Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP
Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP

Battle to stop Mongolia's child jockeys from racing to their death

Controversy grows over fiercely competitive contests in which riders as young as seven, often without proper protection, put their lives at risk

Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP
Children take part in a race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator. Controversy is growing over the way unprotected young riders are risking injury and even death.Photo: AFP
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