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Santa Anita, later in the meet.

Published April 10th, 2012

I havent really had much time to edit or update recently. After crazily shooting on night shift for 25 days straight sprinkling in freelance work, I got mono and was condemned to rest for 3 weeks. I had no energy anyway, luckily the weather wasn't too good. I wouldn't to get tired of staring at the ocean daily off my balcony( maybe ill include some shots of that.) Either way, mono sucks. NO partying, NO Hockey, NO photography, NO FUN. Im feeling way better and recharged ready to get back to work and start shooting more, and posting more too.

This time of year is the craziest, yet most fun for horse racing. Every major 3yo race brings hopes for rose on " The First Saturday in May" The photos have greater interest as people want to get a glimpse at what a future derby winner will look like. Our two main contenders, Creative Cause and I'll Have Another battled to wire in the Santa Anita Derby and have to be considered serious contenders for the Derby.

In addition to Derby stuff I also included shots for the the Santa Anita Handicap and the Oaks. The Santa Anita Derby shots im pumped on just because I was sick as a dog, going on 3 hours sleep in 2 days, as the boys would say just pure fourth line effort. Ground out some successful pictures, but it wasn't pretty. In the end the viewer really doesn't care how you feel when you make the picture but how they feel when they look at it... maybe Im getting profound, or just super tired...



back to the grind tomorrow but enjoy these photos, and follow me on twitter and Instagram @A_Evers for more.

These images are all copyright: Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire so don't be a a dick and steal images, and go check out ww.eclipsesportswire.com ... its the truth.

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To The Track

A horses is lead to the track for a race at Santa Anita Park

  • April 8th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 70mm / f/9 / 1/500 sec
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Race Fan

Various fashions were on display at the 2012 Santa Anita Derby.

  • April 7th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark II
  • 300mm / f/3.5 / 1/1000 sec
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Elliott Yamin "yammin" hard on that mic

I hear this guy looks like me, I dont see it... I'm way more jacked... in all seriousness I guess he sang on American Idol??

  • April 8th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 200mm / f/4 / 1/1600 sec
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Stay Gold Ponyboy

I'll Have Another's pony and best friend former California Horse of the Year, Lava Man

To the Post

Horses are lead onto the track for the Santa Anita Derby

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The Derby

The field for the Santa Anita Derby races into the first turn

  • April 8th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/4 / 1/4000 sec
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Battle to the Wire

I'll Have Another and Creative Cause battle it out in the 2012 Sant Anita Derby

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Victory

Mario Guiterrez hoists his whip in victory as he claims the Santa Anita Derby aboard I'll Have Another

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I'll Have Another returns victorious

I have a feeling hes thinking, " Hey Bro, wheres my blanket of flowers??? and all my future mares."

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Glory

I'll Have Another prepares to enter the winner circle

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Crowded House

I don't think they could have fit anymore people into the winners circle

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Jockey and Trainer

Jockey, Rafael Bejarano and trainer, Jerry Hollendorfer discuss the trip aboard Killer Graces in the Providencia Stakes.

  • April 8th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 122mm / f/4 / 1/1600 sec
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Smile

Jockey, Rafael Bejarano smiles at the camera as he crosses the wire in the Potrero Grande Stakes

  • April 7th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • 24mm / f/5.6 / 1/2500 sec

Muddy

Mike Smith getts muddy on his quest to 5,000 victories

  • April 1st, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/3.2 / 1/2500 sec
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5,000 Wins

Jockey, Mike Smith celebrates his 5,000th win as he guided Amazombie to victory in the Potrero Grande Stakes.

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Willa B Awesome grinds home in the Oaks

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Creative Cause wins the San Felipe Stakes

  • March 10th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • 40mm / f/4 / 1/3200 sec
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In The Light

Creative Cause runs down Bodemeiester in the San Felipe Stakes

  • March 10th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • 50mm / f/7.1 / 1/2500 sec
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Creative Cause

Joel Rosario guides Creative Cause to a victory in the San Felipe Stakes and one step closer to the Kentucky Derby

  • March 11th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/3.5 / 1/4000 sec

Untitled

i just like it...

  • March 10th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • 50mm / f/7.1 / 1/2500 sec
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Heads are turned for home in the Kilroe

Willy Conker in the pink cap finds the wire first in the Kilroe Mile

  • March 4th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/4 / 1/3200 sec
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Ron the Greek

When they hit the wire I was like " Who the..." oh yeah Ron the Greek, either way, he killed my remotes by running in the 23 path but gave me a great angle with the 400mm from the inside in the light... I really like when they run the stakes as the last race... lots of people there bad light... interesting phots.

  • March 4th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 400mm / f/2.8 / 1/1250 sec
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Untitled

Didnt find this one for a week. I figured he as too wide, but the focus carried.

  • March 3rd, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 35mm / f/4 / 1/2000 sec
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a game of ifs.

Had they finished on the rail the 85mm would have been a beauty.

  • March 3rd, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark II
  • 85mm / f/2 / 1/1250 sec

Failure

This is what happens when i dont shoot in manual and start playing around with programs and forget to switch back to a proper exposure you end up with messy stuff like this.... bright sunlight f4 and a 40th of a second... smart guy.

  • April 8th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark III
  • 135mm / f/4 / 1/40 sec
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Olddie

The Factor holding off Sway Away... kinda whatever, but it was on my desk top... light sucks just trying to play with it and come up with something differnet.

  • February 25th, 2012
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • 17mm / f/6.3 / 1/3200 sec

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