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Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race underway in Carthage

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More than 800 contestants are competing in barrel races at this weekend's Horses for Hope Dash for the Cash and Man Race event in Carthage.

Held at Lucky J Arena & Steakhouse, the 3-day event includes races for all ages, live and silent auctions, and even a "man race" for men who wish to compete in barrel racing, which organizers say is typically a women's sport.

A majority of proceeds from the event will go to covering the operating costs at Horses for Hope, an organization that provides therapeutic horseback riding for people with disabilities.

"The cost of hay and grain just keeps going up every year, so these events really help to underwrite the organization and keep us going," said Vallerie Sweeton, co-founder, Horses for Hope.

Tomorrow barrel races will begin around noon and are expected to last into the evening.
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