Photo Story: The Palio di Siena horse race in Italy

epaselect epa07776623 Remorex (2 from R) the horse remained without a jockey, following a fall at mid-race, on its way to won the Palio of Siena, Italy, 16 August 2019. The world famous horse race is dedicated to the 'Madonna assunta in cielo' (Assumption of Virgin Mary). EPA-EFE/Claudio Giovannini

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Remorex (2 from R) the horse remained without a jockey, following a fall at mid-race, on its way to win the Palio di Siena, Italy, on the 16 August 2019.

The world-famous horse race is dedicated to the ‘Madonna Assunta in Cielo’ (Assumption of Virgin Mary).

Racing fans packed the stands in the Piazza del Campo to watch the second leg of the infamous Italian horse race. The 16th of August was when the final leg of the 2019 Palio was held.

The race has been run in the city of Siena since medieval times, with the first formal race being organised in 1633.

Photos: EPA-EFE/Claudio Giovannini

Palio di Siena horse race

Palio di Siena horse race
Supporters of ”Selva” celebrate after winning the Palio in Siena, Italy.
Palio di Siena horse race
Remorex (R) the horse remained without a jockey, following a fall at mid-race, on its way to win the Palio of Siena.
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