Donkey Races, Carrot Bay, Tortola, BVI

August 2006
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The raceway (aka main road) was decked out in orange and white columns, festooned with colorful flags.  Folks eagerly placed side bets as the crowds began to line the streets in anticipation of the first race.

Everyone was holding something, be it a beer, water bottle, camera or baby. Several radio stations gave live broadcasts while the DJ played Donkey racing reggae  music from the sound stage.

Half of the Tortola police force was on duty in their formal uniforms,  to help out, closing the road down for the three heats, yet allowing traffic to pass through briefly between each race.


Asspectations performed perfectly, arriving self assured that she would place first in all races. She was wearing her lamb's wool saddle topped off with a custom made bridle of rope. She posed for her picture like a true pro, with one leg raised, ready to race any challengers.

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