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Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin and Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation Dmitry Patrushev took part in the ceremony of the official start of the complex reconstruction of the Central Moscow Hippodrome on Begovaya Street.

“The Moscow Central Hippodrome is 190 years old, the oldest hippodrome in the country. Of course, its infrastructure is morally and physically obsolete. In fact, we see crumbling buildings and a stadium unsuitable for equestrian competitions. The President has decided to revive the central hippodrome of our country. Together with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation, we are starting work. We are talking about the complete restoration of the main building, the sports area, the construction of new stables for a thousand sport horses. In fact, it will be a world-class hippodrome meeting the most modern standards. And, of course, high-quality landscaping will be carried out both at the stadium and around it”, – said Sergei Sobyanin.

According to the Mayor of Moscow, all major works on the reconstruction of the hippodrome are planned to be completed in 2026.

“The Moscow Hippodrome is the largest in Europe. Trotting races were held here for the first time. It is a hippodrome with very great traditions. The fact that it will now acquire a completely different look is a very important and serious matter, which will give another impetus to the development of equestrian sport in the Russian Federation,” said Dmitry Patrushev.

According to him, the Central Moscow Hippodrome will also become a venue for large cultural events.

About the Central Moscow Hippodrome

The Central Moscow Hippodrome was founded in 1834. It is the oldest in Russia and the first trotting racecourse in the world. It is located on the territory of the former Khodynskoye Field at 22 Begovaya Street.

The complex of facilities of the Central Moscow Hippodrome in its current form was formed in the 1950s. Its main building and gate pylons with equestrian sculptures are recognized as an object of cultural heritage of regional significance.

Up to the end of the 1980s, the hippodrome was one of the busiest places of recreation in the capital: on the days of major competitions it was visited by up to 10 thousand people. Then there was a lull: from 1992 to 2000 the races were not held. They resumed only in the 2000s, but on a much smaller scale than during the heyday of the hippodrome. Due to the lack of current funding and investment in infrastructure, it began to gradually decline.

Hippodrome reconstruction project

“The oldest hippodrome in Russia is waiting for big changes: restoration of the historical appearance of the architectural monument – the Main Building of the Moscow Hippodrome; restoration of the famous gate pylons with equestrian sculptures, which are also a cultural heritage site; increasing the capacity of the main spectator stand of the Main Building almost twice – up to 2165 people; creation of a modern competition zone with a race track and a trotting track; arrangement of training and service tracks, improvement of the space inside the races The total area of the infrastructure will increase more than 1.5 times,” wrote Sergey Sobyanin in the

on his Telegram channel..

Source: Sergey Sobyanin’s Telegram channel @mos_sobyanin

The project of comprehensive reconstruction of the Moscow Hippodrome was developed by the Moscow City Government together with the Ministry of Agriculture of the Russian Federation. It provides for the revival of this place as a unique sports and leisure center.

The project will restore the historical appearance of the architectural monument – the main building with an area of 17 thousand square meters. Specialists will restore the roof, facades, floor, painted ceilings, stucco and other interior elements. After the restoration, the capacity of the main spectator stand of the main building will increase almost twice – up to 2165 people will be able to sit there. Four halls with totalizators for 280 seats will be opened for betting enthusiasts (previously there were two halls for 100 seats). The historical restaurant with 150 seats will be preserved. The Museum of Equestrian Sports will be expanded six times – it is planned to house three permanent expositions.

There will be a wifi hotspot on the racecourse grounds.

The competition area will comply with the international rules of equestrian competitions. The prize race track will be 1.6 kilometers long and 24 meters wide. This will allow to hold races with the maximum number of participants – up to 16 heads. The prize trotting track will be 1.4 kilometers long and 23 meters wide, including a three-meter safety lane, and will be designed for races with the number of participants up to 10 heads.

In addition, it is planned to equip two training tracks with soft and hard surface with a length of 1.2-1.3 kilometers, as well as service lanes for judges and specialists organizing television broadcasts.

Intensive lighting with a power of at least 1500 lux will allow competitions to be held in the evening.

For the first time, the space inside the race and running circles will be improved: there will be a marquee finish area (an additional area for spectators), as well as an area for various cultural and sporting events. An underground crosswalk 250 meters long and four meters wide will be built to pass inside the circle.

In addition, a two-track tunnel will be built for horses to exit and return from the stables, 190 meters long and 8.2 meters wide, as well as a tunnel for large-sized service vehicles, 300 meters long and five meters wide.

Horse Yard

The most important part of the project is the creation of a modern equestrian yard. It will be located in place of the outdated buildings and facilities of the hippodrome. The equestrian yard will include stables for racehorses for 282 heads, stables for racehorses for 596 heads, equestrian complex with the area of 15 thousand square meters with built-in stables for 110 heads, three riding arenas and grandstands for 1300 seats, guest stables for 100 heads. In addition, it will include a full-cycle veterinary block (from high-precision diagnostics to surgical treatment and rehabilitation) equipped with MRI, CT, X-ray and telemedicine system. The veterinary block will be designed for 24 heads, it will open a quarantine stable, isolation center, rehabilitation center and doping control point. In addition, the equestrian yard will include 30 barrels and droves for warming up and training, levadas and paths for horse rides, a hostel for participants of equestrian competitions with a canteen and a gym, a riding arena for hippotherapy (therapeutic riding), as well as an administrative block.

The total area of infrastructure for horses and athletes will increase more than 1.5 times and will amount to 52 thousand square meters.

After the reconstruction of the hippodrome is completed, it is planned to improve the public garden in front of the main building, Begovaya Alley, as well as residential neighborhoods located nearby. In addition, specialists will restore the famous gate pylons with equestrian sculptures decorating the entrance to the hippodrome from Leningradsky Prospekt. They were created in 1898-1899 by sculptors Sergey Volnukhin and Konstantin Klodt.

Now the horse yard is preparing the territory and foundations for new buildings and structures. Specialists are developing project documentation.

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