The Sanlúcar races return to six days, in two cycles of three
The horse racing in Sanlúcar de Barrameda, that this year they will fulfill their 177 edition, will be held again in August in six days of competition, in two cycles of three days each, after in 2021 they were held on five dates in an exceptional way.
This unique competition that began its journey andn 1845 and what is a Festival of International Tourist Interest, will have its first cycle August 9, 10 and 11; and the second, the days of the 23rd, 24th and 25th of the same month, the organization reported.
The steering committee of the Royal Horse Racing Society of Sanlúcar de Barrameda, chaired by Rafael Hidalgo, has approved the calendar in its last meeting, in which it is necessary to assess the special circumstances of this test, which have the particularity of being held at the natural racecourse of the Sanlucan beaches located at the mouth of the Guadalquivir river, in front of the Doñana National Park ,
Being a natural racetrack, the approved dates meet the tidal calendar, since it is necessary that the races be held with an appropriate low tide so that thoroughbreds can compete on the beach with a wide track.
The Sanlúcar races will be part of the equestrian pool calendar for the seventh consecutive year. Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (LAE) has included them in the external equestrian bet, together with the Madrid, San Sebastián and Dos Hermanas racetracks
The two scheduled Lototurf days will be the first two days of each racing cycle, on August 9 and 23.