Photographer Tod Marks recaps in pictures the stakes action from Aqueduct's biggest day of the year.
Icabad Crane had a busy week. On Wednesday, he returned to trainer Phillip Dutton’s West Grove, Pa., base after spending the past three months at Dutton’s winter quarters in Aiken, S.C. But while the horse headed south at the beginning of the year as an eventing prospect, he returns as a winner.
In town and on course, photographer Tod Marks took in Aiken's lovely surroundings on steeplechase weekend.
The folks at Gallagher’s Stud in Ghent, N.Y., couldn’t be prouder of Icabad Crane. And well they should be. They bred him, his dam Adorahy, and her dam Adorable Micol.
Celebrating the life and career of Sweet Shani, a champion New Zealand-bred mare who campaigned for Calvin Houghland and later Jonathan Sheppard in the US from 2007 to 2012. Sweet Shani passed away after giving birth to a foal on Friday night - tod marks
The My Lady’s Manor timber course puts up a big screen to help spectators see the meandering, undulating, historic track. Saturday, trainer Eddie Graham stood with his wife Wendi – ready to watch Nat Grew go in the featured Manor timber stakes.
Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Ben's Cat, and work and at play.
Few people know more about Icabad Crane than Adrian Rolls. Assistant to trainer Graham Motion since 1989, Rolls oversaw the horse’s care from his arrival at Herringswell Stables’ Fair Hill barn as a 2-year-old in 2007 until his retirement late last summer.
Describing Icabad Crane’s daily training regimen, Phillip Dutton put things in simple layman’s terms: “It’s a bit like yoga for the horse.”