White Turf 2011 – St. Moritz, Switzerland



Guests from all over the world are delighted by the fine thoroughbreds from all over Europe and international jockeys who take part in the races at White Turf St. Moritz. On three Sundays in February, more than 30,000 spectators flock to the frozen expanse of the Lake of St. Moritz to witness the excitement and entertainment of the races against the magnificent backdrop of the mountains of the Engadine.

Pictures from  02/20/11.

International Horse Races – White Turf 2011 website.
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32 thoughts on “White Turf 2011 – St. Moritz, Switzerland

  1. Omigod! This is amazing! Never heard of it! Great photos, too. I can't imagine horses racing on snow/ice! Do they slip and fall? Is the race track specially treated. Incredible!

    What a lovely backdrop for a horse race! Won't find that in central Florida! It's spring here…going to be 83 degrees F today. And I have to play golf! Darn! 🙂

    Thank you for your wonderful comments this morning! You are too kind! Glad you liked the silly little poem. I was kinda in a fog when I wrote it! 😉

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  2. Oh, I also meant to say that of course they like soccer at the Ipanema bar…it's a Brazilian restaurant and I posted it just for you guys! I've got some other photos of the place, too, which I'll post sometime soon.

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  3. What a beautiful setting! I didn't know there were any horse races on ice. I imagine the horses must have special shoes.

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  4. What an interesting and beautiful event! Your photos are great and I am going to forward a link to friends in Kentucky (home of “The Derby”) who are involved in horses and horse racing. I did not know about these races… Merci, mes amis!

    Genie

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  5. Thank you for capturing this wonderful event for us. THis is something new I've not heard of. That is why I love blogging!!! As always your photographs are just perfect.
    V

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  6. Amazing! Racehorses on snow-covered ice! I could never have imagined such a race. I'd be terrified one or more of the horses would slip and fall.

    New news from here – it looks like we're going to have a bit of time in Luxembourg in mid-April. We've been studying train schedules, because your photos are so wonderful, and it looks like we'll see some of your beautiful country. SO excited.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. My first time to see horses running in the snow! It must be so fantastic to see in your eyes!!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day.
    Yoshi

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  8. Coucou ma belle!
    Et tout d'abord merci pour ta visite et ton petit mot si chaleureux et accueillant;o)
    Je suis contente d'avoir pu récupérer mon ordi et de pouvoir à nouveau me promener à loisir travers la toile;o)
    Et je suis contente aussi de rester bien au chaud tout en appréciant tes magnifiques photos!
    Brrr brrr! Font les chevaux;o)

    ***
    Big bisous et belle semaine****

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  9. Greetings from Finland. This blog is fun to explore, through other countries, people, culture and nature. Come see Teuvo pictures on my blog. And tell all your friends, why should he go Teuvo pictures on my blog. That is why you get your country's flag to rise above the pictures to Teuvon images blog flag collection, a lovely end of February, Teuvo Vehkalahti Finland

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  10. I've never seen that before! it must be so exciting! and it's so interesting! i guess there are a ot of feelings, sounds, smells to enjoy! great post, dear Leia!

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  11. I seen horse races but never on snow. What cool shots! I wish I could send some sunshine your way. It's still cold at night but it's starting to feel like spring here.

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  12. Wow, I would love to see that. Your photographs capture the beauty of the scene. I love horses so would enjoy this very much.

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  13. Well, this is a first for me. I didn't know horses raced on snow. I hope they take precautions with the horses' footing. Beautiful photos.

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  14. Fantastic! What an experience.
    In 1989, Pete (my husband) and I spent a week in Sils Maria on the west side of the lake…we learned to cross country ski on the lake! We really enjoyed our time there and travelled to the Italian border by train. We did not see much of St. Mortiz though.

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