The international horse races of St. Moritz are still gaining in importance. During the three racing Sundays, one highlight will chase the next: enthusiastic international spectators will be spellbound by the captivating trotting races and flat races. The winner of the world-exclusive Skikjöring-Trophy will be crowned “King of the Engadin.” Moreover, the biggest prize money to be won at a Grand Prix in Switzerland will be handed out at the Grand Prix of St. Moritz.
White Turf, St. Moritz is THE meeting place for the big names from the worlds of economics, culture and politics. Far more than 30,000 spectators are expected every year. With the record prize money of approximately half-a-million Swiss francs, the international horse races of St. Moritz have established themselves amongst the most spectacular events in the whole of Europe.
Each racing Sunday has its particular motto. The highlight of the second racing Sunday, the “Engiadina Day,” will be the sensational “BMW - Great Pontresina Trotter Prize.”
On the third racing Sunday, during the world exclusive “CREDIT SUISSE PRIVATE BANKING Grand Prix,” the accumulated points of all three Skikjöring races will determine the new Skikjöring winner, who will be the “King of the Engadin” for a whole year. The “International Day” of the “AMERICAN EXPRESS 64rd Grand Prix of St. Moritz” will attract very special attention. With prize money of CHF 111,111, it is the Swiss Grand Prix with the highest reward.
Spectacular highlights are not only to be seen on the racecourse. Amidst enchanting surroundings of natural beauty, a multitude of attractions on a cultural and social level, await the visitors. Musical presentations, art exhibitions, a programme for children, a free raffle, commercial and culinary stands varied, international delicacies in all price ranges will ensure that the “White Turf” event will be a lasting memory.
The “Leading Winter Events of St. Moritz” group, has been by the organisers of the four events, well known far beyond the Swiss border. These are the Polo World Cup on Snow (January 23-26, 2003), the White Turf (February 9, 16 and 23, 2003, the St. Moritz Gourmet Festival (March 10-15, 2003) and Snow and Symphony (March 28-April 6, 2003). Year after year, these events form a part of every agenda, even the busiest ones. At the same time, they have become an informal meeting point for the big names from the worlds of economics, culture and politics. Everybody is welcome at any of these very special events, which radiate an unmistakable identity and individual character, combined with prestige and tradition.