30 Nov '15, 9am

Inside the high-speed world of Indonesia's child jockeys - Channel News Asia

Inside the high-speed world of Indonesia's child jockeys - Channel News Asia

SUMBAWA, Indonesia: The tradition of horse racing in Sumbawa in the West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia, has existed for as long as residents here can remember. But the riders are no ordinary jockeys – they are children who, from as young as three, race the animals at 80kmh down dirt tracks for sport and prize. “Ever since I could understand the alphabet, my life was about horses,” says Muhammad Taufik, a horse owner who spent his younger years as a child jockey. Horse racing, known as main jaran in Bahasa Indonesia, has come a long way since its early days, when it was a traditional sport between neighbours. Modern day horse racing has turned it into a full-fledged industry, where prizes now come in cash instead of token gifts such as rice. And instead of racing on their family ponies, these child jockeys are paid to ride by horse owners who in turn, are wealthy indi...

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