Direct link to ImageShareConceptually similarView AllView more with similar tones Reckless was a personality as well as a wonderful stayer, and the same could be said of his trainer Tommy Woodcock, Phar Lap's strapper and companion. This famous photograph, taken before the 1977 Melbourne Cup, in which Reckless ran second to Gold And Black, showed the bond between horse and horseman. Reckless was a people's horse, and Woodcock a people's trainer. THE AGE SPORT Picture by BRUCE POSTLE"...He looked at Reckless and Reckless looked at him and without a word his big stallion dropped down and put his head on Tommy's chest. He reached up and tickled him under the neck and the horse closed his eyes and that was it. I took two pictures, that was it." -Bruce PostlePhotographer:BRUCE POSTLESee all of this photographer's images27 November, 1977Image ID:FXJ287887Keywords:Australia-black and white-cherish the moment-exhibition-horse-lying-Melbourne-Melbourne Cup Anniversary Gallery-quality-race-racing-sleeping-stable-trainerAdd to cartDownload Zoom res. (TR3)DownloadRelated Collections:ARCHIVALHorse Racing In Australia: Historic Images from the Fairfax ArchiveAustralia Day CelebrationsPhotography of The Age Exhibition, 2014Iconic Fairfax PhotographsHistory of the Melbourne CupHistoryPersonalitiesSport FavouritesMother's Day Gift IdeasSelect usageWhat type of print?