The first running of the Wielka Wroclawska took place in 1983. The distance was 3000m and the winner was Doker. Next year the distance was 5000m and the winner Emanuel then ran in the Velka Pardubicka. Until 2012 the Wielka Wroclawska was held irregularly and over varying distances.
Occasionally, horses from abroad took part in the Wielka Wroclawska. In 1989 the winner was Rigoletto from the Soviet Union who also won the Velka Pardubicka four years later. In the 2001 renewal Josef Vana rode Decent Fellow who then won the 2006 Velka Pardubicka.
The year 2013 with its first regular Thoroughbred racing season opens a new chapter in the history of the Wielka Wroclawska. The distance is again 5000m, and the purse is 175,000 zloty making the Wielka Wroclawska the second most valuable steeplechase in Central Europe next to the Velka Pardubicka.
Polish filly Habana won the 2013 Wielka Wroclawska against some top Czech runners including Demon Magic trained by Cestmir Olehla and Age of Luck from Josef Vana’s yard. Riders included Ireland’s Gerard Tumelty and Britain’s Paul Johnson.