Friday, June 27, 2008

Queen's Plate '08

I want to be sure everyone knows that little Billy called it, and Gracie wasn't far off! Not Bourbon held off Ginger Brew to win the 2008 Queen's Plate in an exciting finish. Unfortunately, thanks to what I'll call a two-minute rule, I didn't get very great shots of the race itself. Apparently, for the duration of the Queen's Plate, and the Plate only...and this year's Plate only, for that matter...standing at the base of the stairs to the second floor seating is a fire hazard. I'm not sure why it wasn't for the race before the Plate, or last year's Plate, or the year before. What can I say!

The LongRun fundraiser auctioning off the saddle cloths of the Plate field is happening now on eBay. By pure coincidence I ended up with some pretty cool shots of the horses in the walking ring. Be sure to check out the auction. A couple of the cloths still have no bids, including the winner's! His connections better step up!

Here in the studio, the painting goes on. The purple panel is on its way to Edmonton to rejoin its other mosaic pieces for a grand reunion. Stay posted for information on the unveiling! And keep track of the progress on the Mural Mosaic website!

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