Final Day at Keeneland Spring Meet 2014

Horses battle coming off the backstretch at the final day of Keeneland's Spring Meet 2014.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Horses battle coming off the backstretch at the final day of Keeneland’s Spring Meet 2014. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

I enjoyed one last day at Keeneland this spring for about 6 of the final day’s races.  Cloudy and windy conditions with heavy rains just before the race gave way to clear skies by the end of the day.  This day would mark the final day where Polytrack is used at Keeneland.  Plans are to remove the Polytrack and return to racing on the dirt this fall.  This a collection of a few of my days shots.

This day's mee marks the final use of Polytrack at Keeneland.  Plans are to remove the polytrack and replace with dirt in time for this Fall's meet.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
This day’s mee marks the final use of Polytrack at Keeneland. Plans are to remove the Polytrack and replace with dirt in time for this Fall’s meet. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

Outrider Gene Vosler before the first race.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

 

Jockey Corey Lanerie before the first Race.  His horse. competeing in the 4 1/2 furlong "baby race" was not at all happy about all the excitement.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Jockey Corey Lanerie before the first Race. His horse. competing in the 4 1/2 furlong “baby race” was not at all happy about all the excitement. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

Horses break out of the gates on the days first race.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Horses break out of the gates on the days first race. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

Horses shortly out of the gates.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Horses shortly out of the gates. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

Horses Round the turn in the 6th race.  Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VR.
Horses round the turn in the 6th race. Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 VR.

 

 

Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.

 

 

Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
Nikon D800E with AFS Nikkor 600mm f/4 VRII.
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