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Katie Walsh by Spencer Murphy

This is a portrait of Irish jump jockey Katie Walsh by Spencer Murphy. It’s an amazing portrait of an amazing woman.

It won the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize of the National Portrait Gallery (London) the other day.  That’s about $19,000 US .

This portrait was taken last year just after the Grand National. Katie had been riding the equally amazing Seabass.

She achieved the highest-place a woman has ever achieved in the race.  She came in third.

I guess this could be called the longest “come from behind” win in the history of racing.

Congrats to all!