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Ashgabat hippodrome

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Amazing!

How Amazing to discover such a beautiful hippodrome in Turkemistan. We were hired to do a job in... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
wjmermelo
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Ermelo, The Netherlands
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Visit the Stables

If there's no races on you should be able to talk your way into the stables to have a good look at... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Lee P
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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19 Sep 2018
“Amazing!”
24 Jul 2018
“Visit the Stables”
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Bedev districts, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tom L
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lee P
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I think this should be #1 attraction in Ashgabat, and a great place to see the Turkmenistan horse. You can also pay a fee to ride it.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Geminican
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank 235carlim
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Unless you are absolutely wild about horses there is no reason for you to go to the hippodrome. The very special Turkmen horses look and act like every other horse on earth as far as I can tell.

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Arete
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Like all the new buildings in Ashgabat the Hippodrome is no exception. It is large, impressive and I would have loved to see it in use.

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank VIVPAT
Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Nice place. Many locals gambling there. But many people were sent to fill it up. Clean, well maintained place. Good way to see Ahal Teke horses.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank ioxoxoi
Reviewed 20 September 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank uspn
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