Club Hípico de Santiago

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Horse Race Track
Club Hípico de Santiago
Club Hipico Santiago logo.jpg
Location Santiago, Chile
Year opened 1870
Race type Thoroughbred
Principal Races
Premio El Ensayo (Chi-G1)
Chilean Oaks (Chi-G1)
Polla de Potrillos (Chi-G1)
Polla de Potrancas (Chi-G1)

Club Hípico de Santiago is a thoroughbred horse race track in Santiago, Chile.


The Club Hípico de Santiago, opened in 1870, is Chile's oldest racetrack and home to South America's oldest stakes race, the Clásico El Ensayo. It is one of Chile's three main tracks, the others being Hipodromo Chile and Valparaiso Sporting Club.

Physical attributes[edit]

Club Hípico features a wide right-handed turf course, approximately 2400 m (12 furlongs) long, and is landscaped with gardens, fountains and ponds.


Racecourse façade
Concerts at Club Hípico de Santiago
Date Artist Tour Attendance
April 15, 2007 festival Vive Latino 30,079
9 March 2008 Iron Maiden Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 65,000
January 11, 2009 festival La Cumbre Del Rock Chileno
October 15, 2009 Depeche Mode Tour of the Universe 40,280
January 26, 2010 Metallica World Magnetic Tour 55,080
October 9, 2010 Linkin Park A Thousand Suns World Tour 45,000


Live racing takes place every Friday, every other Monday and on some Sundays. Racedays are extremely long by International standards, usually featuring around 18 races per card.

2007 Major Stakes Schedule[edit]

Date Race (Premio ...) Distance Age/Sex Grade
Fri Feb 16 Verano - Arturo Cousino 2000 m 3+ G2
Fri May 4 Carlos Campino 1800 m 3+ G2
Sun May 20 Club Hípico de Santiago - Falabella 2000 m 3+ G1
Fri Jun 22 Alberto Vial Infante 1600 m 2M G1
Fri Jun 29 Francisco Baeza 2000 m 3+ F&M G2
Fri Jun 29 Arturo Lyon Pena 1600 m 2F G1
Fri Aug 10 Criadores 1600 m 3M G2
Fri Aug 10 Criadores - Dorana 1600 m 3F G2
Fri Aug 24 Copa de Oro 2000 m 3+ G2
Fri Aug 31 Polla de Potrillos 1700 m 3M G1
Fri Sep 7 Polla de Potrancas 1700 m 3F G1
Fri Oct 5 Nacional Ricardo Lyon 2000 m 3yo G1
Sun Nov 4 El Ensayo 2400 m 3yo G1
Sun Dec 2 Las Oaks 2000 m 3F G1
Mon Dec 10 Velocidad 1000 m 3+ G2
Fri Dec 28 Gran Clásico Coronación - Entel 2000 m 3+ G2

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Coordinates: 33°27′51″S 70°40′6″W / 33.46417°S 70.66833°W / -33.46417; -70.66833