Four race days have been held so far this season in the Czech Republic, and on each occasion flat races have been won by jockeys who have set up camp for this year outside the Czech Republic.
Two goals had been set for a short business trip to Ireland.
We sadly report the death on March 28th of former amateur rider Irena Rosenfeld. Her cremation will take place at 2 p.m.
Countess Maria Immaculata Brandisová, the first and until now the only woman to have ridden the winner of the famous Velká Pardubická steeplechase, lived through the [Austro-Hungarian] Monarchy, the [first Czechoslovak] Republic, two world wars, and several regimes.
I am writing this the day after the British prime minister informed the EU that Britain will leave the union. It is of course an act of folly, and we are being led into it by a team of incompetents. Paddy Ashdown, in the Independent, put it quite succinctly
The 127th running of the Velka Pardubicka will be held on Sunday, October 8th, 2017.