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The magnificent entrance to Gavea Racecourse, 
Rio de Janeiro, built in 1926 The Stewards Room at Gavea racecourse, Rio de Janeiro, with the Clubhouse turn just behind The view from the members restaurant at Gavea. Sheer enjoyment ! The Stewards Room and in the foreground where the cups are handed to winning connections The Gavea Grandstands. Simple, classical and very functional Horses leaving the leafy Paddock at Gavea. 
The Paddock restuarant allows turf fans to enjoy their lunch whilst looking at the horses A Rio Turf fan trying to pick the next winner in the 1920's Betting Hall at Gavea, Rio Claudia Rezende Cury, top trainer at Rio and also a vet L-R, Bertrand Joachim Kauffmann, Controller of the Brazilian Jockey Club and Jose-Carlos Fragoso Pires Junior, the breeder of the great mare, Riboletta.
Jose-Carlos's father is the President of the Brazilian Jockey Club whilst Junior serves on the Club House Committee. A young Jockeys' Fan at Gavea racecourse, Rio de Janeiro Commisario K, by Dodge out of Resistance, a maiden 2 y.o. winner of the Premio Nitidezza over 5 furlongs in 57.8s The Gavea homestraight......long flat and very fair to all runners. 
Jockeys tend to go for home very early on in the Rio home straight.
The track is 2,200m round and wears very well to the 200+ racing days per year Jorge Ricardo boots another winner home in front of the Tote Board Photo kindly lent by Derek Dammann at Photo kindly lent by Derek Dammann at Photo kindly lent by Derek Dammann at Racing round the home turn at Mijas, Spain. Photo by Jose-Antonio Rodriguez Photo by Harvey Mayson Photo by Harvey Mayson Kevin Darley on Vcious Circle. Photo by Steve Parrott Richard Quinn. Photo by Steve Parrott

Photos by Jose-Antonio Rodriguez, Fernando Melchor, Miguel Felipe, Benoit & Associates, Jockeys' Guild, Peter Higby, Gerry Cranham, Harvey Mayson, Nick Higgins, Steve Parrott, Derek Dammann at",, and

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