Racing on ice

22 03 2007

A troika, a three-horse drawn sledge, competes on the frozen Yenisey river during the an amateur horse race near the settlement of Novosyolovo, some 250 km (155 miles) south of the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 18, 2007. The Ice Derby has been held in Novosyolovo annually at the end of each winter since 1969, drawing participants from the entire region. Due to this year’s mild winter, the ice cover was 50 percent thinner than usual but deemed sufficiently strong for the race to go ahead. Link

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One response

25 03 2007

This is amazing. I wonder what the stickers on the horse shoes look like for them to get that kind of traction.

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