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Horseracing was revived in Cyprus from the end of the 19th century. However, the tradition of the sport in this country, as evidenced by archaeological findings existing in the Cyprus Museum, is lost in the depth of the Hellenistic period, where we come across horseracing descriptions by Homer and other ancient authors. Horseracing in those days was actually a "sport of kings" who participated in them. When Kings of ancient Salamis of Cyprus died, their horses were buried with them. Horse racing is for the first time entered in the Olympic Games in the 7th century b.c.

The Nicosia Race Club is the only organization in Cyprus authorized to organize horse races in Cyprus and accept pari-mutuel bets on them.
The Club is managed by the Committee of Management elected every three years by its members.
All races are performed at the Nicosia Racecourse in Ayios Dometios, a suburb of Nicosia the capital of Cyprus.
Races are organized on Sundays and most Wednesdays in winter and spring and on Wednesdays and most Saturdays in the Summer and Fall. Races are also organized on most major holidays.
For the racing schedule of the performances in the current and next months click here. There are 10 races in each meeting.
Bets are accepted under the betting rules of the Club up to the last second before the start of each race at the track or at one of the over 100 authorized betting agents.
All race meetings are broadcasted live from channel Cytavision Sports 7 on the Cytavision Platform and Seven Sports TV channel on Cablenet Platform.
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