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St Georges Day @ Beverley Races Update.

Posted on April 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM

   Well what can I say about this great track in beautiful East Yorkshire...

 

Firstly a big thank you to the race clerks who gave me a very warm welcome. I would also like to thank Keith there official photographer who seemed not to mind at all with me attending the track as a accredited freelance. I got one telling of from Keith when a syndicate group asked me for a group shot with winning thoroughbred after the last race and with out thinking I gave them a card when asked...I quickly apologised to Keith and no harm was done or intended.

 

This as to be the best course from a photographic point of view I have attended so far. Everything is within in easy walking distance for punters, trainers and photographers....makes it easy on the legs and back not having to yomp miles from paddock areas to the course and facilities.

 

Well lets talk photos... I went to this meeting with a little sadness as my beloved pro eos 1 camera that as served me well for 12 years broke at the last course I visited and is now being repaired and serviced. So out came my back up eos 1n ' hardly used it but it should perform well ' I took the oppertunity to match up my new cam with a recently purchased 400mm focal lens combined with my beloved 28-70 f2.8 Tokina. So once again my technique was adjusted to suit my new kit and to be honest from what I seen through the lens as left me with a can not wait feeling to see the actual images captured....

 

Images from this meeting will be developed in the morning and the first photo uploads to the site will begin in the evening or before lunch this saturday. Hopefully all images will be fully uploaded and complete by 1st May 09.

 

Lastly I would like to thank the Jockeys and trainers for a warm welcome and getting to know them over the last few meets certainly helps to break the ice. One of my Fav Jocks Joe Fanning perfomed well again and I did have a little flutter on Tartan Gunna who he took to victory in race 3. It was also good to chat to the vets who went out of there way to speak to me.

 

This meeting was a good celebration for St Georges Day. The weather was great the horses performed well and the course and facilities were spot on. ' I hope the images do the day credit '

 

Cheers Simon.

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