MARTIN ŠABATA, historian of Velka Pardubicka, has died‎

It is with great sorrow that we received the news that Mr ‎‎MARTIN ŠABATA ‎‎left us on Saturday, July 17, 2021. ‎

‎Suddenly and unexpectedly, a man whose name is inextricably linked with Pardubice racecourse and, above all, with the Velka Pardubicka, has passed away at the age of 59. A passionate historian, he enthusiastically accompanied visitors on guided tours of the racecourse, set up several exhibitions on the history of the legendary race, and was also the expert historian for Czech Television’s coverage of the Velka Pardubicka. ‎

‎With his passing, the racing world loses a distinctive personality and Pardubice racecourse loses an enthusiast, a patriot and a friend.‎

‎We honour his memory! ‎