Image:GNC Free Documentation License/Avicentegil/Wikipedia Sanlúcar Horse Race Spanish: Carreras de caballos de Sanlúcar) is a series horse races held annually on the beach at Spanish town of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Andalusia in the province of Cádiz, near Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia. It officially dates back to the year 1845 when the Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda was formed. The race is organized by the Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda. This is the second horse race in English-style that took place in Spain, the first one took place in Alameda de Osuna in 1835, and it was held again in 1843 and 1849. It is declared Fiesta of Andalusian, National and International Tourist Interest. Along with the races of San Sebastián, Seville, Mijas, Dos Hermanas, it is part of the Spanish equestrian circuit. Traditionally, the races take place the second and fourth weeks of August from Thursday to Sunday.

People come from all over the country--tourists from all over the world--come to see this "fiesta" as it is called in the region. Officially it dates back to the year 1845 when the Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda was formed. The event had been staged informally for years by the locals who had raced their horses used for transporting fish from the local ports. "Now the Sanlúcar de Barrameda races attract horses and riders from all over Europe. This is not surprising as the stakes are high with total prize monies running between 2 and 3 million euros. Per race winnings run from a few hundred to up to 10,000 euros as of 2008." Horse Racing Sanlúcar de Barrameda

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First posted: Sept 9, 2015
Last update: Sep 9, 2015