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Cause for Celebration
Photograph by Melissa Farlow

Surrounded by 128 of her nearest and dearest, Pin Oak Stud owner Josephine Abercrombie cheers her filly's victory. How do you produce a winning Thoroughbred? "Breed the best to the best and hope for the best," says Abercrombie, who spends hours a day during breeding season matching mares and stallions from endless pairing possibilities. A winning horse can put extra umph in a Bluegrass celebration—or merit one of its own. "They're a great excuse for a party," Abercrombie says.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F4
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 20-35 mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Inside
Time of Day: Early evening
Lighting Techniques: Bounce flash
Special Equipment or Comments: I balanced ambient and fill light.



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