very likely that you will be able to purchase a photo (from the track photographer at the track where your horse won) after a short while*. (*meaning: once you give me the registered name/info/year of birth if you know it... AND once I respond with the dates/tracks where your horse won, AND after you contact the track photographer with that info) My e-mail address is soicanhelp@yahoo.com... and I will attempt to check back with this thread periodically to see if anyone has responded with info here. In order for people to be assisted in this way, this thread NEEDS TO STAY HERE AT Horse City. I'm just trying to help young people with new pleasure horses get a little memento from their horse's past. Is there anything so wrong with doing that for no charge???
  3. Anybody else searching for old Winner's Circle Photos???
  4. Jacinto was quite the good race horse, but he was prior to the range of my record data-base, and I tried to do a search, but I can't figure out the right words to use on Google to eliminate all of the jockeys named "Jacinto", and isolate only the 1962 Thoroughbred. I DID read one interesting note... and that was, a man with a mare in 1973 had planned to breed it to Jacinto, but Jacinto's (dance card) was FULL that year, SO he took his mare elsewhere, and bred it to a new stallion named Bold Reasoning, and the result of THAT mating was Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew! (could have altered history...) That same year, one of Jacinto's daughters was born, and she was later named "Peacefully". Well six years later, 'Peacefully' had a foal by a good stallion/runner named Cougar, and that foal was named Gato Del Sol, and he would go on and win the 1982 Kentucky Derby. And I can't even find a trace of "The Spoils", and clearly he didn't win a race, per your information. I DO think that if you use Google optimally, you will be able to unearth something in the way of Jacinto. I have been trying to do so for you... but I'm struggling.
  5. It has been so long, but I'm still around, on the chance that anyone might need assistance in connecting with old "Winner's Circle Photos" of their OTTB's, OTQH's and possibly the occasional Appy or Paint. Try to get as much info as you can, about the horse (year of birth, and his registered name {name raced under} ). I might be able to assist someone who only has the mare's name. lip tattoo details can be helpful too. (BUT if you have only his registered name, then that's all the info I need to give you a list of tracks and dates at which he raced, and hopefully won...) I shall attempt to check back more often. Be patient...
  6. Passing through again to 'top' this thread - in case anybody needs help with connecting to old winner's circle photos of their former race horses.
  7. Just passing through... in case anybody needs some research on an O.T.T.B. for possible winner's circle photos from race careers.
  8. HI there, I did make it back... The bad news is that My First Beduino was 0-for-15 on the track, and thus he does not have a winner's circle photo of his own to find. The better news is that there are TWO chances to find pictures of him in action. Each winner's circle photo has an 'action' photo, and a still photo, which is where they have the owners stand together with the horse. Because My First Beduino finished a close 2nd a couple of times, you MIGHT find him clearly visible in the winner's circle photos of two other horses: The best chance for a good action photo of your horse lunging toward the wire, and falling a neck short, is this race linked here: http://www.equibase.com/premium/chartEmb.cfm?track=LA&raceDate=02/28/2003&cy=USA&rn=1 2/28/2003 in the 1st at Los Alamitos. The winning horse was "Leeper", and THAT is whose "Winner's Circle Photo" you would try to purchase. Your horse lost by a neck, so he should definitely be in the 'action' shot, IDEALLY ON THE OUTSIDE, nearer to the camera person! (so you can see his full body, unobscured) The other race, is March 16, 2003, in the 9th race at Los Alamitos (California), where the winner was "Del Dancer" (but I am GUESSING that in that case, Del Dancer was outside, and thus obscuring your horse a good deal) So IF you are game to spend about $20-ish (??), then contact Los Alamitos Race Course, California, and ask for the track photographer, and find out IF you can order the winner's circle photo for "Leeper", from February 28, 2003 in the first race that day. Hope this helps. your horse had 0 wins 2 seconds 0 thirds 2 fourths in his race career, the last race of which was May 15, 2004. PS - look online for "Winner's Circle Photos" so that you will know EXACTLY what I am suggesting that you buy, while hoping to have a good picture of YOUR horse in action. (to anybody else, I still intend to show up here now and again)
  9. Just bumping this thread... because I thought to come here and check.
  10. As always, I try to get to this website whenever I think about it... So don't be afraid to post your queries, and maybe I can find the secrets toward getting you pointed in the right direction to purchase a winner's circle photo from your OTTB's racing career.
  11. Hi there, I am left making guesses as to the pinpointed accuracy of your horse. For there are Thoroughbreds named "Reality" born in both 1992 and 2003. Those were both born here in the USA while there are several others who were born elsewhere on the globe. I can't even measure your confidence/certainty about "Reality" having been the OTTB's actual racing name. (maybe YOU are exactly certain of that factor, but it definitely isn't unheard-of that someone believed they had the official name given by The Jockey Club, when what they had was a nickname by which the horse was known after his racing career was over) The 2003 version of Reality (by Lure - Timely Impression, by Olden Times) managed to win one race, narrowly, from 4 career starts. That on June 23, 2007 in the 14th race at River Downs, Ohio. The 1992 version or Reality (by Real Value - Birdsall, by Hasty Road), also won once, on May 17, 1995 at Louisiana Downs. I'm hoping you do indeed have the newer version, just so that the hunt for a "Winner's Circle photo" will be a little bit easier for you. Contact River Downs (near Cincinnati Ohio), and ask for contact information for the track photographer there, particularly the person who held that position in 2007. HOPEfully you can get a photo via that means, if the 2003 version of Reality is indeed your horse. Is the pedigree I listed that which sounds familiar to you???
  12. Hi Irish Sovereign, With the listed dates and tracks of her wins, you could use that information to contact the individual tracks listed and then contact the "track photographer" at those places, hoping to eventually spend perhaps $20 or $25 for a "Winner's Circle photo" from that horse/race. It will look something like this: http://www.jeffgreenhill.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Nagginbeeb1.jpg (no doubt races run during warmer months may look more festive than was northern Kentucky in early January there) (with an action photo, of the horse actually winning the race, and then a celebratory photo in the "Winner's Circle" with owners, friends and various stray humans.) You have chances at two different tracks, for connecting with a "track photographer" who might be able to get you one of those old photos. There is a CHANCE that the present-day track photographer was NOT the person doing that job back in 2003 and 2004, so UNLESS the present-day photographer OR the track itself can connect you with the former track photographer, then the picture you want may not be available.
  13. Hi there, 3 career wins: Sept. 20, 2003 in the 1st race at Charles Town, WV (won by 16 3/4 lengths) August 3, 2004 in the 10th race at Philadelphia Park, PA August 24, 2004 in the 3rd race at Philadelphia Park, PA 3 wins, 2 seconds, 3 thirds, from 35 career starts. Earned $40,117. She was really poor during the final year of her racing career beginning after switching to a new trainer.
  14. Hi again, OK, made it back here: Triplicity: Just turned 11 3 wins in 23 races: October 27, 2007 in the 11th race at Beulah Park, Ohio December 8, 2008 in the 6th race at Beulah Park May 7, 2012 in the 1st race at Thistledown, Ohio Should be relatively easy to land a winner's circle photo for those races. (for the record, obtaining modern-ish winner's circle photos should be getting easier with the advent of digital photography, as storage and organization become easier and easier. In the old days, photographers would have hundreds/thousands of negatives, and once they lost the position of Track Photographer, they took their images with them, sometimes never to be found again. While they may still retain their images, those images are presently easier to work with, and if stored on a computer, it may eventually entail little more than e-mailing you the image(s) to print yourself. This does NOT mean that you or anybody should ever envision not needing to spend the anticipated $15 to $20-ish - just that, if somebody lost his/her old job as Track Photographer, there remains hope of your getting SOMEthing from that person IF, perhaps, the new Track Photographer will give you contact info for the former person.) (*** in the past, they brought the images/negatives home, stored them in a garage somewhere, and seldom had cause to ever look at/for them, and perhaps couldn't be bothered to do so...) Venus Drive (just turned 9) 3 wins from 36 career races April 17, 2010 in the 7th race at Mountaineer Park, WV Dec. 2, 2011 in the 9th race at Mountaineer Park, WV May 19, 2012 in the 10th race at Mountaineer Park, WV Barbara Lee (just turned 6) 1 win from 8 career races May 8, 2011 in the 1st race at Charles Town, WV In all cases, contact the "Track Photographer" at the mentioned tracks and inquire about obtaining a "Winner's Circle Photo" from the horse name, date, and race number listed. (race number isn't an absolute must, but I'm sure it is helpful) Typical photos cost $15 to $20
  15. New updates on various name requests: Bee Lucky 19yo gelding by Something Lucky - Beebrush, by Storm Bird 3 wins 8-9-1997 at Ferndale, California race #2 8-30-1997 at Sacramento, CA race #8 10-10-1997 at Fresno, CA race #9 it's gonna be a longshot by now, but you'd want to find the "track photographer" for any of those tracks DURING THOSE YEARS, and ask about obtaining a "winner's circle photo" (offering the given dates) Note: it doesn't hurt to ask the CURRENT track photographer about info relating to how to obtain old photos from the past at those tracks. Beyond Tempting: 1 win in 2 lifetime starts: July 12, 2009 at Pleasanton, CA race #7 Hopefully much easier to get that more recent photo. Thunder Dancing Lone lifetime win was June 10, 2012 at Woodbine, Ontario, Canada (race #7) Coleslew (just 4 wins from 81 races) March 17, 2009 at Mountaineer Park, WV race #3 August 14, 2004 at Finger Lakes, NY race #6 Nov 16, 2003 at Finger Lakes, NY (muddy track) race #6 October 18, 2003 at Finger Lakes, NY race #1 (can I just add that Coleslew won just one time out of his last 61 races???) Good Request: August 6, 2008 at Saratoga, NY race #4 August 22, 2008 at Saratoga, NY race #10 Nov. 13, 2010 at Camden, South Carolina (hurdle race) race #1 April 2, 2011 at Camden, South Carolina (hurdle race) race #4 Again, to try to locate "Winner's Circle Photos" of your horse, contact the individual tracks and ask for the "Track Photographer". I could not locate "Tony Is On His Way" in my database. Maybe he/she didn't race, and maybe the name isn't exactly right. I've not given up on this thread/site... so just keep believing I will return periodically.