Hippodromo Argentino in Palermo is Argentina’s main race course is definitely worth a visit, particularly for horse racing fans, but also because the prize Argentine thoroughbreds are beautiful to watch in action. Races are held Mondays and Friday-Sunday, 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The most important event on the racing calendar is the Gran Premio Nacional—a.k.a. Derby Argentino, staring the best horses in the country. run on a chosen Saturday every mid-November (November 10 in 2018). Fans attending this race also get to see the performance of the national anthem by the Granaderos, the Argentine horseback regiment.