Wednesday, May 6, 2009


HORSE RACING IN KENYA. Didn’t see that coming. We wonder if they use lions as a training aid?

Here, Kenyan jockeys racing past the finish line during a meet at the Ngong race-course in Nairobi. Started in 1904 in Kenya as an elite sport for wealthy settlers, horse racing has since shed its image as a white-man's hobby and has seen an influx of Kenyans into its ranks as jockeys and trainers whose careers, however are now in jeopardy due to a lack of interest in the sport among the Kenyan public fascinated by soccer and rugby.

Hmmm, sounds all too disturbingly familiar to us hoss racin' folks…

(Photo Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images)

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