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Russian 'Oligarch' Wins Most Beautiful Horse Contest

'Oligarch' has been named the most beautiful horse in Russia.

A Friesian horse called Oligarch has been named the most beautiful horse in Russia, after seducing the judges with its smile and dance moves.

The Yekaterinburg pageant had the 10-year-old horse perform a Spanish step, smile for the judges, and even demonstrate its kissing ability on the way to winning the title, local news website 66.ru reported.

In recognition of Oligarch's victory, its owner was presented with a saddle made of precious metals worth $2000, the report said.

A horse called Paprika, which appeared at the contest dressed as a gypsy, took second place.

Ten horses competed in the pageant, where the audience acted as the jury.

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