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Royal Turf Club of Thailand closes for good

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Royal Turf Club in Bangkok

Royal Turf Club in Bangkok seen from Baiyoke Tower II. Photo: Bcow.

Curtain was finally down today for the Royal Turf Club of Thailand, commonly known as the Nang Loeng racecourse, after 102 years in service as a venue of horse racing and legal betting since it was opened by then King Vajiravudh on December 18, 1916.

To give the racecourse a fond farewell and a final treat to horse race punters, the club held a horse race which attracted a strong crowd of mostly middle-aged and elderly males.

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By Thai PBS World

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