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In each race, only ten of the seventeen contrade participate: The second race is held on 16 August Palio dell'Assuntathe day after the Feast of the Assumption, and is likewise dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
After exceptional events e. The most recent was in to celebrate the end of WWI. The field consists of ten horses, so not all seventeen contrade can take part in the Palio on any occasion. The seven contrade that did not take part in that month of the previous year are automatically included; three more are chosen by draw twice a year, in the last days of May and at the beginning of July.
Private owners among them, some jockeys offer the pick of their stables, selected during the year after trial races, other Palio races in Italy and veterinary examination, from which main representatives of the participating contrade, the Capitani, choose ten of approximately equal quality, three days before the race.
A lottery then determines which horse will run for each contrada. Six trial races are run, the first on the evening of the horse selection and the last on the morning before the Palio.
Corruption bribery is commonplace, prompting the residents of each contrada, known as contradaioli, to keep a close watch on their stable and their rider. The horses are of mixed breed; no purebred horses are allowed. Just before the pageant, a squad of carabinieri on horseback, wielding swords, demonstrate a mounted charge around the track.
They take one lap at a walk, in formation, and a second at a gallop that foreshadows the excitement of the race to come, before exiting down one of the streets that leads out of Piazza del Campo. Spectators arrive early in the morning, eventually filling the centre of the town square, inside the track, to capacity; the local police seal the entrances once the festivities begin in earnest.
Seats ranging from simple bleachers to elaborate box seats may be had for a price, but sell out long before the day of the race. The race itself runs for three laps of the Piazza del Campo, the perimeter of which is covered with several inches of dirt and tuff imported and laid for the occasion at great expense to the city and the corners of which are protected with padded crash barriers for the occasion.
The jockeys ride the horses bareback from the starting line, an area between two ropes. Nine horses, in an order only decided by lot immediately before the race starts, enter the space.
The tenth, the rincorsa, waits outside. When the rincorsa finally enters the space between the ropes the starter mossiere activates a mechanism that instantly drops the canapo the front rope. This process the mossa can take a very long time, as deals have usually been made between various contrade and jockeys that affect when the rincorsa moves - he may be waiting for a particular other horse to be well- or badly-placed, for example.
View of the Piazza del Campo, where the Palio is run On the dangerous, steeply canted track, the riders are allowed to use their whips in Italian, nerbistretched, dried bulls' hide not only for their own horse, but also for disturbing other horses and riders.The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage has become a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that help to safeguard this heritage for future generations despite the many technical, political, social, financial, and other factors that threaten its survival.
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