Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring Time in Kentucky

I'm doing a whole lot of traveling in the next couple of weeks but this past weekend I got to spend it in Lexington, KY! It's getting busy around here with the big breeding farms showing off their newborns, the forsythia blooming and Keeneland's spring meet about to begin.

I keep thinking about how much my horses will like the weather here so much better than in northern Michigan. Especially Toby with his aging bones and arthritis.

So I'm helping out Matt on weekends for some of the big races coming up. A few horses have already arrived at Keeneland and preparing for some upcoming races. We were lucky enough to see She Be Wild, trained by Wayne Catalano, work 7/8's. She looked great.



and we walked back to the barn to see her cooled out, bathed,


and in the end "She Be Happy"


That afternoon we headed north up to Turfway Park to shoot the Lane's End Stakes (a prep race for the Kentucky Derby). I was having come equipment problems but I managed to eek out a couple photos of Dean's Kitten win but not many...



It was a busy but very fun day! Next weekend will be the opening weekend of Keeneland where She Be Wild will be testing her muster against other 3 yr old fillies in the Ashland Stakes (a prep for the Kentucky Oaks). I'll be posting then!


  1. You take amazing pictures!! I would love to move to Kentucky someday. I spent some time in Louisville and just fell in love.

  2. Wow! up close and personal in Kentucky. How cool is that!

  3. I just love love love your photographs! Keep up the good work. Anytime you come to Maine let me know I have a challenge for ya, making an ugly appy look pretty hahaha just kidding ofcourse!

  4. Great pictures :) I am looking forward to visiting Kentucky for the WEG, I have a trip to Keeneland and a few breeding farms planned as well.

  5. Thanks everyone! Kentucky is a GREAT place to visit. I'm excited that I'm moving there! And it's worth it to get to a farm tour or two. They are so beautiful and it's a bonus if you get to meet some stallions that you remember from their racing days. If you know what farms you are going to, be sure to do your homework about their stallions. It makes it that much more interesting when you meet them!!

    I hope I get to meet (in person) many facebook and blogging friends during WEG or Keeneland meets!!

  6. Great photos Wendy! I've fallen in love with the photo of the legs being washed down.....I would blow that one up and hang it on my living room wall! So COOL!!


  7. Thanks for the great pics! So much fun to see.

  8. I'm with anonymous, Wendy - really, really like the photo of She Be Wild's legs during her bath. And her smile picture - perfect! Are copies of any of your "Wendy Uzelac/Equisports Photos" photos for sale? Glad to read you are having fun with business and business :)

  9. your photographs feel as real as being there. you have a way with bringing these images to life! breathtaking!