Senegal’s budding young jockeys dream big

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  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “Senegal’s budding young jockeys dream big” – below is their description.

    For many countries in #Africa, football is the national sport. But in #Senegal, children are increasingly drawn to another competition: #horse riding. They train young, from the age of 10, and hope one day to be international stars.

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