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Load of bullocks ox-trot at bovine races

The Local · 27 Aug 2012, 14:55

Published: 27 Aug 2012 14:55 GMT+02:00

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London may have had the Olympics but the ox-racing is Germany’s own four-yearly sporting extravaganza.

More than 8,000 people turned up on Sunday to cheer on a load of bullocks with such names as Bot-Ox, Obama, Effindi and Bertl being ridden bare-back across a field in Bavaria.

Twenty three men and four woman, all clad in lederhosen, fought to be first over the finishing line this year, spurred on by a selection of risqué banners. One woman was even spotted holding a “Effindi I want your babies” placard, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Monday.

The ox-racing in pictures

The festivities went on all weekend in the town of Münsing, with a parade where the oxen are covered in flowers and trotted around by their riders.

There was also a ball afterwards, where guests were served roasted ox although there was no suggestion that the dinner was a less successful competitor.

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16:01 August 27, 2012 by bwjijsdtd
Afrade to ask what happenss to the loser.
19:56 August 27, 2012 by mikel taylor
And who says German don't have a sense of Humor
05:10 September 1, 2012 by FrauKuh
OMG get my husband some lederhosen. He loves his beef cattle so much at least I can get a laugh out of them rather than work and smell! LOL.
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