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Updated: 2013-12-18

Horse racing

Horse racing is the most exciting game at the Nadam, and anyone can apply to take part in the competition regardless of his or her age.

Horse racing is the most exciting game at the Nadam, and anyone can apply to take part in the competition regardless of his or her age. But in most cases, riders are boys and girls who are 6-13 years old.

Racehorses are divided into several age groups: two, three, four- and five-year-old horses, adult horses and stallions.

The competitions are not held on special tracks, but across the steppe. The distance varies according the ages of the horses. It can be between 15 and 35 kilometers.

After the competitions ends, awards will be given to the fastest ten horses, accompanied by songs about the horses.

 

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