Each year on the frozen Lake St Moritz , the White Turf events are held over three weekends in Feburary.
This year, Colin Keane rode Duchess Andorra to a fine win at on the final weekend in what would be final entry for Joanna Morgan at White Turf. What a way to go out!
The nature of the course, on the frozen lake of St Moritz , make the racing here a unique experience for horse, jockey and spectator. Surrounded by the snowy Alps, the setting, spectacle, racing on ice and high fashion make this an event I'm pretty sure only Switzerland could put on.
St Moritz - 2013 White Turf - Pictures from the middle weekend of the 2013 White Turf event at St Moritz
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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 - gallops at White Turf - Gallop racing on the frozen lake of St Moritz at the annual White Turf
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