Viewfinder: Oxen Races in Germany

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Alex Hintermair clings to his ox Maxl during a race on Ascension in Bavaria on May 10th, 2018, in Taufkirchen, Germany. Ox racing is a sport in Bavaria, though when a Taufkirchen fraternity sought to hold an ox race to celebrate its 125th anniversary the organizers could not find enough male oxen trained for racing, so they broadened the race parameters to include camels. Eight oxen and four camels took part in the 100-meter-long race in a combination of animals that is reportedly a first in Bavarian history.

Alex Hintermair clings to his ox Maxl during a race on Ascension in Bavaria on May 10th, 2018, in Taufkirchen, Germany. Ox racing is a sport in Bavaria, though when a Taufkirchen fraternity sought to hold an ox race to celebrate its 125th anniversary the organizers could not find enough male oxen trained for racing, so they broadened the race parameters to include camels. Eight oxen and four camels took part in the 100-meter-long race in a combination of animals that is reportedly a first in Bavarian history. 

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