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The Favourite by sealle The Favourite by sealle
Shown: So You Think (NZ) in the mounting yard before the 2010 running of the Melbourne Cup.

This horse just captivated me. My first race horse love was Might and Power, and since then no race horse had really captured my love and imagination quite like him until Think. I had followed his season campaign and was over the moon that i would be flying up to see him race for the cup in person. He seemed unreal, something out of my daydreams and more than just a talented athlete. I had lurked around the stables as much as i could before, and had elbowed and weaved my way to the rail of the mounting yard in the hopes of seeing him up close. He seemed to know that the cheers and roaring of the crowd was for him. He was going in as the favourite, the two time Cox Plate winner. Sadly today would not be the day he claimed the race that stopped the nation. He would fight valiantly but fade before the might of the french horse Americain. However he didn't know that, and in this moment he was the champion, the king, the favourite.



Note: All the images from this day were sadly rather grainy, weak lighting, an older camera and a lack of experience at that point contributed. Looking back i really wish i knew then what i do now, but it cant be helped and i love these images anyway.

Image (c) Frances Harper
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namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man what a BEAUTY. It's always so wonderful to see 'famous' animals actually enjoying the attention they're getting - and this handsome man indeed seems very aware the cheers are for him. Awesome you got to see him for real! :love:
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sealle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
XD He was definitely interested in everyone around him. he had such attitude and presence! 
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thegeforce Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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sealle Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Thats at Living Legends right? 
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thegeforce Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yes
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
Gah he so gorgeous
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sealle Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
SO PRETTY!!!!!!
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1pen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
ebvpwiebvpwieubvpiwbuvpiwubpeiub. Love it, Fran. :hug:
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sealle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
:heart: Thanks Penny! I still cant get over this boys charisma.
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1pen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
He's so gorgeous. I'm so jealous you got to see him. :faint:  It's a great shot too, Franny.  Were you there on assignment?
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