Goat racing history and training (part 1)

By | June 13, 2020

Goat racing is an animal sport derived from Buccoo of Tobago, part of the republic of the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. They are also recorded in several African countries and are found in Australia (wild goat racing) and the United States. In the Caribbean there is the fascinating Buccoo Goat Festival, which people on the island of Tobago organize this race every day as a festival day. In Africa, there is a goat racing event in Dar es Salaam to raise money for charity.

his sport has been continued by several legends in Townsville. Started in 1925 by Samuel Callendar, goat racing takes place on the third day after Easter, called Easter Tuesday in Trinidad and Tobago and is an unofficial holiday in Tobago. Today, it is called the Buccoo Goat Racing Festival, a famous and lively event that attracts thousands of spectators, mostly from Trinidad. The Buccoo goat racing festival is Tobago’s most internationally acclaimed festival. To celebrate Easter, people on the island of Tobago in the Caribbean held a race for goats yesterday. This pastime was formed 75 years ago among the poor. They believe that the wealthy horse racing while they have their own goat racing.

The idea of ​​goat racing was originally brought from Uganda in Africa. In 1993, some members of the Uganda business community came up with an innovative way to raise money in a new way. They introduced the idea of ​​goat racing based on the UK Royal Ascot horse race model but with a more suitable version for East Africa, it means replacing horses with goats. Although not a traditional Tanzanian activity, the goat race is one of the major events of the year for tourists. Specifically, the event is usually held from late May to early June in the winter in Dar es Salaam.