The Ladbrokes Festival of racing was held at Down Royal over two days on 29th and 30th October 2021. On the 30th the Ladbrokes Champion Steeplechase took place over three miles and in the first Grade 1 Steeplechase in the National Hunt season in the UK. This years race was notable in that all the runners had won at Cheltenham and English based trainer Paul Nicholls had entered Frodon to be ridden by Jockey Bryony Frost. The other four runners were trained by Irish trainers including Gordon Elliott and Henry de Bromhead. There were therefore photographers from all the interested photo agencies in Ireland in attendance for the meeting.
There were seven races on the card at the meeting.
I thought it might be interesting from a photographic point of view to list the various photographers present and provide links to their photographs to review the variety of photographs taken of similar subjects from different viewpoints.
I will include copies of photographs taken by these photographers (where known by the author at the time of writing) published in the press.