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Address: Bedev districts, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan

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beautiful building

Like all the new buildings in Ashgabat the Hippodrome is no exception. It is large, impressive and I would have loved to see it in use.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like all the new buildings in Ashgabat the Hippodrome is no exception. It is large, impressive and I would have loved to see it in use.

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Many locals gambling there. But many people were sent to fill it up. Clean, well maintained place. Good way to see Ahal Teke horses.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The day for this is Sunday during racing season, which is at least in the springtime. Thousands of people gather to watch Akhal-Teke horses competing. Most people seem to be there because they have been told to come here, but others are very enthusiastic about being there. Most of them because they are betting on a horse and hoping to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Horses are much treasured in Turkmenistan and you can tell why if you go to a horse race here. The animals are magnificent and they parade them by the stands before the race starts. The winner is brought to the winners circle after each race, led by 2 men in traditional Turkmen costumes. It is a spectacle.

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Vincentia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a fabulous place to watch horse racing. A magnificent stadium and everyone gets to sit down. The winning horses are paraded for the public to see The horse is led by two men dressed in traditional costumes and the horse has his prize on his back. The prize is a beautiful Turkmenistan carpet for which they are world... More 

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were paraded in on a Sunday morning among a bunch of local school children as the race began. You need a good camera and zoom to be able to capture these races. As this was one of my first experiences in Turkmenistan, and knowing the national pride in their horses, I think it's definitely worth a look!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

A popular place with the locals. Nothing very special on the track, but colourful spectators to watch and be watched by.

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