Desperado V (Huckleberry Bey x Daraska) A 1986 Arabian stallion who has proved as an excellent sire of performance horses and was the leading sire of performance horses for many years. He now enjoys his retirement at his long time home of Varian Arabians.
This photo was taken in May 2004 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. The horse, Stephan's Angel, was not very happy being saddled for the Miss Preakness Stakes and leaped straight up in the air. She went on to finish second in the race and is now a broodmare on a farm in Kentucky. This photo was printed in Mid Atlantic Thoroughbred magazine and won the Eclipse Award for best thoroughbred horse racing photo of 2004.