One of the biggest horseracing tracks in the North and South America, the San Isidro has been in existence since 1935 and covers a total area of 148 hectares. The turf track is 2,783 metres and circles the sand track that is 2,590 metres long.
The San Isidro is accessible by car, train or bus from Buenos Aires and is a mere 10 minutes away from the Jorge Newbery International Airport. Its six stands hold 100,000 seats, though the highest attendance in record is 102,600 during the 1952 Gran Premio Carlos Pelegrini. This also happens to be the most important annual event countrywide.
Other notable races that are held at the Hipódromo de San Isidro include the Internacional J. S. de Anchorena, the Alzaga Inzue and the Gran Club.
Not a fan of horseracing? Spend the day out with nature. The racecourse is surrounded by a lovely arboretum where one can spend an afternoon picnicking under the shade of the trees. One can get to relax and unwind as they take in the beauty and fragrance of the various species of plants and flowers. The fragrance that dances about the beauty of the indigenous and exotic trees is a wonderful contrast to the bustling activity of the racecourse.
The San Isidro has three halls where coat and tie events are held, both corporate and social. The 1st Floor and 3rd floor Official Tribunes each have a seating capacity of 400 but can hold up to 900 people in a cocktail event. The Tattersall has a seating capacity of 1100pax and ample parking, making it an ideal space for business conferences and corporate parties. It has a circular dais and four small rooms that can be used for private meetings. This is also the hall where Carrera products that are pure blood are auctioned, so you have the opportunity to shop around.