It was my first time trip to a Racecourse where Horses race and people bet their money to earn money multiplied or losing the same. I have never been to a racecourse earlier anywhere in any country I lived in so I was very excited to go and visit Turffontein Racecourse.
I was invited by a friend of mine who used to publish a local newspaper and there was a charity event he was part of and he told me to come with my wife for lunch.
It took me a little bit of time to reach the venue as I got lost in the path as it passes a local colony in the CBD area of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Once I reached there it was a madhouse, with so many cars and the parking space being full. It took time to enter the gates of the venue and find a parking space.
Once we parked the car, then we had to walk for another 10 minutes to the hall gates we were invited to. This is like a soccer stadium where you will find so many gates and so many floors.
Then there were many setups at the venue who were issuing the bands as per your tickets to those who have purchased them and many other people who were invited. Once I found the right desk, I was issued some bands and my friend too came to take us to his table.
Once settled I immediately took to the balcony of the racecourse and captured these images using my Nikon D7000 camera with Sigma 70-300mm lens.
The horse definitely is one of the powerful and I now know why performance cars got their horsepower derivatives from. The last few seconds of the race are captured here in the racecourse.
As they found the winner these shining horses went back to their stables and we enjoyed a nice lunch buffet at Turffontein Racecourse and the evening thereafter.