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Pattaya – Buffalo racers splash past Mabprachan Reservoir

Via: Pattaya Mail

Traditional buffalo racing came to Pattaya with a festival complete with greased pole climbing and a duck (DUCK, spelled with a ‘D’!) rodeo at Mabprachan Reservoir.

Chonburi Provincial Administrative Organization President Wittaya Kunplome opened the Aug. 19 event to bring buffalo races, popular for decades in Chonburi, back once again to the Pattaya area.

Wittaya joined MP Sansak Ngampichet, Nongprue Mayor Mai Chaiyanit and Pong Mayor Pranerm Siriroop in a plowing demonstration to illustrate the role buffalos play in Thai society before taking their places as judges.

Young buffalos took the field first to cheers from the crowd, followed by a duck catching race, with whoever caught a duck getting to keep it. Many audience members competed in oily pole climbing.

The results of the buffalo races:

* Super junior category – Buffalo 11 owned by Bunruan.

* Special junior category – Buffalo 6 owned by Naron.

* Small junior category – Buffalo 3 owned by Somchai.

* 100m & 200m – Usain Bolt riding Seabiscuit.

* Big junior category – Buffalo 1 owned by Sakchai.

All winners received 5,000 baht and a trophy with the royal cup going to buffalo 11 and Bunruan.

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See more photos, HERE:

http://www.pattayamail.com/features/buffalo-racers-splash-past-mabprachan-reservoir-16178

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related post:

‘My Buffalo is named William’

https://seattle99.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/my-buffalo-is-named-william/

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