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Gowran park, a day at the races

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January 24th races at Gowran park, County Kilkenny
Events photography by : Nigel Borrington

It was a January afternoon at Gowran Park , County Kilkenny. Thursday, January 24th and the meeting was the National Hunt “Goffs Thyestes H’cap Chase Grade A & John Mulhern Memorial Hdle Grade 2”

It was a cold afternoon but the going was good, it’s the fullest I had seen the race course for this event and the bookies must have been rubbing their hands, not from the cold.

I arrived with the aim of photographing as much of the events as possible. I wanted to capture not just the race itself, actually this was the least interesting to me. I wanted to capture events behind the races, the bookies and the show ring. I felt I wanted to get a sense of the day in full, to capture what a race meeting is all about.

I got lots of images of the events and present some of them here, from the show ring to the finishing line, I am only starting this project to be honest and plan to return many times.

The the 14:30 race, Gowran Park, a Gallery

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4 responses

  1. Looks like it was a great day πŸ™‚

    August 23, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      It was, really enjoyed the atmosphere, Cold, very cold but lot’s of visit’s to the coffee stand helped πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      August 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  2. 1annecasey

    Great atmosphere images Nigel – those photos from the race are really wonderful.

    September 3, 2013 at 9:44 am

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