The race world

“Nothing can compete with the excitement generated by bets and the heady atmosphere of race tracks with the audience's restless shouting as the horses get to the last turn and with the outburst of joy as they reach the finish line. Just a few hours spent on the track will provide entertainment, high-quality show and a break from everyday-life, which are ideal to have a nice time with your family, friends or business partners.”

The Hippodrome de Wallonie in Mons organizes horse trotting and gallop racing days throughout the year. Depending on the season, the meetings are held during the week from 5 PM to 7 PM or on the weekends and holidays from 2 PM.

Usually, 7 to 10 trotting or gallop races, sometimes both, are run everyday. They follow one another at regular 30-minute intervals. Although a full meeting lasts several hours, the audience can come and go as they wish, arrive and leave when they want at the pace of the meetings in which they're interested. Before each meeting, a racing program is edited in the form of a 30-page newspaper in order to provide the audience with every detail on the horses, the jockeys, trainers and owners taking part in the races of the day. 

 

 

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Testimonies

"I had the opportunity to take part in a double-sulky race on November 16, 2013 and I haven’t regretted it. On the contrary, it is my opinion that, although I have many 'equestrian' memories, this race is the best so far ... This might also be because I had the chance to cross the finish line first. But it's not the only reason! As a 'passenger', we have the opportunity to live the race intensely, from the inside, to understand the little details, feel the tension, but also the effort provided by the horses, and the drivers' focus. Then, there's this unbelievable adrenalin rush as we enter the home straight. The suspense during the last meters. And the joy when we reach the end. An experience to live and relive ... even without a win!"

Christian Simonart

Hoofdredacteur - l'Equimag

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