Petr Guth's VP 2018 photo gallery, click on "zde", which means "here"

Dostihový svět editor Petr Guth is a first-class horse-racing photographer. To see his photographs of the 2018 Velka Pardubicka, which are up to his usual standard, click on to the reference above, and on to "zde".

You will also be able to find photographs by Petr and others that record the Czech 2018 racing season, and previous seasons.

Lowdown on the Velka Pardubicka

The Pardubice weather forecast for the next week is dry and with clear skies. I understand that the course is being watered to prevent the race being run on firm or hard ground. However, the course for the VP is well over 4 miles long, and no part of it is repeated. Watering such a large area is no easy task, though at least it is no longer a task being taken on - metaphorically speaking - by two men fighting over a single watering can.

Pardubice weather forecast

The weather forecast for Pardubice is for clear skies, no rain and 20°C daily maximum temperatures for the next week. However, do not rely too much on this. The weather normally changes rather abruptly from autumnal to wintry some time in mid to late October, and we very often seem to get an inaccurate weather forecast for the Velka Pardubicka weekend. Please chech again later in the week. Remember that the evenings will be cool or chilly, and the grandstands at the racecourse face north.

Five hundred

Veteran Czech jockey Jan Rája reached a total of 500 career wins at Karlovy Vary last Friday, and went on to 501 at Prague Velká Chuchle on September 30th.