“The clock has run, the horse has run,
and which has measured which?”
- Cormack McCarthy
In the summer of 2007 I worked as a groom at the racetrack in Saskatoon, Marquis Downs. It was an eye-opening experience in many ways – although I’ve been around horses most of my life, I understand racehorses and ex-racehorses much better now. These photos were taken with the first DSLR camera I owned, an old Pentax which gave the photos a very gritty, grainy feel that I liked very much. I’ve gone back and photographed at the track many times since then, but I’ve never quite been able to capture the same feel that I did in 2007.