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Animal rights campaigners reacted with outrage on Monday after organizers of the Asti Palio decided to press ahead with the horse race even though one of the animals involved died in a test for the event Sunday. Siena Palio, to be banned, given the
Siena was still buzzing Wednesday after one of its most popular districts won the historic Palio bare-back horse race Tuesday night, taking local minds off a year of scandal at its storied bank. The city's newly elected centre-left mayor, Bruno
2 July 2013 0 View comments A priest of the Contrada of Wolf leads a horse-blessing ceremony in the church of Saint Rocco prior to the Palio horse race in Siena The square is covered with sand named 'tufo' before the racers take to the course The
A massive collision at what may be the world's oldest continuous horse race caused 60 percent of the participants to wipe out. The dangerous Palio of Siena bareback race around the hairpin curves of the Tuscan city of Siena's main piazza Palio has
The contrada di Valdimontone neighbourhood association emerged victorious in Thursday's Palio di Siena horse race as crowds of onlookers and fans cheered on bareback jockeys running laps around the central square of the Tuscan town at breakneck speed.
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Almost every year without fail since the mid-1600s, 10 riders will compete bareback on July 2 and August 16, around Siena's shell-shaped central square in a bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.
Get summaries of the top business news from a global perspective Sample Oca supporters rushed the track after the victory, congratulating the horse, whose name was Mississippi, and hoisting its jockey Giovanni Atzeni on their shoulders. Atzeni,
Italy A horse named Mississippi has won the famed Palio bareback horse race around Siena's main piazza amid calls for an end to the dangerous sport after a horse died during a warmup race. Representing Siena's L'Oca neighborhood, Mississippi took the
Staged in Siena's steep Piazza del Campo amid medieval pageantry and thousands of cheering spectators , the Palio has pitched jockeys from the city's neighbourhoods against each other every year on this course since 1659. But the leading Italian