The Racing Museum and Hall of Fame will be unveiling its exhibition of 50 images shot by legendary equine photographer Tony Leonard this July 21st 2017. Entitled "Racing's Greatest and America's Oldest—Selections from the Tony Leonard Collection," the photographs focus on Saratoga scenes and Hall of Fame members captured by Leonard, who died at age 89 in 2012.
Leonard's work, which passed through a series of guardians late in his life and again after his death, was bought and preserved as a collection by Bobby Shiflet, the owner of the Frames on Main Gallery in Paris, Ky.; owner/breeder/agent John Adger; and David Sorrell, who was a financial officer at several stallion stations. Later, Taylor Made Farm's Duncan Taylor joined the group.
Bobby Shiflet was the main player in bringing the show to Saratoga, where it will be on display for a year. Shiflet is an accomplished photographer himself and had many personal life experiences with the famed photographer as did John Engelhardt.