Sunday, November 02, 2008

Camera Critters 30



I took this photo while we were in Ohio. We were offered press credentials for the races at Northfield Park and were allowed to be right at the track's edge and in the winner's circle. Really cool. We had never been to a horse race before, so it was interesting to try and figure out the program. I only lasted four races, then my energy was gone, so we went back to the hotel.

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32 Comments:

Blogger Webradio said...

Tu joues aux courses ???

9:18 AM  
Blogger Aileni said...

I love the trotting rhythm these horses maintain. We often see a sulky on the street in our nearest large town. The horse doesn't seem to notice the traffic.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Wow, that looks like fun!

9:29 AM  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

I have never seen horseraces like this other than on TV. I think that it must be exciting to be there and take photos like yours!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

You got a great shot! Lucky you getting so close.

9:45 AM  
Blogger Barking Dogs said...

Very nice!

10:07 AM  
Blogger fishing guy said...

Getchen: Neat photo from the track, a lot of excitement for certain.

10:38 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Excellent action shot! Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

10:45 AM  
Blogger ratmammy said...

Great photo!

10:50 AM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Gretchen! What fun this must have been. I wish I was there.

This is an excellent photo. Lisa

11:12 AM  
Blogger dot said...

I can see the action in your picture. I've never been to a race either but I bet it would be great fun.

12:39 PM  
Blogger S.Bhagiraj said...

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12:40 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Beautiful horse !

1:07 PM  
Blogger bobbie said...

A great shot, Gretchen. I've never seen the trotters. Must be fun.

1:15 PM  
Blogger lisaschaos said...

It must have been great to be so close! How fun! Love the racing horse!

1:52 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I'm out visiting trying to get caught up with all my bloggy friends. Wanted to say howdy and hope your having a great weekend.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I love harness racing. Your photos brought back some great memories. Thanks!

5:19 PM  
Blogger Norm said...

what a beautiful horse! yours is more wonderful...

6:38 PM  
Blogger Martha said...

Great shot! :-)

9:08 PM  
Blogger Rambling Woods said...

We had a racetrack near us that has horse races like that. I wonder how heavy that little cart is..Probably not very as it would make the horse be able to run faster..

9:38 PM  
Blogger Larry said...

Hi Gretchen, great photo of the horse and driver. I've never been to a harness race but I bet it's exciting to see them close up!

11:18 PM  
Blogger Indrani said...

A good close shot!
It must have been a thrilling experience.

1:31 AM  
Blogger NoBS said...

Hi Gretchen,

A bit off topic.

You made me cry today and I want to thank you for that. I'm not usually a sappy person as you may be able to tell from reading my blog, but that poem was perfect.

I also want to invite you a tag meme that I was tagged for today. Just visit my blog again, I Meme It and read the posting titled "7 Bookish Things". I hope you can play along! Have some fun!

Safe Travels,
Nicole

2:00 AM  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

It must have been exciting watching that race. I've never seen a horse race before.

2:19 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

what a beautiful creature!

2:34 AM  
Blogger me ann my camera said...

Lovely critter and topic! Sounds like fun!

6:25 AM  
Blogger Your EG Tour Guide said...

That would be so exciting to see close up!

9:15 AM  
Blogger i beati said...

love the sulkies sandy

9:55 AM  
Blogger ~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Fantastic shot! Great fun!

7:21 PM  
Blogger bluedreamer27 said...

oh hello gretchen... thanks for commenting in my 'JUST AN AVID FAN " blog
oh great shots i never had a chance to be or to see that kind of sports
coz we dont have that here in our country
have a great day see yah thanks again hope to see you there

4:57 AM  
Blogger Z'riz said...

Wow! Looks like fun! :)

11:19 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

very cool photo Gretchen! You capture great moments! I hope you are feeling well...

10:55 AM  

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