Have Camera Will Travel

There are some weeks when very little happens in the world of racing which makes writing a blog a little bit difficult. So this week I have taken a look through some of the photographs I have taken on racecourses over the past year and I thought I would share a few of my favourites. Obviously I'm not a professional snapper but I hope I have captured some of the atmosphere of the sport we love.

Festivals

 


I took this photograph of Derby winning rider Mikael Barzalona at Royal Ascot.

He had not ridden a winner but he still seemed pretty content with himself and life in general.




This was taken after the final race of the Cheltenham Festival. It just seemed to be the perfect end to a great week. The near empty betting ring and the moon rising over Cleeve hill.








The Queen loves her racing and she rarely misses Derby Day.

2011 was all the more special as she had a runner with a lively chance, also it was not to be.

Here she is holding tight onto her hat as she listens to the National Anthem for the zillionth time during her reign.



















Courses



This one was taken at Warwick, looking down the home straight and showing how close the course is to the town centre.



A view most do not get to see looking across to the stands from the 2 mile start at Huntingdon.

Many of our courses have stunning rural settings and Ludlow is no exception. The low sun really shows the spectacular hills in the distance.

Another shot of Ludlow basking in the autumnal sun.


Equine Stars


The Queen unveiled a magnificent statue of Yeats at Royal Ascot this season, the detail is amazing.



We have seen plenty of close finishes in 2011 but this one at Ascot in July was pretty tight.


However if we are going to be looking at equine stars there was only one in 2011, the mighty Frankel . . . .



This was taken after he crossed the like at Ascot on British Champions Day

I hope you enjoyed the photographs!!

   

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