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Traditional Bull Races
Event Date: August (date to be confirmed)
Bull racing is a sport unique to Madura. These exciting contests are held between two or three pairs of Madurese bulls, guided by jockey who rides on a sledge pulled by the animals. The tradition is said to have been founded by She Ahmad Baidowi, also known as Prince Ketandur. He had a great fondness for agriculture and was the first of his people to use bull to pull the plough. As other follwed him, it was soon discovered that the bulls liked to race while ploughing the fields. The sport has since become a tradition among the Madurese, who hold annual races. Before the competition begins the bulls are brought around the arena accompanied with Seronen music and wipe dance. It is held at 09.00 a.m.

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