It was a
beautiful sun-filled afternoon as the jockeys, atop their mounts, lined
up for the race.
Although the horses were
similar in color, the riders were dressed in bright and varied colors.
Tension mounted and
expectations were high; each had an equal chance; the signal was given
and they were off!
Around and around the
track they went! A horse on the outside, carrying a heavier rider
than the mount on the inside, nonetheless kept up his stride with no
visible strain - what a gallant steed!
One jockey, six lengths
back, almost fell off his mount but managed to regain his
balance. Another rider, foolish or overconfident, waved to the
crowd. His fans waved back.
As they entered the home
stretch the horses were neck and neck, nose to nose! This looked
like a photo finish!
Then it was over, the
jockeys dismounted, and the carousel stopped.