František Holčák hands the training centre over to his son Radek. The time has come, he says

František Holčák, trainer of more Czech Derby winners than anyone else and one of the greatest personalities in Czech horseracing, announced his retirement as an active trainer in April 2021. He will continue to train just three of his old favourites.

Czech Derby day and the second VP qualification race this weekend

The upcoming weekend offers a good range of horseracing in the Czech Republic. We begin on Friday evening, when there will be three races on the flat followed by three races over hurdles. A few years ago, we experimented with ‘bumpers’ at Pardubice, but they did not attract a lot of interest.

The General Secretary of the Czech Jockey Club answers questions about funding Czech horseracing in Covid times

In January 2018, not long after the Vítek family took over the Velká Chuchle racecourse area, Martin Pecka was appointed racecourse manager. After spending less than three years at the racecourse that is the headquarters of Czech racing,

Chris Richner died of Covid-19 yesterday(April 13th) in France.

Chris was a Swiss citizen who appeared in the Czech Republic in about 1999, and set about becoming a major racehorse owner here. Initially, his great ambition was to win the Velka Pardubicka. At first he owned a number of racehorses, trained at Lysa and at Mimon. After some years commuting between Switzerland and the Czech Republic, he decided to live mainly in the Czech Republic and he set up with his own trainer, Pavel Kinsky.

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