After Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes on April 9, horse racing fans ponied up nearly $26,000 for rare thoroughbred photos and artifacts, including pieces from the Tony Leonard Collection. A portion of the auction proceeds benefited Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement facility based in Georgetown.
The auction, which was part of the 40th-anniversary celebration for Taylor Made Farms, included items such as a lock of Secretariat’s hair custom framed alongside Tony Leonard’s iconic Secretariat Arriving at Claiborne photo, and a California Chrome collection which included a horseshoe worn at the recent Dubai World Cup.
Leonard, celebrated for his photography of generations of Thoroughbreds during racing’s heyday, produced hundreds of thousands of photos over his more than 50-year career. A selection of rarely seen photos and personal artifacts may be seen at the Through the Lens of Tony Leonard exhibit at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art through June 19.
Go to Thetonyleonardcollection.com to see some of Leonard’s finest work.
American Legion to host resource fair
The American Legion Post 24 in Georgetown is hosting a Veterans Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 14, featuring information about veteran’s benefits, resources and employment opportunities.
The event will take place at 220 Connector Road in Georgetown and will feature a bounce house, free hot dogs, corn hole, horse shoes, face painting and music.