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  • Yeah, follow Diop looks like an ordinary Senegalese teenager until he gets in the saddle and takes off.

  • The 19 year old is one of Senegal's most promising jockeys.

  • According to Stable owner he writes for on two years ago, one the country's most prestigious racing prize.

  • He trains intensely from early in the morning on the sandy shores of Lack Rose, so I really like epic racing.

  • It's the eldest who taught us everything since we were young, Madam.

  • Go on.

  • That's how I became passionate about horses.

  • Horses are an integral part of Senegal's cultural identity, and over the past 50 years, competitive racing has developed into a national pastime.

  • Diop's grandfather and father bred horses and his brother raised before him, but he has an advantage.

  • His weight, just under £80 means he can handle most horses without tiring them.

  • And he says he's developed a special relationship with two year old foal Reiser Betty.

  • Before she was born, I took care of her mother until she gave birth, and she has recognized me ever since.

  • When he's not riding horses, Diop lives with 12 family members in the nearby town of Niaga.

  • Hey, says he wants to make his parents proud and one day have a house of his own.

  • Back at the stud farm, owner Adam A Bow is trying to help the up fulfill those dreams he's organized for the teenage jockey to train in France for three months next year.

  • Racing for a French Senegalese breeder.

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  • I want to be the best jockey in a country other than mine.

  • But until then, Diop tests his ability.

  • It attract in tears.

  • Senegal's third largest city, depending on the number of races he competes in, the op, can earn up to $600 by the end of the day.

  • Let's go before the start of his race on a recent Sunday.

  • He's confident and at ease.

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  • Of course he wins.

Yeah, follow Diop looks like an ordinary Senegalese teenager until he gets in the saddle and takes off.

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