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    Posted: 12 Oct 2017 at 9:05pm
When I saw the title I thought it was about the spring carnival in Melbourne but it is not...

Drunken Horse Racing
Thursday 12th October at 10:20 pm SBS Viceland  (50 minutes)

Every year at the end of October, the Mayan villagers in Todos Santos, Guatemala, throw a week-long party to celebrate their independence. After days of drinking, dancing and barely sleeping, the bravest men in town face off against each other in a wild, wasted horse race. It's not uncommon to see a drunk rider fly off his saddle and land on his neck, or to watch someone get trampled by another racer's horse. Most years at least one villager dies in the race. But after the Mayan townspeople have suffered through centuries of genocide by the Spanish and their government, dying drunk and free on the back of a horse isn't the worst way to go. At least it's on their terms.

M Premiere, Documentary.
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What is this race called ? The Ever Rest ?
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The race is called Skach Koyl but the program should have been called Drunken TV Programming.

After 20 minutes of drunken horse racing in very colourful costumes, old ladies spitting hooch over the riders for good luck and the slaughtering of chickens on horse back we went to an ad break for Sportsbet and when we returned the program had changed to something unscheduled called 'The Valley of the Islamic Dolls' about some creationist cult in Turkey composed of peroxide blondes with fish lips.  

It could only happen on SBS I suppose.

  
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Haha, I was watching it too and wasn't sure what was going on when that Turkish show came on. Looks like a great event though, they have had some deaths though with riders falling off etc.
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