Sponsor: Totalizator Sportowy sp. z o.o.
Opened on 03 June 1939. Then, it was the most modern and the biggest racecourse in Europe. Source: A new racecourse at Służewiec, the magazine ‘Jeździec i Hodowca’, no. 17, 1939.
“After the world war, Poland came into being as a great state with 30 million people, therefore all public functions developed significantly despite crisis.
Together with another branches, horse breeding developed as well and it is still growing. In addition, importance of this breeding increased exceedingly because the state with long land frontiers without sufficient natural protection needed many horses of any breed and type for its army.
However, only one Mokotowski Racecourse was available for breeding and racing tests. This racecourse, sufficient for Congress Kingdom of Poland, could not satisfy sports and breeding needs of Poland.
For that reason, the Board of Horse Breeding Incentive in Poland was going to buy a suitable ground for the second racecourse in Warsaw and build all necessary facilities. Mokotowski Racecourse, never substituted due to its location, would remain then as the second seasonal racecourse. (…)”
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Author: edit. of ‘Jeździec i Hodowca’ (Rider & Breeder) magazine 1929 no. 48 p. 710-717)
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Służewiec Racecourse is managed at present by Totalizator Sportowy company.
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„Nowy tor wyścigowy na Służewcu” (1939) – Zygmunt Plater-Zyberk
„Nowy Tor w Służewcu” (1929) – Redakcja czasopisma Jeździec i Hodowca
„125 lat wyścigów konnych” (1966) – Zespół redakcyjny
„170 lat wyścigów konnych w Polsce” (2011)