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List of horse racing venues

This is a list of horse racing venues, sorted by country. In the United States they are usually called horse racing tracks, and in most other English speaking countries they are usually called racecourses. In many non-English speaking countries the local term is hippodrome, which is derived from Latin, or a variant of it.



  • Hipodromo de La Plata, La Plata, Buenos Aires Province
  • Hipodromo de Rosario, Rosario, Santa Fe Province


  • Albion Park Racecourse, Brisbane, Queensland
  • Ballarat Turf Club, Ballarat, Victoria
  • Belmont Park Racecourse, Perth, Western Australia
  • Gosford Race Club, Gosford, New South Wales
  • Hawkesbury Race Club, Richmond, New South Wales
  • Lismore Turf Club, Lismore, New South Wales
  • Moe Racecourse, Moe, Victoria
  • Seymour Racing Club, Seymour, Victoria
  • Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra, Queensland
  • Warwick Farm racecourse, Sydney, New South Wales
  • Wagga Racecourse, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
  • Wyong Race Club, Wyong, New South Wales



  • Hipodromo de Cidade Jardim, São Paulo
  • Hipodromo do Taruma, Curitiba

other race tracks exist in Sao Vicente (SP) and Campos dos Goytacazes (RJ)


  • Ajax Downs, Ajax, Ontario
  • Clinton Raceway, Clinton, Ontario
  • Exhibition Park Raceway, Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Fraser Downs, Surrey, British Columbia
  • Fredericton Raceway, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Georgian Downs, Innisfil, Ontario
  • Grand River Raceway, Elora, Ontario
  • Hanover Raceway, Hanover, Ontario
  • Hiawatha Horse Park, Sarnia, Ontario
  • Inverness Raceway, Inverness, Nova Scotia
  • Quinte Exhibition Raceway, Belleville, Ontario
  • St. John's Racing & Entertainment Centre, Goulds, Newfoundland
  • Summerside Raceway, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
  • Truro Raceway, Truro, Nova Scotia


China (People's Republic)

  • Shanghai Race Club, a racecourse in the former Shanghai International Settlement, still largely extant and therefore is a current horse racing venue, although it is unknown whether it has been used as such since 1949. (Only oval area from race course still exists, [2])

Nanjing Race Club - Recently developed track and stadium for horse racing next to Nanjing golf club.http://www.njhr.net/


  • Hipodromo Los Comuneros, Medellín


  • Nicosia Race Club, Nicosia [3]

Czech Republic

  • Dostihové závodiště Praha-Velká Chuchle, Praha
  • Dostihové závodiště Karlovy Vary, Karlovy Vary
  • Hipodrom Most, Most
  • Dostihové závodiště Slušovice, Slušovice
  • Dostihové závodiště Brno, Brno
  • Dostihové závodiště Lysá nad Labem, Lysá nad Labem
  • Dostihové závodiště Světlá Hora, Světlá Hora
  • Dostihové závodiště Netolice, Netolice
  • Dostihové závodiště Benešov, Benešov
  • Dostihové závodiště Tochovice, Tochovice
  • Dostihové závodiště Mimoň, Mimoň
  • Dostihové závodiště Radslavice, Radslavice
  • Dostihové závodiště Albertovec, Albertovec

Dominican Republic

  • Hipodromo V Centenario, Santo Domingo


  • Hippodrome de Bellerive, Vichy
  • Hippodrome de Cabourg, Cabourg
  • Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur, Cagnes-sur-Mer
  • Hippodrome de la Prairie, Caen
  • Hippodrome de la Solle, Fontainebleau
  • Hippodrome d'Enghien-Soisy, Enghien (vicinity of Paris)
  • Hippodrome du putois, Compiègne


  • Ostseerennbahn Bad Doberan, Bad Doberan, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania
  • Galopprennbahn Bad Harzburg, Bad Harzburg, Lower Saxony
  • Galopprennbahn Baden-Baden - Iffezheim, Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg
  • Galopprennbahn Bremen, Bremen
  • Galopprennbahn Dortmund-Wambel, Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Dresden-Seidnitz, Dresden, Saxony
  • Galopprennbahn Düsseldorf-Grafenberg, Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Frankfurt-Niederrad, Frankfurt, Hesse
  • Galopprennbahn Gotha-Boxberg, Gotha, Thuringia
  • Galopprennbahn Halle, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt
  • Galopprennbahn Hamburg-Horn, Hamburg
  • Galopprennbahn Hanover-Langenhagen, Hanover, Lower Saxony
  • Galopprennbahn Haßloch, Haßloch, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Galopprennbahn Herxheim, Herxheim, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Galopprennbahn Hoppegarten, Hoppegarten, Brandenburg (near Berlin)
  • Galopprennbahn Cologne-Weidenpesch, Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Krefeld, Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Leipzig-Scheibenholz, Leipzig, Saxony
  • Galopprennbahn Magdeburg-Herrenkrug, Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
  • Galopprennbahn Mülheim/ Ruhr, Mülheim, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Munich-Riem, Munich, Bavaria
  • Galopprennbahn Neuss, Neuss, North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Galopprennbahn Verden, Verden, Lower Saxony

Hong Kong


Republic of Ireland

  • Ballinrobe races(Mixed)
  • Bellewstown races(Mixed)
  • Clonmel races(Mixed)
  • Cork races(Mixed)
  • Dundalk races(All-weather)(Flat)
  • Kilbeggan races (Jumps only)
  • Killarney races(Mixed)
  • Limerick races(Mixed)
  • Listowel races(Mixed)
  • Naas races(Mixed)
  • Navan races(Mixed)
  • Phoenix Park (closed)
  • Roscommon races(Mixed)
  • Sligo races(Mixed)
  • Thurles races(Mixed)
  • Tralee races(Mixed)
  • Tramore races(Mixed)
  • Wexford races(Mixed)

In addition, although not within the Republic of Ireland, the following races are organised in association with Horse Racing Ireland:


  • Ippodromo Comunale, Ferrara
  • Ippodromo Corrado Romanengo, Novi Ligure
  • Ippodromo dei Fiori, Albenga
  • Ippodromo dei Marsi, Tagliacozzo
  • Ippodromo dei Pini, Follonica
  • Ippodromo dei Sauri, Castelluccio dei Sauri
  • Ippodromo della Favorita, Palermo
  • Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome
  • Ippodromo delle Cascine, Florence
  • Ippodromo del Garigliano, Santi Cosma e Damiano
  • Ippodromo del Mediterraneo, Siracusa
  • Ippodromo di Agnano, Naples
  • Ippodromo di Arcoveggio, Bologna
  • Ippodromo di Breda, Padua
  • Ippodromo di Cirigliano, Aversa
  • Ippodromo di Montebello, Trieste
  • Ippodromo di San Marona, Civitanova Marche
  • Ippodromo di San Rossore, Pisa
  • Ippodromo di San Siro, Milan
  • Ippodromo di Sant'Artemio, Treviso
  • Ippodromo di Sesana, Montecatini Terme
  • Ippodromo di Settimi, Anguillara Sabazia
  • Ippodromo di Stupinigi, Vinovo
  • Ippodromo di Tor di Valle, Rome
  • Ippodromo di Valentinia, Pontecagnano
  • Ippodromo Don Meloni, Ozieri
  • Ippodromo Le Mulina, Florence
  • Ippodromo Maia, Meran
  • Ippodromo Martini, Corridonia
  • Ippodromo Paolo VI, Taranto
  • Ippodromo Pian delle Fornaci, Siena
  • Ippodromo Pinna, Sassari
  • Ippodromo Villa delle Rose, Lanciano



Japan Racing Association

The National Association of Racing

  • Arao Racecourse
  • Asahikawa Racecourse
  • Fukuyama Racecourse
  • Himeji Racecourse
  • Iwamizawa Racecourse
  • Kanazawa Racecourse
  • Kasamatsu Racecourse
  • Kitami Racecourse
  • Kochi Racecourse
  • Mizusawa Racecourse
  • Mombetsu Racecourse
  • Obihiro Racecourse
  • Saga Racecourse
  • Sonoda Racecourse
  • Urawa Racecourse




  • Taipa Racecourse


  • Hipodromo de las Americas, Mexico City

the famous Agua Caliente Racetrack in Tijuana ceased operations as a horse racetrack.

New Zealand

  • Addington, Christchurch (harness racing and greyhounds)
  • Alexandra Park, Auckland (harness racing)
  • Ashburton, mid Canterbury
  • Avondale, Auckland
  • Awapuni, Palmerston North
  • Cambridge Raceway, Cambridge (east of Hamilton) (harness racing and greyhounds)
  • Cromwell, central Otago
  • Dargaville, Northland
  • Ellerslie, Auckland
  • Foxton, south-west of Palmerston North
  • Gisborne, Poverty Bay
  • Gore, northern Southland
  • Hastings, Hawkes Bay
  • Hatrick Raceway, Wanganui (greyhounds)
  • Hawera, south Taranaki
  • Hokitika, west coast of South Island
  • Invercargill, Southland
  • Kaikoura, southern Marlborough (harness racing)
  • Kumara, west coast of South Island
  • Kurow, north Otago
  • Manawatu Raceway, Palmerston North (harness racing and greyhounds)
  • Manukau Stadium, Auckland (greyhounds)
  • Matamata, eastern Waikato
  • Methven, mid Canterbury (harness racing)
  • Motukarara, Banks Peninsula
  • New Plymouth, Taranaki
  • Oamaru, north Otago
  • Omakau, central Otago
  • Omoto, Greymouth, west coast of South Island
  • Orari, Geraldine, south Canterbury (harness racing)
  • Otaki, Kapiti Coast
  • Paeroa, Hauraki Plains
  • Pukekohe, Franklin district
  • Rangiora, north of Christchurch
  • Reefton, west coast of South Island
  • Riccarton, Christchurch
  • Richmond, Nelson (harness racing)
  • Riverton, west of Invercargill, Southland
  • Rotorua, Bay of Plenty
  • Roxburgh, central Otago (harness racing)
  • Ruakaka, near Whangarei, Northland
  • Solway Showgrounds, Masterton, Wairarapa (greyhounds)
  • Stratford, Taranaki
  • Tauherenikau, Wairarapa
  • Taupo, central North Island
  • Tauranga, Bay of Plenty
  • Te Aroha, Thames Valley
  • Te Awamutu, south of Hamilton
  • Te Rapa, Hamilton
  • Te Teko, near Whakatane, eastern Bay of Plenty
  • Thames, Coromandel Peninsula
  • Timaru, south Canterbury
  • Trentham, Upper Hutt, near Wellington
  • Victoria Park, Greymouth, west coast of South Island (harness racing)
  • Waikouaiti, north of Dunedin
  • Waimate, south Canterbury
  • Waipukurau, southern Hawkes Bay
  • Wairoa, northern Hawkes Bay
  • Wanganui, north-west of Palmerston North
  • Waterlea, Blenheim, Marlborough
  • Waverley, north of Wanganui
  • Westport, Buller (harness racing)
  • Wingatui, Dunedin
  • Winton, central Southland
  • Woodville, east of Palmerston North
  • Wyndham, east of Invercargill, Southland


  • Drafbaan Groningen, Groningen
  • Drafcentrum Alkmaar, Alkmaar
  • Drafcentrum Wolvega, Wolvega
  • Renbaan Duindigt, Duindigt


  • Rawalpindi Race Club, Rawalpindi


  • Hipodromo Presidente Remon, Panama City


  • Hipodromo de Asunción, Asunción


  • Hipodromo de Porongoche, Arequipa

Puerto Rico


  • Kazan, Tatarstan
  • Moscow
  • Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan
  • Rostov-na-Donu
  • Samara
  • Ufa

Saint Kitts and Nevis

  • Beaumont Park Race Track, Dieppe Bay, Saint Kitts is in construction
  • Indian Castle Race Track, Indian Castle, Nevis (only stages a handful of racedays, almost entirely on public holidays)


South Africa

  • Arlington Racecourse - Eastern Cape
  • Clairwood Racecourse - KZN
  • Durbanville Racecourse - Western Cape
  • Fairview Racecourse - Eastern Cape
  • Flamingo Park - Northern Cape
  • Kenilworth Racecourse - Western Cape
  • Scottsville Racecourse - KZN
  • Vaal Racecourse - Gauteng

South Korea

  • Busan Gyeongnam Race Park
  • Gwacheon Racecourse
  • Jeju Race Park


  • Hipodromo de la Zarzuela, Madrid


  • Jägersro Galopp, Malmö

Trinidad and Tobago

United Arab Emirates

United Kingdom

United States

Thoroughbred racing


  • Rillito Downs, Tucson



  • California Association of Racing Fairs (various fair meetings across Northern California)
  • Fairplex, Pomona





  • Les Bois Park, Boise







  • Fair Hill Racetrack, Elkton (now closed, used for training)





  • Fonner Park, Grand Island
  • Lincoln Race Course, Lincoln
  • Horsemen's Park, Omaha
  • Columbus Races, Columbus
  • Atokad Downs, South Sioux City

New Jersey

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque Downs, Albuquerque
  • SunRay Gaming, Farmington
  • Zia Park, Hobbs

New York

North Dakota



  • Blue Ribbon Downs, Sallisaw




  • Retama Park, San Antonio



West Virginia


  • Wyoming Downs, Evanston

Harness racing

Note: Harness racing is often conducted for short-term meets at various fairs and similar events. Many notable harness races are held at such venues, such as the Fox Stake at the Indiana State Fair and the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio. Many of these fair-based races do not conduct legal on-site betting.


  • Cal Expo, Sacramento


  • Harrington Raceway and Midway Slots, Harrington




  • Indiana Downs, Shelbyville (also conducts Thoroughbred and quarter horse racing)



  • Bangor Raceway, Bangor


  • Ocean Downs, Berlin


  • Plainridge Raceway, Plainville


  • Northville Downs, Northville


New Hampshire

New Jersey

New York

  • Buffalo Raceway, Hamburg


  • Raceway Park, Toledo


  • Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre



  • Hipodromo Rancho Alegre, Ciudad Bolívar, Bolívar
  • Hipodromo de Santa Rita, Santa Rita, Zulia (near Maracaibo)
  • Hipodromo de Valencia, Valencia, Carabobo


  • Phu Tho Hippodrome, Ho Chi Minh city


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