15 declared runners and riders for the VP. Santa Klara and Young Dev not declared

Two of the entered horses have not been declared to run. Santa Klara ran recently in a race at Merano that was won by Brunch Royal, and finished lame. Young Dev will not come over from Ireland. 

The Czech jockeys on the best-backed horses are as expected.

Thomas Garner will be on Stretton, which he rode into 2nd place in VP 2018.

Patrick Mullins will ride Slovak-trained Kaiserwalzer - this pairing failed to get round in the September VP qualification race at Pardubice, through no fault of their own, and they were brought down at the Taxis in last year's VP.  

The Velka Pardubicka will be run on Sunday, October 9th.

Declarations to run in the 132nd Velka Pardubicka with Slavia Insurance, and also declarations of riders, close on Friday, September 30th.

Santa Klara ran at Merano last weekend. She finished lame and is not expected to be declared to run in the Velka.

Jan Faltejsek, who has ridden 5 winners of the Velka Pardubicka – Orphee des Blins x3, Charme Look and Tzigane du Berlais – is injured, and is not expected to be among the jockeys.

Jan Rája: At last I have time to set up my priorities

In the course of his long career, Jan Rája rode in more than three thousand races and won 523 times. He was three times the Czech champion jockey on the flat, rode the winner of nine classic races, including the Czech Derby in 2011 on Roches Cross. He also rode three times in the Velka Pardubicka, in which his best finish was in eighth place on Fahrenheit in 2003.

Seventeen entries for the Velka Pardubicka

Seventeen horses have been entered for the 132nd running of the Velka Pardubicka, to be run at Pardubice racecourse on Sunday, October 9th. They include all the horses that did well in this year’s four VP qualification races at Pardubice, with the exception of the first and second in the May qualification race (Del Rey and Theophilos). The three other qualification races were won by Talent, Player and Imphal (see reports on each of the qualification races below).

Imphal wins the September VP qualification race - only 4 of the 10 runners complete the race

 Town of Pardubice Grand Prix – EURO EQUUS – 4th qualification race of the 132nd running of the Velka Pardubicka with Slavia Insurance

          crosscountry steeplechase National Listed - 5800 metres, stakes, 5-y-o and older
CZK 400 000 (200 000 – 92 000 – 60 000 – 28 000 – 20 000)
going: 3.4 (good)


Horse’s name

Project to build an ice-hockey stadium beside Pardubice racecourse put on hold

According to an article under the title Billionaire Dědek retreats from his plan to construct a grandiose arena in Pardubice Miliardář Dědek couvá od plánu na výstavbu megalomanské arény v Pardubicích | E15.cz, which appeared in E15.cz on August 3rd, 2022, developer Petr Dědek and his DD Group seem to be drawing back from their plan to build a vast multi-purpose ice-hockey stadium, a four-star hotel, a conference  centre, a restaurant and a multi-storey car park right alongside the finishing straight at Pardubice racecourse.