Race

Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women’s race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday

Jockeys compete in Chonburi's annual buffalo race festival, in Chonburi province, Thailand on Monday. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand's east.

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Jockeys compete in Chonburi’s annual buffalo race festival, in Chonburi province, Thailand on Monday. The event, which also celebrates the rice harvest, dates back to the buffalo trade in Chonburi, once the commercial centre of Thailand’s east

Horses gallop on the track during a race at the Hong Kong Jockey Club's Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China. The Hong Kong Jockey Club is the city's sole provider of horse racing, football betting and lotteries

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Horses gallop on the track during a race at the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s Happy Valley racecourse in Hong Kong, China

Cannondale-Garmin rider Talansky of the US, AG2R La Mondiale riders Bardet of France and Bakelants of Belgium cycle during the 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race...Cannondale-Garmin rider Andrew Talansky of the U.S. (L), AG2R La Mondiale riders Romain Bardet of France (C) and Jan Bakelants of Belgium cycle during the 186.5-km (115.88 miles) 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps mountains, France, July 23, 2015.

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Cannondale-Garmin rider Andrew Talansky of the U.S., AG2R La Mondiale riders Romain Bardet of France and Jan Bakelants of Belgium cycle during the 186.5-km (115.88 miles) 18th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Gap to Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne in the French Alps mountains, France

The pack of riders cycle during the 11th stage of the Tour de France cycling race...The pack of riders cycle during the 188-km (116.8 miles) 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France, July 15, 2015.

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The pack of riders cycle during the 188-km (116.8 miles) 11th stage of the 102nd Tour de France cycling race from Pau to Cauterets in the French Pyrenees mountains, France, on Wednesday

Race-goers relax on a bench displaying the Union Flag on the first day of the annual Royal Ascot horse racing event near Windsor, west of London, on June 16, 2015.

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Racegoers relax on a bench displaying the Union Jack on the first day of the Royal Ascot meeting in Berkshire, England.

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday, May 21, 2015. Alberto Contador extended his overall lead ahead of Fabio Aru to 17 seconds while Philippe Gilbert won the rainy 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Thursday

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Belgium’s Philippe Gilbert celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 12th stage of the Giro d’Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race from Imola to Vicenza, Italy, Thursday

.A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

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A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

India Horse Racing

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Handlers holds onto their horses after a training session ahead of the Indian Derby in Mumbai, India on Thursday. The Indian Derby, which will be held on Sunday, is one of India’s prestigious racing events.

Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo's Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area December 2, 2014.

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Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area on Tuesday.

Katsumi Tamakoshi...Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Competitors run on their arms and legs on a race course in a preliminary race during the Guinness World Record the 100-meter running on all fours at Komazawa Olympic Park Stadium in Tokyo in celebration of Guinness World Records Day. The 18-year-old Japanese Katsumi Tamakoshi set new record of 15.86 seconds Thursday. 

Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh...Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh November 7, 2014. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. 

Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena...Giuseppe Zedde of "Leocorno" or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena  August 15, 2014. Each July 2 and August 16, almost without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

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Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday

Horses complete the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood Races on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. Today is Ladies Day at the prestigious Goodwood Races.

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Horses finish the Qatar Bloodstock Richmond Stakes race on Ladies Day at Goodwood in Chichester, England

Cycling Tour de France

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The peloton passes a field of sunflowers during the seventh stage of the Tour de France cycling race. The 234.5 km stage started in Epernay and finished in Nancy, France 

Cycling Tour de France

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Rain clouds spell trouble for the riders as the peloton heads towards Lille during the Tour de France. The riders set out from Le Touquet for the 163 km fourth stage of the three-week race.

Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

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Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Nigel Lamb of Great Britain with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the United States fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, May 15, 2014, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia this weekend.

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Nigel Lamb of the UK with Matt Hall of Australia, Yoshihide Muroya of Japan and Kirby Chambliss of the US fly in formation over the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, ahead of the upcoming third stage of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Movistar team rider Valverde of Spain wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy

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Alejandro Valverde of Spain celebrates as he wins the Fleche Wallonne Classic cycling race in Huy on Wednesday

A young Thai buffalo rider, center, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round race during an annual buffalo race in Chonburi province, southeastern Thailand, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The annual race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.

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A young Thai buffalo rider, centre, raises his arm after winning the preliminary round during an annual race in Chonburi Province, southeastern Thailand, on Friday. The race is a celebration among rice farmers before harvesting rice.