A good friend managed to secure for us an entry to the race in Ipoh. Not very often do we get a chance to be about 10 feet or so from the horses during a race.
The weather was not very encouraging as there were scattered drizzles occassional lightning and thuner. To top that off, the sky was a featureless grey. Nevertheless, we had a great time 'shooting' the horses and riders. Some of the images to share with you:
Riders and horses going round a corner. Just love the speed and gait of the horses (and riders)
Right off the bend
... and coming towards us.
before heading for the finishing line. A photo finish!
Here's the winner (from a different race)
Saluting the photographer?
Shot most of the above on rather high ISO setting (1600) and shutter priority (1/2000s)