Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Categories: Holidays and Festivals | North America

Last weekend, the 98th annual charity horse race was held in the small town of Far Hills, New Jersey. Every year this event attracts tens of thousands of partygoers and fun lovers. Despite the fact that the police promised to slightly reduce the degree of carousing and frenzy, the presence of law enforcement officers did not keep the participants from fighting. The authorities cannot even count the exact number of arrests at the event. Do you want to see how charity horse racing has turned into the most crazy party in the state?

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races Source: Daily Mail

The order at the races was provided by: the police of the city of Far Hills, the New Jersey State Department and the Somerset County Prosecutor's Office. But even that wasn't enough.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Some participants required medical assistance. Others were taken into custody by the police right during the festivities, many were covered in blood.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity racesPeople came to the farm "Morland" (Moorland Farm) in pickups and SUVs. It was here, on a field not far from the place of festivities, that the races themselves took place.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

The participants emptied the stocks of alcohol with plastic cups, mugs, someone whipped foam directly from the barrels.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races Even special glass beer-bongs were used.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity racesLovers of more sophisticated drinks drank champagne, martinis and other alcohol from ice sculptures.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity racesMany girls were photographed at the stands with beer, when they got drunk with foam under the chanting of the crowd.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity racesBy the end of the event, the crowd of participants looked unrepresentative: someone was lying in the mud or staggering nearby, their clothes were torn and dirty.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

The police warned the organizers that the activity of brawlers has increased.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

The festival, which will celebrate its centenary in just two years, is closely connected with charity — since the 50s of the last century, the organizers have been transferring all the funds collected at the races to the oncology department of the medical center in Somerset.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

This year, for the first time, participants were allowed to place bets. Thus, the organizers wanted to simultaneously attract the attention of the public to the horse racing itself, as well as increase the collection of money.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Here are some more photos from the event. It's hard to believe that it's charitable. It seems to be a banal drinking in the fresh air.

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Drunken frenzy, debauchery and bloody skirmishes: how Americans have fun at charity races

Keywords: Alcohol | Charity | Debauchery | Fights | Cancer

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