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Horse Race on the Beach

Sanlúcar de Barrameda Horse Race (Part II)

Today we are talking about the world-famous horse racing in Sanlúcar de Barrameda. Also how we commented in the previous article are the oldest horse races in Spain. They are made on the beaches near the mouth of the Guadalquivir River.

The races of Sanlúcar de Barrameda were declared Fiesta of International Tourist Interest and it is one of the most beautiful shows. It is one of the most important events in the region, although the region in general is considered a tourist enclave

An equestrian show on the beautiful beaches of Sanlúcar de Barrameda that takes place in the light of the sun of the Saluqueño sunset. A dream result that you have to enjoy at some point in your life and also recommend others.


Antiquity and importance of the horse races of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

Thanks to its antiquity, the commercial movement that it provokes and the amount of the prizes, these careers are considered of great historical, cultural and economic importance.

“I do not remember the number of times I won. They were enough, but the truth is that I have forgotten many of the triumphs. Do you know what I will not forget? The races that I lost, because I lost them and not the horse “

Juan Herrera – Jerez Jockey ex-Sanlucan runner

The rules of the Sanlúcar de Barrameda races prohibit running with a horse that is not their own. Likewise, the “Carreras de Caballos” of Sanlúcar de Barrameda are integrated into the national circuit. Along with those held in San Sebastian, Seville and Mijas are governed by the rules governing official horse racing.

Sanlúcar de Barramedas Horse Racing
Sanlúcar de Barramedas Horse Racing

Awards and recognitions for the races of Sanlúcar de Barrameda

The races of Sanlúcar de Barrameda have stood out as a sport, tourist and economic event. Based on this, the following awards and recognitions have been granted:

  • Tourist Merit Award. Municipal Board
  • Acedía Award, best outdoor promotion. The Weekly
  • Festivities of National Tourist Interest.
  • Golden prawn
  • Better promotion work. Sports Gala (Cádiz).
  • Legend of Andalusian Sports.
  • Andalusia Tourism Award.
  • Fiesta of Tourist Interest
  • Book “1845-1995: The Horse Racing of Sanlúcar de Barrameda”.
  • Book of International Tourist Interest.
  • International party of touristic interest.
  • Gades Award. Marketing Club
  • Distinction World Turimos Day. Diputación de Cádiz.
  • Andalusia Sports Promotion Award. Sports Counseling
  • La Voz Award for sport.

Tourist movement during races

Sanlúcar de Barrameda Tourism
Sanlúcar de Barrameda Tourism

Access to the races is free and also free. Official bets can also be made during the event, which helps to increase the excitement of each event. For the children’s entertainment, they also organize their own bets in the original and colorful booths that they prepare along the beach.

During the races, the patron saint festivities are also held in Sanlúcar. During the same parades are made floats and also placed carpets of flowers in the most central streets.

The beach of the Calzada or the Piletas or also known as Hipódoromo de Sanlúcar:. In it, horse races are held every summer. It is an urban beach, has a promenade and also has surveillance services. Its length is 2,300 m, with an average width of 60. On the border with the beach of Bajo de Guía, next to the sports complex and also next to the Nautical Activities Club, there is an authorized boat access. Also on the beach of Las Piletas there are numerous small boats dedicated to fishing, recreation and has its headquarters the Fishing Club La Balsa.

In conclusion, the races of Sanlúcar de Barrameda are historical-cultural heritage, sports, commercial activity. and they are also a natural spectacle you should know. Visit Andalusia








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