Trinidad & Tobago: Bucco Goat & Crab Race Festival.

Jockeys race their goats at the Buccoo Goat Race Festival in Tobago.
Jockeys race their goats at the Buccoo Goat Race Festival in Tobago.
Shirley Bahadur / AP File

Training has gotten underway on the island of Tobago for the annual Goat & Crab Race Festival. Held in Buccoo on the Tuesday after Easter, goat racing has been an island favorite since 1925. Goat handlers are called jockeys and they have to be fit — goats have been known to outrun their jockeys. As for the crabs, anyone can sign up for the race. You get your own crab, tied to a piece of string, and it’s your job to coax a winning performance. .


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