The Sanlucar Horse Races or "Carreras de Caballos" happen in August on the shoreline at Sanlúcar de Barrameda close Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucia. Formally these well known steed races have been occurring since 1845 yet in undeniable reality they were going on route before that. It was in 1845 that the Sociedad de Carreras de Caballos de Sanlúcar de Barrameda was set up in this manner making the races the principal at any point controlled pony races in the entire of Spain. Notwithstanding, some time before the races were authoritatively perceived there is confirm considerably more casual races occurred along the sands between the proprietors of working ponies which were utilized to transport angle from the port to nearby towns and markets.
These days, August sees two separate multi day occasions in Sanlúcar that each pull in a great many onlookers to this beguiling little town which lies on the estuary of the River Guadalquivir ignoring the Doñana National Park. Races start at 6.00 am on the long, level southern sands at low tide. Riders wear conventional hues and tops and the races are kept running over separations extending in the vicinity of 1.2 km and 2 km. Prize cash over the gathering adds up to a few million euros, with rewards for each race going from a couple of hundred to a few thousand. The greatest prize goes to the victor of the 'Gran Premier Ciudad de Sanlúcar' which happens on the last day of hustling over a 2km course.