Good friend of On Track On Trend, photographer Richard Shaw is currently holding an exhibition ‘Courses for Horses’ at Yering Station Gallery in the Yarra Valley. Richard has spent over 10 years traveling to various racing carnivals across the globe from Mongolia to Royal Ascot and countless others in between. Not far from Melbourne, it’s a must see for anyone in town during the Spring Racing Carnival. Richard’s photographs beautifully portray the charm of the racetrack – from fine fashion & exquisite horseflesh to the buzz of the bookmakers ring.

1387873_10151951410270011_1716679744_nIt was during the Spring Racing Carnival in Melbourne a few years ago that Lisa and I first met Richard snapping away behind his camera at the fashions on the field stage. Later on he interviewed us for a magazine article and over the years we have kept in touch and still run into each other at the track. Lisa and I are thrilled that we both sneak in amongst the 70 odd photographs that form the exhibition, so if you pop along look out for us on the walls! Richard will be at the gallery some weekends during the exhibition and if you see him there be sure to have a chat as he always has a fascinating story to tell from his extensive travels.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition the October Qantas inflight magazine also has a great article inside which you can see here

The exhibition runs until the 24th of November 2013

By Angela Menz

All photos from Richard Shaw