The Champs de Mars is one of the oldest race trace in the world which dates as far as the french colonisation of Mauritius. A must see.
The second oldest racecourse in the world and the oldest one in the southern hemisphere, the Champ de Mars is a place rich in history and a spot where you can live the Mauritian culture and passion for horse racing for real. Even if you are not a racing fanatic, you will be ultimately driven by the incredible atmosphere and... More
We booked the VIP tour with jack. The sights and sound amazing. It is different to Australia where it is about the pretension. This was good honest fun. We had a great day, ate some food, drank some beer and won some money would do it again
We decided to visit one of the oldest racecourses in the world. They only hold meetings in the cooler months and we were fortunate enough to be there on ladies day so free entry. Out ground operators had suggested a visit which included entry into the private areas but the cost was approx $260 each! We caught a taxi and... More
Always worth spending a Mauritian Saturday at the Champs Des Mars, the oldest racetrack in the Southern Hemisphere. Don't go with a hotel package though its very expensive, you're better off grabbing a horse fanatic taxi driver (like mine) and going with him, well he directed towards the grandstand instead of the paddock for a R175 fee (women and children... More
The racing season is in May and one must be there if only for people-watching as seeing the Mauritians getting excited over this event is a sight for sore eyes. It is held in the Champs De Mars and don't let the size of the place fool you as it is packed with thrills and excitement.
A day in the Crown Lodge VIP box at this racecourse is the best fun you can have with a group of strangers. We enjoyed the most wonderful hospitality from Jacques Ritter and his lovely team, an open bar, delicious food and great company. Not to mention the little trip up to the commentary box and listening in on a... More
Crowded and tight but competitive racing on a track open to local know- how. I liked the enthusiastic atmosphere
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