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BURKINA FASO - FARAWAY RACES (26 images)

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Auteuil, Longchamp, Maison-Lafitte : 6000km away from Parisian hippodromes, Burkinabes bet, and bet hard. On French races, exclusively. The local PMU is the same as the French one, except for one letter: PMU'B for Burkina. The tag line, however, is home made :Win a fortune at the finish line ("La fortune en fin de course").

Brainchild of one French businessman heavily involved in Françafrique affairs, PMU has since the 90s become a popular franchise all over...
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