Buccoo Goat And Crab Race Festival In Tobago Island Enthralls Tourists (PHOTOS)

 
on April 12 2012 4:48 AM
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Goat handlers, known as "jockeys", race to the finish line with their animals in one of several events held during the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival at Buccoo Integrated Facility, in Tobago island April 10, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Goats and their handlers, known as jockeys, race around the bend in the "derby" during the Carnbee/Mt. Pleasant Tobago Community Council's goat race and family day at the Mt. Pleasant multiplex April 9, 2012. Goat racing is an annual tradition that has been in practice in Tobago since 1925. The winner of the race was the goat Mr. Fox (R). REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Bashiri Ryan of Britain holds his crab on a string prior to the start of the international crab race during the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival at Buccoo Integrated Facility in Bucco, Tobago island April 10, 2012. Ryan was placed second in the race won by his compatriot Georgina Kirk. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    British couple Georgina (L) and Adam Kirk smile, as Georgina holds the crab that won her first place in the international crab race, during the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival at Buccoo Integrated Facility in Bucco, Tobago island April 10, 2012. The event held at Buccoo Integrated Facility is largely held for goat racing but also includes crab races as part of the entertainment. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    A crab guided by Georgina Kirk of Britain is seen at the finish line as it wins the international crab race during the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Bucco, Tobago island April 10, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Men dressed as characters known as "The Distinguished Gentlemen" parade before the crowd at the Buccoo Integrated Facility during the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Bucco, Tobago island April 10, 2012. The pair, dressed in colourful formal wear and distributing Easter eggs to children, are an integral part of the event. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Apprentice goat handlers, known as "jockeys", race to the finish line during the apprentice (under 15) race at the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Buccoo Integrated Facility, Tobago island April 10, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
  • Tobago Island's Annual Goat and Crab Race
    Goats and their handlers, known as a "jockeys", stand by at the starting gate during a goat race at the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Buccoo Integrated Facility, Tobago island April 10, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva
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Located outside the hurricane belt in the southern Caribbean Sea, Tobago Island is famous for its pristine beaches and is a widely preferred wedding destination.

The island is known for some festivals and cultural events too. The annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Bucco, Tobago Island, attract hundreds of travelers. Goat racing is an annual tradition or rather an indigenous sport that has been in practice in Tobago since 1925.  During the race, goats and their handlers, known as jockeys, race to the finish line with their animals.

The latest edition of the event was held at the Mt. Pleasant multiplex on Tuesday.

As part of the entertainment during the festival, an international crab race was also organized Wednesday at Buccoo Integrated Facility in which people guided their crabs tied to a string to reach the finish line.

The winner of the 2012 race was a goat named Mr. Fox while a British tourist's crab won the International Crab Race, Reuters reported.

Click on Start to catch a glimpse of the annual Buccoo Goat and Crab Race Festival in Bucco and the related attractions.

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