Pakistan's donkey derby

Donkey-cart racing took place in Karachi as part of Sindh Festival featuring 50 donkeys offering cash prizes for winners

It was a field day for the donkey-cart racers in Pakistan's coastal city of Karachi where, as part of the province's Sindh Festival, 50 donkeys took part in an organised race.

With unique and creative names, the donkeys raced for cash prizes and shields, cheered by a huge crowd despite the event taking place on a weekday.

According to one racer, it costs around $10 to feed his donkey on a daily basis, the amount not easy to part with for most.

"We don’t eat almonds and pistachios but our donkeys do, which is why they win races for us and earn us all this respect," said one of the participants.