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Ashgabat hippodrome

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Bedev districts, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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Best place to see Turkmenistan horse

I think this should be #1 attraction in Ashgabat, and a great place to see the Turkmenistan horse... read more

Reviewed 30 November 2017
Geminican
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San Jose
Equine Equivalent

A quick visit to the Ashgabat Hippodrome to see the fine facility and see some of the world’s... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
JGDynamo
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New Brunswick, Canada
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12 Aug 2017
“Equine Equivalent”
29 Nov 2017
“Best place to see Turkmenistan horse”
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Bedev districts, Ashgabat 744000, Turkmenistan
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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.

1  Thank Geminican
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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

1  Thank JGDynamo
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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

1  Thank Carli M
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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.

2  Thank Arete
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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.

1  Thank VIVPAT
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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.

1  Thank Igor B
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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

1  Thank uspn
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Reviewed 21 May 2015

Horses are much treasured in Turkmenistan and you can tell why if you go to a horse race here. The animals are magnificent and they parade them by the stands before the race starts. The winner is brought to the winners circle after each race,...More

1  Thank nabglow
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

This is a fabulous place to watch horse racing. A magnificent stadium and everyone gets to sit down. The winning horses are paraded for the public to see The horse is led by two men dressed in traditional costumes and the horse has his prize...More

3  Thank Jenny23031941
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

We were paraded in on a Sunday morning among a bunch of local school children as the race began. You need a good camera and zoom to be able to capture these races. As this was one of my first experiences in Turkmenistan, and knowing...More

2  Thank Zach F
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