About Barbara D. Livingston

Barbara D. Livingston is among the country’s most respected horse racing photographers. Chief photographer for the Daily Racing Form, her own images cover a span of a half-century.  She is a six-time Eclipse Award winner, the equivalent of horse racing’s Academy Awards.

Her photographs include tracks and races at venues such as Saratoga Race Course, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita; events like the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup; breeding farms around the country; and famous horses like Secretariat, Man o’ War, Barbaro, Rachel Alexandra, and American Pharoah.

Livingston also photographs other equine breeds, including Standardbreds.

Livingston also specializes in conformation photography – a craft, perfected by the great Tony Leonard, that Livingston has studied since the 1970s.

Livingston also owns several historical negative collections, which includes photographs from the 1930s through 1994. Those priceless photos include Man o’ War, Citation, Whirlaway, Twilight Tear, countless other important horses and races of their times.

In addition, Livingston is the author/photographer of six books and sole photographer of a seventh.

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Barbara D. Livingston, horseracing photography and equine photography, Saratoga Springs, NY

– Chief photographer for the Daily Racing Form (DRF.com)

– Horseracing photography since 1971

– Photographs have appeared in Sports Illustrated, GQ, People, ESPN-The Magazine, Readers Digest, and on the covers of TV Guide and Vanity Fair

– Six-time Eclipse Award winner for Outstanding Photography, racing’s highest honor

– Author of 7 books and sole photographer for an eighth: Four Seasons of Racing, Old Friends, More Old Friends, Old and New Friends, Standardbred Old Friends (author Ellen Harvey), Barbara Livingston’s Saratoga, Horses in Living Color, Thoroughbred Mares in America (private printing)

– Owns historical negative collections of the great Jim Raftery/Turfotos (1930s-1994, ~10 racetracks, 2+ million negatives; Lexington, KY, photographers James W. Sames III and John C. Wyatt; and Narragansett Park’s Gene Aldo. Collection includes several million images, including Man o’ War, Citation, Whirlaway and Twilight Tear…and too many horses to try listing

– Travels extensively covering all aspects of horse racing, including the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup