A person about whom little is known or who reveals little about them self, especially one with potential as a competitor.

To ‘keep dark’, meaning to keep secret, is an expression going back at least 400 years, so it is possible that the related dark horse (a racehorse of unknown form but thought to have a good chance) existed in racing slang before it was first recorded in print in Disraeli’s novel The Young Duke (1831). Be that as it may, it soon became a popular metaphor for a person with unknown qualities and is now standard English.


  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    Fascinating sp; great lighting! I’d bet on this dark horse.

  • thank you jan

    – RobertCharles

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandabout 5 years ago

    awesome image!

  • thank you :-)

    – RobertCharles

  • toby snelgrove  IPA
    toby snelgrove...about 5 years ago

    I don’t like this dark horse … but I do like the capture

  • thank you ?

    – RobertCharles

    CORA D. MITCHELLabout 5 years ago

    speechless……..umm.. uh….;-)))

  • you - speechless, i think not!! :-)

    – RobertCharles

  • Phineous "Flash"   Cassidy
    Phineous "Flas...about 5 years ago


  • thanks for the wow.

    – RobertCharles

  • ys-eye
    ys-eyeabout 5 years ago

    I’ve always liked this one. Love the way the light plays off the fuzziness of the fur on the hat and the stubble on your face.

  • thank Y

    – RobertCharles

    CORA D. MITCHELLabout 5 years ago

    you’re absolutely right..speechless., I’m not, but, uh..
    ..i’m sorry what was I saying? oh, uh… yeah..ok, ok.. if I could just concentrate for a minute! ok,..this is HOT. i love it. ;-))) lol.

  • heh heh – thanks cora xo

    – RobertCharles

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchalmost 5 years ago

    Very striking dark horse! :)

  • thank you laurie :-)

    – RobertCharles

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    great work,

  • thanks scott

    – RobertCharles

  • itsmegabby
    itsmegabbyalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful picture my friend!!

  • thank you gabby

    – RobertCharles

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