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Santiago Travel Guide

Horse Racing

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.

Club Hípico. Races take place Friday and alternating Mondays at Club Hípico, 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, 8370465. 2/2693–9600. www.clubhipico.cl. República or Parque O'Higgins.

Hipódromo Chile. Hipódromo 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. It is a bit farther from the center than the Club Hípico and has a 3,000-peso entry fee. The race calendar can be found online. Hipódromo Chile 1715, Independencia, Santiago, 8380041. 2/2270–9237. www.hipodromo.cl.

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