Video Break: The World’s Richest Cross Country Race

This year marked the 123rd running of the Czech Republic’s Velka Pardubicka — the world’s richest cross-country chase ($100,0000 to the winner). The winner was the 11 year old French mare Orphee des Blins, who claimed the title for the second year in a row with Czech jockey Jan Faltesjek. The race has 31 enormous obstacles, and is a staggering 4 1/2 miles long. This year, only 6 of the 20 starters finished the race, but luckily nobody was seriously hurt. You tell me, just wild or wild and crazy!?


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