Art, Hats and Horses
Thomas Allen Pauly
|The Official Artwork of The Iroquois Steeplechase: The Steeplechase|
...It was an honor to be selected as the Official Artist of the 70th Iroquois Steeplechase. Many of my fellow artists that I have idolized throughout my career have captured the beauty and excitement of this prestigious sporting event.
My oil painting titled The Steeplechase was auctioned off during Friday's Jockey Club Gala to assist the Monroe Carrell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. The top bidder was Mrs. Calvin Houghland whose husband was the longtime Chairman of The Iroquois Steeplechase and the winning jockey of the 1943 running of the Iroquois.
This year's $150,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois (Grade 1) was won by last year's champion, Irvin S. Naylor's Tax Ruling, who withstood a challenge from Slip Away at the 18th and final hurdle at Percy Warner Park. Trained by Brianne Slater and ridden by amateur rider Darren Nagle, who had three winners on Saturday, captured the spring season's richest hurdle race by five lengths.
|Enjoying my First Iroquois Steeplechase|
Although it was cloudy and in the 60's, the rain held off until 5 minutes after the feature race. I shot hundreds of photos for future Iroquois Steeplechase posters.
It was an awesome experience...
|Getting Ready to Shoot the Iroquois|
|My Shot of the Final Hurdle in the Iroquois... The Winner, #1 Tax Ruling|
|The Official Thomas Allen Pauly Iroquois Steeplechase Merchandise|
|A Happy Shopper|
|Signing my Iroquois Steeplechase Prints|
Video - Hats and Horses at the Iroquois Steeplechase