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Special Events :: Sport Events :: Velká Pardubická Steeplechase

Velká Pardubická Steeplechase

Come to Pardubice for the 127th year of the toughest steeplechase on the European continent!

Date: October 8th, 2017 Place: Pardubice

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Velká Pardubická Steeplechase

Velká pardubická is a famous steeplechase cross-country run in Pardubice, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) since 1874. It is a very important social and sporting event of the steeplechase season.It takes place every year on the second Sunday in October. The length of the steeplechase is 6.9 km, with 31 obstacles. It usually takes 9–10 minutes to finish the course. The fastest time recorded was 8:58 minutes. Horses starting in the race must be at least 6 years old and Czech horses must qualify by finishing at least one of four qualifying races during the season. The most impressive obstacle is the so called Velký Taxisův příkop (Great Taxis Ditch), which has the reputation of being the toughest obstacle of the race and it is jumped only once a year and only in one race.

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Last update: 2017-03-30