The 24th Czech Horseracing Gala Evening was held on Saturday, February 23rd in the splendid Majakovský Hall at Národní dům na Vinohradech in Prague. The evening began with a prize ceremony with awards for the most successful jockeys, trainers, breeders, owners and, above all, their most successful horses. The award for Horse of the Year went to 7-y-o gelding SUBWAY DANCER (Shamardal), owned by Bonanza and trained by Zdeno Koplík.
The Vítek family has raised the basic capital of Turf Praha, a.s., and the old tradition of betting on races at Prague Velká Chuchle can continue
The last two weeks of December were very quiet for me, as I was able to ‘finish with Christmas celebrations’ by about December 17th. I was then able to catch up with the latest news about Czech racing, and to spend Christmas day translating some items that I thought you might want to click on to.
Advance sale of tickets for the 24th Czech Horseracing Gala Evening
Reservations have now BEGUN
The 2018 Velka Pardubicka was run on a remarkably sunny, pleasantly warm mid-October afternoon. The bright weather had brought out the largest crowd, by some margin, that I have seen at Pardubice racecourse over a period of 25 years. The course had been affected by a long, very hot and very dry summer, but it had been watered quite extensively.