30 August Sunday

Mayor Imamoğlu Presents the Award to Record Champion

Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu attended the Gazi Derby, which was held for the 94th time this year. Imamoğlu who was greeted with cheers at Veliefendi Racecourse before and after the race, gave a plaque to the winner Ahmet Çelik, riding "Call To Victory."

Ekrem Imamoglu and his wife Dilek Imamoglu watched Turkey's most prestigious horse race, the Gazi Derby, running for the 94th time at the Veli Efendi Hippodrome in honor of Turkish Republic's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, with some 25 thousand viewers in Istanbul. The Imamoglu couple received a lot of attention from the public before and after the race, insomuch that it took time for them to reach and leave the grandstand.

Ahmet Çelik, the jockey of "Call To Victory" owned by Ms. Ayşegül Kurtel has won the Gazi Derby. The experienced jockey, who won the race for the sixth time in a row, received a plaque from the mayor Imamoglu.

The Gazi Derby is a Turkish thoroughbred horse flat race that is established in honor of the founder of the Turkish Republic Gazi Mustafa Kemal. It is the country's most prestigious horse racing event, which is held uninterruptedly since its establishment in 1927. It is raced clockwise at a distance of 2,400 m (2,600 yds) on turf (grass) track at the Veliefendi Race Course in Istanbul.

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