|Horse racing fun set for Mokhotlong...|
The Mokhotlong business community has organised horse racing games scheduled for March 18 at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security race tracks.
The event hopes to attract jockeys from around the district and is sponsored by local Mokhotlong businessman Makoanyane Letsie to the tune of M11 000.
Letsie said the motivation behind sponsoring the race-day is to revive horse racing because it is an indigenous sport that unites Basotho.
Letsie said a lack of sponsorship for such native pastimes has contributed to their gradual disappearance and he said next month’s event aims to help reverse the situation.
He said final preparations for the race are underway after it was postponed on several occasions due to heavy rains.
“Horse racing is among the sporting codes which are admired by people in Mokhotlong and Lesotho,” Letsie said. “Just by keeping an ordinary horse, a Mosotho man can feed his family or even pay fees for children by just participating in such games.”