Beirut Horse Race

Beirut Horse Race


Horses and horse racing in Lebanon have a long-standing tradition of excellence mainly in Tyre Hippodrome and Beirut Roman race track at Beirut central district and this passion for horses is shared worldwide.

The Hippodrome du Parc de Beyrouth is located in the heart of the city, and represents Beirut’s most important green breathing outlet.

It was conceived for the continuity of Mother Nature Masterpiece, the Arabian Horse.

Recent Horse Racing started in 1885 at Beir Hassan, a suburb of Beirut, and was moved in 1916 to the Pine Forest of Beirut, its actual place; It is at La Residence des Pins during the French mandate where General Gouraud proclaimed the "Grand Liban" in 1920.

The grounds and all the racing set-up are the property of the Municipality of Beirut, and are managed by a non-profit organization SPARCA.