Hipodromo de San Isidro, Buenos Aries, Argentina

Hipodromo de San Isidro is a thoroughbred racecourse in San Isidro, Buenos Aries Province, Argentina. It is about 22km from Buenos Aries City. It has a turf track which is 2783m long and allows for a 1000m (5 furlong) straight. Since 1994, it also has a 2590m inner dirt track.

Hipodromo de San Isidro is one of the largest racecourses in the americas and can accommodate 100,000 spectators. In 1952, when staging the Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini, the most important race in Argentina, a record attendance of 102,600 was achieved.

The inaugural meeting took place at Hipodromo de San Isidro on 8th December 1935. On 25th May 1953, for political reasons, the Jockey Club was declared dissolved and the racecourse was closed. It was not until 1978 that the Jockey Club was able to re-establish ownership of the racecourse. It took fourteen months of repairs and improvements before the racecourse was able to re-open to the public on 8th December 1979.

Each year, Hipodromo de San Isidro hosts in the region of 120 meetings and several important races are featured here.

Principal races:

Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini (G1)
Gran Premio Internacional Felix de Alzaga Inzue (G1)
Gran Premio Internacional J. S. de Anchorena (G1)
Gran Premio Jockey Club (G1)

Official website: www.hipodromosanisidro.com

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Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 2011 (G1):

Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 1973 (G1):

Gran Premio Jockey Club 2010 (G1):

GP Joaquin S. de Anchorena 1998 (G1):