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Valparaiso Sporting (formerly known as Valparaiso Sporting Club), commonly known as the Sporting, is a thoroughbred flat horse race track in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso Region, Chile.

Horse Race Track
Valparaiso Sporting
Location Viña del Mar, Chile
Year opened 1882
Race type Thoroughbred
Website www.sporting.cl
Principal Races
Clásico El Derby (G1)
Valparaíso Sporting Club

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HistoryEdit

Valparaiso Sporting Club was founded in 1882 by members of mostly British origin. Since 1885, it is the site of the Chilean Derby, with very high attendances during its day.

In 1920, Valparaiso Sporting Club was also the site of the South American Championship (soccer) final.


Physical attributesEdit

Races are conducted on two left-handed courses, one turf (about 2000 meters long) and one dirt (about 1900 meters long).

RacingEdit

Purses at the Sporting 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.

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