BEACH RACING – IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR

In Ireland, Spain and Germany (and probably other places we don’t know about yet), horse racing is conducted on the beach in the summer.

Here are some photos of jockeys and horses racing along the beach this week and last during the traditional beach race of Sanlucar de Barrameda, near Cadiz, Spain and in the Duhner Wattrennen on the German North Sea coast near Cuxhaven where 30,000 spectators were on hand to watch the annual event.

Ireland’s Laytown (bottom photo) conducts their next fixture on the beach on September 7, 2010.