Today sees the start of the 165th Carreras de Caballos (Beach Horse Racing) in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. The evny continues on August 8th and 9th and then again from August 19th to August 21st.
The races date back to 1845 and this year there is prize money of €173,000 at stake. During the second set of races later this month there are three major races:
- Aug 19th: GP Andalucia with 11 horses entered and prize money of €11,200
- Aug 20th: CEPSA Grand Prix with 16 horses entered and prize money of €10,200
- Aug 21st: GP Ciudad de Sanlúcar with 28 horses entered and prize money of €16,150
The races will also be covered by Canal Sur television.