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    The Buffalo Racing Festival Is A Very Real Thing In Thailand

    The 100-metre race is the highlight of the festival, and it’s crazy.

    1. The annual Buffalo Racing Festival in Chonburi, Thailand, is a cultural heritage event that has been celebrated for 140 years.

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    2. It was started as a way to express gratitude to buffalos for working for farmers throughout the year.

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    3. The farmers ditch their fields for the racecourse, and sprint across the dusty track on prized water buffalos challenging for glory.

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