Monday, April 20, 2009

Tampa Bay Downs

After shooting — and brunch — with Lindsey, Drew and a surprisingly trouble-free Reese, who was a good sport throughout, I went to Tampa Bay Downs to try my luck with the ponies.

Shooting them rather than betting. I got a decent sequence coming out of the starting gate. And a rare shot of three horses bunched up — all with all of their hooves off the ground.

I just missed getting a shot of a horse bucking off its jockey in the paddock area where they parade before going out onto the track.

On the left side you can see the guy who had been walking the horse on the ground as another man tries to reach for the reins. The horse had been acting up and had I paid better attention I would have gotten a great shot. At least no one got hurt.

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