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The « Crown Lodge » was launched in May 2002. It is a private Steward suite converted to allow tourists from around the world to discover, in optimum conditions of comfort and safety the electric atmosphere of horse racing in Mauritius.

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Overview of the Crown Lodge

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The « Crown Lodge » was launched in May 2002. It is a private Steward suite converted to allow tourists from around the world to discover, in optimum conditions of comfort and safety the electric atmosphere of horse racing in Mauritius.

The Crown Lodge:

unique excursion which combines history, tradition, «glamor» & excitement !

The lodge is located on the VIP balcony, next to the Mauritius Turf Club president’s Lodge

strategic position which allows an unobstructed view of the finish line and “the paddock”

The tour is children friendly

Races in Mauritius are organised and animated by professionals

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A day at the races

EXPERIENCE DE RACE FROM THE INSIDE

Services

What we offer

The product Crown Lodge is also a set of premium services. You do not have to bother about anything, We take care of everything for you:

A complete service is offered in the lodge and is included in the package

Free open bar and snacks from 12hr to 5hr pm

You are fully assisted by the Crown Lodge team

You can bet directly in the lodge up to the last minute

Promoters will take care of you all day long

You can meet local trainers, owners when visiting the Crown Lodge

You are covered by an insurance

TV provides you on line key information such as horses’ handicaps and the betting odds

The dress code is : Casual Smart (trousers and shirts for men). Wearing suits and ties not required

The course of the day

How it works

You will be picked up from your hotel to reach the Champ de Mars at about 12hr15 and you are greeted at the main entrance.

drink is offered on your arrival

Some explanations will be given concerning services offered during your day at Crown Lodge

After the 2nd race, a bet “Pick Six” is organised and all guests have the opportunity to win together the jackpot

You attend a total of 8 races. They are run every 35 minutes

An amazing lodge

The lodge has a unique perspective on the Champ de mars

Located on the VIP balcony, next door to the president of the Mauritius Turf Club : it’s a strategic location which allows a magnificient view on the finish line and the « paddock »

 

The crown Lodge is a relaxing spot which gradually comes to life until the atmosphere becomes electric !

HISTORY

How it began

After the surrender of the French troops in 1810 against England, Colonel Edward Alured Draper arrived on the mauritian scene.

For him, it was important and even necessary to win the esteem and the collaboration of the French population. In that spirit he introduced horse racing in Mauritius in 1812.

Indeed, he believed that corporation could arise if the eternal rivals were brought to meet in a relax atmosphere.

Sir Robert Farquhar, who was then the governor of the island supported this initiative and Mauritius Turf Club was founded in 1812. The Champ de Mars was inaugurated on 25 June of the same year and the first race in the Mauritian history was then run.

Horse Racing constitute one of the most popular sports in Mauritius. It attracts more than 20 000 persons at Champ de Mars every week.

Licensees of betting, commonly called « bookmakers »in the local language have obtained permission to operate at the racecourse. A high level ofprofessionnalism has been achieved gradually by the Mauritius Turf Club while preserving the special atmosphere of horse racing in Mauritius.

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Phone:
+ 230 57 29 96 21
Crown Lodge,Champ de Mars
Port Louis MU 11404
Email:
jritter@crown-lodge.net
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