Really tried to work on that smooth panning action today, but the location was against me. Low cloud and the sun to my 12 when I was at the track barrier made the light awkward for detail on the jockey's (I was just lazy and should have asked if I could move to the inside ring).
I think I now see the benefits of an expensive lens like the 70-200mm VR for high speed sports. The speed of focusing on the 70-300mm was unacceptable. Hopefully the new nikon 70-300 AF-S VR will be cheaper, even at the sacrifice of wide apertures.
Gotta love 5fps, good for 25+ frames on the D200! I wonder what people do with the 8fps on the D2x?!
I switched to a higher shutter speed to make sure I at least got some decent horse photos.
Rest of photos here...