Friday, April 9, 2010

Races of Goats and Crabs

Races of goats and crabs will be held in April in the State of Trinidad and Tobago. This scene for almost 100 years attracts numerous visitors.

From 12 to 14 April 2009 on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago will be held of the most anticipated spring events. At this time in the city of Bucca are conducted 2 types of races - the race of goats and races of crabs.

Since 1925, these events always attract many spectators, including tourists. In addition, as would be funny as this sounds, competitions are a serious and profitable business on the island.

In the race goats jockeys serve young people: at a signal they are saddling their precious "runners" and pinch the animals to the finish with bare heels. "Zone of Action" is of 100 meters.

The most strong and long-legged goats are selected to participate in the competitions. They were specially trained for this.

Members of other the same exciting competitions are usually large blue crabs. The owners-jockeys are pushing them, pulling a rope tied to them, making them to move in the right direction.

The fate of "athlete" after the race, quite frankly, is unenviable. They find themselves in a frying pan in a traditional curry dish.

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