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Racehorses being led round a paddock

A day at the races in Madrid – Part Two

“What is worth extra is the stand by the finishing line. Especially if it is your horse with the daft name that makes a late run in the final furlong to come thundering through and nick it at the line in a photo finish.” Simon Pynches rounds off his day at Madrid’s Zarzuela racecourse.

Madrid's Zarzuela racecourse on race day between races

A day at the races in Madrid

“When I first began to ask around what people knew about horse racing in Madrid, many people responded to the tune of: ‘I didn’t know there was one in Madrid’, ‘I think it’s closed’ or ‘Yeah, but it’s not very popular’. The latter is probably true.” Simon Pynches describes a pleasant, if not so well known, Sunday morning out at Madrid’s Zarzuela racecourse.