Ban’ei Horse Racing Episode 2

FILM

Ban’ei Horse Racing Episode 2

Ban’ei Horse Racing, a one of a kind and unprecedented horse race. The highlight of this race are the two obstacles, one is 1 meter and the other is 1.7 meters, that the horses overcome. The horses cut a brave figure as they clench their teeth to overcome these obstacles, and for the spectators, they clench their fists tightly as well. This is because this race has not one horse that overtakes another without stopping from the start of the race until the horses reach the goal. It is even determined that the jockeys rest the horses before taking them over the obstacles. How long the horses rest is also a part of their strategy, and these rest periods can even be the turning point in a race. No matter how much they use their whips, there are horses that are so tired out that they won’t budge an inch even right before the finish line, as well as horses who are completely exhausted while climbing the obstacles. These races are different from the elegant patterns woven by thoroughbred horses, but that’s what makes the interesting. In the second part, we take a look at the circumstances surrounding the day a race is held.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Where Art and Business Meet TOPICS

Joseph Klibansky proffers a powerful contemporary message and is one of the Netherlands’ highest sell-ing modern artists. In November last year, he opened a brand store on a high-end shopping street for a limited …

A Striking Array of Humanoid Imagery TOPICS

Throughout history, we have sought to understand what it means to be human. Our quest to build ever more complex robots has transformed the understanding of ourselves. Today, robots are becoming increasingly human, lear…

The 100th Anniversary of De Stijl TOPICS

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Dutch artistic movement, De Stijl. The geometric style composed of red, blue, yellow, white, and black is distinctive, and the paintings by Piet Mondrian, as well as the prod…

A Better Way to Start the Day TOPICS

A single guest room over a first floor bakery makes for a unique B&B. The owners of BREAD & BED both worked as editors for travel magazines, so they know travel. Also, they share a love for bread. “Baking can …

Nike on the Beach. TOPICS

The beach is the best place to show off our hard work at the gym. Sunbathers, joggers, rollerbladers, cyclists: The beach hosts a variety of athletic activities, soit makes sense that Nike would want to open their Box B…

Design: Even the Gyms and Spas TOPICS

DSquared2 has opened the Ceresio 7 Gym & Spa on the ground floor of their headquarters. This modern new spa is an extension of their successful Ceresio 7 restaurant, which opened three years ago. The interior offers…

Imaging the unimaginable. TOPICS

Naoki Prize nominee Gukoroku, the film adaptation of the novel, brings Japanese cinema box office pulls such as Satoshi Tsumabuki and Hikari Mitsushima together. Kei Ishikawa sits at the helm of Gukoroku, his first full…

アセット 1