|Buffaloes are decked up for the race|
|Photographers delight to capture the race|
|Spectators taking up vantage position at the Kambala stadium|
The race is generally conducted between two pairs of buffaloes running parallel on a paddy track with barricades so that they don t criss cross and injure themselves. The slushy and muddy tracks are filled with water to enhance the effect of the racing. The track length can vary between 150 to 200 meters. Generally the race is covered within 20 seconds. The winning pair of buffaloes and its owner are generally rewarded with a trophy and a citation. Earlier times generally they were rewarded with Coconuts and Shawl as a recognition. Nowerdays in some places unofficial betting too takes place.
|Pairs of Buffaloes awaiting their turn|
|Race has just began|
|Check out the muddy slush|