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Gurteen point to point race 2 by Cyril-Helnwein Gurteen point to point race 2 by Cyril-Helnwein
Took a few photos at a point to point race held in front of our place yesterday. There were loads of falls and a couple horse collisions too, but thankfully no jockeys or horses were injured.

Point to point races in Ireland are where young horses compete to get them ready for steeplechases and hunt races. Usually 3 laps around a 1 mile course. The fences are about 4 1/2 feet.

Here is the winner of the first race (there were 6 or 7 in total, with about 8 or 10 horses in each race). Although it's not a great photo, I think it's funny how the horse and owners/trainers are posing for the camera in front of them.
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I can relate to this picture. Thank you.
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Now you've got me curious... how?
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
The horse's ass...! ;)
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Believe it or not, that's where all the power comes from! The front legs are only for changing direction and keeping the head up, haha.
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Funny, so are mine! Great photos, BTW! Looks like you're enjoying your time away!
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Cyril-Helnwein Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Photographer
Lovin' almost every minute, but I miss all my buddies over there, you too of course!
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