Some day before I die I will travel to Sienna Italy and watch the Palio horse race in person.
The above race is from last week. (Aug. 16)
If you're not familiar...here's some info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palio_di_Siena
Lots of interesting traditions.
My favorite is that the "loser" of the race is the second place horse, not the horse who finished in last place.