I've always said investing in individual stocks are a lot like going to the track, you'll pick some winners, you'll pick some losers and if you're lucky, you might break even.
So with the stock market in a crisis today, I thought I'd post this photo of thoroughbred Curlin that I shot earlier this spring right after the Kentucky Derby. The photo has gotten quite a few looks on my Flickr page, and now there is a potential showdown between Curlin and Big Brown in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Oct. 25. Curlin's next race is the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont on Sept. 27.
I was lucky to get a few photos of Curlin, with his trainer Steve Rasmussen taking him out for a morning run at Churchill Downs. It was a beautiful morning, and a friend had a pass for the back stretch. As my friend sought out some autographs of the well-known trainers, I shot photos. You can see more on my Flickr page, under my Kentucky set of photos.
Big Brown was in his stable that morning after his Derby win, and I would love to see a showdown on these two classic horses. It could be the race of the year.