Fancy hats, mint juleps and thoroughbred horses – the three main ingredients to one of the premier sporting events and celebrations in the country. As someone who always brings the fun wherever he goes, Captain Morgan is looking to shake up the festivities by making an unprecedented offer to enter a mule – yes, you read that right – in the elite horse race of the season.
Captain Morgan’s newest friend, the Morgan Mule – who is 1 part horse, 1 part donkey and 2 parts Captain – has always wanted to prove his racing chops. The exclusive competition is typically limited to 20, three-year-old thoroughbred horses who qualify based on a tiered point system from a series of races. But as an advocate of fun for all, Captain Morgan is promising that if the Morgan Mule is allowed to compete, he will donate $1 million to charity.
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During the last week of November the old town of Lamu in Kenya holds an annual festival intended to showcase the rich Swahili culture of the Lamu Archipelago and to help preserve the unique art and handicraft of Kenya’s oldest living town.
The "artistic" highlight of the festival, how typical of humans, is a donkey race. Local donkey jockeys spend the entire year training for the event on the expense of the poor donkeys of course.
In many touristic areas around the world, especially in Spain and Greece, donkeys are used as live taxis.
During the day they are exposed to very high temperatures with little or no shelter, food or water and are forced to carry people in all sizes and shapes. At night, their feet are usually tied together so they can’t run away, so even at night they can’t rest relatively comfortably.
In some villages the donkey taxis have become the symbol of the village like in Mijas of Malaga, Spain where you can find a big donkey taxi-station proudly located right in front of the tourist office and the town hall. They offer everybody with €10 the chance to force a donkey to carry them around the village for about half an hour. 20 for the ones who prefer to oppress a horse.
The official afterfilm of Scandinavias largest harder styles event Xstatic in Middelfart, Denmark. Recorded October 11th, 2008. With artist such as Donkey Rollers, Zany, Technoboy, Flarup, Marcel Woods, Andrelli and Blue among others.