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Dueling Down The Stretch

Delaware Handicap Day in Photos!

 

Outside of writing, one of my favorite hobbies is taking photos. Doesn't matter if it's nature, soccer, baseball, family outings, or horse racing. So it was no surprise that when I traveled up to Delaware Park for the Del Cap, that I had my camera with me every step of the way. Here are some of the moments I captured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Coronet, parading by, warming up before the second race.

   

 

 

Lets Get It Going, getting a quick warm up in before the start of the race.

 

 

 

 

 AND THEY'RE OFF, IN THE SECOND!
 
 

 

 

 

 

 Mount Coronet, in the winners circle, after the second, surrounded by the victory flowers.

 

 

 

Coming by us for the first time, in the Cape Henlopen  

 

 

 

 First Time by in the Cape Henlopen Stakes.

 

 

 

 

 

Left: Cape Henlopen, field thundering into the first turn.

 

Right: Cape Henlopen field dashing down the stretch.

 

 

 

 

 

Hardest Core, alone, soaring to the wire, in the Cape Helopen.

 

 

Princess of Sylmar being escorted to the track by Todd Pletcher, and body guard, Will Hooks.

 

 

 

 

 

Into the first turn of the Delaware Handicap. 


 

 Belle Gallantey leading the field into the home stretch for the Delaware Handicap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Belle Gallantey, all alone coming to the finish, to win the Delaware Handicap. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Belle Gallantey coming back with an ecstatic jockey, Jose Ortiz.

 

It was an amazing day, filled with amazing people. Was so glad I got to meet HRN's Tony BadaBing and his cousin Bob Murphy and the Stanco Clan. I hope everyone there enjoyed themselves as much as I did.  

 

Note: All 116 pictures can be seen at on my Facebook page under 2014 Delaware Handicap Day

 

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Meet Laura Pugh


Laura Pugh got her first taste of Thoroughbred Racing when she watched War Emblem take the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes in 2001. After that point, she fell in love with the sport, reading every piece of news and information she could get her fingertips on.


Laura has a long history with horses in general, taking her first ride on her fifth birthday, with her first official riding lesson when she was eight years old. Both years she attended college she joined her school’s equestrian team, first at the now closed Virginia Intermont College, then again at Delaware State University. Unfortunately, after back and shoulder injuries, she had to hang up her saddle. 


In 2010 Laura came to Horse Racing Nation, but soon branched out to other media outlets, such as Lady and the Track, TwinSpires.com, and USRacing. She currently works at a local newspaper as a community reporter, while making a return to Horse Racing Nation, where she will once again feature her opinionated columns on the latest in horse racing. 

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