Monday, January 29, 2007

Cow racing

There was "no udder" place to be on the weekend than Australia's only cow race, in the small South Australian town of Mt Compass.

For the past 34 years locals on the Fleurieu Peninsula race dairy heifers in the Compass Cup to raise money for charity.

So far more than $125,000 has been raised.

But while it is all for a good cause, some cow jockeys claim it is not the easiest way to raise money.

"The theory is we lead the cow gently keep the rider on top as long as possible and cross the line first," one jockey said.

"They're slippery, hard to hang on to, sort of grip with your knees and hope for the best, look at the ground and hope you don't hit it," another jockey said.


Anonymous said...

now we know what apos did this that weekend..

dom said...

erm who is he ?