Saturday, July 20th 2013
A group of partners from Country Life gathered for a field trip at Fair Hill Training Center.The center is located amid the 5000 acre Natural Preserve which was left to the state of Maryland by William Dupont in the early 1970's. Bridges, tunnels, forests, fields, creeks and trails are an open smorgasbord for the outdoor enthusiast. Mike Trombetta's assistant trainer Melissa Begley sent out Goddess of War for her first breeze on the Tapeta track and Moon Map had a slow gallop on the dirt. We got a thorough understanding of all that is "Fair Hill" from Sally Jackson who began our tour of the Center and its history from the comfort of the Clockers tower. Then we toured the Equine Therapy Center, and got to see Kentucky Derby winner Orb who is utilizing the Spa therapies during this working vacation for him as he points towards the Travers next month. It was a memorable day for us all. My favorite image is the one above where I tracked the motion of the horse and riders to put the spectators in blur hoping to express the feel of the action you experience when you are so close to the track. Below is a slide show of the gallery of images from the day. Whats your favorite ?