Fonner Park

Starting up in late February we’ve had great weather for horse racing at Fonner Park. It’s been very enjoyable and refreshing photographing something new other than watching horse racing a few times on TV. As any assignment I worked various angles with a variety of lenses, attempt to be spontaneous, take the reader where they can’t go and capture moments perhaps they didn’t see. And given the time experiment a little. The lead image is just that, panning with the action at 125th of a second to create slow motion blur.

Horses Rain Ray (jockey Karlo Lopez), Setnmupknocknmdown (Nathan Haar), and Just Happened (Luis Ranilla) race down the stretch Saturday at Fonner Park. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean)

Horses Rain Ray (jockey Karlo Lopez), Setnmupknocknmdown (Nathan Haar), and Just Happened (Luis Ranilla) race down the stretch Saturday at Fonner Park.

Race horses stick their heads out windows inside horse stalls during opening day at Fonner Park.

Race horses stick their heads out windows inside horse stalls during opening day at Fonner Park.

Joe Hendrickson and Katelynd Whitehead look over a Fonner Park program with their dog Tootsie Roll during opening day at the race track.

Joe Hendrickson and Katelynd Whitehead look over a Fonner Park program with their dog Tootsie Roll during opening day at the race track.

Leyton Kage wears a horse hat during opening day at Fonner Park.

Leyton Kage wears a horse hat during opening day at Fonner Park.

Arda and Dick Renfrow look over their programs inside the grandstand area during opening day at Fonner Park.

Arda and Dick Renfrow look over their programs inside the grandstand area during opening day at Fonner Park.

Horses come down the stretch during a sunny opening day at Fonner Park.

Horses come down the stretch during a sunny opening day at Fonner Park.

A horse named Drama Coach wins the 5th race during opening day at Fonner Park.

A horse named Drama Coach wins the 5th race during opening day at Fonner Park.

 

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