Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Karachi Donkey Cart Race

 


One of the uniqueness of Karachi is it's Donkey Cart Race. It has been taking place for the last 100 or more years. It is most popular among old communities who are descendents of the early settlers.



Following narrative is extracted from Express Tribune blogs

Donkey cart races are organised by the Karachi South Donkey-Cart Association (KSDCA) which has over 800 owners registered with them. The association mainly deals with the trading and business aspect of the community but organises the races to maintain the tradition that began in the colonial era.

 



The minor races take place every alternate weekends in the afternoon with the grand events taking place in the evenings and covering a distance of seven kilometers. They vary in format – the grand race consists of 30-40 racers with the prize-money ranging from Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000.





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