A Day at the Races - Peter Bartlett
Race goers are an eclectic group. At one extreme there is the serious
punter and at the other, the casual race goer simply enjoying a day
out. There are those that go to be seen as well as to see, the
high-rollers, the young, the old and those in between, the wealthy and
those less so, the country set and the townies that just go to party.
The mix of attendees is endless, creating a colourful atmosphere within
the spectator enclosures as people circulate between the stands, the
betting ring, the bars, and the parade ring interacting and engaging
with one another.
Yorkshire based street photographer Peter Bartlett spent much of 2019
visiting race meetings to capture a fly on the wall document of
attendees enjoying a day out. Studying the odds, enjoying a drink,
having a laugh, socialising and occasionally soaking up the action, Peter’s candid
photos capture the frivolity of pre-pandemic race days.
Published: October 19th 2020.
60pp hardback book on 170gsm paper.
Limited to 500 copies.
ISBN: 978 1 9997596 2 9