Horsing around a fishy tale

I've traded horses around the Pyramids for horses at the beach - this is a pic taken last winter here on the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour south of Melbourne.

The horses are some of Australia's most famous racehorses, who are trained on the beach and in the water in the very early mornings, and those fins are dolphins.

The local newspaper ran a story quoting the riders as saying that the friendly dolphins even swim underneath the horses, who don't seem to mind, and most trainers say the dolphins are good luck for a win on the track.

I love this story, even if the horses' trainers are able to turn a beautiful moment into cash returns in the betting ring.
Photo: Bob McGaughay

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