27 May 2021

Palio of Siena

THE HORSES OF PALIO DI SIENA -

5 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT ITALY'S MOST FAMOUS HORSE RACE

  1. The horses are assigned by the Contrade by drawing lots, naturally assigning them the right jockey who will ride them.
  2. The number of horses in the race is 10 and they are chosen after careful visits and selections.
  3. All participating horses must be registered in the Palio di Siena Horse Register.
  4. Since the year 2000 all English Thoroughbreds have been excluded from the competition. Only half-breed horses are admitted with a percentage of English blood not higher than 75%.
  5. Horses cannot exceed certain measures by the regulation to reduce accidents on the unregulated track in Piazza del campo.

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