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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A day at the races

Cartmel Saturday 29th August 2015

A day at Cartmel races with Liz, Kim, Steve and Michael. A first time for me at this very picturesque course, Dry stone walls as a backdrop keeps the feel of being a northerly and rural course.

A few winners, plenty of losers, a lovely picnic and a beer or two all made for a great day out.

 
Storm clouds gather over the very picturesque course
 
 
The Bookies along the rails
 



Parade ring
 

Studying the form
 


 
Liam McKenna takes the final instructions before mounting Sheriffs Star
 
 
Altruism..... the first winner of the day
 
 
Tom Scudamore
 
 
under orders
 
 
Race 2 winner Johnny Go in the centre

 
Johnny Go wins......."well done  fella"
 
 
and a cool down for Johnny Go
 
 
Busy in the stands
 
 
and at the Bookies
 
 
 Volcanic Jumps clear of Silk Hall
 
 
 Richard Johnson explains what went wrong


The winner in portrait
Volcanic




Urban Gale leads the way.......





 Solway Legend in the centre






 all over safely


Parading for the Cartmel Cup

Mays Boy

 
Henry Brooke on board Miss Macnamara


Honey Pound kicks out in the parade ring


Dean Pratt on Chebsey Beau


no winners here.......

The "Timeform" tip - Captain Brown came home first.

The Fences, the Hurdles, the final straight and the winning post!





 
 
 


4 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

I have neveer been to a big race meeting and I enjoyed seeing all the actions through your photographs. The horses are so handsone and the jockeys outfits so colouful.

Dave said...

Cheers Margaret.
Indeed it is a colourful day out and you must try it one day. Pick a small course such as Cartmel on a Bank Holiday meeting and its a real family affair.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

That horse looks as peeved as you would expect of an equine having a bucket of cold water thrown up its bottom

Dave said...

Simon, I would have to agree...... Not a pleasant thought!

It did get a few buckets over its back to start with so I guess it knew what was coming next.