Traditional buffalo racing returns to Pattaya Aug. 17 for another year with beasts of burden of all ages and sizes putting on a show at Lake Mabprachan.
The race and buffalo “beauty pageant” starts at 8 a.m. at the reservoir, in front of Khao Potthong.
Races were broken into five age-based categories: super junior, special junior, small junior, big junior and big. Each race had two stages with prizes ranging from 1,000-5,000 baht.
Beasts of burden thunder towards the finish line at last year’s buffalo races at Lake Mabprachan.
The races are organized annually to preserve and restore the ancient traditional buffalo racing sport. It generally includes cheerleader dancing, tug of war games and other attractions, including horse races.