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Impressive grandstand, good racing, strangely empty.

A friend wanted to see the Hippodrome de Gavea while we were in Rio; since I like horse racing I... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2016
alanlid
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Awesome!

As a former jockey in the U.S., I loved spending my last day in Brazil at the racetrack. The stands... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2016
senhorcook
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Boise, Idaho
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Jun 28, 2016
“Impressive grandstand, good racing, strangely empty.”
Apr 20, 2016
“Awesome!”
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Reviewed June 28, 2016

A friend wanted to see the Hippodrome de Gavea while we were in Rio; since I like horse racing I went along and I'm glad I did. It's about a km from Ipanema beach, just opposite the Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens, also worth a visit)....More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

As a former jockey in the U.S., I loved spending my last day in Brazil at the racetrack. The stands were mostly empty, but the racing was actually pretty good. The one major disappointment is that for the first several hundred yards (furlongs in some...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank senhorcook
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely old race course. Free entry and races at weekends. Dress smarter as no flipflops and shorts in the posh part (also free). Had good cocktails at one of the bars but sadly no winners!

Date of experience: November 2014
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