The Velká Pardubická is a famous cross-country steeplechase run in Pardubice, Czech Republic. The race was first run in 1874 and it takes place annually on the second Sunday in October. It is run over a distance of 6.9km (4.28 Miles) and has 31 obstacles, usually taking around 9-10 minutes for the horses to finish the course.
The racecourse is located approximately 1.5 hours from Prague so is easily accessible for a day trip whilst spending a few days in Czech Republic's Capital City! There are four qualifying races during the season all leading up to this main event in October.