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Sport built on Colorado’s mining heritage celebrates 70 years
By Sue McMillin Special to the Herald
Saturday, March 24, 2018 5:03 AM
Pack burro racing is not about the fastest burro, or the fastest human. It’s about the team – and, really, mostly about the burro.
“A burro race starts in the pasture,” said Brad Wann, spokesman for the Western Pack Burro Association and a burro owner and racer. “Trust is important with burros; they need to know you.
“You’ve got to train with that donkey and have a relationship with your ass.”
The animals are interchangeably called burros, donkeys or asses, with plenty of wordplay on the latter. But hey, if you run up to 29 miles and over 13,000-foot mountain passes with a burro, you’re probably entitled to a few silly puns...
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