For sure it's an unusual experience to watch horses racing in snow. Even more so on a frozen lake. But that's exactly what happens every year - for three weekends in Feburary in the Alpine city of St Moritz.
Attracting the wealthy, the racing-enthusiast and curious traveller in equal measure - the setting of the White Turf on St Moritz's frozen lake surrounded by Swiss Alpine scenery really make this event something special.
Naturally enough, the finish-line is an ever popular place to watch the race - but the first corner is also an excellent place to catch a glimpse of the racing. And get some great photos too.
St Moritz - 2013 White Turf - Pictures from the middle weekend of the 2013 White Turf event at St Moritz
White Turf - Colin Keane rides Duchess Andorra to victory - Duchess Andorra winning at White Turf riden by Colin Keane
Switzerland - festivals not to miss - Fantastic Swiss festivals to visit through the year
St Moritz - gallops at White Turf - Gallop racing at White Turf on Lake St Moritz
St Moritz - Gallops at White Turf - Gallop race at White Turf on the frozen lake of St Moritz in the Swiss Alps
St Moritz - Jockey at White Turf - A gallops jockey at White Turf at St Moritz
St Moritz - Skijöring at White Turf - Skijöring at White Turf on the frozen lake of St Moritz in the Swiss Alps
St Moritz - The Trots - Trotting race at the St Moritz White Turf event 2013
St Moritz - Skijöring at White Turf - Skijöring on the lake of St Moritz during the annual White Turf events.
St Moritz - White Turf trotter - Racer at the trotting event at the White Turf event at St Moritz
Mark Sukhija is a travel and wine blogger, photographer, tourism researcher, hat-touting, white-shirt-wearing, New Zealand fantatic and eclipse chaser. Aside from at least annual visits to New Zealand, Mark has seen eclipses in South Australia (2002), Libya (2006), China (2009) and Queensland (2012). After twelve years in Switzerland, Mark moved back to London in 2012. You can follow Mark on Twitter or Facebook