Veliefendi Race Course, Istanbul

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Veliefendi Race Course (Turkish: Veliefendi Hipodromu) is a horse racing track located at Veliefendi neighborhood in Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul, Turkey.


It is the country's oldest and biggest race course founded on a former grassland that was historically a farm belonging to Şeyhülislam Veliyüddin Efendi, an 18th-century superior authority of Islam in the Ottoman Empire. The race course was constructed in the years 1912/13 by German specialists upon the initiative of Enver Pasha.
The race course hosts also music events. In 2006, Turkish pop singer Nez held a concert.
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  • Veliefendi Hipodromu is the only Horse racing place in Istanbul with a very large running area and good facilities for the visitors Always good to be here to watch the races organized daily and bet.....  more »
  • In Istanbul, veliefendi racecourse is located in Zeytinburnu, where horse racing is held. It is recommended for those who want to spend a different day.
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  • Parent master racetrack is a great racetrack easy to reach that every racer should come and see the races in place... I also love the possibility of watching on the spot on the day a friend's horse runs...
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  • Veliefendi race court is the only horse racing place in Istanbul with a very large running area and good facilities for the visitors Always good to be here to watch the races organized daily and bet on any of them.Good option to be here and watch races.
  • Really good place ❤️🔥
  • This is one the oldest horse racing tracks in the country. I do not bet, i was there to appear in a hollywood movie as an actor(Charlie's Angels) and i also enjoyed watching some great horses racing there since i'm also a horseback rider. The donwside is that the entire place needs a huge renovation because all the buildings within the complex look very old. There is a medium size car park. Metrobus and Metro station are 25mins walking distance. If you are happy with this post please scroll below and ' LIKE ' it. Thank you 😉
  • Situated just meters away from the Marmara sea, the lively race track Veliefendi combines the sophisticated word of Turkish Jockey Club and the recreation area for the locals.
  • A racing atmosphere for all

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