Author Archives: Pravata

About Pravata

Southern California by way of Brooklyn, NY

Anthony’s Cross

Anthony’s Cross and Joel Rosario (outside) overtake 1/5 favorite Tapizar and Garrett Gomez on their way to winning the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Tapizar finished fifth in the race, one that leaves the California three year … Continue reading

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Hunting the Hunter

I was out looking for birds that I could fill my view finder with when I saw some movement in a clearing beneath a group of trees. I saw a bird make a little hop from right to left and … Continue reading

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Allen’s Hummingbird

Photographed my first Allen’s Hummingbird today. This is an adult male, right before flight.  This was shot at around 3:00 p.m. in Arcadia, CA.  He is definitely on my favorites list of birds; hope to see him again.

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Amazombie (in focus) and Mike Smith overtake Cost of Freedom (rail) in the stretch and hold off a late charging Apriority (outside) to win the Sunshine Millions Sprint at Santa Anita Park.

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Game On Dude…

Game On Dude made a successful return to the races in his four year old debut by winning an optional claimer under jockey Rafael Bejarano in the 7th race on Thursday at Santa Anita Park.  He completed the 1 mile and 1/16 distance in 1:40.77 and won … Continue reading

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Nice Trophies

As I watched the Green Bay Packers’ post game press conference following their NFC Championship win over the Chicago Bears yesterday, I wondered why I didn’t see the George S. Halas Trophy. I soon realized that I was staring right at it; … Continue reading

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