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Racing History

When I visit a racetrack with a long and rich history, like the oval at the Indiana State Fair track, I can almost...

Racing History
posted on: Aug 15, 2013 | author: Lesley Spanos

Stars, Stripes, & Cowboys Foreve...

The rodeo arena was decorated with several huge American flags, which dwarfed the cowboys sitting below them. I’m...

Stars, Stripes, & Cowboys Forever
posted on: Jun 6, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Blind Side

He’s not really blind, just blinded by blinders. Trainers put all sorts of interesting contraptions on these harness...

Blind Side
posted on: Apr 16, 2012 | author: Lesley Spanos

Flare

A harness racing horse I photographed at the State Fair a couple of years ago. It’s painted in M. Graham gouache....

Flare
posted on: Sep 13, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Bronc

This bronc in a holding pen at the State Fair rodeo caught my eye. He stood with his head held high, watching the...

Bronc
posted on: May 29, 2011 | author: Lesley Spanos

Thunderstorm Warning

Does he hear tornado sirens in the distance? Summer storms are a common occurrence during State Fairs in the Midwest....

Thunderstorm Warning
posted on: Aug 2, 2010 | author: Lesley Spanos

Clockwise

Know how to find state fairgrounds on a satellite image? Look for the racetrack. Almost every state fairground...

Clockwise
posted on: Jul 26, 2010 | author: Lesley Spanos