30/09/2018 - At the end of racing season Rostov Hippodrome hosted Racing Meeting of the South of Russia

At the end of racing season Rostov Hippodrome hosted Racing Meeting of the South of RussiaDuring the last racing day of the season the participants competed for prizes Autumn Prize (Osenniye), Milers Cup, Cup of the South of Russia, Cup of Fragrant, South of Russia Grand Criterium, South-Russian Star, prize of the Closing of the Season, and steeplechase for the Prize of Southern Federal District. Horses of LLC Konniy zavod Donskoi (Donskoi Stud) came first in five races. Winner of the race for the prize South of Russia Grand Criterium was bay mare Viola led by jockey master of international level Ulubayev Kh. of LLC Shovgenovskiy konniy zavod No1, Republic Adygea, who kept at bay stallion Zvezdny Put (Star way) from Donskoi Stud and thus stopped the Donskoi Stud from winning its sixth prize. Autumn Prize and Prize of the Season Closing were won by horses of OJSC Konniy zavod Volgogradskiy. The first to finish the distance of 1600 meters (Autumn Prize) was 2 year old chestnut stallion Holy Way. Dark-bay stallion Uncandy was the first on the distance of 1800 m of Prize of the Season Closing. At the end of the racing day the audience enjoyed spectacular struggle at steeplechase course. The competition was between the favourite of three steeplechases pure bred bay mare Vika Star (private ownership of Klimov L.N.) and pure bred dark-bay stallion Artsimovich (Federal State Unitary Enterprise Stud Farm Krasnoarmeyskiy). Led by jockey of the third category Pavel Makeev Artsimovich headed the race already after the fourth obstacle out of seventeen (Ditch), drew out from its competitors, stormed though the Street and over another Ditch, French jump, Earth mound and Stone wall. Once he has completed four fences no other participant was able to catch up with him and he only sped up and won by a long shot. The next racing day will be held in May of 2019.