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“every other Sunday”

The Royal Bangkok Sports Club
Reviewed 3 March 2014

not really excellent but giving the high vote so it gets bumped up a bit. would say however it's a very good day to spend if you've done many of the other popular sites. cost is a 100 baht and no dress code. if your here on a special race day a collared shirt may be required. the crowd today 90% Thai and 50+ tourists getting in on the action.

you can bet win, place, trifecta and quinella. no show and other bets just the four options. the track gets busy as its only twice a month but they have over 8 betting stations and wherever your sitting there will be one close by. many options on where to view available, no assigned seats or anything. did notice private booths with air condition above everyone. so with your 100 baht entry fee you can sit first row level with the track or move up to above levels for the full view.

today's races (10 of them) were all 1200 meter races and ran 13 to 15 horses per race. a span of close to 40 minutes per race. arriving at 1:30 we were able to catch 6 races on the later arrival and easily placed bets. we were betting blind and just having fun not knowing the odds and had a great time not knowing what we would make. never won once but placed four times. for exmaple we won 140 baht on a 100 baht bet then 980 baht on a 100 baht bet so the not knowing kept us excited.

they sell sheets outside the gates for 100 baht or you can just borrow a sheet from the bet takers inside the cage. same cages will be the collection spot if your a winner. all the races posted in a timely matter aside the last race. took a good 15 minutes to post. also by the cages they have monitors and TV's where people love to view as well since they can see the numbers on the horses and watch them advance and see a much clearer view then watching from the stands. if not a serious better then the stands will be a better experience every time.

food is all over and there's even runners in the stands with trays. beers and other drinks sold inside and readily available. found myself on a beer every race and day time drinking not my thing. none the less beer (can) will cost 45 baht each. it can get hot so they also have thai desserts and ice cream. if you didn't bring enough money they conveniently have two ATM machines after they tear your ticket. what I noticed is bets as low as 50 baht and up to 200,000. even special windows for 1000 baht and above.

exciting enough to recommend. interested myself to see what happen during the rainy season. in the middles of the field there was golf and cricket going on. good luck if you find yourself here. 700 meters from Siam BTS. far enough for us to take a motor bike taxi, 20 baht each way pp. should say we lost a total of 1200 baht (37$) but had a blast.

6  Thank kai_khem
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

For something different in Bangkok why not visit the Horse Racing track at "The Royal Bangkok Sports Club" on Henri Dunant Road (Gate 3), only a short walk from Siam Square. It is only 100 Baht to join the frantic, keenly betting Thai race goers. There is racing here two Sunday Afternoons a month (check the RBSC website) from about twelve thirty to nearly six pm. About fourteen runners in every flat race and a race every thirty to forty minutes. The grass track is spectacular, with a well landscaped golf course and driving range in the middle, dotted with lakes and ponds. The Skytrain runs the far side and the course is surrounded by modern skyscrapers. There are plenty of food and drink vendors to help make a great afternoon. TOP TIP: take a cushion or at least a newspaper of a piece of cardboard to place under you as you sit on slightly grubby concrete aisles. If you have a fan and binoculars, take them. Andrew Bruce, Dumfries, Scotland.

2  Thank andrewbruce
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

There are two horse race courses in Bangkok,and the meeting is held evey second week each other.

Nearest station is Siam, about 15minitus walk(bike-taxi available).

Betting type is Win, Place,Quinalla and Trifecta.

Honestly, the quality of horses and races is not so good, but location is exellent and betting,watching races is exciting.

Foods available in the grandstans are very fine.Try and Enjoy.

Thank Takao_S
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

We saw the racetrack from the Skytrain just before Siam station coming from the river and decided to give it a try.
Its only 100 Baht entry and you can bet as little as 50 Baht. Plenty of drinks and inexpensive food available inside.
If you enjoy a day at the races give it a go.

2  Thank tblue51
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Reviewed 30 October 2012

We attended fortnightly race meeting at the RBSC. Pleasant day out and lots of local interest. Facilities in our area in need of some TLC. Nice and inexpensive way to pass a few hours. No winners though!

7  Thank ellysian
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