Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a little bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape?…

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Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape? Are…

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby on sloppy track at Churchill Downs

Always Dreaming wins 143 rd running of the Kentucky Derby on sloppy way at Churchill Downs Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday, devoting trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together. Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and are the sports resulting fund wins. On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into Americas greatest race. Together, they were unbeatable on a cool…

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Tom Jenkins’ best athletics photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recollect how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a little bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape?…

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Tapwrit overtakes Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes

Tapwrit caught the preferred Irish War Cry in the stretching to win the Belmont Stakes by two lengths on Saturday Tapwrit overtook favored Irish War Cry in the stretch to win the Belmont Stakes by two durations on Saturday, devoting trainer Todd Pletcher his third career victory in the final leg of the Triple Crown. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Tapwrit operated 1 1/2 miles in 2:30.02 on his home track. Ortizs brother Irad won the race last year with Creator. The distance, I was sure he could handle it, Ortiz…

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‘Who will do the work? ‘ Trump’s migrant crackdown dangers horse racing’s future

The unglamorous hours in the stables entails racing have all along relied upon undocumented workers but recent federal raids raise pressing questions When it comes to its workforce, American horse racing could be galloping towards a crisis. A visa program that serves the racing industry poorly plus a dearth of US employees willing to do the athletics grunt work the grooming, the exercise-riding and the hot-walking of racehorses have all along left racing heavily reliant upon undocumented employees from Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. But now, the…

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‘Who will do the run? ‘ Trump’s migrant crackdown dangers horse racing’s future

The unglamorous hours in the stables means racing has long relied upon undocumented employees but recent federal raids raise pressing questions When it comes to its workforce, American horse racing could be galloping towards a crisis. A visa program that serves the racing industry poorly plus a dearth of US employees willing to do the sports grunt work the grooming, the exercise-riding and the hot-walking of racehorses have all along left racing heavily reliant upon undocumented employees from Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. But now, the recent…

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‘Who will do the work? ‘ Trump’s migrant crackdown dangers pony racing’s future

The unglamorous hours in the stables means racing has long relied upon undocumented workers but recent federal raids create pressing questions When it comes to its workforce, American horse racing could be galloping towards a crisis. A visa program that serves the racing industry poorly plus a dearth of US employees willing to do the sports grunt work the grooming, the exercise-riding and the hot-walking of racehorses has long left racing heavily reliant upon undocumented employees from Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. But now, the recent spate…

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