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The Jockey Club in Gávea: Timeless Elegance

By William Jones, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Hipódromo da Gávea, or Jockey Club as it is referred to in Rio, is one of the more visually stunning horse racing tracks in the world, with a course and accompanying building which evokes the spirit of the 1920s in Brazilian South America when tradition and elegance reigned.

French architect André Raimbert took on the task of relocating the old track from where Maracanã is today, and constructing the new one on what were previously marshlands bordering the Lagoa. The track, three grandstands and entrance building took six . . .

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