Horseracing in Ho Chi Minh is a key source of attraction and entertainment for people who seek for some light fun and relaxation by the weekends. Phu Tho Racecourse is the appropriate place for watching out on teenage jockeys ride their highly trained horses on the ever dusty track. The racecourse goers mostly constitute men who cheer for the jockeys and the respective horses on which they bet. In order to bet during the racing one needs to select not only the right winning horse but also the horse coming second in the race and the maximum amount for which one can bet is US$ 2.
Phu Tho Racecourse was established in the City of Ho Chi Minh in the year 1932 and is famed as the first horse racing ground in Vietnam. Racing activities in Phu Tho was stopped in 1975 and was again resumed in 1989. This racing ground offers its visitors to spend some relaxing time and leisure watching the horses and jockeys at their acts. You can either bet on only the winning horse or also on the second and the third runner up horses while betting tickets cost VN$ 10,000 and those betting there are free to buy any numbers of tickets as they please. Mostly the excitement sores when the ticket counter is about to close and people tend to buy maximum tickets during this time. Usually during races this racecourse is packed with almost 8000 audiences. This racecourse has been currently renovated and thus now it provides for VP rooms and tickets are sold through computerized means. Racing commences from afternoon to 5p.m in the evening.
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