Horse race at Kincsem Park. Photo: Facebook/Kincsem Park - Nemzeti Lóverseny
There are several New Year’s Eve horse races around the world, although most are held in England. But the biggest in the world is held in Budapest!
Trotting New Year’s Eve at Kincsem Park
The largest such event even in terms of size is the Trotting New Year’s Eve (Ügetőszilveszter) event held in Kincsem Park. This was shared by the park’s director. He also pointed out that this year, for the first time, the event will also serve as a donation point.
When guests arrive at the park, they will be able to drop off their donations of non-perishable food to support the work of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid (Ökumenikus Segélyszervezet) in supporting families in need. In addition, 5 percent of the price of all food and drink will be donated to the charity, and there will also be an auction, Travelo says.
What can we expect this year? There will be a Hungarian Pony Championships “super final”, which was launched in the park for the first time in 2022, as well as horse and greyhound races. A party tent is also awaiting visitors. Hungarian hurdler Balázs Baji, world bronze medallist and European silver medallist, will be on hand as a guest to run in the star race.
Trotting New Year’s Eve kicks off at noon on 31 December with the running races, including the actor-athlete-journalist competition. The races also commemorate two acting legends and former competitors, Ferenc Zenthe and István Bubik. The most prestigious race will be the TIPPMIX – Equestrian Prize with the best horses on the track, and there will also be a greyhound race at the National Greyhound Stadium in Kincsem Park.
The public can enjoy the excitement of betting and competition with a ticket for as little as HUF 300 (EUR 0.74). More information can be found under the Trotting New Year’s Eve Facebook event.