In Rostrenen, the first day of horse racing attracts 2,500 spectators

In Rostrenen, the first day of horse racing attracts 2,500 spectators
In Rostrenen, the first day of horse racing attracts 2,500 spectators

“Attendance is that of very good years”, displayed by members of the office of the Rostrenen Racing Society (Côtes-d’Armor), this Sunday, May 19, 2024. For this first day of traditional horse racing, 2,500 people took over the Quenropers racecourse.

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“It must be said that the site is particularly welcoming and that the races are generally of a high level, book Yvette, a regular at the meeting who came from Loudéac with friends. We can’t stay and talk, because we want to bet for the Rostrenen Grand Cross which will soon leave. »

A second day this Monday

Moreover, the announcer announces the entry onto the track of the seven horses entered for this fifth race of the day. “It is a very tough event which is run over 5,800 m”, he explains into the microphone. The three stands fill up quickly. “They will have 34 obstacles to overcome, reports a traveler. They will also join the adjoining woods before returning to the track. »

The day ended later than expected, as one of the races was split due to the number of competitors. ” It’s not serious, comments a group of friends. We’ll stay until the end and we’ll even come back tomorrow. » Because none of them bet on the right horse for the first five events. “We don’t know much about it, or even nothing. But we’re having a great day. »

The second day will take place this Monday, May 20, from 2 p.m., at the Quenropers racecourse. With eight races on the program. Entrance is €6; free for under 18s.

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