The author of Standardbred Old Friends, a coffee table book featuring the work of renowned equine photographer Barbara Livingston, will sell and sign copies of the book on Governor's Day at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, Delaware, on Thursday, July 24.
The 216 page book features 150 photos and author Ellen Harvey's stories of 43 horses of great achievement, long gone from the spotlight, but still cherished and well cared for in the twilight of their lives. For a video about the making of the book, click here.
The signing will benefit Horse Lovers United (HLU), a Delmarva group that places Standardbreds and other horses in to second careers and adoptive homes after their racing days are over. HLU placed one of the horses featured in the book, Dust Devil, who is now 24 years old and living on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Harvey will be signing at the M & T Grandstand from 3 p.m. to the close of racing that evening; the book is $30, with a portion of proceeds going to help HLU care for and place horses in need of homes.
To learn more about Standardbred Old Friends, which features high profile horses like, Cam's Card Shark, Winky's Gill, Staying Together, Western Dreamer and the late Moni Maker, and Giant Victory, "like" Standardbred Old Friends Book on Facebook.
For more information on Horses Lovers United, go to www.horseloversunited.com.
by Ken Weingartner, for Harness Racing Communications