Bull Race — The Exotic Culture of Madura Adu cepat Karapan Sapi di Bangkalan With so many diverse cultural heritage in the old country, we are now able to smile proudly and can move more confidently. Bull Race is one of the very fascinating heritage, comes from the island of Madura. This entrenched culture has lasted hundreds of years and still remain to be implemented as a cultural art that is considered the most prestigious in Madura. Many interesting things to be learned from Bull Race, including philosophy, Bull Race is considered as a sacred legacy is not just an art, but he also gave prestige to the perpetrator and those who are involve in it, this sport is considered to have the man side that is very thick, then do not be surprised most of the audience were men, but over time all every one blend here, whether men or women like to enjoy this event lately as a very attractive alternative performances.
In the 13th century, a prince named Katandur wanted to use the power of the bulls to manufacture the land before it could be used as a rice field. As result, the barren land would become fertile through the use of the bulls' power. And at the harvest time, Katandur prince had the idea to hold bull race tournaments to bring respect to the bulls.
Since then Karapan Sapi is very popular in Madura. The racing bulls are fully grown and ridden by young jockeys who stand on nothing but a stick. Races are conducted over rather short courses.
The length of the village race is meters, district race is meters, and residency races meters. Each course is about 30 meters wide. Each race therefore lasts only a few seconds, conducted in a series of elimination heats. Race season is set from July through October with races in various regions of the island.
The apotheosis of the tournaments are the finals, held in the town of Pamekasan, Madura's capital. A three man Jury decides the winner on the basis of which teams' legs cross the finish line first.
Races start around The bulls adorned with flowers ribbons, jeweled headdresses and yokes, parade through the streets of the town, shaded by brightly decorated parasols, accompanied by strolling drums and flute bands, each team followed by its groups of musicians, handlers and supporters. Contact Please email me if you are interested in purchasing prints, commissions, licensing imagery, exhibiting or just to say hi!Bull Race is one of the very fascinating heritage, comes from the island of Madura.
This entrenched culture has lasted hundreds of years and still remain to be implemented as a cultural art that is considered the most prestigious in Madura.
The Karapan Sapi, or bull race, is an annual tradition on this small island off Java, attracting thousands of visitors in search of local music, food and, of course, speed. Though not exactly Kentucky Downs, the races whip up plenty of excitement as contestants and their bulls bolt the meter track in seconds.
The early purpose of bull race event is to get strong bulls for ploughing. The Madurese take care of the bulls and compete them in ploughing their fields as soon as possible.
Bull race event that is prestigious because the winner from 4 District namely Bangkalan, Sampang, Pamekasan and Sumenep gathering into one to be the fastest Bull Race in Madura Island or even the World (because only in Indonesia for Bull Race event).
Apr 13, · Re: Madura Bull Races Aug 12, , PM Well, Madura is an island, and not a tiny one, it have 4 regency, and all the regency have a Bull race tradition, so you don't have to drive 4+ hour to see one. Oct 12, · Karapan Sapi or Madura traditional bull race is an annual traditional event, it is such a bull racing tournament.
It usually being held at week end within August to September, or ideally before or after the fasting month.