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