From the perspective of a FilAm named Reynaldo Rivera Jr., get to see what happens inside a cockfight arena in the Philippines. His uncle, Tito Ed, enjoys watching Sabong fights in Angeles City where he currently resides. They went together at the Game Hen Derby in Angeles City and see a cockfight event live.
The first part of the video shows how gamecocks fight inside a ring called a cockpit and how people would take care of gamecocks in their own farms, often located at a vacant lot of their houses. Then, Reynaldo shows their way inside the cockfight arena. While they're on their way to find seats, a Kristo, the person who calls for bets, was seen. All you need is prayers, bets, and wagers (money risked on an uncertain event, just like sabong).
Hackfights started, and you can see how fast a cockfight match could happen between 2 gamecocks. The footage progresses to someone wrapping something around a gamecock's leg, then a first aid area where injured gamecocks were given treatment before putting them inside a cage to rest. Lastly, he showed a cockhouse area located outside the cockpit. This is where the gamecocks are usually placed. A gamecock who just won a fight was also shown being treated by a woman.
How about you? Which derby have you been to?