Waregem Racecourse – Belgium
With the European network of Horse cities, it is notably twinned with Pardubice (Czech Republic) and Wroclaw (Poland).
Biggest events: Grand Steeple-Chase de Flandres (Cross-country)
History: The Grand Steeple-Chase de Flandres race meeting is the only day of jumps racing in Belgium, and it invariably attracts many French runners. Triple Crystal Cup winning trainer Patrice Quinton has won this race several times, and it has become one of his favourite events.
A new stand was unveiled for the meeting in 2017, which has a capacity of 5,000 people. The racecourse welcomes 40,000 people for the races each year, and has become well known for its festive atmosphere.