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Independencia Racecourse

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:

The Stands

  • Former Members Only Stands: this is in fact a 1300 m2 (almost 14,000 ft2) roofed heritage site with three levels. In the second floor, there is a restaurant for around 120 people. Ideal for holding meetings and receptions, it has a terrace with a unique view of the tracks and the central ring.
  • Professionals Stands: in this 300 m2 (3229 ft2) roofed building, there is a restaurant, which opens on race days.
  • Paddock Stands: this is a 900 m2 (9687 ft2) roofed facility with a room for placing bets and a VIP area with a buffet. The offices of the racing track authorities and the journalist boxes are also in this area.

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.

The Tracks
There are three tracks for training, exercise and horse racing.

  • Main Track: 1794-meter sand track (almost 2000 yards). Open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for training and on Sundays for racing.
  • First Auxiliary Track: 1650-meter sand track (1804 yards) open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; used to exercise the horses and to hold private competitions, such as harness races.
  • Second Auxiliary Track: 1450-meter sand track (1585 yards) for trotting and taming thoroughbreds. Closed on rainy days only.
Address: Parque de la Independencia
Phone: 543414314720
Web: http://www.hipodromorosario.com.ar
Schedule: Funciona los días de reuniones hípicas, de 12.30 a 20 h.
Entry: Gratis
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