Ever since White Turf first took place 112 years ago, thousands of visitors have travelled to the frozen lake of St. Moritz to experience this truly unique spectacle. The 2019 meeting is set to be especially memorable as it’s the 80th edition of the world-renowned Grand Prix of St. Moritz – White Turf’s premier event. With 111,111 Swiss Francs available, it offers the highest prize purse of any horse race in Switzerland.
An essential part any racing event is having a flutter on the outcome. With the stakes raised the thrill increases and your adrenaline levels may even match the jockeys’. Therefore, from 2019, all entrance tickets include a betting coupon, which allows every visitor have a go at backing a winner. The betting tent is equipped with all technical comforts, not least good heating. To help you on your way, specialist experts are on hand with race-day observations and background knowledge about the horses, jockeys, trainers and owners.
Betting is not the only way to leave White Turf with a prize. Every racing programme carries the opportunity to take part in the Prix d’Honor raffle. The draw for the Prix d’Honor takes place every race Sunday, so every visitor has the chance to win a range of terrific prizes, including hotel stays in the Engadin Valley.
Beyond the racing, White Turf is a truly memorable social occasion in spectacular surroundings. The elegant “tent city” on the frozen lake of St. Moritz, covers 130,000 sqm and has shops, bars and restaurants. There are stands with seats for hundreds of spectators as well as numerous exhibitions and catering stalls. There’s entertainment for the whole family, including live music, exhibitions and great food throughout the event.
So make a date for the 3, 10 and 17 of February when St. Moritz is the place to be.