Horse racing is one of the most popular sports around the world. Many will suggest that the UK and the US are where it’s best-loved, but it’s a sport that many enjoy in central Europe too, which is evidenced by the prestigious Czech Derby.
The action unfolds every year in June, and it is very much the pinnacle on the horse racing calendar for some.
The way to know just how big a sporting event is is via the betting that takes place, and on the day of the Czech Derby, horse racing betting will be huge in terms of the number of bets placed by those at the track and at home watching on television and online.
And who can blame them when this will be the 103rd CPIPG Czech Derby and arguably the most important running of the event yet?
The event will take place on the twenty-fifth of June, a Sunday, with gates opening at 11 am. The first race is due to get underway at 1 pm, so there will be plenty of time for people to get acclimatised and get themselves comfortable for a card featuring eight races, with the final race to get underway at 5 pm.
Tickets for the Derby can be bought from 300 CZK for adults, with parking for 100 CZK. As always with the Czech Derby, it’s an inclusive event, so everyone is welcome, including children and dogs on leashes.
The Czech Derby, which takes place in Prague at the Chuchle Arena, is more than just an afternoon of great horse racing action. It’s an event in itself, similar to what is seen at other Derby days, such as at Epsom in the United Kingdom. So, those attending can expect great hospitality, with restaurants, cafes, food trucks and fast food all provided. There’s a roofed grandstand too.
Like many other high-profile horse races, winning the Czech Derby is the dream for many horse racing owners, trainers, and jockeys. And what makes it more prestigious is that a horse can only enter the race and win it once in its lifetime, as it’s a race for three-year-olds exclusively, which means everyone will be working towards the goal of becoming a Derby winner when a horse hits the age of three.
The Czech Derby is also what many would describe as a classic race, and it happens to be the richest in Central Europe, which is no mean feat. The prize money on offer is 2,000,000 CZK, which also means the Derby is one of the richest regional races too.
This helps to promote the event as prestigious, which is why so many turn out in their best outfits and look the part when in attendance. And everything at the Chuchle Arena is geared up to mark this iconic sporting event, ensuring everyone has a great time and a day that lives long in memory.
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