Horse Race Betting – Turf Club – Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation located on the eastern coast of the Indian Ocean. It is a tourist destination where people visit Mauritius for its beaches, reefs, waterfalls, and hiking trails.

In Mauritius, Champ de Mars Racetrack Turf Club is also a tourist destination. The race track is located in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It is among the oldest horse race tracks in the world. In 1812, Edward Alured Draper- a British army Colonel- introduced horseracing to the Mauritian community as a way to bring peace between the French population and the British army. The first race meeting took place at Le Champ de Mars, and since then many race meeting has taken place.

The race track features
• A 1300 meters circular right-hand turf track.
• A 225 meters long home straight.
• A 12 meters -14 meters track.
• The track can hold 11 runners.
• Races ran from 990 meters to 2400 meters.

VIP Suite

The VIP suite offers luxury and comfort to horse race fanatics. It is located on the first floor with a balcony that offers a wider view of the horses racing.

From this point of view, you can see the paddock and the finish line.

The dress code at the VIP suite is smart casual while at the member’s lounge is formal attire.

Horse racing a popular sport

Horse racing is a popular sport among the locals and tourists. During the race meeting, the race track arenas are covered with spectators. The track arena can comfortably fit approximately 15000 spectators.
The island has two main training centres-Champ de Mars and Guy Desmarais Training Center, as well as privately owned training centers. Due to the capacity of Champ de Mars, which comfortably fit 160 horses, it a preferred center for training many horses. The track boasts of having about 400 racehorses, 300 owners, and 15 registered trainers. Guy Desmarais Training center is also preferred because it offers a cool climate for horse training due to the high plateaus.

The South African racing community has highly influenced Mauritius race meetings. The two countries have a close relationship because of horse breeding and professional riders from South Africa. The two have the same climatic conditions and the proximity of the two countries is a 4-hour flight distance. Other times breeding horses are brought in from Australia, France, and the UK.

Horse Racing Seasons

The horse racing season starts in March and ends in September. Race meetings happen every Saturday and in a year they can have about 31 race meetings. Each season, the Turf Club of Mauritius hosts 4 classics and 4 semi-classics races. The majority of the tourist visit Mauritius only for the classic horse racing season. The Barbe Cup, Duchess of York Cup, Maiden Cup, and Duke of York Cup are the four classic races.
The Maiden Cup or the Blue Ribbon is the most celebrated horse race in Mauritius that happens every 1st September. International Jockeys Day is also a popular horse race event in Mauritius hosted every 8th December. International Professional Jockeys and horse race enthusiastic are swayed by these horse race events. Race meetings are of the Standard of the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities.

Betting Markets Available

A novice bettor or experienced bettor can place a wager on a horse racing event either online or offline. Online sports betting was a turning point for the horse racing community of Mauritius. Players can participate in online horse betting through Supertote, RaceBets or William Hill, and many more. The mentioned bookies offer the best-fixed odds in the market, Live streaming, and Live betting marketing for local race events in Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and South Africa.

Wagers can place a bet on Win, Place, Quartet, Double Trifecta, Dupla Quinpot, Pick 4, Pick 6, Pick 8, Double, Swinger, Trifecta, Exacta, and Place accumulator.

Horse race fans can get racing information and stats on newspapers and tv. Some of the local newspapers have reserved pages for horse racing information and the national tv airs Live racing meetings every Saturday.

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The Mauritius Turf Club is a non-profit organization and the president is Mr. Mukesh Balgobin. The revenue collected is invested back to the club.

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