Makepung Buffalo Races
Jembrana, West Bali
July – November 2017
An annual event, this major Grand Prix in Jembrana, West Bali involves racing buffaloes strapped to traditional wooden ploughs that were modified for the competition and driven by race jockeys. Called “kerbau pepadu”, the racing buffaloes compete in various open race circuits around the district of Melaya before competing in the finals, which are also known as the Jembrana Regent’s Cup and the Governor’s Cup.
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