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Kazakh national horse racing for the EXPO Cup to take place in Astana

22 May

In Astana, during the world specialized exhibition, the EXPO Cup by types of baiga will be played for the prizes of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. This was reported by the organizers of a comprehensive program of cultural, entertainment and sports events of the exhibition.

"Baiga is one of the oldest and most popular types of horse racing among many Turkic peoples. Baiga is the horse race on a cross-terrain for middle and long distances, in which the tactical skill of the rider and the preparation of the horse for competition play a crucial role. Its origin associated with nomadic life and the need to prepare horses for long transitions. Nowadays, baiga is held on racetracks and across  country," the organizers shared.

The races will take place on June 11 at "Kazanat" racetrack. Competitions will be held in baiga, ushkyr baige - smooth galloping, and also zhorga zharys - this is a competition of pacers.

Photo - Today.kz.

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