Inaugurated on 8 December 1901, the tracks would soon become a meeting point for celebrities such as President Julio A. Roca and tango singer Carlos Gardel. Today, the place is still a favorite with turf enthusiasts.
The foreman and vice chairman of the Jockey Club was Luis Lamas. The project went to the engineer Héctor Thedy and one year later, the racecourse was visited by the president Julio A. Roca. For a long time, the national celebrations in the city had special equine schedules. It was the first racecourse in the country to perform night races. In 1957, the jockey Ángel Barattucci won the eight races in dispute constituting a world record.
At present, it still holds horse races and is occasionally used for musical shows.
From its opening in Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park), it has been a focal point for Rosario’s society. The Independencia Horse Racing Tracks inlclude:
Tattersall Section (auctioneering premises)
It is located in the southern part of the tracks. It has 577 boxes in 18 pavilions that were built in the 19th century.
There are three tracks for training, exercise and horse racing.
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