Martin Cáp: Human Memory has its limitations – Part 2

Exactly 568 pages, more than a hundred historic press cuttings and documentary photographs, bustling work over a period of 25 years, which has morphed into an exceptional book, not only in terms of its extent and range, but also with its bold graphic conception. What led to the publication of Dostihy o modrou stuhu (Races for the Blue Riband), which maps out the history of the most prestigious flat race that every Czech jockey, trainer and racehorse owner wants to win?

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.

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.  

Czech horseracing mourns the passing of Filip Minařík

Filip Minařík, the most successful Czech jockey in history, tragically passed away on Monday at the age of 48. His wife Katja has asked  through the German media for no questions or condolences to be sent to his family.  Filip Minařík gained his first experience as a rider in Prague, but his greatest successes were at the racecourses in Germany, where he won the jockeys’ championship four times and won some of the biggest races,  including the Grosser Preis von Baden. He also rode successfully in Japan and in other leading centres of horseracing.