Horse Racing in Santiago
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Betting on horses is popular in Santiago, which is the reason you'll see so many Teletrak betting offices. The city has two large racetracks.
Races take place Friday and alternating Mondays at Club Hipico, south of downtown. El Ensayo, an annual race that's a century-old tradition, is held here in early November. Blanco Encalada 2540, Santiago Centro, Santiago. 2/693-9600. www.clubhipico.cl.
Hipodromo Chile is the home of the prestigious Gran Premio Internacional, which draws competitors from around South America. Regular races are held Saturday and three Thursdays a month. Hipodromo Chile 1715, Independencia, Santiago. 2/270-9237. www.hipodromo.cl.
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