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This page contains links to various videos published online and with my
comments to each.
These links below will take you to the videos of one of the oldest and
the most difficult steeplechase race in the Czech Republic and the world,
The Grand steeplechase of Pardubice (Velka Pardubicka). This race, as well
as the course, is run only one time per year, and it is to some point a
national tradition, sort of like the Derby Day here in the states. In the
last few years, under the influence of
sentimental women, the main jump
named Taxis was lowered and the course made easier, but they also lowered the age of the animals
eligibility to participate in that race from 7 years and up to 6 years and
up. Talking about how much sense women make in this horse world. Here are
the links, all except one in foreign language.
One of the last things in the horse world that still remains at least 70%
authentic and genuine.
The History of the Grand steeplechase in Pardubice (not a video)
in English Velka Pardubice 2008 - full race (No longer the original
Velká Pardubická 1990 -
Grand steeplechase in Pardubice. Full race - Old Taxis. (Most of the jumps
since the 90ties were made easier/smaller, especially the fourth jump "Taxis")
Here you can see the original size and the nature of the jumps.
Velká Pardubická 1991 - Grand steeplechase in Pardubice.Full race - Old
Taxis (this horse won this race four times and in this race he actually fell
and still won that race, still the old and more difficult jumps).
New and easier versions of this race today.
Velka Pardubicka - Grand steeplechase 119 10.11. 2009 720x576 TV quality
16:9 (for best results click "view full screen")
Velka Pardubicka 2007- 117th running of Grand steeplechase Pardubice
Velka Pardubicka - 116th running of Grand steeplechase in Pardubice , 2006
109. GRAND STEEPLECHASE PARDUBICE 1999
World Recod Jumping
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