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Horse Racing

Spend your weekend like a local at the Champ de Mars watching horse racing


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Horse racing competitions are a cherished tradition of the island.

The Champ de Mars Racecourse first opened its doors in 1812 and since then was playing an enormous role in the life of Mauritians, attracting tens of thousands of people each weekend during the racing season, from March to early December. Races are accompanied by Mauritian music and dance shows, making it an incredible fusion of local traditions.

Here you can witness local jockeys racing on their beautiful thoroughbred horses in a most lively atmosphere and even place a small bet on the horse you like to make the event more exciting!

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