Shcuse me…is thish the shtable?
Lamar, the big race starts in less than an hour! Where are the jockeys?
They’re coming, Boss!
Are they ready? Did they prepare for the race?
You betcha, Boss! They spent all night drinking!
That’s good. Drinking alcohol?
Of COURSE alcohol, Boss! What ELSE would you drink before the big race?
Just checkin’, Lamar. And did they wear themselves out?
For sure! They danced non-stop. Can’t even keep their eyes open!
Ah, there they are now, Lamar! I can see ’em trying to find the stable…
It’s a grand sight, isn’t it, Lamar! On a morning like this, with the sun comin’ up over the puke-filled mud and the jockeys staggerin’ this way in their finery, if you squint just a bit you’d think you’re at the Royal Ascot Races.
Riders finish a night of drinking alcohol and dancing before a traditional horse race on All Saints Day in Todos Santos, Guatemala, November 1, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair