Ninety-nine percent of the images I ever shot that appeared in the Toronto Star have been lost to the ages. Almost all of them were from my time at the Ontario race tracks "Greenwood" (no longer existent) and "Mowhawk", and were of standard-bred horse racing action. One particular shot I captured that I kept the actual strip of negatives for was of a terrible crash that occurred on July 23rd 1983 right at the finish line. I got the image with a Canon F-1 and 135mm manual focus prime lens. The shot was my only front page for the Toronto Star. Never having worked for the paper as a staff photographer I'm happy with having had at least one shot on the front page. You can click on any image to enlarge it to full screen.
My one and only front page of the Toronto Star for the crash shot I captured.The original image of the crash at the finish line.  Fortunately, nobody was badly injured.This image was also published in the paper.  Once again, fortunately nobody was injured.Another published crash shotA typical finish shotThe aftermath of another crash.Ron Waples 3000th win at the track.A rare triple dead heat finishThe Star asked the D.Z. owner for a shot to use and this is what I gave them. From my files.An old friend made a base jump from the Barrie tower circa 1988.This was in the "Have your Say" column circa 1980-81.Shot while I was in Ryerson, at the Toronto Zoo, later published in the Toronto Star.The previous shot as publishedChristmas time and a child looking at toys in a store window, later published in the Toronto star.The previous shot as publishedA woman sitting on a park bench in Allen's Gardens in Toronto, later published in the Toronto Star.The previous shot as publishedOne of the few non crash shots of horse racing that I got published in the Star.