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Desktop Wallpaper: Horses, horse racing, and horse farms

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For the best results, click the image above the description to navigate to the highest resolution image we have. That higher-resolution image is the one you should use as desktop wallpaper.

Note: We will not produce a photo gallery in a zip file for several reasons, the most important of which is that each photo requires proper attribution, which is not feasible in a download. Very soon we will have a new modern gallery viewer that will make this a more pleasant experience, but until then you will have to exercise a bit of patience.

Credit: Churchill Downs

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Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.

12 comments
itadmin
itadmin

All those horses are highly trained and expert at separating a fool from his money.

djplews
djplews

Where are the trotters and pacers of harness racing?

seanferd
seanferd

Can you at least give a hint as to what underlying technology will be used?

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

Have you been to Churchill Downs before? Do you think Zenyatta can retire 20-0 - it would be a remarkable accomplishment. I'm not betting against it.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

I admit a bit of bias toward Thoroughbred horses, but Trotters, Saddlbred, and all of the other horse-types you can name are just as beautiful. There is something majestic about a horse.

Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin moderator

At least that is the latest information I have. Check out ZDNet for an idea of how it will work. It will be a welcome addition.

rsmastersjr
rsmastersjr

Undefeated would be great--the photo of Zenyatta shows what sets her apart: she's a fast horse that makes it look easy. I'd like to see her get around the track safely. Then I'll hope whoever gets possession of her gives her a champion's retirement. Our family has owned horse for years. For the computer people wanting to buy a race horse, I can tell you something my Daddy told me years ago: "They eat every day".

biglittle
biglittle

I'm with you Mark, I wouldn't bet against her. Looking forward to the new gallery viewer. Thanks for the Pics. BTW Louisville is my home also.

cawwilsontx
cawwilsontx

(The DRF says she drew the 8 post position for the Classic, which is OK-ish, huh?. We'll see.) Never mind the geeks, I appreciate the pix. Thanks. Made me remember college in Danville KY, and horse country there, so unlike the quarter-horse West where I grew up (Ruidoso Downs & Texas). First time I saw the big Red Mile, the white fences and the exotic trotters brought tears to my eyes. No matter what type, the horse is probably the most beautiful athlete in sport.

seanferd
seanferd

Which is fine, but will not stop the complaints that the entire page has to re-load when moving on to the next image, if the TR gallery will operate in the same manner as the ZDnet gallery. I don't care about the ETA whatsoever, so no worries there. Thanks. :)

itadmin
itadmin

Either one pre-loads all images into a javascript array, wait for that to happen at page-load but get fast image changes when clicking the button, or load one image at a fast page-load and load just those images one wants to look at when one wants to look at them. The first option is better for someone who wants to look at all images. One can also of course load the requested image using AJAX when the image is requested, which is very nearly the best of both worlds.