Last week Bo Derek was in Santa Anita Park’s Chandelier Room with a horse and a photographer. It was a shoot featuring a beautiful nude woman astride the animal.
But the nude model wasn’t Bo Derek, it was jockey and actress Chantal Sutherland. The photo shoot was Bo’s idea, which she sold to Vanity Fair.
This was no simple set-up, as Bo’s request required Santa Anita officials to figure out how to get a horse up to the Chandelier Room on the third level of Santa Anita. The solution? The horse rode the freight elevator, of course.
One other seeming hurdle for officials: Chantal must have been granted a temporary waiver since she clearly isn’t conforming to the strict Turf Club dress code!
Click here to see Vanity Fair’s behind-the-scenes video featuring moments like the photo below.
— By Scott Hettrick