I knew Tony for a long time. His love of horses and their "proper" stances for his pictures were fantastic. Good friends of mine from North Carolina also loved his work and had great respect for him. His love of Secretariat and the many photos of him really meant a lot to me and a lot of my dear friends. I had the pleasure of introducing him to my "equine photographer friend, Nancy Bickford, at a Secretariat Festival in Paris. His equine love "never" subsided and I was very fortunate to live right across the street from his "last" residence in the "Homestead Nursing Facility". I would walk over and speak to he and his wife, Adelle, and check on him with his fantastic nursing staff often.
Rest well Mr. Tony in your "new stall"