Valparaiso Sporting Club
|Horse Race Track|
|Valparaiso Sporting Club|
|Location||Viña del Mar, Chile|
|Chilean Derby (Chi-G1)|
|Copa de Plata (Chi-G1)|
Valparaiso Sporting Club was founded in 1882 by members of mostly British origin. Since 1885, it is the site of the Chilean Derby Stakes. Derby Day is considered the second biggest festival in Chile and regularly attracts attendances of up to 80.000 .
In 1920, Valparaiso Sporting Club was also the site of the South American Championship (soccer) final.
While it is situated in Viña del Mar, the track is named for the nearby city of Valparaiso, where most of the Clubs' founders lived. As the name suggests, the site also features playing fields for various other sports, such as Cricket, Soccer, Polo and Rugby.
Races are conducted on a left-handed turf course, about 2000 meters long.
Purses at VSC are lower than at the two Greater Santiago tracks, Hipodromo Chile and Club Hipico de Santiago, but considerably higher than at the provincial tracks Club Hipico de Concepcion and Club Hipico de Antofagasta. Several prestigious stakes races are run at Valparaiso.
Estadio das Laranjeiras
Rio de Janeiro
|South American Championship
Estadio Sportivo Barracas