Here are some of the 2009 steeplechase champion horses and jockeys that I was lucky enough to photograph. Congratulations to them all.
Leading horse and Eclipse winner – Mixed Up. Here ridden by Danielle Hodsdon. Danielle was also champion jockey in terms of money won.
Champion timber horse – Patriot’s Path. Here ridden by Xavier Aizpuru.
Champion claimer – Eagle Beagle. Here ridden by Paddy Young.
Champion Trainer (races won) – Jack Fisher. Seen here with two time Eclipse winner Good Night Shirt.
Champion Jockey (races won) – Paddy Young
Leading Amateur/Apprentice Jockey – Jacob Roberts
Amateur Highweight Timber Jockey – Billy Santoro. At age 59, Billy has announced his retirement.