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Happy Valley Racecourse at turf level. Great for photos.

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Turfside at Happy Valley.

Turfside at Happy Valley.

Over the years I’ve spent many a beautiful night at the Happy Valley Racecourse.  However up until a visit in October, I’ve never watched a race from turfside.  I’ve always sat in the expensive upper reaches of the beautiful facility but never in the “cheap” seats.  Let me tell me, the race and its attendant activities are much more enjoyable from this location.  Not only can you view the race from closeup, you are never isolated from the activity like you can be in the upper seats.  And being so close to the action, one can feel the “excitement” in the air.  And for photos, its chockful of subjects to pursue.

All photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom lens or 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens.

Beautiful turf.

Beautiful turf.

Jockey in thought.

Jockey in thought.

Warming up.

Warming up.

Heading for home.

Heading for home.

Cool down.

Cool down.

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Written by leolaksi

December 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm

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