We cannot catch a break with the weather lately. This trip has been moved once, and we have decided to move it again to March 8th. It’s supposed to rain all weekend, so we are pushing it back. We will still meet at 7:00 AM at the track employees restaurant for breakfast. At 8:15 or so we will meet outside the restaurant for our tour of the paddock areas. Our host has a broken foot, so we may be a little limited in where she can take us, but we will at least get to see some of the behind the scenes operations. After our tour, we will have some free time until the races start. We usually eat lunch in the same cafeteria. We will then meet our host to get passes to take photos along the rail in front of the grandstands. Usually there are enough passes for a few of us at a time, so if you are leaving early, let us know so we can get you up front for one of the early races.
As a reminder, there will be no flash photography allowed. The horses don’t like that and you could spook them. These are not your regular old barnyard animals, so please don’t go into an unapproved area, like in front of the ambulance.
This will be a great opportunity to shoot some action shots and even some motion blur shots, as well as portraits of these awesome animals. I look forward to seeing you there!