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June 'Zoom' Winner Revealed

Published: July 4, 2018 4:08 pm ET

Last Comment: July 4, 2018 6:53 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

The I Love Canadian Harness Racing Fan Club would like to congratulate Chelsea Chase of Foothills, Alberta, for winning the June Zoom Photography Challenge.

For the month of June we chose ‘It’s Post Time’ as the theme to celebrate the summer racing season.

Chase submitted this photo of outrider Janice Lea and her horse, Slicker, who kept an eye on the Standardbreds as they raced by on June 2 at Century Downs Racetrack & Casino. Jamie Gray, who recently qualified for the National Driving Championship, is pictured driving Bearcat Josi (1), the eventual winner of the race, and Rod Hennessy is driving Paperback Thriller (5).

“I was out taking photos and was over talking to our outrider Janice and thought it would be cool if I could get a picture of both the horses racing and her horse, Slicker,” said Chase. “It took me a couple tries, but I eventually got the shot.”

Chelsea owns a four-year-old mare, Never Say Sorry, and attends the races almost every weekend to watch her race and take photos.

“My photography experience is mostly of harness racing in Alberta,” said Chase. “The odd time I get to Spruce Meadows to photograph the jumpers there. I take pictures to not only improve my skills, but for owners who don’t get to see their horses all the time as they are in other provinces.”

Since the Zoom Photography Challenge kicked off years ago, Chase has been victorious on a few different occasions, including, June 2016 and September 2014, along with being named the overall Zoom Champion in 2014.

For winning, Chelsea will receive a $50 Fan Club prize package. Congrats! And thank you to our other finalists:

Photo 1: Dawn MacInnis of Summerside, PE, for her photo taken during the second race card of the season at Red Shores at Summerside. The horse on the outside is K D Overdrive, driven by Gilles Barrieau.

Photo 2: Horses going to the gate at Georgian Downs on June 9, by Fran Caron of Wasaga Beach, ON. Robert Shepherd is on the outside with pacing mare Santannas Gal.

Photo 3: Lori Martin of Hanover, ON, for her photo of Ryan Holliday at Hanover Raceway on June 2.

Photo 4: Jackie McManus of Komoka, ON, for her photo of Jonathan Drury driving Giveherngogo at Woodbine Mohawk Park during the two-year-old baby races on June 9.

Thank you to everyone who submitted photos for this month’s contest. Watch the web for July’s theme announcement!

July 4, 2018 - 6:53 pmCongratulations Chelsea, for

Harry Martin SAID...

Congratulations Chelsea, for winning the June ZOOM contest. Your photo gives the viewer another perspective from the eyes of the outrider.

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