|LA PLATA RACECOURSE
| Racing first took place in the
area as early
as 1884. Indeed the first recorded meeting is known to have taken place on 14th
September of that year and a crowd in excess of 4000 people attended.
The course had to close in 1927, but reopened in 1930. It was the first course in Argentina to hold floodlight racing in 1964.
|An important Grade 1 race competed for
at the course is the Provincia de Buenos Aires Stakes run over 2200 metres on the dirt
track. Its most recent winner of the race was Garatero, who was winning his third race at
the track which had previously included the Grade II Jockey Club Stakes.
|A Classic run at the course is the Gran
Premio Dardo Rocha, run over 12 furlongs, and its most recent winner was Reraise who was
ridden by Blanco Rodrigo.
|For fourther information go to www.hipodromolaplata.gba.gov.ar
|If you have badges, racecards, pictures
of the racecourse or further details about the course, including your memories, then email