True grit . . . jockey Katie's photo-finish win
A PORTRAIT of jump jockey Katie Walsh taken moments after the end of a race has won a top photography prize.
The picture, by Spencer Murphy, was taken at Kempton Park racecourse in England as part of a campaign advertising Channel 4's coverage of racing.
The 35-year-old photographer, from Kent, accepted the £12,000 (€14,200) Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at an event at the National Portrait Gallery in London last night.
Explaining how he took the picture, he said: "I pulled in the jockeys as they finished their races. I wanted to show both her femininity and the toughness of spirit she requires to compete against the best riders in one of the most demanding disciplines in horse racing."