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Not exactly the Kentucky Derby

This is a discussion on Not exactly the Kentucky Derby within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Thought I'd post pics on some offbeat subject. Buffalo races used to be a tradition ...

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    Talking Not exactly the Kentucky Derby

    Thought I'd post pics on some offbeat subject. Buffalo races used to be a tradition in the old days during the ploughing of the padi fields (used to be called rice paddys by the British; but padi actually means rice).

    In an effort to revive an old tradition the locals recently held a buffalo 'derby'.Trouble was there aren't that many buffaloes around these days as most of the padi growing is now mechanised.No betting allowed, and only a small purse as the prize and the honour that winning brings to the district and village of the winner. There was bareback riding and buffalo-sled racing.

    Hope you enjoy the pics.
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    That's awesome. Looks pretty dangerous

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    WAY better than the Kentucky derby!
    This is just for sportsmanship based on traditions and no steroids are given to those bulls I am sure
    Those photos are really good, the sled racing in the mud looks awesome!

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    That looks like a tough sport! My first thought was that it looked like something out of a movie. lol Cool pictures...who was brave enough to stand in front and snap those pics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    That looks like a tough sport! My first thought was that it looked like something out of a movie. lol Cool pictures...who was brave enough to stand in front and snap those pics??
    That was my first thought! lol

    Great fun!

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    @Connie and Bruce: I took the fotos but can assure you that it has nothing to do with bravery. There was a kind of fence 4ft high made of bamboo poles between the spectators and the course and I made sure I was standing next to a small tree just in case....... and no tripod for a quick getaway. You may notice camera shake as I was using the 70- 240mm lens at its longest extension without a tripod and only steadying myself against the tree. A bit of apprehension might also have contributed to the camera shake .

    You may notice that the riders are using nose harnesses which I am told is the best way to control the buffalo. Glad to report there were no mishaps or injuries and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

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    wow, those shots are fantastic!
    thanks for sharing some of your tradition, and i didnt know "padi" means rice.

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    Can you put $5 on Number 4 for me?
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    @Ron: In the Malay language we make a distinction between padi i.e. the grain still with the husk and beras the grain already milled without the husk.

    @ Michael k: Sorry no betting. But woud you trust me to place your bet with the illegal bookies? Haha..

    Thanks everyone for your interest.

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    Thanks for sharing that Yew Sung! Definitely more dangerous than a Derby would be. I also liked learning about 'padi'.

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