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Argentina: Palermo Hipodromo

Categories: Latin America, Argentina, History, Sport

After a day at the races, Alan Patrick is inspired to relate the history of the Palermo Hipodromo [1]: “This beautiful race track was inaugurated on 7th May 1876, when a horse called Resbaloso took the honors in the first race, watched by 10 thousand people. These days, in addition to this sport being called ‘Turf’ here in Argentina, almost all of the horses have English names …”