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.

No European Jockeys’ Cup meeting this year

The EJC has been a remarkable annual event since 2015. Tomáš Machovský and his team have mobilized support for this major event. Generous sponsors have stepped forward, especially Leram and Loko Trans. Leading trainer Václav Luka has persuaded top jockeys to participate, and owners of good horses to run them in EJC races. Martin Cáp, both as a writer and as a television presenter, has promoted plenty of interest in the  meeting. Many other volunteers have have contributed.

Existential threat to the Velka Pardubicka

Pardubice racecourse, 100 km east of Prague, is the home of the Velka Pardubicka steeplechase. This famous race, the oldest annual sporting event in the Czech Republic, has been run annually at Pardubice racecourse since 1874 – except for a considerable number of breaks in years when weather conditions, wars and political changes intervened and caused a cancellation.

 

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