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Horses run in centuries-old Spanish fiesta

Updated : 2019-05-04 19:00:25

Thousands of people attended this year’s "Los Caballos del Vino," usually translated as the Running of the Wine Horses, in Caravaca de la Cruz, southeast Spain. The annual fiesta is said to date from the 13th century when the Knights Templar broke a siege.

Antonio Torres and Niky Alcazar braid the mane of Rociero, a Spanish pure breed that they hope can win the competition for best cloak during the annual fiesta called
Antonio Torres and Niky Alcazar braid the mane of Rociero, a Spanish pure breed that they hope can win the competition for best cloak during the annual fiesta called "Los Caballos del Vino," usually translated as the Running of the Wine Horses in Caravaca de la Cruz, southeast Spain. The annual fiesta is said to date from the 13th century when Knights Templar broke a siege. The colourful spectacle draws thousands of tourists. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Juan Antonio Sanchez prepares ornaments for Rociero, a Spanish pure breed during the annual fiesta called
Juan Antonio Sanchez prepares ornaments for Rociero, a Spanish pure breed during the annual fiesta called "Los Caballos del Vino" in Caravaca de la Cruz, southeast Spain.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A member of the troupe
A member of the troupe "Terry," holds a valuable caparison, or cloak, which was embroidered by hand over the previous year, to be used as dress for Rociero, a Spanish pure breed during the annual fiesta called "Los Caballos del Vino" in Caravaca de la Cruz, southeast Spain. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Troupes race during the
Troupes race during the "Los Caballos del Vino," usually translated as the Running of the Wine Horses in Caravaca de la Cruz, southeast Spain.  (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A troupe and their richly decorated horse make their way amid the crowd during the
A troupe and their richly decorated horse make their way amid the crowd during the "Los Caballos del Vino." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
Members of the
Members of the "Terry" troupe and their richly decorated horse Rociero make their way amid the crowd during the "Los Caballos del Vino." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A troupe and their richly decorated horse make their way amid the crowd during the
A troupe and their richly decorated horse make their way amid the crowd during the "Los Caballos del Vino." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
The
The "Calimocho" troupe celebrates after scoring the best time during the "Los Caballos del Vino." (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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