Hipódromo Argentino

Horse Racing in Palermo

Even if you’re not usually a fan, a few hours at the races in the glamorous grandstand of the historic Hipódromo Argentino is a fabulous afternoon outing (with first-rate people-watching, to boot). The big race of the season is the Gran Premio Nacional in November.

The tango singer Carlos Gardel was a racehorse owner and regular at the tracks. One of his most famous songs, Por una Cabeza (By a Head), is about a compulsive gambler and womanizer who compares his addictions to horses and women.