Enjoy thrilling race days at Mijas Racecourse! An ideal place to hold celebrations, product presentations, fairs and events, the day is split amongst five races with half hour intervals in between. The track order so as to enjoy the races is as follows:
– Saddling area: get up close to the horses and see how they are prepared with the saddle, the identifying numbered saddle pad, etc.
– Paddock: next to the saddling area, the horses walk around for a closer contact with the public.
– Once the paddock walk has finished, the horses are taken to the track. This is when to place a bet.
– Start of the race: the horses exit the starting gate.
– The winning horse does a parade or winners ceremonial entry into the public enclosure.
The horse races are broadcast by N340 Television in Mijas and Televisión Espańola.
The racetrack consists of two sand tracks: one 1,700 m and the other 1,600 metres in length and both are 25 metres wide. It currently has 322 fully finished stalls, with plans for a second phase to reach a total of 650 stalls Visitors have at their disposal a large square in front of the tracks which measures 30,000 m2, stands to accommodate 2,000 spectators and all the amenities of a modern racetrack. Other facilities include three classrooms for ongoing training and two show-jumping courses, covering a total area of 15,400 m2 (110m x 140m)
As a complement to the sports activities, there is an Olympic Athletics Stadium in the centre of the racetrack. It can be accessed via a 70m tunnel.
Furthermore, the area includes a choice of bars, restaurants, cafeterias and terraces, catering to many different tastes and budgets.
How to get there:
The Costa del Sol is located in the El Chaparral Residential Development in Mijas Costa, right in the heart of Costa del Sol in the Mijas municipality. There are two direct entrances: one from Cala de Mijas and another from road N-340 opposite the Fuengirola Castle, towards Cerrado del Águila.
Horseback riding classes for all ages.
Other special services:
On days when races are held, the Racetrack also hosts musical performances, children’s activities, etc.
Bars, cafes, and international restaurants to suit all tastes: Patsy Fagans Pub, game room, Papa Luigi Pizzeria, No. 1 Bar, Ceferino Restaurant, El Caballo Racetrack and Cafe, Thar-Lap Terrace (weddings and events).
Winter: morning races. Sunday 25th and Wednesday 28th February see the Mijas Cup Grand Prize (Andalusia Day). Sunday 4th, 11th and 18th March see horse races at 10.30. There are races at 2130 every Saturday in June, July and August.
Visitors older than 18: 3 euros. Parking is free.
All information distributed will be in Spanish and English. In addition to the horse races, the Racetrack also hosts a series of events such as competitions and championships coordinated with the provincial and national Equestrian Federations, horse auctions, concerts, crafts markets, etc.
COSTA DEL SOL RAC
Urb. El Chaparral, s/n
29649 Mijas (Málaga)
Tel.: (+34) 952 592 700
Fax: (+34) 952 592 718