Port Louis

Champ de Mars Racecourse

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The Champ de Mars Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse race track in Port Louis, Mauritius. The Racecourse was inaugurated on 25 June 1812, by The Mauritius Turf Club which was founded earlier in the same year by Sir Robert Townsend Farquhar, who was the first British Governor of Mauritius. The Mauritius Turf Club is the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere and the second oldest in the world. The race track follows a very selective right hand oval path and is relatively small in size, with a circumference of 1,298 meters and width between 12 and 14 meters . The home-straight extends uphill and is 225 meters long. When Mauritius gained independence on 12 March 1968, the event including the flag hoisting ceremony was held here. Since then and for many years, the racecourse has seen the annual celebration of the accession to independence.

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smita Brown
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Grand racecourse !

Reviewed 12 September 2012
This is the second oldest race course in the world, a place to visit especially from May to November where you will see crazy locals betting everywhere !Read Full Review

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