When & Where The Sanlucar Horseraces (Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Cadiz, Spain) usually occur in August. The races usually take place over 6 days.
The next dates are 10, 11 & 12 of August and the 2nd round will take place 25, 26 & 27 August 2011.
What to Expect The races take place, just before sunset, along the beach at the mouth of the river Guadalquivir with thousands of eager fans cheering riders on. It is contested at distances of 1500 m and 1800 m. Riders are clad in traditional colours and caps.
Carreras de caballos en la playa
Why not? It's an awesome time to take holidays in Spain so why not take a few days to learn flamenco dancing with the local Sanluqueños people, this area of Spain is v. chilled out.
Getting there Book a flight to Cadiz airport & Jerez de la Frontera airport here. You can also book a train in Spain here.
Accommodation in Cadiz Book cheap hostels and quality hotels in San Lucar de Barrameda & Cadiz here
Sanlucar de Barrameda Horseraces
History Not only are these the oldest horse races in Spain but they are the oldest horse races in Europe. It is thought that these races are a tradition from the Arabic heritage of Cadiz.