Santa Anita Derby 2014.

California Chrome launched himself to Derby favoritism with his impressive win in the Santa Anita Derby. Its fun to see a small time owner/breeders with a California bred going to the Derby. We have one mare thats in foal right now, and its inspiring to think that one day that could be us. California Chrome is a gorgeous animal. I hope the images do him justice.

Enjoy.

Evers

Played around with the VSCO Films today with some photos I shot around Hermosa Beach after the rain

Favorite Racing Images From 2013

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2013 was an amazing year in horse racing. For me one of the highlights was the return of Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. As a kid Gary was one of my favorite jockeys, but retired shortly after I started shooting professionally. He was an integral part of many of my favorite photos this year as well as my favorite moment when our filly Smooth Talker broke her maiden at Hollywood Park with a masterful ride by Gary and a moment I will never forget. I 

Other highlights this year was the Kentucky Derby won by Orb and Game on Dude winning his second Santa Anita Handicap at Santa Anita. In addition Mucho Macho Man winning the Breeders Cup Classic, which was one of my favorite remote shots of the year. I was hoping it would win the Eclipse Award for photography, but it wasn’t quite good enough. Its just motivation for 2014 to work harder and make better images of the sport i love.

I hope you enjoy.

Evers

Game On Dude wins the final edition of the Hollywood Gold Cup.

Its a little delayed as he ran nearly a month ago, but there has been a lot going on. Our 3yo filly, Smooth Talker won her first race, and has been preparing for a start at Del Mar later this month. Also a lot of other corporate shoots going on. After listening to The Photo Brigade Podcast I really got motivated to start trying to post images regularly. I shoot 7 days a week, not everything I can post due to NDAs, but I will try!

Back to the Dude, He abides. An hour before the Hollywood Gold Cup I was joking with another photographer that i always say there is another race, well this time there will be no other Gold Cup, so you better do it right. I was fortunate enough to handicap the race correctly and I loaded my remotes in the sweet-spot for Game on Dude. He ended up running in the perfect spot and I caught all 4 remotes in addition to the hand held.  I couldn’t have had a better shoot for the finale. 

These are my images, Enjoy!

Evs.

A shot from the #KyDerby of the field going under the twin spires for the first time

A shot from the #KyDerby of the field going under the twin spires for the first time

Shakin It Up wins the San Vicente Stakes

Shakin It Up wins the San Vicente Stakes

David Flores celebrates a win on Shakin It Up in the San Vicente @santaanitapark 

David Flores celebrates a win on Shakin It Up in the San Vicente @santaanitapark 

Coil narrowly defeats Ultimate Eagle to win the San Pasqual @santaanitaracing @midnightlute

Coil narrowly defeats Ultimate Eagle to win the San Pasqual @santaanitaracing @midnightlute

Jimmy Creed wins the Malibu Stakes @Santaanitapark

Jimmy Creed wins the Malibu Stakes @Santaanitapark

Violence and Javier Castellano win the Cash Call Futurity

Violence and Javier Castellano win the Cash Call Futurity

Grandeur wins the Hollywood Turf Cup

Grandeur wins the Hollywood Turf Cup

Violence wins the Cash Call Futurity at Hollywood Park (C) Alex Evers

Violence wins the Cash Call Futurity at Hollywood Park (C) Alex Evers

Pure Fun wins the Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

Pure Fun wins the Hollywood Starlet Stakes.

Game on Dude with Mike Smith wins the Native Diver Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood , California on December 01, 2012.

Game on Dude with Mike Smith wins the Native Diver Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park in Inglewood , California on December 01, 2012.

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