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Jockey Club

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Address: Rua Jardim Botanico, 1003 | Gavea, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22470-051, Brazil
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(21) 3534-9081
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 14:00 - 20:00

Mon 6.15pm, Fri 5pm, Sat-Sun 2pm

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Fantastic location

if you enjoy horseracing this is a must see. Also they have a fantastic restaurant on the grounds called Rubayat Rio, great BBQ , friendly staff and fantastic food

Reviewed 11 March 2016
Boca Raton, Florida
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Boca Raton, Florida
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

if you enjoy horseracing this is a must see. Also they have a fantastic restaurant on the grounds called Rubayat Rio, great BBQ , friendly staff and fantastic food

Thank sandy_sandroad
Kings Park, New York
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

If you like to bet the ponies this is a lot of fun. The buildings are classic and a have a feel of yesteryear. If you are not fluent in Portuguese ask for an English visitors guide which explains the bets allowed. Betting and drinks are cheap compared to the US dollar. There aren't any big video screens so you'll... More 

Thank LadyScags
Sao Paulo, SP
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364 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

The horse races have a universal appeal and almost any country in the world are organized races. This huge and beautiful jockey club is an interesting place to go: close to the Botanical Garden, you can watch Christ the Redeemer blessing your bets. The public is more than a mere spectator and the stakes have always been linked to race.... More 

Thank Travel_World63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The Jockey Club is a Beautiful setting for wonderful Brazilian food! We enjoyed a caipirinha before our meal of fejoida. The view of the track was great and the experience would have been even more terrific if we'd seen some racing, but I just enjoyed the food and time spent with friends. It was a wonderful family atmosphere.

Thank Btravele2013
Las Vegas
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79 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

Very huge and beautiful JC. The location itself magnificent; you can see it from the Christo. Free admissions to watch the race. Bits are as low as 2 Brazilian Ryal.

Thank QusaiA
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44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Just popped in on the off chance as was visiting locally. There's a strict dress code that they don't accept men who aren't wearing trousers into any enclosure bar the first one, in which there isn't much to do in. Women seemingly can wear whatever. Will go back when more prepared.

1 Thank Josh F
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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99 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Has a great restaurant in the main club area, and horse races. Worth a visit if you are staying in the area or passing by. Only the two previuosly mentioned areas are open for the general public, the rest being reserved for members.

1 Thank mvq2014
Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014

The building itself is very interesting - a place from days gone by! The intricate design is reminiscent of at least a century ago. Admission is free and if you have bet on horses before the betting is fairly easy to understand. It's inexpensive to participate starting at on $2 BRL (about 75 cents) a bet or as high as... More 

Thank Steve R
Rio de janerio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2014

We are currently on our third week of our holiday in Rio de Janeiro we have been to the track twice, on both occasions we thoroughly enjoyed it. We backed a couple of winners and found the staff very helpful and friendly even with the language barrier( we have become very good at charades 😄👏). We would recommend an evening... More 

1 Thank roseviolet1
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

We spent part of a Monday evening here. It is a lovely old building and a very impressive racecourse. It was free admission and was fairly quiet so we managed to find our way onto a table high in the stands where you could eat and drink while watching the races. Our knowledge of racing and Portuguese is limited so... More 

Thank TonyW1961

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