Horse races at Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto

Outside the shrine's grounds
Outside the shrine’s grounds

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

And down the stretch they come
And down the stretch they come

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

A little restless
A little restless

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

Looking sharp
Looking sharp

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

Entering the shrine's grounds
Entering the shrine’s grounds

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

Heading to the starting gate
Heading to the starting gate

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

And they're off and running
And they’re off and running

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

Taking the lead
Taking the lead

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

Trying to catch up
Trying to catch up

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

In command
In command

(Photo by Tokyo Reporter, May 5, 2014)

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