Annual Festival in Otumba Mexico

Following Smurf Donkey’s lap of honour in front of the cheering crowd, the proceedings moved onto the donkey races where six animals were to complete a single lap of the ‘Donkeydrome’ track.Fully grown men acted as jockeys, each carrying a bamboo stick which they used to slash at their donkeys’ necks and hinds in a cruel attempt to make them gallop faster.