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Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop is one of Senegal's most promising jockeys and hopes to begin racing in France next year, realizing a dream coveted by some of Senegal's foremost riders.
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he trains to compete with in...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he trains to compete with in the future, out of the Lambafar stable, in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 27, 2021. "It's the elders who taught us everything since we were young, and that's how I became passionate about horses," Diop said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes in a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes in a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, February 7, 2021. "When I start riding I get a bit stressed, but after a moment, it's over," Diop said. "At the time of the race, I'm only thinking of victory." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, warms up with other jockeys and stable boys in front of a campfire before...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, warms up with other jockeys and stable boys in front of a campfire before an early morning training session in Sangalkam, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 30, 2021. "It's the elders who taught us everything since we were young, and that's how I became passionate about horses," Diop said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, sits next to his mother Ndeye Boye and brothers as his sister, carrying her...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, sits next to his mother Ndeye Boye and brothers as his sister, carrying her son, watches on at their home in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 28, 2021. "It's a passion in my family," Diop said. "Since my grandfather we've supported horses, then my father after him." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prepares to compete in a race that is head weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prepares to compete in a race that is head weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, February 7, 2021. "I want to be the best jockey in a country other than mine," Diop said. "In Morocco or France, anywhere there is horse racing." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, strokes a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training to...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, strokes a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training to compete with in the future, as they walk along Lac Rose, also known as Lake Retba in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. "It's the elders who taught us everything since we were young, and that's how I became passionate about horses," Diop said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Adama Bao, a coach who owns the Lambafar stable, speaks to Fallou Diop, 19, and other jockeys before...
Thies, Senegal
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Adama Bao, a coach who owns the Lambafar stable, speaks to Fallou Diop, 19, and other jockeys before a race at the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, January 31, 2021. "[Diop] is very gifted and has a lot of skill," Bao said. "He could compete up to 50 years with his weight and size." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Jockeys ride their horses before an early morning training session in Sangalkam, Rufisque department,...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
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Jockeys ride their horses before an early morning training session in Sangalkam, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes at a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes at a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, Feburary 7, 2021. "I want to be the best jockey in a country other than mine," Diop said. "In Morocco or France, anywhere there is horse racing." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, is handed prize money after winning a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, is handed prize money after winning a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, February 7, 2021. "I want to be the best jockey in a country other than mine," Diop said. "In Morocco or France, anywhere there is horse racing." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
A stableboy bathes a horse at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 27,...
NIAGA, Senegal
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A stableboy bathes a horse at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prepares hay for the horses at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region,...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prepares hay for the horses at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, carries hay to be fed to the horses at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque...
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The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, carries hay to be fed to the horses at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prays at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27,...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, prays at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
A stableboy puts a saddle onto a horse before a training session at the Lambafar stable, in Niaga, Rufisque...
NIAGA, Senegal
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A stableboy puts a saddle onto a horse before a training session at the Lambafar stable, in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
A young jockey, rides his horse during an early morning training session on a field in Sangalkam, Rufisque...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
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A young jockey, rides his horse during an early morning training session on a field in Sangalkam, Rufisque department, Senegal, February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Jockeys ride their horses during an early morning training session in Sangalkam, Senegal, February 2,...
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Jockeys ride their horses during an early morning training session in Sangalkam, Senegal, February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Stable workers load horses onto a horse-box before a competition, outside the Lambafar stable in Niaga,...
NIAGA, Senegal
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Stable workers load horses onto a horse-box before a competition, outside the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal, February 7, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, holds onto a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, holds onto a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training to compete with in the future, as they cross a road after a hack along Lac Rose, also known as Lake Retba, in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. "It's a passion in my family," Diop said. "Since my grandfather we've supported horses, then my father after him." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides his horse during a training session on a field in Sangalkam, Senegal,...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides his horse during a training session on a field in Sangalkam, Senegal, January 28, 2021. "When I start riding I get a bit stressed, but after a moment, it's over," Diop said. "At the time of the race, I'm only thinking of victory." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides his horse during a training session on a field in Sangalkam, Senegal,...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
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Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides his horse during a training session on a field in Sangalkam, Senegal, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, stands by the entrance of his room at his home in Niaga, Rufisque region,...
NIAGA, Senegal
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Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, stands by the entrance of his room at his home in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Ndeye Boye carries her jockey son Fallou Diop's Fair Play award at their home in Niaga, Rufisque region,...
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Ndeye Boye carries her jockey son Fallou Diop's Fair Play award at their home in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Trophies awarded to Fallou Diop, a jockey, are displayed at his coach Adama Bao's home, who owns the...
Dakar, Senegal
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Trophies awarded to Fallou Diop, a jockey, are displayed at his coach Adama Bao's home, who owns the Lambafar stable, in Dakar, Senegal, February 4, 2021. "[Diop] is very gifted and has a lot of skill," Bao said. "He could compete up to 50 years with his weight and size." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training to compete...
NIAGA, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, rides a young mare called Raissa Betty, whom he is currently training to compete with in the future, during a hack along Lac Rose, also known as Lake Retba in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, eats a koni, a type of fruit, as he sits with stableboys at the Lambafar stable...
NIAGA, Senegal
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Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, eats a koni, a type of fruit, as he sits with stableboys at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, Senegal, January 27, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, hugs Expert, his horse, at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque department,...
NIAGA, Senegal
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Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, hugs Expert, his horse, at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque department, Senegal, January 27, 2021. "It's the elders who taught us everything since we were young, and that's how I became passionate about horses," Diop said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
A stableboy rides a horse to a training field at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, in Senegal,...
NIAGA, Senegal
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A stableboy rides a horse to a training field at the Lambafar stable in Niaga, Rufisque region, in Senegal, January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, adjusts another jockey's saddle as he rides a horse during a training session...
SANGALKAM, Senegal
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Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, adjusts another jockey's saddle as he rides a horse during a training session on a field in Sangalkam, Senegal, January 28, 2021. "It's the elders who taught us everything since we were young, and that's how I became passionate about horses," Diop said. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes in a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, competes in a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal. February 7, 2021. "When I start riding I get a bit stressed, but after a moment, it's over," Diop said. "At the time of the race, I'm only thinking of victory." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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February 19, 2021
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, wears a protective mask before competing in a race that is held weekly by...
Thies, Senegal
The Wider Image: Meet the teenage Senegalese jockey racing to fame
Fallou Diop, 19, a jockey, wears a protective mask before competing in a race that is held weekly by the Hippodrome Ndiaw Macodou DIOP in Thies, Senegal, January 31, 2021. "I want to be the best jockey in a country other than mine," Diop said. "In Morocco or France, anywhere there is horse racing." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA JOCKEYS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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