An introduction to each of the declared runners and riders for the 2021 Velka Pardubicka with Slavia Insurance

Runners and riders for the 131st Velka Pardubicka were finalized on October 1st. The race will be run on Sunday, October 10th, at 3.45 p.m. All 19 entered horses were declared to run.

An introduction to each of the declared runners and riders

A well-organized 7th annual European Jockeys’ Cup competition

Congratulations to the team of enthusiasts who organized the EJC meeting at Chuchle Arena Prague, which is now the official name of Prague Velká Chuchle racecourse. Many thanks also to the generous sponsors, and, of course, to the 10 international jockeys who made their way to Prague, and to the owners and trainers who sent good numbers of horses to run in the races. EJC day was blessed with a lovely sunny late September afternoon.

Lombargini wins the 3rd VP qualification race

The third of the four qualification races for the 131st running of the Velka Pardubicka with Slavia Insurance attracted 12 runners on August 7th. Most Czech-trained horses that are intended to run in the VP had already qualified safely for the big race. Owners and trainers know that there is always a high risk of a very hot afternoon and rock-hard ground at Pardubice in August.

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.