Horse Racing: Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini 2013

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The Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini, the most important classic race in the Argentine horse racing calendar, and one of the oldest in the history of Latin American turf, will take place next Saturday, December 14th, 2013 at Hipodromo de San Isidro, from 1:00 PM.

This prize was created in 1887, in honor of one of the founders and first president of Buenos Aires Jockey Club, Carlos Pellegrini, who was also President of Argentina. The race, run on a distance of 2400 meters by horses from different countries, marks the end of the horse racing season in Argentina.

The Pellegrini (G1) will be the 15th race and will start at 7.55 pm. The journey will consist of 19 races, with other three Great Prizes: Copa de Plata (G1); Anchorena (G1); and  Alzaga Unzué (G1).

This year the Hipódromo de San Isidro has decided to transport visitors to the Great Prize of 1951, year in which Yatasto won the Quadruple Crown of Argentine Turf. Different characters dressed with costumes of the time will mingle among the spectators, newsboys will distribute old newspapers and visitors will have the chance to participate in a kermesse. At the main stage there will be tango classes and exhibitions, recreation of famous scenes of Argentine radio-theater. and musical shows.

One of the emotions of the day will be when the great Calidoscopio, the Argentine horse who has succeeded in USA takes a ride along the track.

Entrance is free of charge.
This is also a charity event, in aid of the Fundación Hospital Juan A. Fernández.

Access Hipodromo de San Isidro:
Av. Marquez & Av. Santa Fe, San Isidro
Rotonda Av. Marquez & Av. Fleming

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