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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

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!



Margaret Birding For Pleasure 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.