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Photographing the Races: Newcomer’s Guide

I’ve had a few questions from my friends as to what I use to take pictures, and honestly guys, I don’t want to just copy and paste a response from one person to another. So, I’ll give a rundown of all my equipment and provide a few links for you if you want to purchase them on Amazon; full disclosure, I do make a small percentage of your shopping spree, so do/do not go crazy spending. 😉 Now, this post assumes that you have a starter DSLR camera of your choice. I shoot with Nikon myself and love my D3200 with my life; I will vouch for the brand quite loudly.

Missing in Racing: Retirement Farms

Songbird retires to a great life

There is a pandemic in racing: not enough places for racehorses to retire. Now, I’m not talking about the mares and stallions that people spend heavy thousands (and even millions) on, like Songbird in the picture above; I’m talking about the old, the permanently lame, and those destined to be pasture ornaments.

In Loving Memory: Penny Chenery

Near this spot
Are deposited the Remains of one
Who possessed Beauty without Vanity,
Strength without Insolence,
Courage without Ferocity,
And all the Virtues of Man without his Vices.

-excerpt from Lord Byron