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Horse-racing on ice and champagne in Swiss resort

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Thoroughbreds nervously snort and stamp their hooves, their shiny coats glistening in the sun, before setting off, not around a traditional race track, but across a frozen lake with jockeys on skis hanging on for dear life behind them. 

Spectators watch the White Turf horse racing event in St-Moritz on February 3, 2013. The races are held annually on the frozen lake of the Swiss mountain resort.

Welcome to White Turf Skijoring at Switzerland's poshest ski resort town of St-Moritz, a unique event that has been taking place here each year since 1907, giving horse enthusiasts, European high society and local folks a chance to mingle and party.

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