National Geographic : 1945 Nov
Barnyard Ponies and Plowboy Jockeys Make Reykjavik Racing Strictly Amateur, but It's Funfor Icelanders and Yanks Alike Icelandic ponies are built for endurance, not for speed (Plate XI). Because no rails restrain children, "Clear thetrack!" isafrequent shout. Through for the day, owner-jockeys mount their entries and ride home. Americans were surprised to see one in street clothes, rubber boots, and shell-rimmed glasses-which didn't hin der his winning. For the troops, Nissen huts in the distant center and right are convenient to the course. Spring thaws the track and Mount Esja's snows (Plate IV).