Redefining horseplay: Child jockeys race in Indonesia for cash, cows

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In Indonesia, dozens of child jockeys — some as young as eight — competitively race at a track outside of Bima for prizes, which includes two cows at the group level and a grand prize of one million rupiah or $100. “This year, the races near Bima lasted for 11 days and attracted nearly 600 horses, many from the nearby islands of Sumba, Bali, Lombok and Flores,” wrote Beawiharta of Reuters.

Photos taken by Beawiharta. Read the full article here.