EventsVideo June, 30th 2011 by

Summertime Racing Returns to Mijas at the Hipódromo Costa del Sol

Lovers of horse racing will be pleased to know that the summer 2011 season at the hipódromo Costa del Sol (Mijas race course) has double the amount of summer races than the 2010 season, 9 confirmed and 3 pending confirmation from the jockey club.

The season starts on Saturday 2nd July and the racecourse turnstiles open at 8.30pm for those eager not only to study the ‘form’, but also to enjoy a meal ‘al fresco’ at one of the many restaurants. And there is a great choice with traditional Spanish (Los Adrileños, El Caballero and the Jockey club), Italian (Papa Luigi), an Argentinean Grill, Irish (Patsy Fagens) and the “Sun City” American ‘Diner’ (Le Chic terrace).

The races start at 10.30pm and are run every 35 minutes or so until 1am. Details of the races (horses, jockeys, form, distance etc) are on the race card you get when entering the course, and on the same card are details, in Spanish and English, of how to bet.

For those visiting the race course for the first time there is a free tour every race night starting at 10pm at the paddock.

As the “Night at the races” is a family event, children have their own entertainment with bouncy castles, gladiator sports, pony rides, trampolines and other entertainment that varies from week to week.

On Saturday 2nd July there is also a “Pre 4th July American Independence Day Party” in Le Chic. Organised by the same people who ran the highly acclaimed “American Caseta” in the recent Fuengirola International Fair, the night will be a celebration of American music, dance, food and drink.

Friday 29th July is “Ladies Night” based on “Ladies Day” at Royal Ascot. Last year saw many women with wonderful headgear and a fashion show, this year there will be even more fashion and accessories.

Saturday 30th July is “R&R and Rockabilly concert” in Le Chic with international groups “The Beerbellys” and “Revival” also a R&R DJ playing hits on vinyl from the 50s and 60s.

The hipódromo Costa del Sol is found between La Cala de Mijas and Fuengirola and can be accessed from the Sohail castle junction or from the centre of La Cala following the signs. Entrance is only 5 euros but is FREE for those under 18 and over 65.
FREE parking is available for 1000 cars.

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Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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