Though I’ve never been someone to manically follow careers of race horses and make sure I watch every single stakes race on television, I do appreciate horse racing. I’m a fairly terrible track photographer, but find horse racing so visually fascinating that I never pass up an opportunity to go with my camera.
When a friend of a friend had a few horses running in the Saturday night meet, I jumped at the invitation to shoot some races before it got too dark for my camera to keep up. I furiously snapped photos for about four races before I lost the light.
It was a lot more fun watching the races when I had a specific horse to cheer for, and as an added bonus my friend’s second horse won so I got to stand in my first winner’s picture! Now I’m hooked on racing and looking to start up a syndicate… any takers?
Today’s post is mostly a photo dump because I have a lot more photos than words to share about my evening. If you live in Texas and haven’t checked out Retama, you should! It’s a really nice, albeit small, track and has a very family-friendly vibe to it.