The very well known mare Ethereal (who won the 2001 Melbourne Cup among other big races), pictured in the retirement paddock on the farm she has lived most of her life. She's 22 years old in this photo and has been retired from breeding for a number of years. Now she spends her days ruling the roost over the farm's other ex-broodmares.
Built to be an athlete, she's also incredibly tough. But sweet as well. She stood like a lamb to be groomed in the paddock and again when her leadrope was unclipped for the photo. It's great seeing old horses enjoying a bit of attention.