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Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Beirut's racecourse, which hosted monarchs and movie stars in its chic heyday and survived Lebanon's civil war, is struggling to secure its future after years of slow decline. The Hippodrome marked its centenary last year. But it has an aging clientele, must fend of private developers, and has lost revenue to illegal gambling.
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June 29, 2017
A horse stands in front a bullet-riddled wall at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.



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Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A horse stands in front a bullet-riddled wall at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.



REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
People watch a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
People watch a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Racegoers queue at a betting stall in Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Racegoers queue at a betting stall in Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.

REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.

REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi, poses for a photograph at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi, poses for a photograph at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A man grooms a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.

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Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A man grooms a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon.

REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A man grooms a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A man grooms a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A Lebanese National flag and posters depicting the jockeys' dress codes hang on a wall at Beirut Hippodrome,...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A Lebanese National flag and posters depicting the jockeys' dress codes hang on a wall at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A cashier hands a betting slip to a racegoer at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A cashier hands a betting slip to a racegoer at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockey, Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi walks across a room at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockey, Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi walks across a room at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Racegoers place a bet before the horse racing starts at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Racegoers place a bet before the horse racing starts at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi, gestures as he rides a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, known as Sisi, gestures as he rides a horse at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockeys compete during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A racegoer looks at his betting sheet during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A racegoer looks at his betting sheet during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
People watch a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
People watch a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A horse cart is pictured at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A horse cart is pictured at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
A bullet-riddled wall is pictured at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
A bullet-riddled wall is pictured at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Racegoer, Jamil Helo, 85, sits on a bench as he holds his betting slip during a horse race at Beirut...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Racegoer, Jamil Helo, 85, sits on a bench as he holds his betting slip during a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Syrian jockey, Mohannad Ghorly, prepares for the second round of the horse race at Beirut Hippodrome,...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Syrian jockey, Mohannad Ghorly, prepares for the second round of the horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Racegoer Elias Yousef (2nd L) attends a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Racegoer Elias Yousef (2nd L) attends a horse race at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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June 29, 2017
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, nicknamed as Sisi, is weighed on a scale at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal...
Beirut, Lebanon
The Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again
Jockey Mohammad Hassan, nicknamed as Sisi, is weighed on a scale at Beirut Hippodrome, Lebanon. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi
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