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May Field Trip

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HASTINGS RACECOURSE AND STABLES

Sunday, May 27th – 8:45 a.m. / weather permitting.

Where: Hastings Park Race Track, Vancouver

Meet in parking lot between 8:30 and 8:45 a.m. / no fee to park in Horseman’s Parking Lot

Directions from West and North Van – Hwy 1 South, Exit 25 to McGill St, Exit 26 to Bridgeway St, turn right onto Bridgeway St. then left into the parking lot.

MAP:  http://maps.google.ca/?ie=UTF8&ll=49.286485,-123.038385&spn=0.020771,0.026693&z=15

 

NOTE: space limited to fourteen (14) NSPS members – If you plan on attending, please email fieldtrips@nsps.ca

Tips (not the gambling kind)

  • Excellent opportunity to photograph a ‘unique’ environment
  • A chance to hone your sport’s photography skills – horses are fast!
  • Joe Gray (Director of Racing) will take us through the barn/stable area during ‘morning training’ with a stop in the ‘clocker’s stand’ (rubbing shoulders with the trainers) to photograph horses being exercised on the race track
  • From there, he will take us around the barn / stable area

Safety first as thoroughbreds during the racing season and especially during morning training can be unpredictable; therefore it is imperative we do as Mr. Gray says!

 

Diana Harris and Margo Dornan

Field Trip Committee

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