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How Amazing to discover such a beautiful hippodrome in Turkemistan. We were hired to do a job in Turkmenistan, waiting for some things we were able to look around and get surprised Dio vering the horse racing is the national sportsevent to be seen!
It turns out that horse racing is quite popular in Turkmenistan. The horse racing season ends before it gets too hot, and we saw the last race of the calendar at the end of May. No cost to enter and few tourists to be seen....More
If there's no races on you should be able to talk your way into the stables to have a good look at the famous Turkmen Akhalteke horses. To get to the stables enter the Hippodrome and go to the far right of the stadium. The...More
A quick visit to the Ashgabat Hippodrome to see the fine facility and see some of the world’s oldest breed of horse as Turkmenistan is known for. No racing the day we went but the facility was very nice and our fixer/guide/friend Oraz had someone...More
Our tour group was surprised with this event on the opening day of the season... I had had no idea that the national sport of Turkmenistan was horse racing. Although the most popular is football/soccer from what I can figure out. We got some great...More
The day for this is Sunday during racing season, which is at least in the springtime.
Thousands of people gather to watch Akhal-Teke horses competing. Most people seem to be there because they have been told to come here, but others are very enthusiastic about...More