Champe Mars Racecourse

Also known as the Hippodrome, the Field of Mars was a military training ground until the Mauritian Turf Club was founded in 1812. The police and army still use it for the odd manoeuvre during the off season. The racing season is from around May to late November. There are two monuments a statue of King Edward VII, by the sculptor Prospect d'Epinay, and the Malartic Tomb, an obelisk to a French governor. The latter was blown down by a cyclone in 1892 and reerected the following year.


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