The 2023 season in the Czech Republic is coming to an end, with a cancelled meeting and a rearranged meeting.

On October 24th, Dostihový spolek, organisers of events at Pardubice racecourse, announced that it was cancelling the final race meeting of the 2023 season at Pardubice, which had been scheduled for November 12th.

Sacamiro, the favourite, wins the 133rd running of the Velka Pardubicka

Dostihový spolek Pardubice press release


10-y-o bay gelding Sacamiro, owned by the Beňov Riding Section, justified his role as favourite and won the 133rd running of the Velka Pardubicka with Slavia Insurance. His jockey, Jan Faltejsek, raised his number of winning rides in the race to six.

Wroblewski - the Irish horses for the Velka? Good news all round!

Trainer Grzegorz Witold Wroblewski will be forever remembered in the annals of the Velka Pardubicka as the trainer who prepared Orphée des Blins for her hat-trick of wins in the race. Before this year’s race, the horses that he trains have produced some good form, but Greg’s name is not to be found in the list of trainers for this year’s race. Nevertheless, he has spent recent weeks preparing two of the participants.

18 declared runners for the Velka Pardubicka

The declared runners and riders for the Velka Pardubicka were announced on Wednesday, September 27th. Three entered horses were not declared. French-trained Polinuit ran in the Gran Premio at Merano last weekend, instead of the Velka Pardubicka, and finished third. Gap Pierji, one of two entries owned by Scuderia Aichner, ran in the Crystal Cup race at Merano last weekend, and finished second. The other non-runner is outsider Paris Eiffel.

Dostihový spolek Pardubice press release: 21 horses entered for the Velka Pardubicka

21 horses are being prepared for the 133rd running of the Velka Pardubicka. Thursday September 7th was the closing date for entries for this year’s Velka Pardubicka. The list contains 21 names, including one challenger from Fance, two representatives from Ireland and a number of very high-quality entries trained in the Czech Republic. The deadline for declarations to run is on September 27th.