| 2 December 2022, Friday |

Horses lose their compass in Lebanon

Horses and night no longer know their way to the Lebanese stables, after the horses went through a severe economic crisis that deprived them of their daily strength, so Lebanon lost the bet on the horse race.
The number of horses in the famous stadium’s stables dwindled from 3,000 to only about 250.

Most stables are now empty, chickens and goats roam the places formerly inhabited by Arabian horses.

Barley prices rose rapidly after being affected by the Russian war on Ukraine.

In the same context, the Lebanese pound has lost more than 90 percent of its value since the outbreak of the economic crisis in 2019, pushing more than three quarters of the population below the poverty line and making recreational activities a luxury for most people.


  • Sawt Beirut International