Discover the great horse races of Mauritius

Horse Races Of Mauritius 2 Photo 2 1920

You are an enthusiast of horse racing and for your Mauritius holidays, you want to continue to attend your favorite sport? Horse races attract thousands of people to Mauritius every week. They are among the most popular sports in the country.

A friendly atmosphere in the horse field

Mauritius is proud to have the oldest racetrack in the Indian Ocean. The atmosphere in these places is always electric. During your stay in Mauritius, if you are a fan of horse racing, you cannot miss such an atmosphere. To make bets, you can make them at the official bookmakers or at the many gambling offices that dot the island. The races are often broadcast on the national radio and television. The appointments are on Saturday afternoons or Sunday afternoons. You will not only find horses, there is also the influx of small shops that sell food and beverages.

A national hobby

It is a sport that has existed in Mauritius since 1982. It has now become a national hobby and it is engraved in the mores. If you are like the Mauritians, a horse lover, take advantage of your stay in Mauritius to soak up the exhilarating atmosphere. You will attend shows that tourists rarely attend. Horse races have won the hearts of Mauritians since Colonel Edward Alured Draper created them in the early 19th century. It is also a very good way to participate in the local life of the island, whether you are a fan of horse riding or not.


Horse Races Of Mauritius Photo 1 1920

Horse Racing of champ de mars

It is the oldest racetrack in the Indian Ocean. It has welcomed more than 20,000 people per week for the past 200 years. Horse racing is one of the most popular activities on the island. The atmosphere is picturesque, lively and noisy. The street vendors and bookmakers are all overrun. If you want to make your family discover the typical Mauritian atmosphere, take them with you on your next Mauritius family holidays. The children will love to meet the jockeys, stroking the flanks of the horses or even visiting the lodges. It is an unforgettable moment to spend with your family and not to miss.

The bets

When you go into a racetrack, you don’t have to bet. However, Mauritians are adept at it, you can often meet people focused on studying prognostics with a local newspaper or specialized magazines in hand. This sport has won national enthusiasm, those who cannot come directly to the Champ de Mars at the time of the races, connect their televisions or their radio stations. If you want to get a glimpse of the atmospheres at that time, enter a local restaurant at the agreed time. You will be immersed in the heart of Mauritian passion for horse riding.