12/30/2010 1:00PM

In Memoriam: Horses of 2010


A photographic tribute to some of our beloved Thoroughbreds who passed away in 2010

Personal Ensign (1984 - 2010) with Randy Romero up (L) in 1987 at Belmont Park and with Gus Koch at Claiborne Farm in 2006:


Proper Reality (1985 - 2010) with Jerry Bailey after 1989 Met Mile (L) and in 2005 at Kilkerry Farm:


The White Fox (2002 - 2010) shown with his dam Patchen Beauty at Patchen Wilkes Farm in 2002:


Holiday Runner (2000 - 2010) at Fasig-Tipton, November 2009:


With Approval (1986 - 2010) in 1999 at Brookdale Farm and in 1990 at Belmont Park:


Crafty Prospector (1979 - 2010) at Brookdale Farm in 2007:


Chinook Pass (1979 - 2010) with his goat Ribbon and best friend Jill Hallin in 2001 in Washington:


Kip Deville (2003 - 2010) at Saratoga:


Flanders (ch. m. 1992 - 2010) winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Pat Day up in 1994 and with fellow Overbrook champion Golden Attraction at the Keeneland sales in 2009:


Pleasant Tap (1987 - 2010) winning 1992 Jockey Club Gold Cup with Gary Stevens (L) and at Belmont Park 1992:


Tuscan Evening (2005 - 2010) at Santa Anita in 2009.  For obvious reasons, we called her "Got Milk?":


Wake At Noon (1997 - 2010) at Arlington Park in 2002:


Thatcatismine (2008 - 2010) with Gary Stevens up at Saratoga 2010:


Dixie Union (1997 - 2010) - the rider appears to be Steve Willard (L) at Saratoga 2000:


A Kiss for Luck (1979 - 2010) at Montessori Farm in 2007:


Black Tie Affair (1986 - 2010) in 1994 at Vinery and 2004 at Blue Ridge Farm:


Dixieland Band (1980 - 2010) at Lane's End Farm in 2006:


A. P Jet (1989 - 2010) upon his return to the U.S. in 1996 and in 2004, both Sugar Maple Farm:


Gold Legend (1990 - 2010) at Jonabell Farm in 1998:


Buddy's Saint (2007 - 2010) at Aqueduct in 2009 and Gulfstream Park in 2010:


Bayou Hebert (1981 - 2010) at Clear Creek Stud in 2000:


Educated Risk (1990 - 2010) with Jerry Bailey up at Belmont Park 1992:


Big Truck (2005 - 2010) as a foal at Lakland North in 2005:


Mr. Greeley (1992 - 2010) in 2007 at Gainesway Farm and in 1995 at Saratoga with Terri Berwanger up:


Thunder Puddles (1979 - 2010) at Highcliff Farm in 2004:


Singspiel (1992 - 2010) at Hollywood Park in 1997:


Silver Music (1991 - 2010) at Pinebourne North in 1997:


Cahill Road (1988 - 2010) winning 1991 Wood Memorial with Craig Perret (L) and at Gulfstream Park 1991:


Salt Lake (1989 - 2010) and Mike Smith winning the 1991 Hopeful Stakes:


Rough Sailing (2008 - 2010) at Churchill Downs in 2010:


Real Quiet (1995 - 2010) winning the 1998 Kentucky Derby (R) with Kent Desormeaux up:


John's Call (1991 - 2010) in 2000 with trainer Tom Voss (L) at Atlanta Hall and rider Todd Wyatt at Saratoga (R):


Narrate (1980 - 2010) at Claiborne Farm in 2001:


Timber Reserve (2004 - 2010) at Saratoga in 2010:


Skip Away (1993 - 2010) with Jerry Bailey in 1998 at Saratoga (L) and Hopewell Farm with Bob Washer (R) in 2005:


War Pass (2005 - 2010) with Maxine Correa up and Tim Poole leading at Saratoga, 10/07 (L) and in 2007 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner's circle (R):


Out Of Place (1987 - 2010) at Claiborne Farm in 2001:


Amelia Bearhart (1983 - 2010) with owner Dick Maynard (L) at Maynard Farm in 2007:


Halo's Image (1991 - 2010) at Bridlewood Farm in 2006:


Punch Line (1990 - 2010) at Aqueduct with Robbie Davis up in 1997:



Private Terms (1985 - 2010) winning the 1988 Wood with Chris Antley (L) and in 2000 at Claiborne Farm (KY):


Anjiz (1988 - 2010) at Questroyal Stud in 1994:



Cat More than 1 year ago
These photos brought tears to my eyes, especially Thunder, Skippy, Real Quiet, Black Tie Affair, Buddy, and Cahill Road. May they all rest in peace. They are all very, very missed. Thank you, Barbara.
Dee Poulos More than 1 year ago
Lovely photos in memory of so many great horses. In particular, I would like to thank you for the ones of "Black Tie Affair"--he will forever occupy a very special place in my heart! Dee Poulos
jcm More than 1 year ago
Barbara, outstanding job as usual. You do so much by always reminding us of the past greats, and not so greats. It doesn't matter which, they're all our "Old Friends." They give their heart and soul - and sometimes their life - and never ask for anything in return. And I too got a bit emotional and stopped scrolling for awhile when I saw Big Truck as a foal...and for or anyone who has somehow never read this poem...... Where in this world can man find nobility without pride, friendship without envy, beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with muscle, and strength by gentleness confined. He serves without servility; he has fought without enmity. There is nothing so powerful, nothing less violent; there is nothing so quick, nothing more patient. Our past has been borne on his back. All our history is his industry: we are his heirs, he is our inheritance. Ladies and Gentlemen: The Horse
roseann More than 1 year ago
Barbara..just beautiful and heartbreaking thank you for keeping them alive in your art..there were way too many young ones that left us this year.Hopefully the list will be shorter next year.
John and Carolyn Hulak More than 1 year ago
We will all miss the famous Thoroughbred horses known to many....There are the many horses known to few which will leave holes in hearts, such as our Princess Luisa..... Barbaras' pictures show the personal devotion of many to these beautiful animals, such as the one with Gus Koch and Personal Ensign. The pictures demonstrate the thoroughbred athlete, beauty, and pride. Thank you Barbara for this moving tribute.
Diana Harris More than 1 year ago
This was really beautiful to see all these wonderful horses. It is so hard to not have them anymore and we are all lucky to have seen them go when they where healthy and happy. thank you for giving us such a great tribute of them all. May they all RIP and never will they be forgotten.
nyc More than 1 year ago
they need to find a damn cure for laminitis asap
Darryl More than 1 year ago
GERRY More than 1 year ago
Leesa More than 1 year ago
Barbera, beautiful Tribute to all these amazing animals ,I didn't realize we lost all of them this year, I was so sad about losing my own tb Blaze this year ,I didn't keep up with it as well as I normally do..God some of them werent even here long enough to enjoy life, lets hope for a better year in 2011.