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 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.