Cow Racing - Vietnam

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Farmers race bulls during the annual "Dua Bo - Cow Racing" competition in Tri Ton District in southern Vietnam near the Cambodian border on September 27, 2008.<br />
The bulls race in teams of two, controlled by jockeys who ride behind them on rake-like, wheelless buggies.<br />
The rectangular track, that is 160 meters long and 60 meters wide, is built on a rice paddy field and is filled with mud and water.  Each race includes three laps of the track totaling 1,320 meters until the finish line.<br />
The cow races brought 70 competitors and more than 30,000 spectators.