Somaliland Host the first Horse Racing in Horn of Africa

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Somaliland Host the first Horse Racing in Horn of Africa

By: Hassan Jama, Horndiplomat contributor

Horndiplomat-Hargeisa hosted the first Horse Racing in the entire Horn of Africa. The event was graced by the minister for youth and sports Boos Mire Mohamed and other senior government officials.

The first Horse Racing competition held in Hargeisa yesterday with the participation of contestants from Marodi Jeh, Awdal, Sahil, Togder, Sanaag and Sool regions.

The contestant from Marodi Jeh region won the race.

Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, typically involving two or more horses ridden by jockeys (or sometimes driven without riders) over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports, as its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has been unchanged since at least classical antiquity.

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Horse races vary widely in format and many countries have developed their own particular traditions around the sport. Variations include restricting races to particular breeds, running over obstacles, running over different distances, running on different track surfaces and running in different gaits.

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