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on the steps of mongolian horse races are fast and furious it's a high adrenaline cultural tradition the jockeys are children some as young as five years old in their quest for victory many are injured some even fall to their deaths. i'm steve chapman on this edition a one on one east we investigate whether mongolia's child jockeys are being exploited in the name of tradition. and. it's for you and the sun the sun is starting to rise or the mongolian. in a land where horses symbolize national strength curtis who depended on the study and of the thousands of youths of a modern before the horses a friend will love them and they're like humans in our eyes.
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at this time of year. or believe these none is up believe on his motorbike training he's prized right schools. for. horses maybe small size compared to overseas but the as strong as it can be they endure the freezing cold in some way heat and we take care of them so their race well in spring and summer. believe and he's damned they've been handed a remote piece of the province. like generations of mongolians before him he's a hood with thousands of livestock. in a country where pricing is in every herd is blocked believes two hundred horses are
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his pride and joy. to see. the president put on the device when your horse when is your family and the province feel happy especially during big races and one last thing i wondered it's not about trophy house i train horses out of my love for them our children also carry forward this tradition as we're all here. out of this yet carrying the family's heart on the small shoulders is billy son. five year old bob will there are thirty thousand child jockeys like him across mongolia. by law they should be at least seven years old but billy says only small children can patient horse rises and they start learning the ropes as todd lose his only five years old is not
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a little young at that along with the horses are like ponies it's different from western countries so that's why children have to ride in race. at most a child should weigh forty kilograms my oldest son was that heavy when he turned nine. bubble he's getting ready for his boost ever rice it will be held during the dom mongolia's annual summer festival where the warrior spirit is celebrated with easley competitive sports stretching over thirty kilometers the horse rices there are some of the longest in the world but that doesn't skip babul. the dom is just
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a week away. gobbles mother is busy preparing he meals to make sure he has the strength to compete. they might have found to talk. to. after. there are. want to do a. double dreams being he wants to weed out the dung. he sure is boisterous it's hard to get him to concentrate on ok. let me get down get. at it let's. talk about.
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sometimes it's easier to just give in to his fighting spirit that talent gets to hurt someone the money and i just take it. for a five year old he certainly packs a punch. i can't help but think is he mature enough to ride a stallion in a marathon right now and judy were always very naughty an active when he rides he totally transforms. in the. hospital. most mornings and evenings trains but he's good at the price but the horses on the step.
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he's father is always fine he's sorry. but he was lucky that i trained him a form of very young age i believe bob who can really. only rice horses begin their lives running wild on the steps tonight dad billy and his brother i'm got a breaking one and i don't know what i live. for. next year with rice on this whole. nomadic herders like billy can earn good money through pricey if the horse is
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placed in the top five so i can sell them to professional trainers as valuable braiding stock. if you ask me we're keeping our tradition but probably people running horse racing like it's a business. to understand how traditional horse racing is change we drive for a day to major professional trying. embryo paces child jockeys two hundred fifty dollars a month to ryse the professional trainer chooses jockeys like he does these who. you know how long you have to look at their body whether they're fit and you have to see how they communicate with their ellis. the boy spend
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a few months at the camp learning the ropes and training the horses. the international labor organization says mongolia's use of young jockeys is a dangerous form of child labor. disagrees think that trying to treat child jockeys who. came with. the child must like writing you can force the jockey to ride in the race we give some money to the families so that way it will benefit the child's education i don't see it as exploitation of professional trainers are always looking for wife to make their horses lightning quick today the young jockeys are helping their boss burn a pungent mix of bone. and cow dung. but believes that in filing the smaller energizes the animals. takes away the sorrow of the
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hordes so the horse will be ready to race each horse is small three to five times before a race. other trainers also use something that's vitamins illegally breed their forces with fast of the go foreign stallions. but he says today's jockeys are not skilled enough to handle the. dog just so the current jockeys are a lot weaker at my age all the children were in the countryside but these days children are too busy playing video games and living in the city. because she has been so successful at the rice truck he can only fit half of these awards into these tent he says victory brings more than just glory was at china's to spare horseracing gives us a lot of it wards and lucrative benefits from the dumb it's here today betting happens and it's getting more popular it's benefiting our lives. with
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a lot of money to be made the number of rices has soared. instead of just the summer beds they now also held in winter despite the dangerous conditions. it's made in our riskiest sport in the last five years fifteen hundred child jockeys have been injured and ten killed. shao dirge is great lies in a symmetry. i miss everything about him. i asked why i kept sending him to race and wiley taught him to ride a horse. her son was just seven years old when he was cut short during
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one fight for the dom rice. and the attack on the student. every time nadar happens even though the horse races are on t.v. he cannot miss church. in twenty thirty shout durch his parents who are waiting for him at the finish line on this bill he was competing in a horse was organized by the local government but that day by side the field was in no condition for rice. the grass was so high it was wild haired the track used to be a wheat field that's why the grass was so high it was on the whole track was not suitable for a horse race because there were too many mouse holders around the hill the horse's
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foot fell through one then my boy fell off. the board slipped off the saddle and he was trampled by the racing. with no helmet to protective he was crushed in view of the. road as fast as i could to the hospital. when i got there he had died. and certain acts to my son for an hour in silence. and he's grammy only big tim's of this ancient sporting tradition. i'm visiting board got us for a former jockey who started working for a professional trainer when he was eight years old but garv says he severely injured his leg after falling off a horse in
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a practice race there was no safety suit and helmet at the time it's maybe one of the reason i got injured he says the trainer failed to provide proper medical treatment or compensation after his fall for the last seven years boat got it has been in and out of surgery a week ago his leg was amputated yes. what the doctor advised is to remove my leg because the bone was getting infected. what kind of strain of admits he never gave the boy safety equipment during the two years he rode at his stable but denies the accident happened while both got it was working for him both got off the injury has left him with few options. and if i had my leg i would be a trainer i regret my decisions all my school friends graduated but i have no
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education i'm trying to become a carpenter because i can still use my hands that's what my future holds. when a child jockey dies or is seriously injured in a race the maximum penalty is an eight thousand dollar fine and there is no criminal investigation are the punishment strong enough in mongolia not that strong where we don't have a strong enough punishment yet nobody went to jail so far for children's deaths in the horse race is that a problem it's a big problem because nobody was so good. and the state never prosecuted anyone one or four children is this one i think it's power powers of war the powers in support the trends yes as of now with any info into politicians from every party there are costs or strangers or young girl said the dharma was the former
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culture minister and used to overseen a dark horse races which are largely state sponsored she says commercialism is now ruining this ancient tradition i would say that in the last ten years money is very much involved in our horse culture in the past like another was only a once a year where but now there are so many commercial releases children if they go to horse racing that child is like all the employed child. the government says they are doing more to protect jockeys by conducting spot checks rices. since twenty eleven children have also been required by law to wear helmets and protective equipment during all races but the former politician believes that's not enough if this child exploitation. if child spends too much time on horseback it's becomes an expletive.
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in the days before nadar trained in ice practice writes. i know this is practice but it really is quite shocking how close kids are wearing helmets. when the practice session ends we meet up with buy a bag who is here training his stallion borg is a powerful racing think we were also involved in setting up the new safety rules for the sport. so many of the kids weren't wearing helmets during that right.
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from wearing helmets was one of the media measures that i introduced a couple of years ago or for their kids just walk out and it's. safety measures a quite a new thing or it's just the beginning despite being the man who wrote the rules he says it's not a big deal if kids ride without protection. i started riding horses when i was three to four years old until now i'm still alive i don't have many injuries my feet and hands of a very strong i'm expecting to turn eighty years old on via magna rejects those who criticize the dangers of false rice. would want to run most of the posts of both the people who see. this oil belongs to mongolians. we live here in we die here this is where the horses galloped where they saw
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horse racing will never die. it's the morning of the new dam summarises back in mt big day has arrived. the father year old is awake but is not his usual energetic self. fish. to what is that which. his father and older brother are traveling to the rices to help bob through his first right not the barber seems to care he's grumpy or maybe it's no different to. you but dr.
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before heading to the rice bubbles mother off his horse milk to the spirits. he says their way of reaching success i am very proud of. that. as billy on the other horse try and set up camp the other traditional contests like archery and wrestling already underway if you are going country fred will always quite miss there are a lot of free hundred of these events happening across mongolia curing the nidal festival. before heading out to the starting line the jockey sing a spiritual chant to rouse their horses. should have a dhaba who has shaken off he's no value and he's raring to god. that's good to see . you excited.
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i mean you can't help but feel a little bit nervous for him right now. but you say might. be. right. back at the race registration many jockeys wearing any safety equipment some with flimsy bike helmets. bob only other riders raced twenty four kilometers on a dusty truck. at the start the race is just for a good forty. plus. a
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little. more. but when the pack storm is out bob is slow to find early momentum. feeling spots babo silva helmets but anybody here. deliberately going to get a. lot of. coffee into groups sudden gobert finds you steer and picks up the parts. of the little girl a good job i just love the model. but i'll back it up my motto is led by a child of the older mums tatmadaw coming out of florida mother. it's quite a fight for the five year old the flock nominees are within tsotsi please please.
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please please. agencies. look up the. cut at the hospital not always keeping up with him sometimes b.s. off the trouble up another group of writers are in hock this makes. me a lot of nothing but a couple of good looking one of opinion that still call it. a human a clone seems lost but then it's back causing one then two then three by little cutler of the. cut. cut. cut
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cut it's a great result in davos first right he came sixth against schools. i think you. feel lucky. you need to look good to. meet. people who would do it. even. better for the. belief says it was a promising day bird. dog i called to the house about the main thing he has seen or heard on though is to stay on the racing track of the shot he whips the horse too much at the wrong time. but oh oh. oh. oh oh oh there's a lot of guts and. i'm very proud of your profile both. the
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top five winning trying to a presented with. it's a celebration of strength and insurance the flies out across mongolia. tonight they're the toast of this tiny town. tomorrow bob oh when the other jockeys could be back in the saddle buying food victory in one of the gracious spectacles on the steps but to preserve a centuries old tradition they will be risking life to lead in these grand midnight ignite the children born to wrong. australia's multibillion dollar international student industry is booming but it
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