Sep 23, 2008

HipĆ³dromo do Cristal

It seems that in Brazil every time they look for a place to build a racetrack they look for a spot near a river (just kidding!).

This is Porto Alegre´s racetrack, inaugurated in 1959 it has a 1928m dirt oval with a 700m straight, a 1600m chute off the backstretch and a 1900m chute off the clubhouse turn. It also has an inner turf oval with two far turns, with the larger oval measuring 1780m.

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Sep 15, 2008

Los Alamitos Race Course

This is a quarter-horse racing venue in Los Angeles, California. It has a 1000m dirt oval with a 500m straight and a 900m chute off the backstretch.

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Sep 7, 2008

Hipodromo Los Comuneros

This is the local racetrack in Medellin, Colombia. It is a regular dirt oval with one chute in each turn, the one in the far turn for 1800m races and the one in the clubhouse turn for 1100m races. The total length of the oval is of 1280m, and curiously it doesn´t have an inner track.

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