Cool racing at the White Turf

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We certainly have not been short of snow this season! The White Turf lived up to its name thats for sure – there was around 7500 people on the frozen lake this weekend – despite the fact that the snow just continued falling. There was the occasional resounding crack of ice, but all eyes were focused on the exciting developments on the actual track. A British horse won the GP Longines with jockey Dennis Schiergen ridding a horse from the Paul Webber stables.

 

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My favourite has to be the Skikjöring which was valiantly fought by Usbekia and Valeria Holinger, who have been the winners for the last two years. They put up a really great fight but finally came in fourth place.

 

White Turf St. Moritz: Skikjoering 'Credit Suisse - GP von Celerina'

 

Strade Kirk with the tenfold champion Jakob Broger at the reins gave everyone a thrill as they put in a last minute spurt that won them the race!

 

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As ever – a heady experience with champagne flowing and bets flying all over the place!

All images courtesy of swiss-image/AndyMettler

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