October 1, 2022

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Burro racing isn’t going mainstream, but it’s having a Colorado moment

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Local racer Marvin Sandoval urges Buttercup to loop around the Mosquito Pass sign during the Leadville Burro Race on Sunday, Aug. 7. Sandoval adopted Buttercup for his daughter, but ended up using her as his main racing burro several years ago, when his original burro was limping before a race. “I just saw that she had that internal drive to want to be in the front,” Sandoval said, “So I just started training with her and then I guess we started winning a lot of races together.” (Hugh Carey, The Colorado Sun)

LEADVILLE — At the sound of gunfire, the burros take off in a sprint, so fast that the trail runners gripping their lead ropes are at risk of getting dragged down the pavement of historic Harrison Avenue.

Within the first block, with a crowd of several hundred lining the…

Jennifer Brown

2022-08-12 04:00:00

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