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Saturday in pink

The eleventh chapter of this year's metropolitan season in Chuchle Arena Prague offered three top-races in its program, and horses whose jockeys wore pink colours won in all of them. Five-time Czech and eight-time Spanish champion Václav Janáček won twice for the Lokotrans stable, Tomáš Lukášek reached one win for the Statek Blata Český ráj stable before leaving for a winter engagement in Qatar.

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Published 25. 9. 2023 9:15

Classa still unbeaten this year

The highlight of the third September Sunday in Chuchle Arena Prague was the 20th Harry Petrlík Memorial Stakes (Class A, 1m, 3yo+ f+m, 135 ths. CZK), in which the 5yo mare, this year unbeaten, Classa was the hot favorite. She won all three races in this season by close margins, and the fourth win was the same: Classa won only by a head in front of another 5yo mare, Rabbit Coulsty (champion of this race a year ago).

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Published 17. 9. 2023 19:56

Sternkranz won EŽ Praha Gold Cup for the third time

The second Sunday in September is traditionally the only date of the year when, in addition to flat races, fences races are held in Chuchle Arena Prague. The highlight of the program, the EŽ Praha Gold Cup, as the longest fences race in the Czech Republic, has already written its own this year the seventeenth chapter and for the first time in its history the same horse achieved a third triumph. Favorite Sternkranz showed rocket acceleration in the end and achieved a clean hat trick.

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Published 11. 9. 2023 8:26

Magic Merlin and Ignacius Reilly: the stars of the main races

On Sunday, September 3, the second half of this year's metropolitan racing season started in Chuchle Arena Prague. The highlights of the program were the last classic test of the year 78th PP Asset Management St Leger and the most important comparative test of three-year-old and older milers 45th CK Martin Tour Prague Stakes.

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Published 4. 9. 2023 14:04

Riwetta won in Latina Stakes

Although in tropical weather, still in front of a solid visit, the Summer raceday took place in Chuchle Arena Prague on Sunday, July 9. The 44th Latina Stakes (Class A, 11f, 3yo f, 135 ths CZK), the main trial race for the Czech Oaks (it will be run in Carlsbad on August, 6), was the highlight of the schedule. In the fast-paced race, the favorites did not succeed in the end, and Riwetta with jockey Adam Florian won this race.

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Published 10. 7. 2023 8:44

Filly Abha excelled in the Czech Derby

Traditionally, on the last Sunday of June, the most prestigious race of the season, the Czech Derby took place in the Chuchle Arena Prague. In front of a full grandstand, in a great atmosphere, the winner of its 103rd edition was dark brown filly Abha, trained by Ingrid Janáčková-Koplíková and excellently ridden by the Portuguese jockey Ricardo Sousa for the Statek Blata Český raj stable of the Dufek family.

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Published 26. 6. 2023 8:11

Magnificent comeback of Ignacius Reilly

The highlight of the fourth raceday of this year's metropolitan season in the Chuchle Arena Prague was the 74th May Stakes, traditionally the first important test of the year for older milers. The strong field of the race was certainly dominated by one length by 2021 winner of this test Ignacius Reilly with jockey Petr Foret, and after he had to leave the racetracks for a year and a quarter and achieved two places last year, he claimed his sixth win on the highest stage at this year's premiere.

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Published 22. 5. 2023 8:23

Unbeaten Jardin Michelet dominated the classic race

On Sunday, May 14, the first part of this year's racing season culminated in the Chuchle Arena Prague with the opening leg of the Classic Triple Crown, the 102nd Czech 2000 Guineas, sponsored by CONSEQ. Fourteen colts and one filly took part in the one mile prestigious test for a total of 550 ths CZK, with last year's junior champion Devil In Pink was the favorite of the race.

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Published 15. 5. 2023 10:47

Major races for favorites

The horse racing season in Chuchle Arena Prague continued on Sunday, April 23. It offered nine races, two of which belonged to the highest class and in both of which the favorites won.

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Published 24. 4. 2023 8:02

Veteran Mormill won the Gomba Handicap

On Good Friday, April 7, the 2023 racing season began in Chuchle Arena Prague. Despite the cold weather, a large number of spectators arrived and the program of the first eight races took place in a great atmosphere. The traditional opening test, the 96th Tipsport Gomba Handicap was won by the ten-year-old gelding Mormill, the 65th April Stakes was easily won by the six-year-old mare Zariyannka.

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Published 11. 4. 2023 8:58