Sunday, May 04, 2008

Horse Racing

A brief divergance from educational blogging follows.

If I weren't a teacher, I might have chosen sport photography. An image can enliven us or sadden us; make us think or make us laugh. Yesterday's Kentucky Derby brought tears to my eyes as Eight Belles collapsed after the race. The image of her suffering on the track just before she was put down brought back the single most powerful sports photograph I have ever seen--jockey Chris Antley holding Charismatic's leg after he fractured it trying to complete the third leg of the triple crown. I can't look at that photo without crying.


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