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Favourite Ace Princess jumped out riderless in the fifth race of Mysore races held on Wednesday. The Stewards held an inquiry into the start and felt that the jockey was not completely ready when the start was given as the horse was rearing up. In view of this and the fact that Ace Princess was a favourite, the Stewards decided to declare the horse as a non-starter and refunded the bets on this horse. The result remained unaltered.
July 10, 4:28 PM
Two veterinarians working at Bangalore Turf Club have tested positive for coronavirus. A relatively younger vet tested positive last week and he is doing well. The latest to catch the virus is a much older retired person working on a temporary basis.
July 10, 4:25 PM
Bangalore Turf Club would be conducting a 10-day racing season from August 21. Racehorse owners, members and spectators will not be permitted into the racecourse. There will be no tote operations or online betting. The important thing is to start the activity which will also help owners earn some stake money besides enabling the professionals to earn money. The flip side is illegal betting will flourish.
July 9, 3:04 PM
About 20 syces working inside the racecourse premises have been reportedly running a high temperature. They are under observation.
July 9, 3:00 PM
One of the riding boys working at Bangalore Turf Club has reportedly come positive for COVID. This has sent alarm bells ringing as the syces are all locked up inside the race course and there is fear that it could trigger a spread. The riding boy has since been isolated and sent out of the racecourse.
July 9, 11:31 AM
English jockey David Allan completed riding 1000 winners when he guided Turntable to victory at Doncaster a few days back. David Allan is a popular jockey in India as his stint during the winter season for trainer Padmanabhan has been highly successful. David Allan holds the record for riding the highest number of classics in India compared to any other foreign jockey. David Allan has been coming to India during the offseason in England for the last 11 years.
July 7, 7:39 PM
Another good news for racing enthusiasts. The BTC authorities are planning to resume racing activities sometime during the latter part of August.
July 7, 7:46 PM
RWITC is highly optimistic about a possible start to the Pune racing season from August 15. One hopes that their efforts meet with success in terms of getting the government nod and other necessary clearances. Here's wishing them all the best in their endeavour.
July 6, 12:21 PM
Click on the link to watch the video of French Derby held on Sunday.   Link
July 6, 12:20 PM
Mishriff gives Gosden a first French Derby Success. Click on the link to read the story.   Link
July 6, 12:16 PM
Click on the link to watch the video of Ghaiyath beating Enable in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Sunday.
July 6, 12:12 PM
Ghaiyyath beats Enable in Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown. Click on the link to read the story  Link
July 5, 11:29 AM
Click on the link to watch the video of the Epsom Derby Stakes 2020 which was won by rank outsider Serpetinine on Saturday.   Link
July 5, 11:27 AM
Serpentine stuns Derby rivals for O'Brien to win a race as strange as the day. Click on the lin to read the full report from www.racingpost.com  Link
July 3, 12:19 PM
The Karnataka government has given in-principle approval for online betting. The BTC has been asked to implement the same within the framework of the existing Act and Rules.
July 3, 11:11 AM
There are now no restrictions on the Malakpet road leading to the racecourse at Hyderabad. Sometime back, the road was closed for a few days because of many COVID positives of people having shops or houses on that road.
July 1, 10:53 PM
Police seal Malakpet Racecourse Road on Wednesday. Since there were many positive COVID cases in that area, the main road which leads one to the racecourse is off-limits.
June 23, 3:26 PM
The Hyderabad Race Club Appeal Board has withdrawn the license of trainer Arjun Anne and to treat him as a warned off person for a period of three years as seven of his horses had tested positive for cobalt, a prohibited substance during the running of the last winter season. Cobalt usage is associated with malpractice and attracts the strictest punishment.
June 10, 1:19 PM
One of the well-known racehorse owners and land baron Byram N Jeejeebhoy passed away at Mumbai on Tuesday. Notable horses that he owned jointly included classic winners Borsalino, Zurbaran among others. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
June 5, 3:06 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club is tentatively planning to commence its truncated summer season from August 1.
June 2, 10:57 PM
Karnataka Chief Minister Yeddyurappa has written to the Bangalore Turf Club to consider the plight of daily wage employees who have been out of the job for the last three months and provide them assistance. This follows a letter written by Congress State President D K Shivakumar to the CM highlighting the plight of the daily wage employees of BTC. He had asked the CM to consider providing assistance to these helpless people. It may be recalled that the club had given a cheque of Rs 25 lakhs to the CM's relief fund but had been silent about its own long-serving daily wage employees.
May 30, 8:27 PM
The Chief Executive Officer of Madras Race Club Raman has been given an extension of two years. Raman is the longest service racing official in the country.
May 30, 8:25 PM
The Madras Race Club has released a subsidy of Rs 1.5 crores to help the racehorse owners hit hard by the curtailment of the racing season. Rs 5,000 month per horse will be given to racehorse owners for four months to tide over the critical situation. Madras Race Club is the only club in the country to extend this facility.
May 23, 8:26 PM
The inner sand will be available for horses to work at the Bangalore Turf Club starting from Wednesday as Monday is a holiday due to Ramzan.
May 21, 11:29 AM
Karnataka permits all sports activities barring swimming and boxing until further notice without the presence of spectators. One is not sure whether the government brackets horse racing as a sport.
May 20, 10:11 PM
Permission has been granted to Royal Western India Turf Club to move its horses to Pune. This gives hope for the Pune season to be retrieved if things fall in place and the coronavirus situation does not go out of hand.
May 18, 12:43 AM
Now that the government has allowed sports stadia to be opened for practice without spectators, it won't be long before permission is given for hosting matches without spectators. Racing too could benefit but the authorities need to work out a solution about conducting racing through alternate source of revenue generation.
May 11, 10:50 PM
Hyderabad based racehorse trainer M Satyanarayana passed away on Monday evening following a heart attack. He was a fairly successful trainer and had his share of his winners every season. Satyanarayana had attended the Trainers Association Meeting meeting in the afternoon. He had a setback in his condition in the evening and was rushed to the hospital but could not pull through. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
May 4, 8:18 PM
French racing edges closer to return as Paris police permit restart next Monday. The British Horse Racing Authority has drawn out an ambitious programme to start its racing activities from May 15.
April 26, 12:44 PM
Click on the link to watch Hong Kong racing live. Our selections on the left side of the page.   Link
April 23, 2:28 PM
Zavaray Poonawalla, Ms Zinia Lawyer, Milan Lutharia, Surendra Sanas, Geoffrey Nagpal have also provided a month's rations of rice, flour, pulses, tea, sugar and soap for each of the syces and stable staff. Mrs Liane Lutharia was the first to start the process with assistance as soon as the lockdown was announced.
April 22, 10:47 PM
Western India's leading racehorse owner Dilip Thacker has been magnanimously providing one meal per day for all the syces who are stationed at the Mahalakshmi racecourse. His gesture has gone a long way in mitigating the problems of about 600 odd syces who are working at the racecourse premises. The RWITC Committee members are also pitching in their personal capacity to mitigate the problems of the syces.
April 17, 11:29 PM
The Hyderabad Race Club has paid its tote employees a one-time payment of Rs 5,000 besides providing ration and other essentials to daily wage employees. The BTC is yet to reach out to its temporary employees.
April 7, 4:05 PM
Bangalore Turf Club Secretary Pradeep Kulkarni asked to quit for not turning up during the lockdown by the Managing Committee of the Bangalore Turf Club. Kulkarni perhaps paid the price for staying in isolation as a neighbour had tested positive for COVID. One is not sure whether the government nominees endorse the decision of the Managing Committee. Pradeep had earned a reputation for streamlining the club's financial management and curbing needless expenditure.
March 22, 10:01 PM
Golden Sixty wins the Hong Kong Derby held on Sunday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
March 21, 10:51 PM
The Mumbai racing season has been officially called off due to the outbreak of coronavirus in India
March 21, 7:48 PM
The Mumbai Racing Season has been called off. An official announcement is awaited. The authorities may consider an early start to the Pune racing season.
March 21, 7:04 PM
Click on the link to watch the video feature on Adjudicate winning the Indian Turf Invitation Cup at Mysore from the TCG Studios.   Link
March 18, 4:08 PM
The remainder of the Calcutta Racing Season has been called off in view of the prevailing situation brought about by the coronavirus.
March 17, 6:44 PM
British racing suspended from Wednesday, March 18 until the end of April.
March 17, 6:43 PM
The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby has been rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020.
March 17, 6:29 PM
The combination of GST and Coronavirus have had a debilitating effect on horse racing in India.
March 17, 6:28 PM
India's prolific performer and highest stakes earner Desert God has been retired to the Pratap Stud Farm. Radiant Bloodstock has transferred its share to the stud farm which is known to stand Indian stallions with remarkable success. Another Padmanabhan trained Royal Gladiator was a successful stallion of the stud farm. Desert God has grossed over Rs 8 crores in stakes which is unlikely to be bettered in the near future.
March 14, 2:13 PM
The official announcement from RWITC about the cancellation of racing activity including off-course betting until further notice has been officially notified.
March 13, 10:10 PM
It is reported that Sunday's Mumbai races will be cancelled though there is no official word as yet on this score.
March 13, 6:20 PM
The BTC authorities are reportedly considering starting the summer season in the first week of May to compensate for the loss of race days because of coronavirus. Extending the summer season by a few days would be a better idea than an early start in the scorching summer heat.
March 13, 3:53 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season has effectively come to an abrupt end. There were just three days left for the season to close. Two days of this week had to be cancelled due to government direction. The races scheduled for next Saturday are ruled out.
March 13, 12:38 PM
Madras Race Club has suspended on course and off course betting operations until further orders.
March 13, 11:19 AM
RCTC not to conduct any racing until further notice. Off-course betting on other racing centres also stands suspended
March 13, 11:13 AM
Friday's Bangalore races cancelled due to coronavirus related issues. The club did not get clearance to run racing from the authorities concerned.
March 11, 10:31 PM
Jockey Sandesh's appeal against the suspension given by the RWITC Stewards for unsatisfactory riding on Noble Heir has been rejected by the Appeal Board of RWITC on Wednesday. The 12 race day suspension will now start from March 15 and run through the season-ending in April. The remainder of the suspension will be carried forward to the Pune season. Trainer Vishal Gaikwad also lost his appeal against the fine of Rs 1 lakh for his alleged complicity .
March 7, 10:36 PM
Click on the link to view the video presentation of Poonawalla Multi-Million won by Forest Flame.  Link
March 7, 6:15 PM
We have made a slight modification in the subscription charges for Racingpulse. The patrons have the option of taking one month, three months, six months or one-year subscription as per their choice.
March 4, 4:02 PM
The government has considered it necessary to amend the Karnataka Race Course Licensing Act to make provision to delegate powers to the officer authorized by the government in the interest of better management of licensing, control and management of horse racing and to enhance the penalty amount on par with the present money value. The bill has been placed in the Assembly for approval.
March 3, 10:52 AM
American thoroughbred Maximum Security raced to victory at the inaugural Saudi Cup, bagging a staggering $10 million. Ridden by Luis Saez, the horse finished three-quarters of a length ahead of the American champion Midnight Bisou to take the winning share of the record-breaking $20 million prize purse. The brand-new event takes the crown as the sport's richest, having overtaken the $12 million purse at the Dubai World Cup in 2019. Click on the link for the video.   Link
February 29, 8:44 AM
The bookmakers who were dilly dallying about operating at Mysore have finally decided to operate for the weekend races.
February 28, 9:28 PM
Bookmakers have backed out at Mysore.
February 25, 7:02 PM
Impavid suffered a cannon bone fracture in the morning workouts on the outer sand track of the Bangalore Race Course on Tuesday morning. The other day an expensive three-year-old by Air Support out of Efrihina suffered the same fate. There have been numerous complaints on both the race track and the outer sand track but the authorities are in denial mode instead of trying to identify and solve the problem areas. The authorities seem to have instructed the Stipes not to report any racing incident report of the jockeys in the racing incidents as well.
February 23, 12:02 PM
Bookmakers will be operating at Pune for the Mumbai races to be held on Sunday, February 23.
February 21, 11:27 AM
The bookmakers will not be operating for Friday's Bangalore races at Mysore. The Bangalore bookmakers have not been operating for more than a week following GST scrutiny.
February 20, 7:44 PM
War Hammer will not be running in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup to be held on Sunday, March 1. Trainer Prasanna Kumar said that the horse had done wonderfully done well and I would like to give him a break as he has a suspensory problem which the vets certify that it would not hamper his participation. ''War Hammer has done everything asked of him and I do not want to take a chance with him if I have an iota of doubt. It is a call I had to take. I have convinced the owners to agree with my decision to skip the Invitation Cup,'' Prasanna said.
February 19, 3:24 PM
GST authorities raid the BTC bookmakers’ houses and the Bangalore Turf Club on Wednesday morning.
February 17, 6:14 AM
Jockey Leigh Roche has been handed a 12 race day ban for unsatisfactory riding on Valegro in the races held at Mumbai on Saturday, February 1. Shroff's complaint against Roche is pending. This effectively means that the jockey cannot ride even back home for more than a month as the suspensions are reciprocated by other turf authorities. The jockey has the right to appeal.
February 17, 6:13 AM
Jockey Sandesh has been handed out 12 day's suspension by the Stewards of Royal Western India Turf Club was unsatisfactory riding on Noble Heir in the races held on February 1. TrainerVishal Gaikwad has been fined Rs 1 lakh in connection with the running of his ward. The suspension comes into effect after the running of the Invitation Cup weekend races scheduled to be held at Mysore on February 29 and March 1.
February 14, 12:01 PM
Supreme Court has posted the BTC matter against eviction for the month of May. The State government had pressed for an early hearing of the matter which was pending for about 10 years. BTC is bound to face tough times with a question mark about its existence hanging over its head
February 13, 8:56 PM
The Karnataka Government's plea for hearing the matter pertaining to BTC's eviction early will come up for hearing in Court Hall No 1 of the Supreme Court on Friday. BTC had filed a Special Leave Petition against the High Court's order which had asked the club to vacate its premises in six months.
February 11, 1:43 PM
The first race at Delhi on Tuesday will now start at 2.30 p.m. instead of 2 p.m.
February 9, 1:34 PM
Jockey Srinath has hurt his shoulder in a fall during trackwork at Bangalore on Sunday.
February 9, 1:38 PM
Jockey Akshay Kumar who had a fall on Star Waves in Friday's races at Chennai has reportedly hurt his back. He has flown back to Hyderabad. Jockey Zervan reportedly fracturd his toe finger when Ganton reared up at the gates in Saturday's Chennai races.
February 9, 1:06 PM
Bookmakers are not operating for Mumbai races at Bangalore. They are unlikely to operate for a few more days.
February 8, 11:45 AM
GST authorities subject Bangalore bookmakers to critical scrutiny on Friday. They were present in good numbers to observe the activity. The bookmakers will not be operating for Saturday's Kolkata's races.
February 2, 9:47 AM
The betting turnover on tote on Saturday’s Mumbai races at Bangalore fell to a meagre 1.84 crores despite the presence of 7500 race goers. This is a disturbing trend as the punters have almost migrated to bookmakers and the club is sure to run into financial crisis in the near future. Rs 5 crores turnover used to be par for each day’s Mumbai off course on the tote at Bangalore.
January 31, 1:01 PM
BTC in trouble as the Supreme Court to hear the club's plea against eviction ordered by the High Court in the last decade. The club never made any attempt to build bridges with the government and had defied the directive to increase membership of the club. The State Government had pressed for an early hearing following adverse findings by Public Accounts Committee headed by H K Patil.
January 31, 12:53 PM
BTC's eviction case pending in Supreme Court to come up for hearing on February 14 following the State Government pressing for an early hearing.
January 30, 12:38 PM
Please note down change of jockeys for today's races - Race No:7 Horse No:10 (ANNALEASE) KHURSHAD ALAM Race No:8 Horse No:10 (SIYOUNI) R SHELAR
January 30, 11:31 AM
Please note withdrawn horses in today's race - Race No:7 Horse No:4 RED GALILEO Withdrawn on veterinary grounds
January 27, 5:47 PM
Bangalore Derby winner War Hammer would be participating in the next Sunday's Indian Derby. This was confirmed by trainer Prasanna Kumar.
January 22, 10:47 PM
Former RWITC licensed trainer Abbas A Abbas passed away at Pune on Wednesday following a massive heart attack. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
January 19, 4:13 PM
Colm O'Donoghue has been suspended for two race days for an unsatisfactory ride on King Solomon. The suspension coincides with the Indian Derby weekend. If Donoghue doesn't appeal, he may well miss the important race of the Indian racing calendar.
January 19, 3:23 PM
Jockey Pradeep Chouhan suspended by RWITC Stewards from January 24 to February 16 for using an uncertified whip.
January 17, 10:22 AM
Please note withdrawn horses in today's Bangalore races Race No:6 Horse No:2 TORSORO Withdrawn on veterinary grounds
December 26, 2:05 PM
Bookmakers who resumed betting operations at Bangalore on Wednesday are not operating on Thursday. One is not sure what the issue is because the authorities are also clueless. The bookmakers had stopped operations after a police raid more than a fortnight ago. The bookmakers should resume their business on Friday after ironing out minor issues with the Police, according to a source who is connected with the bookmakers.
December 21, 5:20 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club finally settles the overdue royalty amount to Royal Western India Turf Club by releasing a cheque of Rs 1 crore on Saturday. This was announced by RWITC Chairman Zavaray Poonawalla who said the matter was amicably settled.
December 16, 6:36 PM
Jockey M Rajesh Kumar's suspension has been enhanced by the Appeal Board of Mysore Race Club from one year to 18 months. His suspension will start from December 18. The jockey was suspended for his questionable ride on Colonel Harty during the Mysore Regular Racing Season.
December 14, 7:33 PM
Trevor Patel who is down with viral fever will not be riding for the next race days and since the declarations are already over, the jockey changes will be announced shortly. David Allan will be riding Consigliori in the Golconda 2000 Guineas.
December 9, 4:45 PM
Suraj Narredu became the second Indian jockey after the late B Prakash to ride 2000 winners when he drove out Guiding Force to victory at Hyderabad on Monday. Racingpulse congratulates Suraj on this stupendous achievement.
December 9, 3:40 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club bookmakers who were in the custody following a raid by the Central Crime Branch on Friday during the running of the Bangalore races have been granted bail.
December 7, 5:48 PM
The bookmakers and their assistants who were arrested on Friday at Bangalore from Bangalore Turf Club have been denied bail.
December 6, 2:47 PM
Central Crime Branch raid is taking place at Bangalore Turf Club during the running of Friday's races.
December 6, 1:29 AM
English jockey Nicky Mackay will be riding for Shiraz Sunderji during the ongoing Mumbai racing season.
November 30, 8:48 PM
Y S Srinath drives home Valerin to victory in the Chummun Memorial Cup at Mauritius on Saturday. Srinath is India's representative in the International Racing Carnival at Mauritius. Click on the link to watch the video.   Link
November 22, 9:59 AM
M A M R Muthiah has been elected as the Chairman and Senior Steward of the Madras Race Club at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee meeting held on Thursday. Ramesh Rangarajan will be the Chairman of the Appeal Board. Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, Arun Alagappan, K Shashabindu Das, Paul Anthony and Dr Devanath Yadav have been elected as the Stewards of the Club.
November 21, 1:07 AM
M A M R Muthiah's team sweeps elections held to the Managing Committee of the Madras Race Club on Wednesday, November 20.
November 20, 10:35 AM
Friday’s Bangalore races will go through. After two mock races on Wednesday morning,the jockeys have said the track is satisfactory.
November 16, 3:09 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has got permission to conduct off-course betting operations on Sunday's Mumbai races.
November 15, 7:08 PM
Will To Win who suffered a fracture due to the accident in the first race of the season has been euthanised.
November 15, 6:11 PM
The jockeys have said that they would not ride in races in Bangalore till such time the track is certified race fit by a racing committee to be formed for this purpose.
November 15, 6:07 PM
There is no off-course betting operation in Bangalore till November 18 as the police have reportedly denied permission following violent protest by punters after the running of the first race of the season.
November 15, 4:39 PM
Suraj Narredu said that he hurt his back in the fall. Kiran Rai escaped unhurt. Srinath suffered injury to his hip and had a bleeding injury on his ankle. An MRI is being done to assess the extent of the injury on the jockey.
November 15, 3:05 PM
After the dramatic incident which caused the fall of three jockeys, the BTC Stewards have cancelled the remaining programme. The BTC had disregarded the apprehension of jockeys with regard to the preparedness of the race track.
November 15, 2:31 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season starts on a wrong foot as three jockeys, Suraj Narredu, Y S Srinath and Kiran Rai had a fall in a dramatic incident. Will To Win who was leading comfortably in the final furlong lost footing or stumbled causing the jockey to be unseated. Srinath who was in the chase on Aceros too had a fall disturbed by the action in the front and the chain reaction resulted in Kiran Rai on Sir Piggot also coming a cropper.
November 14, 4:15 PM
The races scheduled to be held on Monday, November 18 at Hyderabad have been cancelled due to paucity of entries.
October 31, 4:34 PM
Next year's Invitation Cup weekend races will be held at Mysore on February 29 and March 1.
October 30, 11:34 PM
In what looked like an innocuous fall at Mysore, jockey Prashant Dhebe has suffered a fracture of the femur bone which is the strongest one in a human being. He will be operated on Thursday and it will take several months for him to be back in action.
October 30, 11:10 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season will start on Friday, November 15. The Mumbai racing season will start on Sunday, November 17 with the first two days racing being programmed to be held at Pune in view of the continuous rains hampering the preparation of race track and stables at Mumbai.
November 1, 8:30 PM
David Allan, Nathan Evans, Leigh Roche, David Egan, Colm Donoghue and Robbie Downey are the foreign jockeys expected to be seen in action during the winter season in India.
October 26, 11:18 AM
The official statement on the condition of Gagandeep Mann who had a fall on El Commandante at Pune on Friday. Apprentice Jockey Gagandeep Mann who had a fall in the 7th race on 25th October 2019, is out of danger & undergoing treatment at the hospital.
October 25, 9:59 PM
The Royal Western India Turf Club has decided to conduct the first two days of Mumbai racing season scheduled for November 17 and 24 at the Pune racecourse in view of the fact that the extended rains at Mumbai have affected the preparations of the track as well as stable area. The RWITC Committee will monitor the situation before announcing when Mumbai racing can actually start.
October 22, 3:15 PM
Owing to continuous rains, the Stewards of Mysore Race Club have cancelled races scheduled for Wednesday, October 23.
October 19, 8:13 AM
Despite heavy overnight rain, the authorities have decided to go ahead with the Mysore races scheduled for Saturday.
October 14, 9:01 PM
There is no proposal to extend the Pune racing season by a few days as was speculated. The Mumbai racing season is scheduled to start on November 24 unless of course, further rain at Mumbai alters the situation.
October 13, 1:40 AM
Sultan Suleiman has been withdrawn from the Pune Derby on veterinary grounds.
October 6, 11:49 PM
Despair as Enable gives way to Waldgeist and fabulous Fabre in memorable Arc. Enable bidding for her third straight win was gallant in defeat. Click on the link to watch the video.   Link
October 4, 4:59 PM
Deccan Derby will now be held on October 16
October 1, 10:41 PM
Deccan Derby day races cancelled due to strike by Syces.
September 26, 11:55 PM
Vinod Shivappa has been elected as the Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee meeting held on Thursday.
September 25, 2:20 PM
Withdrawals On 9th Day, Thursday, 26th September, 2019. Race No.1. The Son Of The Light Plate - Div.II Horse No.1. BAZINGA is permitted to be withdrawn. Race No.6. THE F.K.IRANI MEMORIAL TROPHY Horse No.3. SHIP ROCK is permitted to be withdrawn on Veterinary Grounds. Horse No.8. TOROROSSO is permitted to be withdrawn on Veterinary Grounds.
September 11, 8:23 PM
Zavaray Poonawalla has been elected as the Chairman of the Royal Western India Turf Club at the first meeting of the Managing Committee held soon after the results to the Managing Committee were announced. Former Chairman Vivek Jain who used to top the list has faced defeat for the first time in his career. Those elected to the committee are Zenia Lawyer, Geoffrey Nagpal, Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Surendra Sanas, Milan Luthria, Jaydev Modi, Ram Shroff and Vijay Shirke. Sunil Jhangianai who was a sitting committee member has also tasted defeat. Hoshang Nazir and Dilip Goculdas have been elected to the Managing Committee.
September 9, 2:39 PM
In view of certain parts of the Race course being clogged with water due to heavy rains, the stewards of Delhi Race Club have Resolved to postpone the Races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 10th September 2019 to Friday 13th September 2019.
September 5, 8:46 AM
Thursday’s Mysore races have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
September 4, 5:21 PM
Due to Inclement weather and the wet track condition the Stewards of The Mysore Race Club Ltd Have Decided to cancel The Last two Races
August 28, 10:34 AM
Prof S M Jayadevappa has been nominated by the Karnataka Government as a Steward of the Bangalore Turf Club from September when the new committee takes office. Dr N M Dinesh has been nominated as the committee member.
August 27, 5:26 PM
Dr N Nityanand Rao has been elected as the Chairman of the Mysore Race Club at the first meeting of the Managing Committee held on Monday, August 26.
August 10, 1:57 PM
Click on the link to watch the feature on Kingfisher Ultra Bangalore Derby.   Link
August 10, 12:05 PM
All trainers have been advised to run their horses with pacifiers for Saturday's races at Pune. The kickback had injured several horses in the eye in the races held over the last few weeks.
August 8, 4:18 PM
Rains force cancellation of Bangalore races after the running of the fifth race. However, the Summer Million has been postponed to be held on Friday as the first race of the day.
August 8, 3:54 PM
It is raining heavily in Bangalore. The officials are checking on the penetrometer reading to see if racing could be continued.
August 7, 5:51 PM
Mysore Race Club Stewards have decided to cancel the remaning races of the day due to fading light.
August 7, 8:10 AM
Rains have relented at Mysore. Racing will go through on Wednesday. The going will be soft.
August 6, 10:12 PM
It is raining heavily at Mysore. The decision about Wednesday's racing will be taken after an inspection of the track in the morning.
August 4, 4:51 PM
Sunday's Pune races which were postponed due to unsafe underfoot conditions have been scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 11.
August 4, 11:45 AM
Sunday's Pune races have been postponed. The date on which the same card will be gone through will be announced later.
August 4, 11:24 AM
The fate of Sunday's Pune races will be decided in the next hour as track inspection is going on. Rains have pounded Pune and there are doubts about racing going through.
July 31, 10:11 AM
Click on the link to watch the video feature on Bangalore Derby produced by TCG Studios.   Link
July 27, 11:35 PM
Enable beats Crystal Ocean in a sensational finish in the Gr 1 King George Stakes at Ascot on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
July 27, 2:41 PM
Please note that in the second race of Saturday at Bangalore, the jockeys are not allowed to carry the whip.
July 23, 6:18 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will not be conducting off-course betting o Hyderabad races to be held on Wednesday in view of Section 144 being in force.
July 22, 7:41 PM
The Income Tax Appellate Board of Mumbai has ruled that stake money does not attract TDS under 194BB which should be a big relief to racehorse owners. This should help fight the matter which is in front of the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court which has stayed the order of a single judge who had held a similar view.
July 22, 6:53 PM
Based on the fresh evidence submitted pertaining to the suspension of Kiran Rai for his ride on Amazing Connection which broke down during the race, the Appeal Board of Mysore has remanded the matter back to the Stewards for fresh consideration. Till the matter is disposed of, Kiran Rai's suspension has been stayed.
July 22, 12:19 AM
The Bangalore Turf Club hasn't got clearance to conduct off-course betting on Mysore races to be held on Monday in view of Section 144 being in force.
July 20, 11:04 AM
Jockey Akshay Kumar is indisposed and will not be riding on Saturday in the Bangalore races. The replacement will be announced in due course.
July 18, 5:32 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club will not be conducting off-course betting operations on Friday's races to be held at Hyderabad. The BTC is unable to get permission to conduct the activity because of the ongoing issue going on in the Assembly which has resulted in the imposition of Section 144.
July 18, 10:06 AM
President of the Jockeys Association of India Pradeep Chouhan has informed that in the light of the letter written by the Mysore Race Club pertaining to Appeal Board agreeing to consider the fresh evidence in the case of jockey Kiran Rai in a week's time, the jockeys have decided to resume their work with immediate effect.
July 17, 10:12 PM
The jockeys threat has cast a shadow on the Bangalore Derby scheduled for Sunday causing anxious moments to all concerned.
July 17, 10:46 PM
The Mysore Race Club has informed the jockeys that the Appeal Board would consider the fresh evidence submitted by jockey Kiran Rai and decide on the matter in a week's time and has asked the jockeys to resume their work. The jockeys had threatened to stop work at other centres in support of their demand for immediate relief for jockey Kiran Rai. The reaction from the Jockeys Association of India to Mysore Race Club's letter is awaited. The jockeys among other things have demanded complete treatment report of the horse.
July 17, 2:19 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will not be conducting off-course betting operations on the opening day's races of the Hyderabad Monsoon races to be held on Thursday due to administrative reasons. More to do with Section 144 being in force.
July 15, 6:13 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club will not be conducting off-course betting operations on Kolkata and Mysore races to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The reasons are not spelt out by the club.
July 12, 1:24 PM
The JAI has informed its jockeys that they can accept rides only for this weekend's racing at Bangalore as they want to give enough time for the Mysore Appeal Board to reconsider its decision on Kiran Rai in the light of the fresh evidence submitted in the matter pertaining to Amazing Connection which broke down during the race. However, the jockeys would not be riding in the races to be held on Wednesday at Mysore. The jockeys want to escalate the matter to force for an early resolution of their grievance.
July 11, 2:12 PM
There will be two days of racing after all over the weekend at Bangalore.
July 10, 10:44 PM
Since there was the possibility of only nine races for the weekend day's racing, the Bangalore Turf Club may combine both day's racing and have a single day's racing either on Saturday or Sunday.
July 10, 10:38 PM
The Telangana Race Horse Owners Association have decided not to put entries for the first two day's racing of the Hyderabad monsoon racing season starting on July 18 in protest against the refusal of the managing committee of the club to concede their demand for increase in stake money. The Hyderabad Race Club had reduced the stake money last year after the introduction of 28 per cent GST though the club is financially in a position to at least keep the stake money at the old level.
July 10, 5:56 PM
Bangalore acceptances for Saturday and Sunday will be available on Thursday as the same has been postponed by the Bangalore Turf Club.
July 9, 10:40 AM
The members of the Jockeys Associaton of India will not be accepting rides at Mysore in support of the suspended jockey Kiran Rai. A meeting between the Stewards of Mysore Race Club and the JAI representatives is to be held on Wednesday evening. President of JAI Pradeep Chouhan said that if the issue is not resolved, they may escalate the problem by resorting to boycotting rides even at Bangalore in order to draw the attention of the Turf Authorities of India to their grievance.
July 8, 10:43 PM
Mysore Race Club to go ahead with Wednesday's programme with the help of apprentices as the Jockeys Association of India has called for a boycott by the regulars in protest against the punishment handed out to jockey Kiran Rai for his ride on Amazing Connection. The contention of the jockeys is that Kiran Rai did not deserve any punishment as the horse broke down duirng the race.
July 7, 1:23 PM
Chairman of Madras Race Club R Ramakrishnan, 73, passed away at Chennai on Sunday morning. He had the distinction of being youngest chairman of the Madras Race Club. He was also a former MP and had also worked as the General Manager of the Indian Express. Ramakrishnan was a true all-rounder and had a thorough knowledge of the sport. He had also given racing commentary on several occasions including the Invitation Cup won by Amorous Knight at Chennai. The death of Ramakrishnan is a great loss to the sport of horse racing. Racingpulse expresses its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
July 7, 2:30 PM
Bangalore Colts Championship Stakes winner War Hammer has reportedly suffered a setback and hence will not be in the lineup for the Bangalore Derby.
July 1, 8:36 PM
The jockeys at Mysore will be boycotting work on Tuesday in protest against the six-month suspension handed out to Kiran Rai despite the fact that the horse Amazing Connection had broken down during the running of the race says Pradeep Chouhan, President of the Jockeys Association of India. However, since the declaration for Wednesday's races are already over, the day's racing will not be affected, he added.
July 1, 1:35 PM
Multidimensional who has the distinction of his progeny winning 100 group races in India is also the highest stakes-earner in the history of Indian racing at Rs 76,612,531.
June 28, 11:23 PM
Hyderabad to introduce fixed odds tote betting starting sometime during July. The required software is being set up and the system is expected to become operational by the time the Hyderabad monsoon season starts on July 18. The same person who will be running the odds has also got the contract for the Pune and Mumbai racing as well.
June 25, 2:19 PM
Interesting take on the use of the whips by jockeys by seven-time champion jockey of jump racing John Francome. Click on the link for the video.  Link
June 22, 12:24 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club is fixing air extractors by punching a hole in the asbestos sheet to make life more tolerable for horses which get roasted under the sheets during the summer season. Asbestos is banned all over the world as it is known to cause cancerous fibrosis of the lungs. The horses and workers are exposed to the hazards of living under these conditions. The work of putting the air extractors is being done without taking adequate care about the dust that is generated by drilling which can cause respiratory problems for both the horses and the syces.
June 21, 4:45 PM
Click on the link to read the report as watch the videos of Frankie Dettori's incredible four in Royal Ascot on Thursday   Link
June 16, 10:31 PM
Jockey Ryan Marshall has been suspended for three months for his over-confident ride which resulted in Sahara losing a certain race to Star Man in the early part of the summer season.
June 15, 11:56 PM
David Allan is likely to ride Pesi Shroff trained Hunt For Gold in the Gr 1 Fillies Championship Stakes to be held in Bangalore next Sunday.
June 14, 5:34 PM
Pradeep Chouhan's appeal in the Division Bench of Mumbai High Court against the six-month suspension imposed by RWITC was rejected. However, on the suggestion of the bench, the suspension was modified from six to three months. The charge of not permitting the horse to run on merits remains unaltered.
June 2, 2:36 PM
Magnificent seven for Aidan O'Brien as Anthony Van Dyck lands Epsom Derby in a thriller on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 26, 7:38 PM
The Mysore Race Club has suspended trainer Vikram Appachu for the period 20-11-2019 to 19-05-2021 for indulging in fraudulent and improper practice pertaining to the running of his charge On Her Own. Vikram Apachu's earlier suspension with regard to the running and riding of Amazing Connection which was to start on May 20 and run till November 18 has been stayed by the Appeal Board pending disposal of the appeal.
May 18, 11:39 PM
War of Will wins the Gr 1 Preakness Stakes on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.  Link
May 17, 4:05 PM
It has rained quite heavily in Bangalore on Friday. The going should be on the softer side.
May 10, 2:36 AM
Racing Secretary of Mysore Race Club Raman has resigned. He will be joining the Madras Race Club as its CEO.
May 5, 1:46 AM
Country House wins the Kentucky Derby in the Stewards room in controversial circumstances. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 3, 9:39 PM
Serengeti Empress Reigns Supreme in Kentucky Oaks on Friday at the Churchill Downs Race Course.
May 3, 2:55 PM
Click on the link to get the Derby day card from Racingpost.com. The timings mentioned are English timings and does not correspond to the one at Churchill Downs.   Link
May 3, 2:43 PM
Triple Crown winning rider Mike Smith will replace multiple leading Churchill Downs rider Corey Lanerie aboard Cutting Humor in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) May 4, according to Jack Wolf, managing partner of owner Starlight Racing. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Starlight Racing's Cutting Humor enters the Derby off a win in the Sunland Park Derby (G3) March 24. Wolf said the owner would pay both Smith and Lanerie the customary jockeys' 10% of any purses earned by Cutting Humor in the Derby. Courtesy: www.bloodhorse.com
May 3, 12:15 PM
There is one more withdrawal from the Kentucky Derby line up. Haikal is withdrawn due to an abscess in the left hoof. Field of 19 to break from gate in posts 2-20; program numbers of horses do not change.
May 3, 12:06 PM
Jockey Pradeep Chauhan has lost his appeal in Mumbai High Court against the six-month suspension imposed by the Stewards and ratified by the Appeal Board with slight modification. The High Court has dismissed his writ petition and has given him one month's time if he wishes to appeal before the Division Bench. The suspension for the jockey in the event of him not filing the appeal or getting a stay from the Division Bench will run from the start of the Pune season. Chouhan was held guilty of not permitting Lord Commander to run on its merits in the previous Mumbai racing season. The matter had dragged on in the court for more than a year.
May 1, 10:38 PM
Omaha Beach, the favourite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby, has been scratched, his trainer Richard Mandella confirmed to Churchill Downs on Wednesday afternoon. Mandella told reporters that Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis. The epiglottis is a triangle-shaped piece of cartilage that is at the base of the airway above the soft palate. Because of its location, an entrapped epiglottis can cause difficulties breathing and would make it difficult to run a race without reversing the issue.
May 1, 12:33 PM
A meeting has been arranged between the representatives of the Jockeys Association of India and the Bangalore Turf Club authorities on Sunday morning to resolve the issues which have forced the jockeys to stay out from exercising the horses. The insurance issue is reportedly resolved. The norm regarding fitness of jockeys has become the bone of contention because the club is insisting on having this issue sorted out before issuing the license.
April 30, 11:12 PM
Jockeys did not take out horses for work during Tuesday's morning workouts stating that they were yet to get their license from Bangalore Turf Club and that the insurance for the jockeys had also lapsed. The jockeys had also asked for the norms to be brought to ensure that only jockeys passing certain fitness test to be licensed. The authorities, lackadaisical as they are, had not acted despite having plenty of time on their hand and this has caused the jockeys to stay out. With the season fast approaching, preparation of horses is at full swing and the absence of jockeys is bound to affect the preparations immensely. One hopes that BTC authorities act with alacrity.
April 30, 2:24 PM
India's cricket coach Ravi Shastri buys a share in a racehorse at Mumbai according to Mumbai Mirror. Shastri's late father Dr M Jayadratha was a racing enthusiast. My father was a keen and regular race-goer and I have decided to support the sport in his memory," Shastri says
April 30, 1:33 PM
The prospectus for the Bangalore Summer Season is yet to be released. The Classic races are reportedly put off by a week because of the World Cup Cricket final clashing with the Bangalore Derby day on July 14.
April 30, 1:32 PM
It has been raining heavily in Bangalore. The rain should help in the preparation of the race track for the ensuing Bangalore Summer Season scheduled to start on May 18.
April 30, 1:30 PM
The much-touted norms for trainers have been dropped by the Bangalore Turf Club. The man who was instrumental in trying to meddle with the norms himself was not present at the crucial meeting, paving the way for the proposal to be dropped. So much for the calibre of these worthies.
April 20, 11:20 AM
A float carrying horses from Mumbai to Pune overturns at Shivneri. One of the horses died on the spot and the others who were trapped inside were Most Welcome, Marienella, Flammeus, Sunrise Baby, Holland and Take It Easy. Tragic indeed. Tic Tac Ipsy Tipsy who was a winner on debut at Bangalore is one of the horses which died in the float accident at Shivneri. Most Welcome who is another winner at Bangalore has suffered serious trauma along with Holland. These three horses belong to Dr Suresh Chintamaneni.
April 18, 10:41 AM
It has been raining heavily in Bangalore for the last two days. The Bangalore Summer Season was originally scheduled to start on May 10 but was put off by a week due to lack of rains. The 26-day season is scheduled to start on Saturday, May 18.
April 17, 2:37 PM
The Stewards of the Madras Race Club have decided to cancel the Third day of Udhagamandalam Races scheduled to be held on Saturday, 20th April 2019 due to paucity of acceptors.
April 16, 9:04 AM
BTC to drop six points for all horses at the end of the winter season. Outstation horses will be penalized by four points from their last handicap mark. This means that outstation horses will be at a disadvantage of 10 points from their last handicap mark. This is the revised formula worked out. The summer season which will commence from May 18 will be of 26 days duration. 20 percent of the maidens terms races are open for outstation horses.
April 13, 10:43 AM
There will be a 7.5 per cent increase in stake money on offer for the Bangalore Summer Season. Another 7.5 per cent will be given as incentives for racehorse owners.
April 13, 9:56 AM
The Bangalore Summer Season will commence from Saturday, May 18. Outstation horses rated 50 and above will be eligible to participate in all handicap races. Outstation horses will be subjected to a penalty of 10 points. Six terms race for three-year-old maidens has been thrown open for outstation horses. A 20 per cent incentive will be given to local horses winning these ''open'' races.
April 3, 12:48 AM
RWITC trainer Amjad Khan who suffered injuries in an accident on Sunday succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. Amjad Khan was on his way to his home in Pune from Mumbai when his two-wheeler was hit by an unknown vehicle. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
March 31, 12:13 AM
Four bookmakers based in Mumbai and 16 bookmakers based at Pune have been cleared to operate their stalls by the government of Maharashtra on Saturday.
March 24, 11:06 AM
Former Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club S G Madhukar passed away on Sunday morning due to cardiac issues. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
March 22, 5:12 PM
It is Sundown but no party to enjoy for the members of the Bangalore Turf Club. The Sundowner party which BTC had announced for its members on Saturday with ''free'' drinks to boot, has been cancelled, a note from the Secretary of the BTC states. There's never one sunrise the same or one sunset the same, the BTC Committee has come to realise.
March 11, 12:44 PM
Sir Cecil who caught the imagination of racegoers with his exploits has been retired. Sir Cecil had a setback and the trainer feels that he should not be brought back to race after recovery as he will be carrying a stiff penalty for his Grade I wins in the light of his injury. Sir Cecil has achieved everything that was expected of him and it was a privilege to train a champion like him, said Padmanabhan. Sir Cecil is on his way to Dashmesh Stud Farm.
March 10, 6:34 PM
Delhi Races scheduled to be held on March 11, 2019 have been cancelled.
March 5, 11:52 AM
Wednesday's Kolkata's races cancelled due to soft underfoot conditions. St Leger, however, has been further postponed to be held on Saturday, March 9.
March 5, 10:19 AM
The Mysore Race Club will be hosting the 2020 Invitation Cup weekend races for the first time in its history. Mysore which became an independent turf authority when the Invitation Cup was last held in Hyderabad on the last occasion, will be the sixth centre to joining the clubs which will be hosting the mega event on a rotation basis.
March 1, 10:17 AM
Mahendra Kuga Shankar has resigned as the Steward of Bangalore Turf Club following disclosure of the fact that he suppressed the news about his interest in a horse which would have not allowed him to contest in the first place.
February 28, 3:08 PM
The Hyderabad Race Club to introduce the third horse pool with immediate effect. Tote collections on place betting have fallen drastically because of the steep hike in club commission and GST affecting the dividends.
February 27, 8:06 PM
Violence erupted on Tuesday at BTC following the decision of the Stewards of the Madras Race Club to declare the third race as null and void. Initially, there was an objection and the same was upheld. The white cone was then hoisted and payments released. Subsequently, there was an announcement that the race had been declared null and void as two horses had reportedly been interchanged while loading the horses. The punters demanded the refund of their money and protested. The situation was tense but the BTC Committee quickly ordered for the refund of money to all punters to defuse the situation. The BTC lost to the tune of Rs 40 lakhs because of this incident. Problems keep chasing this beleaguered management.
February 26, 2:25 PM
The Kolkata races scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 28 have been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions. The St Leger race has been postponed to be held on March 6.
February 23, 9:44 PM
Controversial Steward Mahendra Kuga Shankar has effectively been placed under suspension by the Chairman of the BTC Harimohan Naidu. Kuga Shankar has been asked to stay away from racing activities pending an enquiry into the suppression of news about the fact that he owned a horse and still contested for the election which is a breach of BTC Articles of Association. Kuga Shankar faces the threat of disqualification and the attendant ignominy.
February 22, 3:49 PM
Bangalore City Police Commissioner and ex-officio Steward of BTC T Suneel Kumar has instructed Harimohan Naidu to keep Steward Mahendra Kuga Shankar out of the Managing Committee and other activities. He has asked the Chairman to conduct an enquiry with regard to the suppression of news with regard to Kuga Shankar being the owner of a horse while he contested for the election. ''This is a serious matter to be looked into immediately,'' he has said. He has directed the club to make necessary enquiries, take appropriate action and has asked for the action taken report to be sent to him.
February 19, 2:05 PM
A state ministerial panel is expected to take a final decision whether to reduce GST on private lotteries from 28 per cent to 18 per cent or not on Wednesday. Let us hope they reduce it so that racing can also benefit.
February 13, 9:32 AM
Mrs Deepa Dhunjibhoy, wife of RWITC Chairman Khushro Dhunjibhoy passed away in London on Wednesday after a brief illness. Racingpulse offers its heartfelt condolences to Mr Khushro and family. Mrs Deepa was a pillar of strength for Mr Khushro and was a great enthusiast of the sport of horse racing.
February 10, 11:56 AM
Horses withdrawn - Mumbai races, Race No-5, The Dr. S.C.Jain Sprinters Championship (Gr II), Horse No 8 - Ruffina has been withdrawn on veterinary ground.
January 27, 7:03 PM
Padmanabhan reached the coveted landmark of saddling 100 classics. This is a fantastic feat given the fact that he had to come up the hard way. He has a fair share of classics won through horses bred by him. He is also the most successful trainer-owner in Indian racing history.
January 27, 10:10 AM
The Golconda Derby day race at Hyderabad on Sunday will be gone through. The penetrometer reading at this point in time is 4.2 cms. Things will get messier only if it rains during the day, according to the officials of the Hyderabad Race Club.
January 26, 11:14 PM
It is raining heavily at Hyderabad putting a question mark about Sunday's racing going through without a hitch. The Gr 1 Golconda Derby is scheduled to be run on Sunday.
January 26, 11:20 AM
The BTC Managing Committee eats humble pie after all! The BTC has given a written undertaking to the Syces Union not to meddle with the BMC which the club wanted to abolish without as much as a democratic dialogue with the stakeholders. The Derby day races should go through now.
January 26, 10:58 AM
Uncertainty still hangs over Saturday's Bangalore races. The syces seem to be agitated about the unilateral decision that BTC has reportedly taken to stop paying BMC which the syces fear will adversely affect their monthly wages. The syces want the BTC to withdraw the proposed measure.
January 25, 9:09 PM
The syces appear to have resolved their issue. The Republic Day derby should go through without any problem.
January 25, 7:26 PM
The syces union has reportedly given notice of their intention to go on strike on Saturday. If they do so, the Republic Day Derby will be under threat. One is not clear what the issue is all about.
January 21, 6:37 PM
Mysore races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 22nd January 2019 has been cancelled
January 21, 8:19 AM
The Stewards of the Madras Race Club have decided to cancel the twenty first day of madras Races scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 due to paucity of acceptors.
January 12, 4:28 PM
Click on the link to get the preview of the Calcutta Derby day races to be held on Sunday, January 13.  Link
January 11, 12:58 PM
A ray of hope for racing. The Finance Minister has said that since there were diverse views on the lottery, a ministerial panel will look into reducing GST for the private lottery. Racing then could be the beneficiary without our mandarins doing anything to lobby for lower GST.
January 11, 12:43 PM
Click here to get the RWITC Annual Auction Sale Catalogue.   Link
January 8, 1:03 AM
RWITC had withdrawn the license of trainer Mansoor Shah for the accumulated breach of racing rules during his career. Details are awaited.
January 4, 1:09 PM
Serjeant At Arms has been withdrawn from the New Year's Cup on veterinary grounds.
January 2, 1:05 PM
The 18 RWITC bookmakers who had spent a week in jail after being arrested on charges of tax evasion and gambling, obtained bail in the Sessions Court on Wednesday morning.
January 2, 12:36 PM
The RWITC has issued a Press Release stating that there would not be any cancellation of races in the future despite the financial crisis brought about by the arrest of the bookmakers. There will be a cut in stakes by 25 per cent till the end of January. The position will be reviewed by the month end. However, there will be no reduction in the money offered for sweepstakes and graded races.   Link
December 29, 7:02 PM
The 18 arrested bookmakers of Royal Western India Turf Club failed to get bail on Saturday. They have to move the matter in the Sessions Court on Monday.
December 29, 1:21 PM
It rained heavily on Friday night. The going will be on the softer side for Saturday's Bangalore races. The official penetrometer reading is 4.6 cms.
December 28, 1:11 PM
The RWITC bookmakers continue to languish in custody as the police did not file their objections to the bail application on Friday. The matter may be taken up on Saturday.
December 28, 10:46 AM
The Mumbai races, scheduled to be held on Thursday, January 3 have been cancelled due to administrative reasons says the circular from RWITC. The club has been hit by a crisis with all the licensed bookmakers at Mumbai having been arrested by police for tax evasion. The Pune bookmakers too have stopped operating throwing the club which is heavily dependent on income from bookmakers into a deep financial crisis.
December 27, 6:36 PM
The Group of Ministers (GOM) has reportedly been asked to see if private lottery rates require rationalisation. A decision on lotteries will also have an impact on the taxation of games of a similar nature like the horse racing.
December 27, 6:35 PM
The 18 bookmakers arrested at RWITC premises will have to languish another day in custody, this time in judicial custody. The matter will be moved yet again on Friday.
December 26, 5:01 PM
The 18 bookies arrested by the Police failed to get the bail at the Metropolitan Court on Wednesday at Mumbai. Their bail application will be heard again on Thursday. The arrest of the bookies has caused serious financial implications on the finances of RWITC as the stall fee paid by the bookies is substantial.
December 26, 11:03 AM
Jockey B Prakash who achieved legendary success as a jockey with over 100 classic success and more than 2000 winners, unfortunately, died on Wednesday morning at Mumbai due to a massive heart attack. Prakash who was currently a trainer under RWITC Rules of Racing was only 40 years of age. Racingpulse offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
December 25, 2:13 AM
There was no relief forthcoming for the bookies who were arrested from the RWITC premises on Friday. Their bail plea came up for hearing on Monday. The Judge extended their custody by another two days. 18 licensed bookmakers have been in the custody on the charge of tax evasion while accepting bets.
December 22, 9:23 PM
18 licensed bookmakers of RWITC who were arrested at the racecourse premises while they were operating on Friday's Mumbai races have been remanded to two days police custody. The bookmakers face the charge of tax evasion.
December 1, 3:29 PM
Hyderabad champion jockey Akshay Kumar wins his first race on Amritsar at Mauritius on Saturday. Akshay was invited to be part of the international jockeys participating in the two-day racing carnival.
November 30, 9:14 PM
CCB raids BTC premises; arrests illegal bookmakers. The Bangalore Turf Club management hadn't done anything to curb illegal betting despite being aware of the problem.
November 30, 4:36 PM
The CID which was asked to probe BTC matters has submitted its report. It has recommended changes in the administrative setup. The CID has recommended that a government monitored committee should oversee racing to protect the interest of race-goers. The CID has recommended that an IAS or IPS officer should head the committee.
November 25, 10:07 AM
The Bangalore Turf Club has cancelled off-course betting operations on Mumbai and Hyderabad races which were scheduled to be held on Sunday as a mark of respect to Ambareesh who passed away due to a heart attack on Saturday. Mysore Race club has also cancelled off-course betting at its premises.
November 24, 11:48 PM
Racehorse owner and former Union Minister Ambareesh passed away in Bangalore on Saturday due to a heart attack. Ambareesh was a great enthusiast of racing and has espoused the cause of racing when the sport in Bangalore was facing a crisis due to governmental interference. Racingpulse offers its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
November 24, 4:17 PM
Adjudicate wins the Calcutta 1000 Guineas in great style to provide trainer James Mckeown with his first classic success. David Allan's first day in India in winter proved to be profitable with the jockey adding yet another classic success to his record tally. Click on the link for the video.   Link
November 23, 6:58 PM
Click on the link to get the preview of the Calcutta races scheduled for Saturday, November 24. The video has been uploaded by RCTC.  Link
November 23, 4:57 PM
The Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club have cancelled the last two races of Friday citing unsuitable track condition following a light spell of rain.
November 22, 10:08 PM
David Allan is back in India for the winter season. He will be riding Adjudicate in the Calcutta 1000 Guineas on Saturday. David Allan has the distinction of winning the maximum number of classics in India by any foreign jockey.
November 19, 10:27 PM
The Special General Body Meeting convened by the Bangalore Turf Club to throw out 11 previous committee members and one former Chairman following a lop-sided Special Enquiry Committee report has been defeated. The Managing Committee is to be blamed for encouraging a section of the members to bring about this sort of a situation which has lowered the prestige of the club.
November 16, 11:04 PM
Trainer Gregory Sandhu’s license has been withdrawn by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club in connection with the charge of tubing his horse to prevent it from running on merits. The punishment is subject to appeal.
November 12, 10:46 AM
Renowned journalist Tom Krish who was a regular contributor to Indian racing websites on international and national horse racing passed away on Sunday en route to India for his annual visit. Tom Krish was based in Chicago and used to work for the Chicago Sun-Times. Racingpulse offers its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
November 6, 11:58 AM
Cross Counter come from last to win the Melbourne Cup in a sensational fashion on Tuesday. Triumph and tragedy marked the 2018 Melbourne Cup for the international runners with Cross Counter granting the Godolphin stable their first win in the race while The Cliffsofmoher had to be euthanised after he suffered a fractured right shoulder in running. Click on the link for the video.  Link
November 4, 1:18 PM
Accelerate Finds Top Gear to Win Breeders' Cup Classic. Click on the link for the full report as well as the video of the race.   Link
November 4, 1:11 PM
Enable Makes History With Brilliant BC Turf Win. Click on the link for the full report as well as to watch the video of the race.  Link
October 27, 10:58 AM
In an unprecedented move, eighteen trainers at Kolkata have signed a no-confidence letter against Robin Corner who is the Vice-President of Racing at RCTC. Without going into the merits of the matter, the RCTC will be in a dilemma to consider the letter because even if they act on the demand, it will set a new precedent in Indian racing thereby creating problems on many fronts to the authority.
October 22, 11:12 PM
Jockey C S Jodha's suspension of six months has been reduced to one month by the Appeal Board of RWITC for his ride on Raees. The Appeal Board unanimously decided to reduce the suspension besides changing the charge to unsatisfactory riding. Originally, Jodha was suspended for six months for not permitting Raees to run on merits.
October 20, 9:52 PM
Secretary of Mysore Races Raman has clarified that the announcement about declaring Everlasting Memory as a non-starter in the first race of the day was not an authorized one though it was made by the official commentator. There was no change in the order as declared by the judge.
October 20, 3:44 PM
The second race at Mysore will be held at 4 p.m. The rest of the races will be held with the duration between each races being 25 minutes.
October 20, 3:26 PM
Revised order of remaining races at Mysore will be announced shortly.
October 20, 3:12 PM
Mysore Race Club set a new precedent by declaring the favourite as a non-starter after the white cone had been hoisted following the public unrest. Favourite Everlasting Memory jumped out of the gates with its jockey Umesh standing on the walls of the gate. The clubs conducting off-course betting had already released payment to the public before the decision of the Stewards was announced. The second race of the day has been delayed indefinitely as the public was still protesting.
October 14, 12:15 PM
Hyderabad race club have resolved to cancel the 25 th day of hyderabad monsoon races 2018 scheduled to be held on wednesday 17 th october 2018 due to paucity of acceptors.
October 13, 6:12 PM
Veteran trainer Imtiaz A Sait completed saddling 2000 winners when his ward Raees won the Suresh Mahindra Trophy at Pune on Saturday. He is the first Western India trainer to achieve this feat. Racingpulse congratulates Imtiaz on his achievement.
October 13, 10:40 AM
Pune: Horses Withdrawn:: 6th Race - Horse No. 3: GDANSK
October 10, 6:21 PM
The Jockeys Association of India has informed that following a fruitful meeting with the Chairman of Stewards, they have called off the proposed boycott of Derby weekend races. The Pune Derby will go on as scheduled without any hitch. Chairman of Stewards Geoffrey Nagpal had said that weekend racing would go on even if the jockeys had gone on strike.
October 10, 12:09 PM
The Jockeys Association of India has informed the Royal Western India Turf Club that jockeys will not be accepting any rides for the Derby weekend races to be held on Saturday and Sunday at Pune. They have not stated any reason for their action.
October 8, 11:13 PM
Jockey C S Jodha has been suspended for the entire duration of the Mumbai racing season for not permitting Raees to run on merits in the Mysore Race Club Trophy run on September 17.
September 27, 9:18 AM
Trainer S Britto passed away in Bangalore on Thursday following a brief illness. Britto started as a jockey at Chennai before becoming a trainer. He was the brother of trainer S Dominic.
September 25, 8:49 PM
Trainer Patrick Quinn's license has been restored by the RCTC till December 15 to enable him to clear the police case that he has filed accusing sabotage in his stables. Patrick's license was withdrawn after his ward came positive for Boldenone.
September 24, 2:44 PM
Due to heavy downpour for the last few days and underfoot track condition unconducive for racing, the Stewards of Delhi Race Club have resolved to CANCEL the races scheduled to be held on TUESDAY, 25th SEPTEMBER 2018.
September 11, 8:36 AM
Veteran trainer Magan Singh Jodha (M P Jodha) passed away at Pune Tuesday morning. Jodha was ailing for some time. He had recovered remarkably after suffering a stroke a few years ago. Racingpulse offers condolences to the bereaved family.
September 10, 3:56 PM
The Turf Authorities of India is exploring the feasibility of introducing the fixed odds system like the one prevailing at Mumbai and Pune. The Chairmen of Turf Authorities of India is likely to take a final call. The impact on the tote betting is something that needs thorough study before plunging for the system in well-established centres like Bangalore and Hyderabad.
September 6, 4:08 PM
Khushroo Dhunjibho elected as Chairman of the RWITC in the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee held on Friday. Geoffrey Nagpal will be the Chairman of the Stewards.
September 6, 11:02 AM
Shyam Ruia, Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Geoffrey Nagpal, Sunil G Jhangiani, Milan Luthria, Gautham P Lala, Ms Zenia Lawyer, Surendra R Sanas and Ram H Shroff have been elected as Managing Committee members of the Royal Western India Turf Club at the Annual General Body Meeting held on September 6. Jayadev Mody, Rahul Bhat and Shiven Surendranath are the three losing candidates.
September 6, 3:21 PM
Hyderabad races scheduled to be held on Monday 10 September 2018 has been cancelled due to paucity of acceptors.
September 4, 2:33 PM
Today's Kolkata races have been cancelled due to heavy rain
September 4, 10:33 AM
Horses Withdrawn For The Day:: Race No.5 - Horse No.5 CRYSTAL BALL
August 17, 2:28 PM
The inclement weather and the heavy rains that Mysore has been receiving continuously has ensured that the regular season will see a delayed start. The first two day's races scheduled for next week (August 22 and 23) have been cancelled.
August 17, 1:31 PM
Trainer Arjun Mangalorkar has been suspended for one month by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club and fined Rs 50,000 in connection with the equipment pertaining to his horse Kambaku. Jockey John has been suspended for three months and fined Rs 50,000 in connection with the incident of meddling with the surcingle.
August 12, 12:03 AM
Click on the link to watch the video of the inaugural running of the Arlington Million in 1981.   Link
August 11, 11:53 PM
Robert Bruce wins the Gr 1 Arlington Million with a late dash on Saturday. Click on the link to view the video.   Link
August 7, 10:32 PM
Trainer Irfan Ghatala has been suspended by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club from November 2 to December 1, 2018 and fined Rs 10,000 for negligence in discharge of his duties as a trainer contravening Rule No 114 (b) and 167 (b) in respect of his charge Fiorenzo in race no 137 of Bangalore Summer Season.
August 4, 9:03 AM
Ex-jockey C Krishnan passed away in Bangalore on August 4 after a prolonged illness. He was battling cancer. Krishnan enjoyed great success riding for legendary owner Dr M A M Ramaswamy. After retiring as a jockey, he worked as a racing manager to one of the local owners in Bangalore. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
August 2, 10:30 AM
Jockey Trevor Patel suspended by the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club from November 2, 2018 to November 16, 2018 for unsatisfactory riding on Corfe Castle in the races held at Bangalore on July 14. He was also fined Rs 50,000.
August 1, 10:16 PM
Overnight rains have ensured that the going will be on the softer side for Thursday's Bangalore races.
July 21, 3:44 PM
The trainers of Hyderabad have decided to put entries for this week's races. The dispute over stake money is yet to be resolved though there won't be disruption of races as the issue will be considered by the Hyderabad Racing Club. The matter will also be discussed at the Annual General Body Meeting of the owners association on July 25.
July 20, 9:57 PM
The ongoing protest by racehorse owners at Hyderabad about the drastic cut in stakes is heading towards a confrontation. The owners wore black badges as a protest on Thursday and also did not go to lead in their winners. The racehorse owners have reportedly instructed the trainers not to put in their entries for next week's races. A meeting of the trainers is scheduled for Saturday morning.
July 12, 12:26 AM
Trainer Dominic's suspension has been reduced from 10 months to four months by the Appeal Board of Bangalore Turf Club on Wednesday. Dominic was suspended for using Premarin on his horse Rafa. Premarin is a female hormone and the use of hormones is banned.
July 11, 11:51 PM
The GST Council has made certain corrections/clarifications by substituting the word services with goods in order to clear the ambiguity about the actionable claims under the category services in the CGST Act. This in effect means that the betting tax is on turnover and not on commission earned by the club. A setback for racing unless the slab comes down from the existing 28 per cent.
July 11, 4:33 PM
Due to incliment weather and wet track the stewards of the Mysore Race club have been decided to cancel the remaining races of the day.
July 10, 1:24 PM
The BTC Stewards have restored the trainer's license to Neil Darashah at a meeting held on Tuesday morning. The Derby weekend races will go through without any hitch. The trainers have put in entries after Neil was restored his license thus averting a showdown.
July 9, 7:19 PM
Entries for Bangalore Derby weekend races rescheduled as trainers refuse to put entries as BTC dilly dallies on restoring the license to Neil Darashah despite court orders. The position can become clear only by Tuesday afternoon.
June 23, 4:21 PM
The BTC official race card for Sunday states that Sir Cecil is a gelding and even gives the date on which it was gelded!!! Come on, wake up BTC! Don't mislead, please.
June 19, 11:56 PM
Trainer S Dominic has been suspended for 10 months by the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club. The suspension is because of the use of Premarin on Rafa. Premarin is a female hormone and use of hormones are banned under the Rules of Racing.
June 14, 3:48 PM
Ooty races scheduled to be held on Friday have been cancelled due to heavy rains.
June 12, 3:37 PM
Dr T S Ravindra has been elected as the President of the Karnataka Racehorse Owners' Associaton in the elections held on Tuesday. S Padmanabhan has been elected as the Secretary.
June 10, 2:50 PM
Justify 13th Triple Crown Winner After Belmont Victory on Saturday. Justify also provided his 52-year-old legendary jockey Mike Smith—pilot of such Hall of Famers as Zenyatta, Holy Bull, and Inside Information—the one accomplishment that was missing from his résumé. For the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, this was the 15th Triple Crown race win. Click on the link to read the full report.  Link
June 9, 5:33 PM
Ooty races scheduled to be held on Sunday June 10, 2018 has been postponed to Wednesday June 13, 2018. The same card will hold good.
June 9, 11:35 AM
Bookmakers will be back in action at Bangalore Turf Club premises from June 21. The bookmakers have agreed to pay Rs 21 crores per annum. The bookmakers will take a commitment through a contract with BTC to ensure that the latter does not go back on its commitment like in the past.
June 7, 5:41 PM
Ghulam Vahanvaty has resigned as Committee Member and Steward of Royal Western India Turf Club in view of his commitment to Rotary International.
June 5, 10:49 AM
The Queen Latifa case filed by the CID came up for hearing in the ACMM Court on Monday. The case was adjourned for July 21. Following objections by the Public Prosecutor about the inclusion of only one owner Arjun Sajnani in the charge sheet whereas the horse has several partners, the court directed that the summons should be issued to all the partners of the horse as well. Karnataka Race Horse Owners' Association Secretary Vijeth Bhandary is also a part owner of the horse.
June 4, 7:02 PM
Indian Derby winner Rochester who suffered a serious head injury in a freak accident while going for morning track work at Pune, could not be saved. The valiant horse passed away on Monday afternoon.
June 3, 1:42 PM
Due to inclement weather and bad underfoot conditions the stewards of MRC have decided to postphone the 7th & 8th races of the day to a further date which will be announced in due course,however the last races stays cancelled.
June 3, 10:45 AM
Click on the link to watch Masar winning the Epsom Derby on Saturday.  Link
June 3, 10:44 AM
Masar triumphs in Epsom Derby on Saturday in brilliant fashion to provide Godolphin with their first success in their own colours. Click on the link to read the full report in Racing Post.   Link
June 2, 3:22 PM
Due to heavy underfoot conditions following heavy rains, the last six races of the day have been cancelled by the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club. Shapoorji Pallonji Million and Speaker's Cup which were scheduled for Saturday have been postponed to be held next week.
June 2, 2:40 PM
It continues to rain in Bangalore. BTC is yet to take a call on the fate of the remaining races of the day.
June 2, 2:38 PM
It has been raining heavily in Bangalore at the moment. Things are not conducive to racing. The last six races of the day may be called off.
May 31, 12:05 PM
The service tax department has served a notice on BTC to explain the tote and the commission taken and also how the bookmakers' system operates. This follows complaints to the Prime Minister's Office. The bookmakers are collecting 28 per cent tax on turnover and depositing it while the clubs are collecting the same percentage but depositing only 28 per cent of the dividend. The other clubs have also been called to explain their position.
May 31, 10:51 AM
Ooty races of Friday, 1st June '18, stands cancelled due to paucity of runners at acceptance..
May 25, 6:24 PM
Saturday's Bangalore races have been cancelled due to inclement weather.
May 25, 5:58 PM
Saturday's races in Bangalore under serious threat because of continuous rains. By the look of things, it is highly likely that the races will go through as the underfoot conditions are pretty bad. The official announcement is expected only on Saturday.
May 24, 12:55 PM
Udhagamandalam Races 2018 Fifth Day Friday, 25th May 2018 Postponed to Monday, 28th May 2018.
May 21, 11:47 PM
Chennai based trainer M J Iqbal passed away at Ooty on Monday. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family. Iqbal had been a trainer for over two decades.
May 20, 11:29 AM
Justify Emerges From the Fog to Win Preakness on Saturday to put himself in line for the Triple Crown. Click on the link to read the full report and watch the amazing video from Bloodhorse.com  Link
May 18, 5:40 PM
Races Scheduled for First day, Saturday, 19th May and Second day, Sunday, 20th May, 2018 have been postponed to Sunday, 20th May and Monday, 21st May, 2018 respectively owing to Administrative reasons.
May 17, 2:59 PM
Trainer Lokanath has been suspended for one month with effect from May 20 as one of his horses Poseidon came positive for Xylazine, a Category III substance during the races held in the winter season. Xylazine is recognized as a short-acting tranquillizer or sedative that provides significant pain relief. Acting as a muscle relaxant through its effects on the central nervous system, it is commonly used for short-term sedation and treatment and management of colic.
May 12, 6:55 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club mandarins have as usual messed up. They should have had discussions with the Police whether they could go ahead with the races the day after the Assembly elections. Common sense is not common with them!
May 12, 6:40 PM
The first week's Bangalore Summer Races have been postponed to be held next weekend due to denial of permission from the Police. The same card holds good. In effect, this means that the beginning of the season itself has been postponed by a week.
May 11, 12:11 AM
C V G K Kishore, M F AliKhan and Robin Reddy have been granted the license to train at Hyderabad. Anupam Sharma's license put on hold.
May 6, 11:07 AM
Click on the link to watch the video of Saxon Warrior winning the Qipco English 2000 Guineas.  Link
May 6, 11:06 AM
Justify Conquers 'Curse of Apollo' in Kentucky Derby. Click on the link to read the full report in bloodhorse.com  Link
May 6, 11:04 AM
Delight for Donnacha and his dad Aidan O'Brien as Saxon Warrior storms to English 2000 Guineas victory on Saturday at New Market. Click on the link to read the full report of Racing Post  Link
May 4, 2:28 PM
Trainers threat likely to fizzle out. Racing is expected to commence as scheduled on Sunday, May 13.
May 3, 9:53 PM
Trainer Neil Darashah has been denied the license, with the club citing the filing of charge-sheet in Queen Latifa's case as the reason. The Monitoring Committee had also asked the club not to renew the license of the trainer. The trainers have not collected their license and have said that they will not be putting entries for the first week's racing expressing solidarity with their colleague. The stage is set for another confrontation with the beleaguered BTC chasing one problem or the other thanks to gross mismanagement. One has to wait and see who will back off first in this battle of attrition. The Bangalore Summer Season is scheduled to start on Sunday, May 13.
May 3, 8:47 PM
The writ petition filed by Pradeep Chouhan against his suspension came up for hearing in Mumbai High Court on Thursday. The arguments were inconclusive and it has been put off for June 4. The suspension, for the time being, is stayed till the arguments are concluded and an interim order is passed by the High Court.
May 3, 8:46 PM
The BTF is expected to shoot to about Rs 26,200 with the new wage agreement with the syces in Bangalore. Falling stakes and steep hike in BTF is sure to cause a big setback for racing.
April 25, 8:05 PM
Pradeep Chouhan whose suspension has been modified to be for a period of six months has moved the High Court against the order of the Appeal Board. The arguments on behalf of the jockey were heard on Wednesday. RWITC's counter will be heard next Wednesday. The suspension will take effect only after the court passes the interim order next week.
April 24, 11:43 AM
Jockey Pradeep Chouhan's suspension of one year has been reduced to six months by the Appeal Board of Royal Western India Turf Club. Six months of the suspension will be kept as a suspended sentence for three years and the same will be added if the jockey finds himself in a similar situation. Interestingly, the suspension will commence immediately when the normal practice is for the suspension to take effect only during the running of the Mumbai and Pune seasons.
April 22, 5:43 PM
Pesi Shroff saddles his 1000th winner through Khartoum at Mumbai on Sunday. Racingpulse congratulates Pesi on this awesome achievement in such a short span of time.
April 21, 3:57 PM
Pesi Shroff is one short of saddling his 1000th winner in perhaps the shortest span of time. This is beside 11 trainers championship at Mumbai and three at Pune. Pesi has already saddled winners of 54 classics and 150 graded races in about 13 years as a trainer. Forty-eight of them are Grade 1 races. An incredible record indeed.
April 12, 7:54 PM
BTC and Mysore Race Club commentator Madhukar passed away in Bangalore due to a massive heart attack. Madhukar was also a racing correspondent for indiarace.com
April 10, 8:41 PM
More skeletons likely to tumble out as the CID report which is an exhaustive one is made public. The CID has reportedly unearthed much other serious mismanagement and questionable deals.
April 10, 2:34 PM
BTC in the dock as CID files charge sheet alleging doping of Queen Latifa. The filly had won a race in record time and subsequently, it came positive for the presence of procaine which is considered as a performance-enhancing substance. The charge sheet alleges that there was an attempt at a cover-up. The BTC committee has turned hostile to the media because its dark underbelly is getting exposed.
April 9, 9:50 PM
Desert God is back in the stables of Bangalore Race Course and he is expected to be seen in action during the latter part of the Bangalore Summer Season.
April 5, 1:56 PM
The truncated Ooty racing season will commence from May 12 according to the dates announced by the Madras Race Club. The Nilgiris Derby has been slated for June 3. The ten-day season will conclude on June 14.
April 4, 12:25 AM
Jockey Pradeep Chouhan has been suspended for one year by the Stewards of Royal Western India Turf Club for not permitting Lord Commander to run on merits in the races held last month. The jockey has the right of appeal.
April 3, 3:09 PM
The Madras Race Club is making an attempt to start the Ooty racing season from May 15. The track had been ravaged because of a political rally held a few months ago.
April 1, 12:07 AM
Saeed Bin Suroor enhanced his position as an all-time leading trainer in the $10,000,000 showstopper with Thunder Snow winning the Gr 1 Dubai World Cup from the red-hot favourite West Coast, recording yet another track record on the night and securing a Group 1 four-timer for Godolphin. Click on the link for the video.  Link
March 31, 11:42 PM
Trainer Lokanath's Poseidon has tested positive for the presence of xylocaine, a pain-numbing anaesthetic which is classified as Category III drug. The trainer has the option of sending the second sample for confirmatory analysis.
March 29, 6:03 PM
Outstation horses will not be permitted to race during the Bangalore Summer Season except in sweepstakes, graded races and classics. Horses with a rating of 65 and above are permitted to race in handicap races.
March 27, 12:33 PM
The Royal Western India Turf Club has re-scheduled its weekend racing to be held on Friday and Sunday. The re-arrangement has been necessitated because on Saturday the military is planning an event at the Pune race course and hence the race course will be inaccessible for others.
March 25, 10:03 AM
Winx made it 24 wins in a row, and a hat-trick of George Ryder Stakes victories, as the champion of Australian racing did her thing on Golden Slipper Day at Rosehill. She was tested by Happy Clapper, only a length away in second, and a further length back to colt Kementari, but she passed it with flying colours - and in turn, made it a world-record 17 Group 1 victories (flat racing). Click on the link to read the story.  Link
March 25, 9:59 AM
Dr A C Muthiah has written a letter to the Madras Race Club seeking clarity about the Ooty racing season. The track is far from ready as it was ravaged some months ago for conducting a political rally. It looks difficult to get the track ready in quick time even in acceptable condition. The letter expresses concern that the committee has decided to cancel the entire season. Dr Muthaiah has said that cancellation of Ooty season would put to great hardship the entire racing fraternity including owners, trainers and jockeys and others dependent on the activity.
March 20, 10:57 AM
Suraj Narredu who had a fall during morning track work at Mumbai on Monday has since been discharged from the hospital. He had an injury to the shoulder. He will be seen in action in Bangalore on Wednesday. He will not be riding at Kolkata today.
March 19, 8:40 PM
After two back to back graded race wins at Mumbai, jockey Suraj Narredu had a fall in morning track work on Monday and landed in the hospital bed. Nothing serious. Wishing the jockey speedy recovery.
March 16, 11:24 AM
The issue with syces has been temporarily resolved. Racing will go through on Friday in Bangalore.
March 16, 9:33 AM
Syces struck work on Friday morning demanding immediate wage settlement which has been pending for over a year. Horses were not taken out for workouts. The day's races could also be affected if the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of the workers union which gave a call for the strike. In BTC, problems don't seem to end thanks to the management which is weak and ineffective. Though the syces don't come under the direct management of the club, they have an obligation that in their premises, all statutory obligations are met.
March 15, 8:54 PM
There is a possibility of syces going on strike on Friday morning in support of their demands. Their wage settlement is pending for a year now. Friday's races are in jeopardy. However, a spokesman of the governing body said that the matter would be settled amicably and a strike would be averted.
March 15, 3:44 PM
Slight drizzle at Mumbai at the moment. The track cannot take a strong spell of rain as it will become slippery due to the nature of the soil which tends to become slushy.
March 12, 10:27 AM
Jockey Neeraj Rawal has been suspended for 10 race days for unsatisfactory riding on Temerity last month. The filly had lost in a close finish to F Fifty Two.
March 10, 10:56 PM
Friday's postponed Bangalore races will be held on Wednesday, March 14. The same card holds good.
March 10, 11:06 PM
Saturday's Bangalore racing should go through without any hitch. Friday's races were postponed due to a flash strike by tote employees. Lack of communication between the authorities and the daily wage employees was the main reason for the standoff. The BTC mandarins could well take a transparent approach while deciding on matters which affects the livelihood of daily wage earners so that there will be no misgivings.
March 9, 3:03 PM
Due to Administrative Reasons, Bangalore Races Scheduled for 9th March 2018 ( today ) has been postponed and the date will be announced soon.
March 9, 1:56 PM
Due to flash strike by BTC tote employees, Today’s (March 9) Bangalore Races postponed and next date will be announce soon.
March 8, 2:41 PM
Madras Race Club elections to the Managing Committee which was supposed to be held on March 19, has been postponed indefinitely.
March 4, 8:18 PM
Hyderabad Race Club would be hosting next year's Invitation Cup weekend races. Originally, Mysore Race Club was to host their maiden Invitation Cup weekend races since becoming an independent turf authority. The Mysore Race Club is facing a turbulent time because of the GST and the club expressed its inability to host the next year's Invitation Cup. Hyderabad Race Club accepted to host the same in place of Mysore Race Club.
March 1, 10:34 AM
The Mysore Race Club has decided to continue with the Bookmakers. The contract with the bookmakers ended with the conclusion of the Mysore winter season. The committee has decided to continue with the existing system. The bookmakers have agreed to give an increase of 13 percent in Royalty.
February 24, 12:46 PM
Serjeant At Arms finishes a fighting second in his debut run at Tampa Bay (the USA) on Friday. Click on the link to watch the video.  Link
February 20, 1:45 PM
RWITC to add Rs 40 lakhs to the jackpot pool on the Poonawalla Multi-Million day on Sunday. The total collections should get a big boost because of the addition. The collections are expected to gross over Rs 1 crore.
February 19, 12:01 PM
Mysore Race Club will not be conducting off-course betting operations on Hyderabad races to be held on Monday. This is in view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the city.
February 18, 10:50 AM
Mahateji who had won the Golconda Oaks has been disqualified for testing positive for a blood pressure medication. Warren Singh trained Nanhipari who had finished second has been declared the winner of the ladies classic. Warren Singh thus gets the first classic of his career as a trainer.
February 13, 5:13 PM
RWITC is showing the live proceedings of the second day's auction sale which is being held at Mahalakshmi from 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Click on the link for the live feed.   Link
February 12, 7:29 PM
Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend races will be held on March 3 and 4 at Kolkata. Outstation horses are permitted to participate in only five graded races. The other races are all reserved for local horses only. After the high of last Invitation Cup weekend hosted by RCTC, this year it is being planned as a very low key affair.
February 12, 11:33 AM
RWITC annual auction sales will be held at the Mahalakshmi racecourse on Monday and Tuesday. All horses have to be sold in the auction ring and no private sales are allowed. About 100 plus horses have arrived for the sale.
February 11, 10:19 AM
Effective from January 24, RCTC is clearly indicating the bet value and GST on the tote ticket. RCTC is showing this fact on the tote ticket, bet value as 78 and GST at 28 percent i.e. Rs 22. The club has also decided to pay the difference amount on the basis of the above calculation for the period July 1 to January 23 under protest and file a Writ in the High Court. The RWITC reportedly is also doing the same. There is no news from BTC on this score.
February 8, 9:55 PM
Bangalore Turf Club to conduct two extra day's racing on March 21 and 22. The season had been truncated to 15 days after the club failed to get the license to conduct racing activities in time. The winter season normally is of 32 to 34-day duration.
February 2, 8:35 PM
Trainer Laxman Singh has been suspended from February 8 to February 28 for presenting the wrong horse as Hanoi and racing it. Hanoi who finished second on that occasion has been disqualified. The second time that Hanoi was presented wrongly, it was not allowed to be run. There was an error on the part of the club veterinary doctor in not checking and allowing the wrong horse to race as Hanoi the first time. Since the Stewards did not find anything malafide in the trainer's mistake, he was reportedly given a lenient suspension.
February 1, 11:08 PM
The wage dispute with syces in Bangalore is reportedly heading for an amicable settlement. There is no threat of any disruption at this point in time as the talks between the society and syces are said to be progressing in the right spirit.
January 31, 10:16 AM
The unresolved wage agreement between syces and the society could result in a strike at Bangalore. The Bangalore Derby is slated to be held on Sunday, February 11. The agreement is pending finalisation for the last two years. There is friction between KROA and the Society which is perhaps the cause of the issue dragging on. The syces union has already issued a strike notice.
January 30, 1:09 PM
The syces issue has been resolved at RWITC. They will resume work with immediate effect. There is thus no threat to the running of Indian Derby on Sunday.
January 30, 10:35 AM
Horses could not be worked at Mumbai on Tuesday as the syces struck work. They have been demanding higher wages and the negotiations have failed thus far. The issue is expected to be sorted out and the authorities are pretty confident that the Indian Derby which will be held on Sunday is not under threat.
January 27, 7:57 PM
English champion jockey Silvestre de Sousa has been booked to ride Malesh Narredu trained Aggregated in the Indian Derby. Aggregated is a winner of the Calcutta Derby.
January 24, 3:45 PM
Due to Karnataka bandh on Thursday, January 25, the Bangalore Turf Club and Mysore Race Club will not be conducting off-course betting operations on Mumbai races.
January 23, 8:20 PM
The notification issued by the Government of India gives effect to 28 per cent GST on bet value with effect from January 1. The turf clubs had been paying GST thus far on their commission.
January 23, 2:25 PM
The stewards of the Delhi race club have resolved to postpone the remaining six races to another day,which will be announced later,due to heavy under foot conditions.
January 17, 10:59 AM
On the second day of the auction sales conducted by Madras Race Club, a two-year-old by Kingda Ka was sold for a record price of Rs 20,50,000. The successful bidder was trainer Craig Marshall.
January 17, 4:53 PM
The auction sales conducted by Madras Race Club on Monday, January 15 evoked a good response. A total of 19 horses were sold in the ring, with the highest price being fetched by a filly by Arazan. The filly was bought by Mr Arun Alagappan.
January 15, 3:43 PM
Trainer Cooji Katrak has taken an indefinite sabbatical from the profession. This in effect means that though he has taken retirement, for the time being, he has kept the option of coming back after a break.
January 11, 2:04 PM
Bangalore Turf Club has cancelled the inter-venue betting operations on Chennai racing scheduled for Thursday due to a flash strike by tote employees. The fate of off-course betting operations on evening races of Mumbai is uncertain.
January 10, 2:50 PM
Trainer Prithviraj's suspension by the Stewards of Mysore Race Club for his ward Silver Ikon coming positive has been stayed by the High Court on Wednesday. The trainer had been suspended for three months and his appeal had also been rejected by the Appeal Board and his suspension was effective from December 22, 2017, up to February 2, 2018.
January 5, 9:33 AM
The Bangalore Turf Club has decided to revert to the earlier system of calculating place dividends on tote betting with effect from January 5 off-course betting. The Third Horse Pool will continue to be in operation.
January 4, 11:39 PM
BTC has been granted the license until the end of February.
January 4, 11:36 PM
Former Chief Secretary B K Das will be the Chairman of the Monitoring Committee appointed by the government to oversee BTC activities. Former IAS officer M R Kamble and former IGP T Jayaprakash, and former Additional Commissioner of Commercial Tax A B Shamshuddin are the other members of the committee appointed by the government. Two of the BTC Stewards will also be the members of this government empowered committee. Barring Shamshuddin, all the others are members of BTC.
January 4, 6:39 AM
The Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has given the green signal for the license to be issued to Bangalore Turf Club at a meeting held with government officials late on Wednesday evening. The BTC is expected to conduct off-course betting on Mysore races on Friday.
January 3, 10:09 PM
The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah has called for a meeting with Finance Secretary and other officials including the Advocate General late on Wednesday evening to finalize the issue of the license to Bangalore Turf Club. BTC is hoping to get the nod and has prepared the prospectus for the first day's racing to be scheduled for Saturday.
January 2, 3:15 PM
Barring last-minute hiccups, off-course betting will commence in Bangalore from Friday on Mysore races, with the first day's winter season commencing on Saturday. BTC is expected to get the license on Tuesday.
December 31, 9:52 PM
The composition of the monitoring committee is said to be the reason for the delay in BTC getting the license. Things could crystallize in the next few days.
December 27, 11:00 AM
BTC is still waiting for the good news from the government, Chairman Harimohan Naidu says. The court-mandated monitoring committee which was decided upon by the government officials and BTC is awaiting the nod from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who has been busy and is on tour of the state. BTC was hoping to get the license on Tuesday and resume at least off-course betting activities from Wednesday. Chief Minister's consent is critical for BTC to be restored the license which has been denied to the club since September 1.
December 27, 10:51 AM
Geoffrey Nagpal is the new Chairman of the Stewards with effect from Monday, December 25. Ghulam Vahanvaty who was the current chairman, resigned owing to his increasing commitments with the Rotary organisation. However, he will continue as Committee member and Steward of the Club.
December 23, 12:59 PM
Racing enthusiasts and professionals can finally heave a sigh of relief. Racing should resume once the Chief Minister gives the nod to the members chosen for the monitoring committee to oversee racing activity. Racing will be conducted by the BTC Managing Committee as before with the monitoring committee formed functioning as an ombudsman.
December 23, 12:45 PM
A monitoring committee is more or less finalized to supervise racing. The selection of members has been approved by the government officials and BTC authorities. Once the Chief Minister's nod is obtained, racing can start in Bangalore from next week. The meeting between Finance Secretary and BTC Authorities held on Saturday has proved to be fruitful.
December 22, 11:39 AM
The crucial meeting between BTC mandarins and the Finance Secretary to take things forward in the light of High Court's order is scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 23.
December 22, 12:30 AM
Mumbai Races:: Change of Jockey: 7th Race: Horse No. 3: SPIRIDON will now be ridden by S. J. Sunil.
December 15, 12:09 PM
Justice Bopanna has passed orders for the formation of the government committee in consultation with Bangalore Turf Club. He has directed the government to consider granting the license within 10 days of time. Racing can resume by the end of the month.
December 15, 12:12 AM
Judge to pass orders on BTC's Writ of Mandamus on Friday morning. The Judge is likely to remand the matter back to the government for consideration of BTC 's license in two weeks time. BTC could have saved the day by agreeing to step aside and allowing an interim committee to handle matters for a short period of time.
December 12, 12:40 PM
The Advocate General of Karnataka proposed the body of Stewards be disbanded and replaced by five government nominated Stewards to oversee racing. The BTC advocate said the board already had three government nominated Stewards and the proposal was not acceptable. The judge then said that he would hear arguments for interim relief and pass orders on Thursday.
December 12, 12:11 PM
The government agreed to form a five-man committee to oversee racing as an interim arrangement on the direction of the court. However, BTC opposed the move stating that such racing will not be recognized by the Turf Authorities of India! The matter has been posted on Thursday and if there is no resolution, racing in Bangalore will be doomed for long.
December 12, 11:58 AM
BTC writ petition in Karnataka High Court seeking an interim order for grant of the license has been adjourned for Thursday, December 14.
December 11, 1:56 PM
Karnataka Government likely to appoint a five-man committee to oversee racing in Bangalore as an interim measure.
December 10, 11:43 PM
Imran Chisty was recently crowned the champion jockey along with Steven Arnold of Australia at the recently concluded racing season at Mauritius with 20 wins to his credit. Chisty also rode Beat The Retreat to victory in Gr 1 Princess Margaret Cup which was also the best sprinter of the season 2017. Racingpulse congratulates Chisty on his achievement.
December 9, 9:01 PM
The Stewards of the Madras Race Club have resolved to Cancel the Twelfth day and Thirteenth day of Madras Races scheduled to be held on Wednesday, 13th and Thursday, 14th December 2017, due to paucity of entries.
December 9, 11:42 AM
The Kolkata races scheduled to be held on Saturday, December 9 has been postponed to Wednesday, December 13.
December 9, 11:19 AM
Due to the inclement weather Kolkata Races scheduled to be held on Saturday 09th December have been postponed.
December 7, 4:28 PM
In view of the inclement weather, The Mumbai races scheduled for Sunday 10th December 2017 are postponed to Saturday 16th December 2017.
December 5, 12:41 PM
In view of the inclement weather, the Stewards of the Club have decided to cancel the Mumbai races scheduled for Thursday, 7th December 2017, except The Royal Calcutta Turf Club Trophy, which will now be run on Sunday, 10th December 2017. Trainers will be required to put in fresh declarations for this race by 12 noon on Friday, 8th December 2017.
December 5, 12:55 AM
Cyclonic conditions can have a bearing on the conduct of races on Thursday at Mumbai.
December 4, 1:46 PM
Justice Bopanna has asked the government to consider appointing a committee to oversee racing so that activities can resume without delay. The writ petition is to be decided in due course. The government has been asked to respond by December 12. This is a good development as far as racing in Bangalore is concerned because racing can certainly flourish without the interference of BTC members.
November 30, 11:02 AM
Races at Chennai which were scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 30, have been postponed to be held on Monday, December 4 due to inclement weather and continuous rains. The already published card holds good.
November 28, 1:39 PM
Bangalore Turf Club's writ petition against Government of Karnataka for refusal to give license to conduct its activities has been adjourned for Monday, December 4.
November 23, 5:56 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club's writ petition against the government has been clubbed with other related petitions and is posted for Tuesday, November 28.
November 22, 10:32 PM
BTC case listed in High Court on Thursday, November 23 in Court Hall No 6. It is listed as 126 in the cases to be taken up on the day.
November 21, 9:48 PM
The Writ Petition filed by Karnataka Trainers Association and Employees Society has been clubbed. The matter has been posted on Tuesday, November 28.
November 20, 11:44 AM
BTC writ petition seeking the writ of mandamus has been adjourned for November 23.
November 19, 11:27 AM
Click on the link to read the Press Release by Royal Western India Turf Club about the Mumbai Racing Season which takes off on Sunday.   Link
November 18, 1:49 PM
BTC's writ petition has been listed to be heard on Monday morning in the High Court of Karnataka.
November 18, 1:21 PM
Bangalore Turf Club has failed to follow protocol. After obtaining permission for increase of membership, the club did not think it to fit to inform the government of the general body's rejection of the resolution. Instead, the club has straightaway embarked on a legal battle. The club filed a writ petition on Friday.
November 16, 12:32 PM
Kolkata races scheduled to be held on Saturday have been postponed to be held on Wednesday, November 22 due to continuing adverse weather conditions.
November 15, 5:15 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club Special General Body Meeting rejected the proposal to vote for amending the Articles of Association to give 50 memberships to government nominees on Wednesday. The voting was done by the show of hands and only a handful voted in favour of the resolution. The government has denied the license to conduct racing activities since September 1 and it looks like it is going to be a long time before activities can resume in Bangalore. There was no need for a secret ballot as the overwhelming members did not favour the resolution.
November 13, 5:06 PM
Madras Races scheduled for 18th November ,2017 stands cancelled due to paucity of acceptors
November 12, 8:37 PM
Due to the paucity of entries, Chennai races scheduled to be held on Wednesday, November 15 have been cancelled.
November 7, 6:55 PM
Click on the link to get the Mumbai Racing Season prospectus.  Link
November 7, 12:44 PM
Click on the link to watch the Melbourne Cup video of Rekindling winning Australia's biggest race.   Link
November 7, 12:43 PM
Melbourne Cup: Rekindling wins Australia's famous race. Click on the link to read the full report.   Link
November 5, 10:55 AM
Gun Runner Untouchable in Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday. For full report and video, click on the link.   Link
November 5, 9:03 AM
Leading racehorse owner Adala Raghava Reddy passed away at Hyderabad after fighting a futile battle with health complications. He was 72. Raghava Reddy was also a member of the Bangalore Turf Club. Besides owning horses at both Hyderabad and Bangalore, Raghava Reddy also sponsored the Bangalore 2000 Guineas for a number of years. Raghava Reddy was a great enthusiast of racing. Racingpulse offers heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
November 4, 2:32 PM
Forever Unbridled Reigns in Breeders' Cup Distaff. Read Breeders' Cup first day's report by clicking on the link.   Link
November 4, 1:34 PM
The Mysore Race Club has been granted the license to run its activities for its full winter season. The Karnataka Trainers Association has asked Mysore Race Club to accommodate Bangalore horses in their races but there will be logistical problems in doing so. The Mysore Stewards are yet to decide on the request. The Mysore Winter Season has been reduced from 15 to 12 days. The Madras Race Club too will be unable to accommodate Bangalore horses if the latter's season doesn't start in quick time.
November 4, 1:24 PM
Bookmakers are operating at Mysore Race Course. Currently, six bookmakers have opened their stalls. The number is expected to swell once the Mumbai racing season gets underway.
November 3, 1:59 PM
Chennai races which were scheduled to be held on November 4 have been postponed to November 7 due to unsuitable underfoot conditions following heavy rains.
October 22, 10:14 AM
BTC has been given the go-ahead by the Finance Secretary to amend the Articles of Associaton to increase the membership by 50. The Special General Body Meeting is likely to be called on November 15 or 17. Survival of racing depends on the resolution going through. Many of the vote banks have to be convinced into voting for the resolution to go through to save racing.
October 16, 1:17 PM
The RWITC Stewards have enhanced the punishment of six months handed out to jockey K Mukesh Kumar by Delhi Race Club Stewards for not permitting a horse to run on merits during their races by one year. The jockey will now have to serve a suspension of 18 months. DRC races under RWITC rules of racing and any suspension beyond their racing season has to be referred to RWITC.
October 15, 10:57 PM
Cooji Katrak completes saddling 1000 winners, his landmark win coming through In The Stars on Sunday at Pune.
October 15, 10:56 PM
BTC Managing Committee to write to the government seeking permission to have a special general body meeting to increase the membership of the club.
October 13, 8:38 AM
Due to heavy underfoot conditions owing to yesterday night's heavy rain, the Mysore Races scheduled to be held on Friday have been postponed to be held on Thursday, October 19. The Mysore Race Club will be conducting three extra days racing on October 27, 30 and 31.
October 12, 9:36 PM
It has been raining quite heavily at Mysore right now. However, it is too early to decide whether the rains would have a bearing on Friday's races.
October 12, 12:02 AM
BTC daily wage earners hold a protest meeting at the car park on Wednesday. The BTC functionaries, however, did not care to meet them.
October 9, 10:48 PM
The meeting of the former Chairman and senior members of the club held on Monday failed to take any decision with regard to giving 50 membership to government nominees. The refusal to accommodate the government demand has resulted in total disruption of off-course betting operations for the whole of September. There is no resolution in sight. The club mandarins plan to call for a Special General Body Meeting to take a decision whether to give the membership to the government nominees or not.
October 6, 7:06 PM
Bookmakers will be back in action from next week at Mysore. The club expects about 10 bookmakers to take the license though the number may be about five, to begin with.
October 6, 7:08 PM
Former champion trainer S M Shah passed away in Bangalore on Friday, October 6. He was 88. S M Shah had won all the big races that are there to be won in India including the Indian Derby. S M Shah's son Kaleem Shah owns horses in a big way in the US. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
October 6, 10:54 AM
The meeting of ex-chairman and senior members called by the present Managing Committee has been rescheduled to be held Monday evening. BTC is facing a daunting task of obtaining the license from the government and it has drawn a blank in its efforts since September 1.
October 6, 8:39 AM
The Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship race has been postponed to be held on Friday, September 13.
October 6, 8:30 AM
Due to heavy rain, the Mysore races scheduled for today the 6th October 2017 are cancelled.
October 5, 3:04 PM
The last four races of the day at Mysore have been cancelled due to heavy rain. Heavy winds also caused some damage to the rails positioned at the backstretch. The Dr M A M Ramaswamy Memorial Cup has been rescheduled to be held next Thursday with the same acceptors.
October 5, 3:03 PM
Heavy rain and winds at Mysore. The remaining races may be cancelled as the conditions are very adverse.
October 5, 11:24 AM
A meeting of the former chairman of Bangalore Turf Club and senior members has been called on Saturday to thrash out a solution to the present imbroglio. The government has not renewed the license of the club for its activities and among other things, the 50 members that the government has demanded for its nominees is the main issue.
October 4, 11:15 PM
Lady In Lace who ran second in the Deccan Derby will be running as a final entry in the Pune Derby to be held on Sunday, October 15.
October 4, 9:49 PM
BTC license issue takes a serious turn with the government in no mood to relent. BTC has to call special general body meeting before October 31 and act failing which the club is in danger of permanently losing the same. The CID report has been submitted to the government and the same has been referred to Law Department for an opinion.
October 4, 1:57 PM
For the Convenience of Racing Patrons Mysore Race Club will be Operating Morning Ticket Sales Counters at the Parking Entrance with effect from Monday 25th September 2017.The Sale of Tickets Commence at 9:00 AM.For the Present this will be in Operation for Mysore,Bangalore,Mumbai,Pune and Hyderabad Race Days only
October 4, 1:45 PM
Please note withdrawn horses in today's races 1st race Horse No:12 Tic Tac Toe withdrawn Veterinary Grounds. 4th race Horse No:6 Arak withdrawn Veterinary Grounds. 5th race Horse No:5 Mauritania withdrawn Veterinary Grounds.
October 3, 10:42 AM
Trevor Patel will be back in India for the Pune Derby weekend. He will be riding Kangra in the Pune Derby.
October 2, 6:49 PM
Due to heavy rains and track not suitable for racing, Hyderabad races scheduled for Tuesday 3Rd October Have Been Cancelled.
October 2, 12:02 AM
Click on the link to watch the video of Enable's win in the Arc de Triomphe held on Sunday at Chantilly.   Link
October 1, 10:41 PM
Frankie Dettori is the most famous jockey in the world and now boasts more wins in the world's prestigious Flat race than any man in history, yet this was a day when even that man was upstaged by his leading lady as the indisputably magnificent Enable annihilated all opposition in the Gr 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.Click on the link to read the full report in Racing Post.  Link
October 1, 10:42 AM
In the Kolkata races of Sunday, Arvak which was to run in the seventh race has been withdrawn.
September 30, 8:48 PM
Click on the link to watch the video of Trevor Patel's first win in Australia.  Link
September 30, 2:53 PM
The Royal Calcutta Turf Club will conduct its Derby day races on Sunday as scheduled. There was a request from the Police Department to reschedule the day's programme because of day coinciding with Durga Puja and Muharram. The club authorities met on Saturday afternoon and decided that no postponement was called for.
September 30, 1:47 PM
Trevor Patel won his first race in Australia on Saturday at Sunshine Coast on No Annamossity, the ninth race of the day namely the1400 metres Coolum Getaway Resort Class 3 Plate.
September 29, 11:36 AM
The Kolkata Police has asked the Royal Calcutta Turf Club to postpone the races scheduled for Sunday, October 1 in view of the Durga Puja festival and Muharram which requires large deployment of police force. The RCTC has not conveyed any decision about going through with the programme as scheduled.
September 27, 7:08 PM
Harimohan Naidu has been elected Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee held on Wednesday evening. The government nominees including the Finance Commissioner and the Police Commissioner attended the meeting.
September 27, 11:30 AM
Bookmakers are likely to make a comeback at Mysore. The committee is on the verge of finalising the formalities.
September 27, 8:20 AM
The Mysore Races Scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 27 has been cancelled due to heavy rains which have rendered the track unsuitable for racing. The races scheduled to be held on Thursday have been postponed to be held on Wednesday, October 4.
September 27, 8:23 AM
Madras Race Club has notified that for a horse to be positive for procaine, the sample should return 6.60 nanograms. Neil's Darashah's Queen Latifa sample had shown 1.22 nanograms and Dominic's Rafa showed 3.93 nanograms. Bangalore racing was hit by allegations of doping and cover-up which had led to the government ordering CID probe which has resulted in the club not getting the license to conduct off-course betting since September 1.
September 26, 12:03 AM
Mahendra Kugashankar, Harimohan Naidu and A C Satish Chandra were elected Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club at the annual general body meeting held on Monday. T H R Rajeev and K Jayaram have been elected as committee members. Vivekananda and U B Venkatesh who are both BTC Club members have been nominated by the government as Steward and Committee Member respectively. The Chairman of the Club will be elected on Wednesday.
September 24, 4:50 PM
Due to unsafe under foot track conditions DELHI races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 26th September 2017 have been postponed to Friday 29th September 2017
September 23, 12:17 PM
Suchit Jayraj Shah who owns Kolkata based Hartnell had a winner in Australia through the New Zealand bred Swiss Moments in Australia. Incidentally, Hartnell had won a race in Bangalore during the summer season as well. The horse is trained by Rutherford Alford. Racingpulse congratulates Shah on his success. Click on the link and click on the extreme right on the video icon.   Link
September 21, 2:32 PM
Jockey Sandesh had a fall while returning after tracking Mathaiyus and suffered a fracture on his shoulder. One of the horses which had bolted reportedly came at full speed from the opposite direction and collided with his horse, causing him to suffer a nasty fall. Sandesh is due to be operated for shoulder correction on Friday. He will be out of action for a couple of months. Racingpulse wishes him speedy recovery.
September 21, 2:32 PM
New Zealand jockey Robert Hannam will be out of action for a few months after he fractured his ankle at the gates during the start of the first race at Hyderabad on Monday. Hannam has since been operated. Racingpulse wishes the jockey speedy recovery.
September 19, 9:50 PM
Jockey K Mukesh Kumar has been suspended for six months by the Stewards of Delhi Race Club for not permitting Miss Duncan to run on merits in the races held during the month of April. He has been further referred to RWITC for enhancement of punishment for fraudulent and corrupt practices as well. Mukesh Kumar is a Hyderabad based jockey who has been quite successful on the local circuit.
September 17, 11:10 PM
The meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 20 at Bookmakers ring has been postponed. The next day, date and time will be informed in due course states another release from one Venkatachalapathi. The letter also states that the circular is only for internal circulation.
September 17, 9:30 PM
A circular issued by the Joint Secretary of Bangalore Turf Club K L Nagesh Babu has called for the assembly of Managing Committee members, BTC employees, racehorse day staff, syces, racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys and all others concerned to assemble at Gate No 3 on Wednesday, September 20 at the Bookmakers ring. Chairman Harinder Shetty will address the gathering and thereafter the delegation will march to the Chief Minister's house on Kumara Krupa road to submit a memorandum requesting for the license to be issued to BTC to conduct betting activities. This follows the failure on the part of the club's mandarins to convince the Chief Minister to issue the license for its activities. Since the members of the club are against the proposal to increase and broad base membership as also accommodate 50 government nominees, giving 50 membership to government nominees or against the proposal to broad base membership, the club should have also roped in club members to join the delegation.
September 14, 8:09 PM
Former trainer B Puttanna passed away in Bangalore on Thursday evening after prolonged illness. Puttanna had given up training last year after he was diagnosed with a critical problem. The final rites will be performed at his native village Chikarahalli (near KRS dam) on Friday evening. Those wishing to pay their respects can visit his house up to 1 p.m. on Friday. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
September 12, 12:48 AM
Mr Khushruoo Dhunjibhoy has been elected as Chairman of the Royal Western Indian Turf Club and Mr Ghulam Vahanvaty is nominated as the Chairman of Stewards after the annual general body meeting of the club which was held on Monday. Mr Vivek Jain who did not top the list for the first time in so many years also had the mortification of seeing his most trusted man Mr Chamaklal Zhaveri losing badly. Vivek Jain later submitted his resignation from the Managing Committee of the Club. Mrs Zenia Lawyer is the new face in the Managing Committee.
September 10, 12:57 PM
BTC mandarins haven't been able to make any headway with regard to obtaining a license for the conduct of off-course betting activities. The Chief Ministers reportedly snubbed the delegation which had gone to meet him late on Saturday. The stalemate is expected to continue for more time unless of course there are dramatic developments which can pave the way for conductive talks with the government by way of reconciliation from the club side.
September 10, 10:51 AM
Trevor Patel finishes second on Star Poker in his first ride in Australia at Sunshine Park, Queensland on Sunday. Click on the link for the video  Link
September 9, 11:35 AM
The BTC Members who had believed that Harinder Shetty was capable of getting the license in a matter of one day will soon realize that it is not so easy. The delegation of the BTC met the Finance Secretary on Thursday and drew a blank. They met Cabinet Minister K J George who also did not assure of any hep. He reportedly expressed his anger at the manner in which wild allegations were made paving the way for CID enquiry to be ordered. The Chief Minister has been firm in his stand about the increase in membership. It remains to be seen if the Chief Minister changes his stand or the BTC members about their stand on giving more membrership. The BTC members surely have brought misery to scores of daily wage employees by their stand.
September 7, 8:22 PM
The BTC delegation did not make any headway in obtaining the license to conduct off-course betting activities. The delegation led by Harinder Shetty met the Finance Secretary Thursday evening but nothing much came about. The only hope left for the mandarins of BTC is an audience with the Chief Minister in order to end the impasse. There will be no off-course betting operations on Mysore races scheduled for Friday.
September 4, 10:46 PM
The entire Managing Committee of the Bangalore Turf Club barring former Chairman Harinder Shetty have resigned on the eve of the Special General Body Meeting of the club called to pass a resolution to increase the membership of the club by 150 including accommodating 50 government nominees. Harinder Shetty reportedly has collected 100 proxies and his stance will be critical for the passing of the resolution which has been opposed by a large section of the members. Tuesday's meeting has now taken a sensational twist. The CEO of the Club Nirmal Prasad has also resigned.
September 3, 8:24 PM
Mysore Race Club will not be conducting off-course betting on Hyderabad races on Monday in view of the Annual General Body meeting of the club.
September 3, 4:18 PM
Due to heavy rains and track not suitable for racing, the stewards of the Delhi Race Club has cancelled the races scheduled to be held on Tuesday i.e., 5th of September 2017
September 1, 4:44 PM
There is no sign of license from Karnataka Government to conduct off-course betting at Bangalore. The Bangalore Turf Club has written to the government, seeking grounds for refusal of license as the Finance Secretary had clarified that not giving license was not linked to granting new membership.
August 31, 9:22 PM
It is highly unlikely that BTC will manage a license from the government to conduct off-course betting on Mysore races on Friday. The off-course betting operations may be off for some more time. The government seems to be very firm. The license can come only if the BTC Special General Body Meeting votes in favor of increasing the membership in the manner proposed on September 5.
August 29, 5:24 PM
It has been unambiguously clarified that 28 percent GST is on the value of the ticket and not on the commission. For example, if the value of the bet is Rs 100, then GST on it is Rs 28. This effectively puts racing in severe financial crisis if it has not already slipped into one.
August 28, 11:48 AM
Usha Stud Farm's resident stallion China Visit passed away on August 17. China Visit is best known for being the sire of champions like Moonlight Romance, Xisca, Attila, Setaflame and other notable performers.
August 25, 4:59 PM
Jockey Trevor Patel boots home Turf Star to victory at Mysore on Friday (August 25) to reach the coveted landmark of 1000 winners. Trevor achieved the feat in less than eight years. Thus he gets the distinction of reaching the coveted landmark faster than any other Indian jockey. Trevor is due to leave on August 29 for a stint in Australia.
August 19, 1:09 PM
Jockey Yash Narredu wins a race on Military Star at Malaysian International Racing Carnival. Click on the link to watch the video.  Link
August 17, 9:55 AM
Thursday's Bangalore racing will go through. The underfoot conditions will be on the heavier side.
August 16, 10:19 PM
It has rained quite heavily for the last three days. Racing can take place if the professionals decide to go through with racing even though the conditions are likely to be on the heavier side.
August 16, 11:18 AM
Yash Narredu will be riding in Malaysia's International Racing Carnival on August 19 and 20. He has four rides on each of the two days. He will also be riding in the Malaysian Group I race. Here's wishing him all the luck!
July 29, 1:46 PM
Turfbee App is now available for I-Phone users as well. The App can be downloaded from Play Store.
July 26, 12:08 PM
Hydrabad Races Postponed::The Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club have resolved to cancel the Bangalore Races to be held on Saturday, 29th July, 2017 due to paucity of entries. ______In view of the above, the Board of Stewards, Hyderabad Race Club have resolved to postpone the 3rd day of Hyderabad Monsoon Races 2017 to be held on Friday, 28th July 2017 to Saturday, 29th July 2017.
July 26, 11:43 AM
Bangalore Races of Saturday,29/7/17,stands cancelled due to paucity of acceptors.
July 10, 10:39 PM
Legendary trainer Rashid Byramji will be calling it quits as a trainer after more than 50 years stint as India's most successful trainer. He will be honored by the club, KROA, and KTA on the Derby day.
July 10, 10:38 PM
Jockey Suraj Narredu has informed that he has suffered a ligament tear on his shoulder following the freak incident astride Raw Gold in the paddock on Saturday. Consequently, he will be out of action for three weeks. Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.
July 8, 11:47 PM
Khushroo Dhunjiboy, Vijay Shirke and Berjis Desai owned Zenon scored a sensational win at Haydock over a 2800 metres trip on Saturday. Zeon was squeezed out to be tailed off last with about 300 metres left in the race but the progeny of Galileo out of Jacqueline covered ground in amazing fashion and won in impressive fashion in the hands of jockey Robert Tart. The three-year-old colt is trained by John Gosden.
July 8, 11:37 PM
Raw Gold played up in the paddock during the parade for the last race of the day at Bangalore on Saturday and dropped jockey Suraj Narredu who landed on his shoulder. Fortunately, Suraj did not suffer any fracture though he was in terrible pain. The jockey is hopeful of returning to action by the middle of next week. Suraj will undergo more tests to see if there is any damage to his shoulder through an MRI scan.
July 1, 11:09 PM
Desert God finishes fourth in the Follow Sun Bets On Twitter Handicap at Windsor on Saturday. King Bolete necked out What About Carlo to win the race. Great Hall was third 3 1/4 lengths behind the runner-up. Desert God lost the third position by a short head.
July 1, 1:37 PM
Desert God will be racing at Windsor on Saturday. The distance of the race is 2300 meters and the race will be run at 8.20 p.m. Indian time. You may get the live race on D Sports.
June 30, 11:25 PM
The turf clubs in India will be charging 28 per cent of turnover tax on totalisator betting. The tax in Bangalore was 12.5 percent. The tax will have a big impact on the betting in the totalisator pools and severely hurt the conduct of racing. We have to wait and see how the club's cope with this intimidating tax. Mysore Race Club had the privilege of paying only four per cent on turnover and the club will suffer serious financial stress.
June 28, 12:54 PM
Notice Bangalore Turf Club Ltd. Will be introducing the third horse pool where the backer has to nominate the horse which finishes 3-in that particular race. The Minimum unit bet for the third horse pool is Rs.10/-. This pool will be operated in every race where there are four or more horses declared to start. The above pool will come into force from Wed, 28 June 2017
June 26, 12:02 PM
The CID will also summon trainers and owners for questioning at a later date as part of their investigation into BTC affairs which was ordered by the Chief Minister of Karnataka last month. The inquiry was ordered following allegations of race fixing and doping by the former Chairman who was removed through a no-confidence motion. One government nominee on the committee is also responsible for bringing down the reputation of the club.
June 26, 10:39 AM
All the leading jockeys currently riding in Bangalore have been summoned to appear before the Special Investigation Team of CID on Tuesday morning as part of the ongoing inquiry into various issues.
June 18, 9:19 AM
There is a strong possibility of GST on betting on horse racing being revised to 18 per cent. Still, there is no clue whether the tax is on turnover or on commission earned by the club.
June 15, 3:59 PM
The Stewards of Mysore Race Club Ltd.,have decided to POSTPONE the Fith Day of Mysore Summer Races,scheduled to be run on Wednesday, 21st June, 2017 to Thursday, 22nd June, 2017
June 11, 12:02 PM
Tapwrit wears Down Irish War Cry to win Belmont Stakes on Saturday. With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry most of the way, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz, as the top pair kicked well clear of the rest in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1).
June 7, 12:04 AM
Zenon (Galileo - Jacqueline) won a race over a mile and half quite comprehensively at Chepstow on Tuesday. The three-year-old was a favorite to win the race. The horse ran in the ownership of Vijay Shirke, K N Dhunjibhoy, Berjis Desai and other partners from the Coolmore Stud. The winner was trained by John Gosden. Click on the link to look for the video.  Link
June 6, 11:52 PM
BTC has got the license to conduct off-course betting on Mysore races to be held on Wednesday. The license to conduct live racing over the weekend is expected to come on Wednesday morning.
June 6, 11:52 PM
BTC has written to the government that it was willing to place before the special general body of the club for an increase in membership by about 150. Of this, the government will have the right to nominate 50 members. Fifty memberships will be reserved for racehorse owners and breeders and other 50 will be open for others.
June 6, 3:12 PM
The Karnataka Government has reportedly demanded nomination of members from its side as a precondition for handing back the license to conduct racing by the Bangalore Turf Club. It would be interesting to see how the club mandarins and the members are going to react to the emerging situation.
June 4, 3:29 PM
Four mock races were held on Sunday morning, with top horses that are likely to figure in the classics and the graded races participated. Click on the link to watch the videos.   Link
June 3, 11:14 PM
Wings Of Eagles swooped fast and late under Padraig Beggy to spring a huge 40-1 surprise for Aidan O'Brien in the Epsom Derby on Saturday. Wings Of Eagles, who was one of the six runners trained by O'Brien, collared the well-fancied stablemate Cliffs Of Moher close home to win by three-quarters of a length, with 7-2 favourite Cracksman a further neck back in third.
June 2, 9:48 PM
Bangalore Races scheduled for June 3rd and 4th have been cancelled.
June 2, 1:58 PM
Due to Heavy rains and bad under foot conditions the stewards of Madras race club have decided to cancel the remaining races of the day.
June 1, 11:09 PM
At this point of time, there is no threat to weekend's racing in Bangalore. BTC is set to get its license in all probability by Friday evening. The Chief Minister has reportedly promised to do the needful. The law department and the finance department have given the green signal. It is now with the Chief Minister to make his decision.
June 1, 8:05 PM
Note: There will be NO INTER VENUE betting in Bangalore on Ooty races to be held on Friday, June 2
May 30, 9:21 PM
BTC to be issued the license to conduct racing by the government. The law department has reportedly given the green signal for the license to be issued. BTC had to postpone mid-week races because of the delay in obtaining the clearance.
May 29, 9:31 PM
Last week's races which were postponed due to heavy underfoot conditions have been re-scheduled to be held on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. The race cards already published, hold good. Consequently, the entire prospectus of the season also gets pushed by a week.
May 28, 8:11 PM
Mysore Race Club to conduct its Wednesday's races as scheduled. There is uncertainty about Sunday's postponed Bangalore races.
May 28, 8:20 AM
Sunday's Bangalore races postponed to Wednesday subject to Mysore Race Club agreeing to postpone their races by one day. Overnight rains once again ensured that no racing was possible for the second day running. BTC is planning to have its postponed races on Tuesday and Wednesday.
May 27, 9:09 PM
Rains have been relentless in Bangalore. Saturday's evening rain has ensured that Sunday's racing cannot be held. Only an official announcement about postponement or cancellation is awaited.
May 27, 7:53 PM
Rains lashes Bangalore once again putting a question mark on tomorrow's races being held.
May 27, 8:09 AM
Satuday's Bangalore races postponed to Tuesday. Heavy rains last night had ensured that underfoot conditions had become too bad for racing to be held.
May 26, 10:56 PM
Former trainer C A Kuts passed away in Bangalore on Friday night after a brief battle with illness. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family. Kuts was also a former Senior Stipendiary Steward of the Delhi Race Club.
May 26, 10:25 PM
It has been raining so heavily that Saturday's racing at Bangalore is unlikely to go through. The city has witnessed the heaviest rainfall of the season.
May 21, 9:14 AM
Overnight heavy rains have ensured that Sunday's Bangalore racing stands canceled. BTC spokesman said that the penetrometer reading was 6.5 cms. After track inspection on Sunday morning, the authorities decided to cancel the day's racing after taking the opinion of the professionals as well.
May 19, 4:14 PM
A shocker for Indian turf clubs. 28 per cent GST fixed by the government for racing. Racing will face a battle for survival.
May 7, 10:44 PM
Always Dreaming delivered, executing a flawless tracking trip under John Velazquez before taking command in the stretch to score a 2 3/4-length victory in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Owned by the partnership of MeB Racing, Brooklyn Boyz Stable, Teresa Viola, St Elias Stable, Siena Farm, and West Point Thoroughbreds, Always Dreaming was sent off the 9-2 favorite. Tod Fletcher trains the winner. Click on the link for the video.  Link
May 7, 12:27 AM
Churchill provided an uprecdented eighth classic success of O'Brien in the Quipco English 2000 Guineas on Saturday. A colt named after the greatest of all world leaders ruled on the Rowley Mile, just as so many had predicted he would, with the beautiful beast that is Churchill converting two-year-old dominance to Classic glory thanks to a wonderfully authoritative triumph in the hands of jockey Ryan Moore.
May 7, 12:13 AM
The confirmatory sample of Queen Latifa has come negative for the presence of any prohibited substance.
May 4, 11:12 AM
The Bangalore Summer Season will start on Saturday, May 13. The track looks in good shape as timely rains albeit modest have helped. With the season being a short one, one can expect competitive fields right from the first day itself. There are no issues which can delay the start as all the decks have been cleared for a prompt start.
May 4, 11:10 AM
The Bangalore Summer Season will start on Saturday, May 13. The track looks in good shape as timely rains albeit modest have helped. With the season being a short one, one can expect competitive fields right from the day first day itself.
May 4, 11:10 AM
The Bangalore Summer Season will start on Saturday, May 13. The track looks in good shape as timely rains albeit modest have helped. With the season being a short one, one can expect competitive fields right from the day first day itself.
May 4, 11:10 AM
The Bangalore Summer Season will start on Saturday, May 13. The track looks in good shape as timely rains albeit modest have helped. With the season being a short one, one can expect competitive fields right from the day first day itself.
April 23, 9:16 PM
Mr Y Jagannath was elected as Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club on Saturday after a no-confidence motion against Harinder Shetty was passed unanimously. All the elected members voted in favor of the resolution to remove the chairman.
April 17, 10:47 AM
Former Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club Jayant Shah passed away in Bangalore on Monday morning. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
April 14, 2:13 PM
Bookmakers may not operate at Mumbai for the weekend races. They have been protesting against harassment from various agencies and demanding that the club helps them out in their problems.
April 14, 1:28 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will be conducting off-course betting on Mumbai races on Saturday and Sunday only up to 8 p.m. Thus, there will be no betting on the last two races of the day on both these days.
April 7, 2:20 PM
The BTC Appeal Board has rejected the appeal of trainer Manohar who had been suspended for his horse Royal Rein testing positive for a banned substance. His suspension runs from April 1, 2017, to February 28, 2018.
March 26, 12:48 AM
Awesome Arrogate pulverizes the opposition in Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.  Link
March 21, 10:57 AM
Arrogate starts as overwhelming favourite for this Saturday's Dubai World Cup. Click on the link to read the story.   Link
February 27, 9:38 PM
BTC to webcast Invitation Cup weekend races free of cost. The webcast otherwise is available only on payment either on a day basis or yearly basis.
February 25, 12:57 PM
There is no threat to the running of the Poonawalla Multi-Million scheduled to be held on Sunday. The trainers association has said that there was never any intention not to saddle their horses for Sunday's races. Further, the cancelled Wednesday's races have been re-framed and entries close by 4 p.m. on Saturday. The trainers have agreed for talks with the RWITC thereby calling off their agitation and paving the way for cancelled Wednesday's races to be restored.
February 24, 11:26 PM
Mumbai races scheduled to be held on March 1 have been cancelled due to the paucity of entries. The trainers are protesting against non-payment of benevolent money to the association by the club.
February 21, 11:54 PM
Hyderabad Race Club has framed one extra day's of racing on Thursday, March 2. The winter season is set to conclude on Thursday.
February 21, 9:33 PM
Veteran trainer Zareer Darashah has announced his retirement from the profession at the conclusion of Wednesday's Mysore races. Darashah had the distinction of saddling more than 2000 winners and won many Derbys during his long stint as a trainer at both Bangalore and Mysore. His son Neil Darashah is a successful trainer at Bangalore. Here's wishing Darashah a happy retired life!
February 20, 9:08 PM
Serjeant At Arms will be running in the Gr 1 Maj P K Mehra Super Mile during the Invitation Cup weekend races to be held in the first week of March in Bangalore. The connections were all these days debating whether to run the champion colt in the Invitation Cup and Super Mile and have finally made their choice.
February 20, 12:01 PM
Former trainer Khan Baba (72) passed away in Bangalore on February 20. Khan Baba had trained several classic winners and also won a couple of Derbys. He was the brother of former Bangalore-based trainer B K Arshad and was the son of legendary trainer Baba Khan. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
February 17, 10:32 PM
Restriction on the movement of horses from Kolkata to other centres has been removed subject to certain conditions. Horses from Kolkata have arrived in Bangalore for the Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend races to be held on the first weekend of March.
February 3, 11:41 AM
Movement of horses from Kolkata has been restricted until further orders by the Veterinary Commission following the incidence of Trypanosomiasis in RCTC stables. Only horses which are PCR negative can be allowed to move to other racing centres. Movement of horses from other racing centres into RCTC has been banned.
February 1, 1:46 PM
The Stewards, Royal Calcutta Turf Club cancelled the First Day of the Calcutta Races Spring Meeting scheduled to be held on Thursday, February 2. The Acorn Stakes race scheduled to be 2017 has been postponed to a date to be announced later.
January 24, 1:07 PM
Jockey Zervan and T S Jodha suffered fractures in a horrific fall during the running of the Gr 3 Champagne Stakes on Monday at Kolkata. David Allan who too had a fall escaped without any injury. Jodha astride King Credible was repeatedly looking back and his knocked Castlebridge from behind as he failed to realise how close he was to the eventual winner resulting in his taking a bad tumble. Zervan on Annacapri who was following behind took a toss resulting in fracture of his leg. Jodha had multiple injuries including fracture on his shoulder. David Allan who was in the rear on Rufus too was affected by the action in front and he was tossed out of his saddle.
January 24, 12:12 PM
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January 5, 11:07 PM
Desert God finished seventh in his opening outing at Dubai in a race run over a mile and a half. Click on the link for the video  Link
Desert God is likely to have his first outing in Dubai on January 5 in a handicap race over a mile and a half on the grass track. http://www.emiratesracing.com/node/3?id=2772#tab-10570
December 18, 12:07 PM
A small delegation of Turf Authorities of India met the Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting was at the initiation of RWITC Chairman Vivek Jain. Mr Jaitley gave the group a patient hearing. Mr Jain gave an overview of the industry and the necessity of a fair rate of GST, if which mandated , can result in an all India totalisator. Mr Jain emphasised the heritage of the sport and its sporting status all over the world. While it was gathered the GST is months away, it is seen as a good beginning to get the Government to realise the seriousness of the problems and support the industry . Mr Jain was accompanied by Chairman TAI Mr Harinder Shetty, Secretary General TAI and Mr Zavaray Poonawalla. "I am delighted the FM gave us this opportunity but it is still a long road ahead. We will now follow this meeting with discussions with the bureaucrats in charge of implementing policy" said Mr Jain.
December 15, 10:23 PM
Jockey C Alford injured his wrist during morning workouts at Kolkata on Tuesday. He will be out of action for a considerable period of time.
December 14, 11:22 AM
Madras Races scheduled for Thursday 15th December 2016 have been cancelled.
December 14, 9:35 AM
Raman will adjudicate as Chief Stipendiary Steward of Bangalore Turf Club as a race day official from this week. Raman had retired a few years back as the Chief Stipendiary Steward of BTC a few years back. The authorities have decided to call Raman as many felt that Stiping in Bangalore had become very poor. Raman is currently the Additional Secretary and Chief Stipendiary Steward at Mysore Race Club.
December 13, 12:39 PM
Madras Races scheduled for Wednesday 14th December 2016 have been cancelled.
December 9, 1:32 PM
BTC yet to take a decision on allowing bookmakers. The Committee appears keen on keeping them out. The final decision is expected to be taken on Monday. There is a feeling that BTC may relent if at least 15 bookmakers who were operating come back at the same time and also make up for the deficit of the stall fee.
December 7, 11:41 PM
Setback for racehorse owners, trainers and jockeys as the Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court stays the judgment of single judge pertaining to the TDS case. The Income Tax department had demanded that the turf club deduct 30 percent tax on stakes under Section 199 BB and the same was challenged in the court by the club along with the affected parties. The Single Judge had ruled in favour of the petitioners. The Division Bench has stayed the judgment for a period of three months. The deduction under that particular section will adversely affect the parties concerned.
December 7, 11:40 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has issued show cause notice to all the jockeys who did not fulfil their riding engagements during last Saturday's races. Jockeys Imran Khan, Y S Srinath, Vivek and Shiva Kumar have also been given notice with regard to their role in the aggravation of the situation.
December 6, 9:35 AM
Chennai racing scheduled to be held on Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled in view of the state mourning following the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha. The 1000 Guineas has been postponed to be held on Wednesday, December 14. There will be no off-course betting operations as well till December 14.
December 3, 10:33 PM
Jockeys refused to ride after the first race of Bangalore on Saturday citing ground conditions. The rest of the eight races were run with the help of apprentice jockeys, the ground conditions not having a bearing on the running of the races despite apprentices in the saddle.
December 2, 9:40 PM
Jockey Y S Srinath has been suspended from December 12 to December 30 for misconduct during an enquiry and further fined Rs 25,000.
December 2, 7:09 PM
Feliciana has been withdrawn on veterinary grounds.
November 30, 8:16 PM
Bookmakers in Bangalore will not be operating till Sunday as the BTC Committee has reportedly told them that the decision about allowing bookmakers is under discussion. Some hawks are suggesting not having bookmakers and running racing only on tote system. The loss of income vis-a-vis the stall fee contributed by the bookmakers and the quantum of improvement on tote to offset the losses has to be taken into consideration before the club takes any decision.
November 30, 1:59 PM
Bookmakers are likely to operate this week at Bangalore. The Bangalore Turf Club has not extended any concessions to the bookmakers in view of demonetization and told the delegation that the status quo will be maintained.
November 29, 10:35 PM
Racing has been included in the special business category under the GST and attracts 40 per cent tax. However, there is no clarity whether the tax is on the commission or the turnover.
November 28, 11:07 AM
Indian champion horse Desert God has been invited to participate in the Dubai Racing Carnival. The champion four-year-old is expected to leave for Dubai in three weeks time.
November 24, 10:43 PM
The Mysore Race Club Appeal Board has rejected the appeals of trainer Appachu and jockey Kiran Rai. Their suspension is re-adjusted to start from November 26 and ends on May 24.
November 23, 12:28 PM
The Karnataka High Court grants a stay of 10 days to Mysore Race Club against the orders of Mysore Deputy Commissioner to vacate the premises. The club has been granted 10 days to file its objections.
November 16, 3:15 PM
Bookmakers are operating at Pune for off-course of Mysore and Bangalore races. However, bookmakers at Mumbai are not operating.
November 11, 2:51 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will be conducting off-course betting operations on Kolkata and Hyderabad races this weekend.
November 9, 6:41 PM
Bangalore Turf Club has cancelled races to be held on Friday, November 12 due to operational difficulties following the move by Central Government to denotify Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes. In view of the limited amount of money that can be drawn from the banks, bookmakers have informed that they would not be in a position to operate for a week. Punters too would not be able to carry the amount that they regularly carry to the race course.
November 9, 3:01 PM
Delhi races scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 10, have been cancelled due to administrative reasons.
November 9, 12:39 PM
Madras Races to be held on Wednesday 9th November 2016 have been cancelled due to unavoidable reasons.
November 9, 12:39 PM
Bangalore Turf Club not to conduct off-course betting on Kolkata races on Wednesday due to the centre government's move to denotify Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes as there would be no availability of cash for punters to punt for at least a week. The government's move is sure to impact betting in a very big way at least for sometime to come.
November 8, 9:55 PM
The Government of India's move to denotify Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes is sure to impact collections at turf club tote counters significantly in the immediate future.
November 8, 4:19 PM
The Stewards Royal Calcutta Turf Club  Link
November 7, 2:24 PM
Arrogate Upsets California Chrome' in the shadow of the wire on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park, handing the 5-year-old runner his first defeat of 2016 in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I)
November 3, 6:13 PM
Kolkata races scheduled for Saturday have been postponed to be held on Wednesday due to inclement weather. The card which has already been published holds good.
November 3, 6:26 PM
Following punters' agitation after the loss of the favourite in the third race of the day, the Stewards of the Delhi Race Club decided to cancel the last three races of the day on Saturday. However, the club announced that the last three races in the six-event programme were cancelled due to bad light.
October 31, 5:28 PM
Hyderabad has introduced rating system categorisation like other turf clubs in India from the ensuing winter season.
October 27, 3:31 PM
French origin jockey Cedric Segeon has been engaged to ride for trainer Neil Darashah during the Bangalore Winter Season starting from Friday, November 4. Cedric had been riding in Qatar in the recent past.
October 25, 9:29 AM
The Royalty dispute between Royal Western India Turf Club and Bangalore Turf Club has been resolved temporarily for the current year with the latter offering to pay Rs 4.28 lakhs per race day. The RWITC has accepted BTC's offer though the committee felt that the money offered fell short of their expectations.
October 24, 1:05 PM
Bangalore Winter Season to start on Friday, November 4. The Hyderabad Winter Season will begin on Tuesday, November 1. The Mumbai Racing Season will commence on Sunday, November 20.
October 10, 12:34 PM
Racingpulse regrets to announce that Hyderabad-based trainer M V Narayan Rao committed suicide on Sunday at his quarters in the race club due to financial constraints. The trainer hadn't been doing too well of late.
October 6, 6:52 PM
About 250 members of RWITC have contributed Rs 5000 each towards infrastructure expenses. The RWITC had requested its members to contribute Rs 5000 each to tide over the financial crisis after declaring a loss of Rs 25 crores for the current financial year. The committee members have all contributed Rs 10,000 each. There are 9300 members of all categories at RWITC.
October 6, 9:21 PM
RWITC plans to have 20 days of evening racing during the ensuing Mumbai racing season starting from November. The season ends in the last week of April.
October 3, 10:18 AM
FOUND, so often the bridesmaid this season, enjoyed her finest hour as she led home an Aidan O'Brien-trained one-two-three in the Gr 1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday. Highland Reel was second ahead of Order of St George. Click on the link for the video.  Link
September 26, 9:41 PM
Kenneth Pinto, Vivek Ubhaykar and Jagannath were elected as Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club at the Annual General Body Meeting of the club held on Monday. Fazal Ur Rahman and Chanduranga Kantharaj Urs were elected as Committee Members.
September 23, 6:02 PM
RWITC has agreed to provide signals of its races for BTC and Mysore Race Club until the end of Pune season without any pre-condition. Negotiations will be continued to resolve the vexed issue of Royalty. A broad consensus appears to have been reached at the meeting held between the two clubs held at Mumbai on Friday.
September 21, 1:35 PM
Jockey Trevor Patel's two-day suspension for ''injudicious'' ride on Mariska has been set aside by the Appeal Board of RWITC.
September 21, 12:20 PM
Former Senior Stipendiary Steward of RCTC and HRC Anil Sinha passed away on Tuesday at Patna due to massive heart attack. Sinha's last job was at HRC till a few years ago which ended rather abruptly. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the family of the departed.
September 20, 10:02 PM
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September 20, 8:43 PM
The Indian St Leger has been preponed by one day and it will now be held on Saturday, September 24.
September 12, 10:19 PM
Vivek Jain re-elected as Chairman at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee of the club held on Monday. Ghulam Vahanvaty continues as Chairman of Stewards. Ashwin Mehta also continues as Chairman of Appeal Board.
September 20, 12:32 PM
Due to administrative reasons,Mysore Races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 13th September 2016 have been Cancelled.
September 12, 11:25 AM
Classic contender Sheryl has suffered a setback and will not be running in the Mysore 1000 Guineas, scheduled to be held on Thursday.
September 10, 10:43 PM
Jockey Yash Narredu is reported to have suffered wrist fracture following his fall on Chily Chily in the sixth race of Pune on Saturday. Amyn Merchant is reported to have fractured his shoulder. The other two jockeys, Ajinkya and Kavraj Singh who had a fall in that race, are reported to be out of danger and are under observation.
September 6, 10:40 PM
RWITC to demand payment of Rs 6 crores by Bangalore Turf Club as arrears of royalty as a pre-condition for talks about restoring signals.
September 6, 7:34 PM
The Income Tax department's appeal against the decision of a single judge pertaining to 30 percent TDS on stake money is to come for hearing before Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court on September 14. The Single Judge had ruled against deduction of TDS on stake money earned.
September 6, 4:54 PM
Kolkata races scheduled to be held on Wednesday September 07, 2016 have been cancelled due to heavy rain & underfoot condition.
September 6, 3:54 PM
Mysore races scheduled to be held on Friday 9th of September 2016 has been posponed to Tuesday 13th of September 2016 on account of Karnataka Bandh.
September 5, 9:55 PM
The Stewards of RWITC at their meeting held on September 3,interviewed Trainer P. Shroff and Jockey P. Trevor with regard to the running and riding of Mariska. Having heard them and having viewed the race, were not satisfied with the explanation tendered by Jockey P. Trevor and decided to suspend his Jockey’s license September 18 to September 25 (both days inclusive) for injudicious riding.
September 5, 3:35 PM
Due to administrative reasons,Delhi Races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 06th September 2016 have been Cancelled.
August 28, 1:30 PM
RWITC asks BTC to come up with a fresh figure for Royalty that they would offer for negotiations to take place. At a Press Conference held on Sunday, RWITC Chairman said that it is the BTC which has cut off negotiations by quoting a figure and not budging from it.
August 29, 4:10 PM
Bangalore Turf Club is not conducting the off-course betting on Pune races tomorrow, 27th Saturday in view of the fact that RWITC has decided to cut off signals for off-course betting because of a dispute over Royalty. It may take a while for the resolution to happen as both sides have been rigid thus far in their stance forgetting the mutually destructive nature of the fight.
August 22, 11:27 PM
The traditional Southern Command Gold Cup (Gr 3) run for years in honour of the Southern Command at Pune, is being postponed from its scheduled date of Sunday, August 28. The Local Military authorities have requested for a change in view of a new Army Commander who will take charge in Pune on September 1 and as the present incumbent Lt.Gen Rawat has been promoted as Vice Chief of Staff in Delhi around the same time and the date is therefore not convenient to the local authorities. The Club will now run the Southern Command Cup as The Armed Forces Gold Cup (Gr 3) on the same day, with the same terms, so as not to disturb the schedule of horses targeted for this race. The change of name has been approved by the Chairman of the Pattern Race Committee , as a special case for this year, in view of the exceptional circumstances. The revised date of the postponed running of the Southern Command Gold Cup will be intimated shortly.
August 22, 1:05 PM
Mysore Race Club to conduct off-course betting on Pune races on Saturday and Sunday this week. The newly elected committee is to consider Bangalore Turf Club's request to go with them in the dispute pertaining to the Royalty and take a final decision on Saturday. Mysore Race Club does not have the license to conduct off-course betting on Hyderabad racing.
August 22, 12:25 PM
With the Bangalore Turf Club not agreeing for the audit of accounts as demanded by RWITC, the stalemate continues. RWITC has informed BTC that it will cut off signals for Pune races if BTC did not convey its decision regarding its demand by August 25. With both clubs taking a hard stand, race-goers at Bangalore will be deprived of off-course betting on Pune races from next week. The move is sure to hurt the sport in a significant way especially with the GST on the anvil from April 2017. There is speculation that GST on racing could vary from 18 to 40 percent unless the Turf Authorities of India make a strong case for keeping the taxes at the lowest point. The tote system at Bangalore is in grave danger, with the GST becoming a reality. At present, the Karnataka Government is charging 8 per cent turnover tax.
August 20, 1:02 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has called for a Turf Authorities Meeting of India on August 30 to discuss the letter issued by RWITC to cut off signals due to the dispute over Royalty. However, the Turf Authorities of India meeting held on July 13, 2009, at Bangalore had clearly stated that the matter should be resolved bilaterally without further reference to Turf Authorities of India. One is not sure whether the scheduled meeting will take place or not. The BTC can only negotiate the vexed issue bilaterally with RWITC as per the decision of the Turf Authorities of India.
August 18, 11:28 PM
Bangalore's senior trainer B Puttanna has decided to call it a day after being in this field for 45 long years. Puttanna has saddled over 1200 winners and had one classic success through Jersey Girl. Puttanna was also the President of Karnataka Trainers Association for a number of years. Puttanna worked as an assistant to his uncle B P Shivan who was considered as a trainer of trainers. Puttanna trained for a brief while at Chennai before moving to Bangalore in 1972. Here's wishing Puttanna, a happy retired life.
August 12, 10:00 PM
Vivek Jain will be the new Chairman of Royal Western India Turf Club for the year 2016-17. Friday was the last date for filing nominations and only nine people put in their application. They were Vivek Jain, Champaklal Jhaveri, Ghulam Vahanavaty, Milind Luthria, Geoffrey Nagpal, K N Dhunjibhoy, Jaydev Mody, Shyam Ruia and Ram Shroff. All of them have been elected unopposed. Zavaray Poonawalla who is the present chairman did not offer to contest on health reasons. Ghulam Vahanvaty will continue as Chairman of Stewards.
August 9, 12:13 AM
Madras Race Club to re-introduce auction sale of two-year-olds in the month of January.
August 6, 9:43 AM
Saturday's Pune racing will be gone through. The officials, after an inspection in the morning, have certified the track fit for racing.
August 5, 8:26 PM
It has been raining heavily and incessantly for the last few days at Pune. The race track is unlikely to be conducive for racing though Pune has a monsoon track. The fate of Saturday's races is likely to be known in the morning by 9 a.m. No official decision is forthcoming at this point of time.
August 2, 1:55 PM
Kunigal Stud champion sire Burden Of Proof passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 2nd August. He was 24 years old. Burden of Proof sired many champions including all conquering Desert God.
July 29, 8:53 PM
Trainer Rajinder has been suspended for nine months by Stewards of Delhi Race Club. He has also been fined Rs 30,000 for breach of medication rules involving two instances where the presence of Class I prohibited substance Levorphanol was detected in the urine samples.
July 24, 11:08 PM
Bangalore Turf Club has decided to conduct two extra days of racing. The season was set to conclude on Friday, August 5. The prospectus for the extra day's racing will be published in due course.
July 24, 12:20 AM
Former trainer Jamshed Dalal passed away at Pune two weeks ago at Pune. Dalal had won the prestigious Indian Derby through Sir Bruce. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
July 20, 2:16 PM
Six horses belonging to Dr M A M Ramaswamy Charitable Trust have been moved from trainer Satheesh to K R K Raju at Hyderabad.
July 19, 2:25 PM
Ravinder Singh who retired as a jockey last season, has been licensed to train by the Hyderabad Race Club from the ensuing monsoon season.
July 15, 11:30 PM
Former Indian jockey Ronald Wali sentenced to five-year jail term by Swindon Crown Court in England for arranging illegal immigrants to come to the country.
July 15, 12:04 AM
Trainer Altamash Ahmed's mercy petition has been partially allowed by the Appeal Board of RWITC. His year-long suspension for breach of medication rules which was to last up to the end of December 31 has been shortened. Altamash is now allowed to train from September 15. Altamash is now the main trainer for long standing RWITC Steward Shyam Ruia.
July 10, 11:13 AM
Jockey Shailesh Shinde has been retained to ride for owner Waahiid Ali Khan at Kolkata and at other centres.
July 9, 10:36 AM
The weather is cloudy and murky at the moment. It is drizzling in Bangalore though it should have no bearing on racing. Rain and Derby go hand in hand. The Derby is scheduled to be run on Sunday.
June 25, 2:11 PM
In case of difficulty in accessing live feed of Bangalore races, the following alternate link can be used:   Link
June 19, 10:41 AM
Darmouth handed the Queen her first Royal Ascot victory since Estimate's famous Gold Cup win of 2013 by winning the Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 1m4f, 4yo+ on Saturday at Royal Ascot. The final horse to carry the royal colours at this year's meeting, Dartmouth stayed strongly to the line and had to dig deep to deny Highland Reel by a head in a thrilling battle and land odds of 10-1.
June 17, 11:52 PM
Jean-Claude Rouget is starting to make the Gr 1 Coronation Stakes his own and one year on from his victory with Ervedya he triumphed again as Qemah gave jockey Gregory Benoist a first Royal Ascot winner. Under a dashing ride, 6-1 shot Qemah came from well off the pace to take the £226,840 first prize by a length and three-quarters from Nemoralia at Royal Ascot on Friday. Quiet Reflection provided former jump jockey Dougie Costello with a first Group 1 winner on the Flat and trainer Karl Burke with a first Group 1 winner in Britain with another display of blistering speed. Quiet Reflection outclassed the rivals in the Gr 1 Commonwealth Cup over six furlongs on Friday.
June 16, 11:21 PM
Three-year-old bay gelding Primitivo provided another boost to Poonawalla resident Stallion Excellent Art when he won the King George V Stakes Handicap, a race over mile and half, at Royal Ascot on Thursday. Primitivo is by Excellent Art out of Dolcetto (Danehill Dancer).
June 16, 11:15 PM
Order of George delivered trainer Aidan O’Brien a seventh Gold Cup success, answering any stamina doubts in definitive fashion in a messy running of the prestigious Gold Cup In Honour of The Queen's 90th Birthday over 4000 metres (2 miles and four furlongs) on Thursday.
June 16, 12:51 PM
Horses Withdrawn::Race No.2:Horse No.8-BADSHAH
June 16, 12:07 PM
My Dream Boat, 16-1 outsider of the six-strong field, ended the run of winning favourites at Royal Ascot on Wednesday and downed Japanese superstar A Shin Hikari who finished last in the Gr 1 Prince of Wales Stakes over nine furlongs on Wednesday at Royal Ascot. The Royal Ascot races runs through Saturday and can be watched live on www.filmon.com where one has to select Channel 4.
June 14, 10:48 PM
Tepin struck a blow for North America as she overcame challenging conditions to hold off Belardo in the closing stages. The Breeders' Cup Mile winner became the first horse from outside Europe to win the Gr 1 Queen Anne, despite punters looking elsewhere in the days leading up to the race as the ground softened.
June 14, 10:47 PM
Jockey Adam Kirby added a Group 1 victory only hours after becoming a father as 4-1 shot Profitable held on bravely by a neck from Cotai Glory (33-1) with 50-1 chance Goken finishing fast to take third place in the King's Stand Stakes (Group 1) at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
June 14, 10:45 PM
Galileo Gold wins battle of Guineas winners. In what was billed as the clash of the 2,000 Guineas winners, Galileo Gold came out on top under Frankie Dettori to stamp his authority on Classic generation with a dazzling performance in the Gr 1 St James Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on Tuesday.
June 12, 11:26 AM
WinStar Farm and Bobby Flay's Creator needed every step of the 1 1/2 miles over Big Sandy to win the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (gr. I) June 11. Click on the link for video.   Link
June 11, 10:44 PM
Capt Jamshed Appoo and his partners owned Destroyer wins the BETSTARS.UK BEST ODDS ENGLAND V RUSSIA HANDICAP at Sandown on Saturday. The winner ran in the colours of Capt Appoo and was trained by Wiliam Muir and ridden by Sam Hitchcott.
June 4, 10:14 PM
Harzand shrugs off injury scare to win Gr 1 Investec Derby on Saturday. Hours before the race, Harzand's participation was in doubt after the colt spread a plate. But with no serious damage sustained, connections rolled the dice, and were rewarded with a Classic victory. Trainer Dermot Weld and jockey Pat Smullen were left celebrating their first Derby victories as the Aga Khan-owned Harzand held off favourite US Army Ranger, with Idaho taking third.
June 3, 11:04 PM
It has rained quite heavily in Bangalore on Friday. Expect the going to be on the heavier side for Saturday's Bangalore races.
June 3, 11:01 PM
Aidan Obrien trained Minding overcame trouble on the turn to the straight to become the first filly since Kazzia in 2002 to complete the Gr 1 English 1,000 Guineas and Gr 1 Investec Oaks double on Friday. Ryan More was able to obtain a clear passage along the rails in nick of time to set alight the filly. The daughter of Galileo did the rest.
May 25, 10:06 PM
Suraj Narredu had a fall on Multiply in the morning track work on Wednesday. Fortunately, the MRI scan has reportedly not shown any damage to the bone though the jockey has complained of discomfort in his legs. This is the reason why Suraj did not ride at Mysore on Wednesday. The jockey is under observation for any damage to his legs.
May 22, 11:53 AM
After four losses to undefeated Nyquist, Exaggerator turns the tables with an off-the-pace victory in the $1.5 million Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. Click on the link for the video.  Link
May 22, 11:54 AM
Chris Hayes guides Awtaad (Cape Cross) to a big win in the Gr 1 Irish 2000 Guineas at Curragh on Saturday. Favourite Galileo Gold who encountered traffic problems, finished second.
May 21, 5:44 PM
Trevor Patel who had a fall on Sheryl in the sixth race of the day, is reported to have fractured his wrist.
May 21, 8:20 PM
One of the greatest broodmares of Indian racing history, Running Flame passed away at the Poonawalla Stud Farm. Running Flame has a weanling by Leitir Mor. Running Flame is the dam of one of all time greats of Indian racing namely Desert God. The daughter of Steinbeck herself was a champion in her times and had won the Gr 1 Indian Turf Invitation Cup besides a host of other graded races. Dual Derby winner Borsalino was by Choisir out of Running Flame. The mare was owned by Mr Padmanabhan & Mrs Sharmila Padmanabhan.
May 18, 10:33 AM
Highest rated three year old Sarjeant At Arms and Poonawalla Multi-Million placed Commonwealth will be skipping the Gr 2 Karnataka Juvenile Million, the highlight of this Sunday's Bangalore races as they reportedly have had an episode of fever in the recent past.
May 14, 12:56 PM
The bookmakers will be back in action on the opening day of Bangalore Summer Races on Saturday at Bangalore. The club and the bookmakers settled for an increase of 25 percent in stall fee as against the original demand of 40 per cent. A couple of bookmakers have dropped out stating that they will be unable to comply with the demand.
May 14, 11:18 AM
Punters may keep in mind the fact that track work of quite a few horses would be missing in the Form Guide as the club had not provided saddle cloth number. Horses were being worked without the number. Only last week has the club given saddle cloth to all horses. The delay is the reason why the track work report will not be comprehensive. The Chairman had clarified in the Press Conference that due to non-availability of the required cloth resulted in the delay.
May 13, 10:44 PM
Bookmakers are unlikely to operate on the opening day of Bangalore Summer Races on Saturday in protest against the steep hike of 40 per cent in stall fee. A spokesman of the bookmakers said that the talks with the authorities failed to arrive at an acceptable consensus.
May 13, 12:35 AM
Click on the link to watch the video feature on champion Indian four-year old Desert God. The commentary for the races has been done by Jim McGrath.   Link
May 13, 2:43 PM
French jockey David Raymond Henri Breux will be seen in action during the Bangalore Summer Season. He will be riding for Dr M A M Ramaswamy Chettiar of Chettinad Charitable Trust. He had ridden in the past at Hyderabad during the 2014-15 racing season.
May 11, 1:08 PM
Bangalore Turf Club unlikely to continue with the dual betting system that was introduced last season as the experiment has been dubbed as a failure.
May 11, 10:46 AM
Movement of horses from Mumbai to Pune has been near complete, with about 750 horses having already arrived at the Pune Race Course. Another 100 odd horses remain to be transported from Mumbai.
May 8, 10:23 AM
Nyquist Unrelenting in Kentucky Derby Victory. The son of Uncle Mo proved that he is a champion at all distances by his emphatic win. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 6, 3:07 PM
Thursday's rain has given hopes of a prompt start to Bangalore Summer Racing Season scheduled to start on Saturday, May 14. Rains are forecast for the next few days which should help things considerably. Bangalore had unprecedented dry spell for the whole of April with scorching heat making things difficult. The weather has changed albeit slightly for the better.
April 28, 2:30 PM
Twenty-three-year-old Kolkata-based jockey Md Javeed passed away on Thursday. Javeed had a bad fall two years ago and was since then paralysed and was confined to the wheelchair.
April 25, 11:09 AM
Usha Stud Farm has a vacancy for a qualified Resident Veterinarian. Candidates should have a minimum of six years work experience at a reputed Stud Farm, Turf Club or Equine Veterinary Practice. Horsemanship and Managerial skills are a pre-requisite for this position. The job description includes Management of Stock and Stables in addition to Veterinary responsibilities. Ability to work as part of a team is essential. Applications may be emailed to ameetamehra@hotmail.com
April 21, 8:38 PM
Prominent breeder in the ‘70’s, Gurdip Singh Sidhu (82) passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness. Gurdip is survived by his two sons Dalvinder and Japinder.
April 19, 10:29 AM
Here is an update on injured jockey I Pasha's operation from trainer Malesh Narredu: ''The spinal cord operation has been performed on the jockey. 12 screws and a steel plate has been fixed as the spinal cord is badly cut off. Pasha is paralysed from stomach downwards. Doctors say he is still in critical condition because of his low blood pressure due to lung injury. His blood pressure now is normal due to medication and life support system. Let's pray for him to pull through these hard times and hope he recovers well.''
April 18, 11:23 AM
I Pasha who suffered a fall on The Big Revival in the sixth race at Mumbai on Sunday is to undergo a spinal cord operation. Unfortunately, the 47-year old Pasha took the brunt of the accident resulting in serious injuries.
April 17, 10:38 PM
Jockey Srikant Kamble who had a fall on Rising Concert in the sixth race of the day at Mumbai on Sunday has reportedly suffered a collar bone fracture. Veteran jockey I Pasha who had a fall on The Big Revival in the same race has reportedly suffered serious injuries and is under observation.
April 17, 3:14 PM
Veteran jockey Yusuf Khan passed away on Saturday night. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
April 15, 1:28 PM
Racing In India: A Royal Legacy, a coffee table book , authored by Lynn Deas, is being launched in the Paddock, Mahalakshmi, RWITC on Sunday April 17 at 6.30 pm at a brief presentation ceremony.
April 14, 2:11 PM
The webcast of Ooty races can be accessed through Madras Race Club website www.madrasraceclub.com. Click on the link to go to the page directly.   Link
April 10, 12:23 AM
Multiple classic winning Jacqueline has foaled a filly at Nanoli Stud Farm on Sunday. Jacqueline was covered by Epsom Derby winner Australia and brought back to India. Jacqueline is owned by Messrs Vijay Shrike, K N Dhunjibhoy and Berjis Desai.
March 31, 7:43 PM
Trainer Pesi Shroff will be skipping the Bangalore Summer Season. Pesi hadn't taken a break since he became a trainer more than 10 years ago. ''I am not missing the season because some horses went wrong last summer season. These are part and parcel of the sport. I need to take a break after the hectic years as a trainer,'' said the champion trainer. Surely the summer season will be poorer without the presence of top quality horses form his yard.
March 27, 12:37 AM
American champion California Chrome records a sensational win in the Gr 1 Dubai World Cup on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.  Link
March 26, 4:14 PM
Bangalore Summer Season will start on Saturday, May 14.
March 20, 1:06 AM
Entry of outstation horses for the Bangalore Summer Season is permitted with immediate effect. The turf club has decided to allow outstation horses early so that they don't miss out action in the early part of the season. The Summer Season is slated to start on Saturday, May 14.
March 13, 10:16 PM
Two extra-days of racing has been framed by the Bangalore Turf Club on March 24 and 25.
March 9, 12:21 PM
Horse of the Year Quasar has been retired to Ruia Stud Farm at Pune to do duties as a stallion. The prolific performer that Quasar was, he won the highest stakes in the history of Indian racing and narrowly lost to Desert God in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup held on Sunday at Chennai. The Malesh Narredu trained Quasar qualifies as one of the all time greats of Indian racing.
March 1, 11:19 PM
Bangalore Turf Club Secretary S Nirmal Prasad retired from service on Monday, February 29 after 30 years of distinguished service. Nirmal Prasad's contribution in running the club and making it one of the best in the country, was tremendous. Here's wishing him all the best in his future endeavors.
March 1, 12:08 AM
The income tax limit on earning from racing has been hiked from Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 in the newly introduced proposals of the Union Budget.
February 24, 12:50 PM
Mobile badges at Madras Race Club has been reduced to just Rs 300 per race day. This should encourage greater attendance at the race course on a regular basis. The attendance for the off course betting on Zavaray Poonawalla Evening Racing crossed over 3000 which is a significant step forward for the club which is attempting to regain its past glory.
February 22, 9:11 PM
Jockey Sreekanth Kamble's one year suspension has been reduced to six race days by the Appeal Board of Bangalore Turf Club at its meeting on Monday. The jockey had been suspended for one year for not letting Vicious Circle to run on merits. Trainer Nityanand had been suspended for one month and further fined Rs 25,000 for unsatisfactory discharge of his duties. The trainer's suspension and fine has been waived.
February 12, 8:05 PM
Jockey Srikanth Kamble has been suspended for one year for not letting Vicious Circle to run on merits. Trainer Nityanand has been suspended for one month and further fined Rs 25,000 by the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club.
February 5, 9:06 PM
Royal Turf Club of Sri Lanka has been formed. Wayne Wood has been appointed as Chairman of Stipendiary Stewards. Sinclair Marshall is to join as riding instructor as well as Stipendiary Steward as per the report in the Sri Lanka newspaper Daily Mirror.
February 3, 10:15 PM
James Doyle has been booked to ride Costa Del Sol in the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby on Sunday. Doyle had ridden in India in his formative years. He is now a top jockey in England, riding for the famous colours of Godolphin.
January 29, 12:48 PM
Korea to host the next Asian Racing Conference in the year 2018.
January 15, 3:49 PM
Crimson Princess, ridden by Pradeep Chouhan and trained by Suresh, wins the Poonawalla Estates South India Derby on Friday at Chennai.
January 15, 1:43 PM
English jockey Jim Crowley to ride for Pesi Shroff on Sunday. Crowley will ride Gestapo in the Ruia Cup. Crowley is expected to come back to India on the Oaks day and he is expected to have a number of rides.
January 14, 10:29 PM
Madras Race Club to webcast Derby day races to be held on Friday, January 15 on its website www.madrasraceclub.com. Click on the link to go to the website.   Link
January 14, 9:15 PM
Jockey B Harish has been suspended for one year by the Stewards of Mysore Race Club for not letting Aretes to run on merits. Jockey Afsar Khan's appeal against one year suspension for not letting Storming Home to run on merits, has been rejected by the Appeal Board of Mysore Race Club.
January 13, 11:09 PM
Trainer S S Shah has been suspended for 30 days for one of his wards Soul Centric testing positive for a Category I substance. The decision was taken by the RWITC Stewards on Wednesday to suspend the trainer on the vicarious responsibility clause.
January 11, 2:29 PM
Pesi Shroff's case in High Court has been put off for January 29. It may be recalled that High Court had stayed the suspension handed out to the trainer for vicarious responsibility for his wards testing positive for Venlafaxine and fixed the next date of hearing to January 11.
January 7, 9:07 PM
Evening racing to commence on Saturday at Mumbai with great fanfare. Bangalore Turf Club will be conducting off course betting on Mumbai races. However, the operations close at 7.30 p.m. This in effect means that punters in Bangalore will not be able to bet on the last race of the day which is scheduled at 8 p.m. either with the bookmakers or the club operated totalizator pools.
January 8, 12:34 PM
Bangalore 1000 Guineas winner Starlet has got adverse report from the testing laboratory at France for presence of Pentazocine which is a Category III pain killer. Trainer Dominic has the option of sending the B sample for confirmatory analysis. Angel Dust had finished second in that race.
January 7, 2:31 PM
Jockey David Allan has gone back to England to attend the funeral of his father who passed away last week. David will be back in time to ride in Saturday's races at Mumbai.
January 4, 10:45 AM
The Poonawalla Evening Racing will commence at Mumbai on Saturday, January 9. In all, there will be 19 days of evening racing. The cost of mobile badges are likely to be reduced to Rs 500 per day for evening racing. The RWITC wants to make racing in the evening an enjoyable one and hopes to attract massive crowds.
January 4, 10:42 AM
The much awaited Asian Racing Conference will be held from Monday, January 25 at Mumbai. Delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in the business sessions where interesting papers on various facets of the sports are to be presented by experts from all over India. There will also be a paper on handicapping in India by the Chief Handicapper of Bangalore Shiva Prasad.
December 25, 7:10 PM
G.Sai Vamshi and G.Adarsh are both doing fine.G.Adarsh suffered a minor injury whereas G.Sai Vamshi fulfilled his riding engagements for the day.
December 23, 1:43 PM
Senior Vice President of Calcutta racing, Robin Corner clarifies about circumstances leading to jockey D K Ashish's fatal fall during the running of the Calcutta Oaks. You can read the full text of the clarification to the questions put to him in Public Pulse.
December 22, 11:31 AM
The Mumbai High Court on Tuesday granted interim stay of Pesi Shroff's suspension of three months imposed by Royal Western India Turf Club.
December 21, 10:17 PM
Pesi Shroff files a petition in High Court against his suspension. The interim order is expected to be pronounced on Tuesday morning.
December 21, 11:26 AM
Jockey D K Ashish succumbed to his injuries sustained in a fall on Bold As Brass during the running of the Calcutta Oaks on Saturday. Ashish was admitted to Belle Vua Clinic at Kolkata in critical condition. He breathed his last at 12.55 a.m. Funeral will be held at Fatima Nagar in Pune on December 22. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family
December 21, 9:06 AM
Jockey D.K.Ashish passes away.Racingpulse.in and it's members offer their condolences to the bereaving family.
December 19, 6:59 PM
Jockey D.K.Ashish critically injured after a fall from his mount during the running of The Calcutta Oaks.
December 16, 9:33 PM
Jockey Afsar Khan has been suspended and treated as disqualified person for a period of one year beginning from January 1, 2016 for not letting Storming Home to run on merits at Mysore. Trainer Feroz Khan has been fined Rs 50,000 for giving misleading evidence during the inquiry. Jockey Chethan Kalay has been suspended for four race days for unsatisfactory riding on Crown Emperor, with the punishment commencing from December 30.
December 16, 9:57 AM
Leading breeder Ameeta Mehra expresses anguish at the way the presentation ceremony of Indian 1000 Guineas was handled on Sunday. Full text of her letter is in Public Pulse.
December 15, 11:17 PM
Pesi Shroff's appeal against 60 day suspension for two of his wards coming positive for Venlafaxine has been rejected by the Appeal Board of RWITC after a marathon meeting on Tuesday. The trainer had not appealed against the 30 day suspension for one of his horses testing positive for Capsaicine. The 90-day suspension starts from Monday, December 21. The Appeal Board, however, removed the fine of Rs 50,000.
December 14, 7:07 PM
Wayne Wood, Director of Racing at Bangalore Turf Club resigns over differences with the governing body.
December 11, 11:27 PM
The jockeys of Ice Glacier and Saladin will be announced on Saturday morning as David Allan has gone back for a week to England to renew his VISA. Zervan and Sandesh are likely replacements.
December 11, 9:20 PM
The Board of Appeal of RWITC has deferred Pesi Shroff's appeal to Tuesday. The committee is to deliberate whether Shroff's contention that Prof Tatu's detailed report is as fresh evidence and that the case should be sent back to the Stewards or whether his case should be dealt by the Appeal Board itself. The Board of Appeal met on Friday to decide on Shroff's appeal.
December 7, 10:56 AM
R Ramakrishnan has been elected as Chairman of Madras Race Club at Chennai on Sunday. Chairman of Apollo Hospitals Dr P C Reddy has been brought in as new committee member of the club. Ramakrishnan had earlier been Chairman of Madras Race Club and had also served as Steward of Bangalore Turf Club for a number of years.
December 7, 11:35 PM
Trevor Patel guides Roventas to victory at Mauritius in his last ride of the Carnival on Sunday. Click on the link for the video.  Link
December 5, 9:44 PM
Seasoned administrator R Ramakrishnan is expected to formally take over as Chairman of Madras Race Club. ''The Invitation Cup will go on as scheduled and it was the desire of Dr M A M Ramaswamy that the event should be held in befitting manner,'' said Ramakrishnan.
December 2, 11:19 AM
Jockey A Ramu who rode Field Game in Bangalore races last week has been suspended for two race days for careless riding. Jockey Irfan Singh who rode Mariko, has also been suspended by the Stipendiary Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club for two race days for careless riding.
December 1, 10:57 PM
WITHDRAWALS:2nd December 2015-Mysore, Race No.7. Horse No.5.QUEEN
November 30, 9:12 PM
Trainer Altamash Ahmed's 17 month suspension has been reduced by four months. Three of Altamash's horses had tested positive for steroids on their return from a spell. Altamash had been treated as warned off person. However, the Appeal Board has modified the order and he is now allowed to visit stables.
November 30, 9:09 PM
M K Jadhav's appeal against three month suspension has been rejected by the Appeal Board of RWITC on Monday. In view of Pesi Shroff producing fresh evidence yet again, his matter has been deferred for consideration to December 11.
November 27, 12:55 PM
Bright sunshine has helped significantly. The penetrometer reading before the start of the first race at Bangalore is 5 cms. The going officially has been termed as good going.
November 27, 10:20 AM
The penetrometer reading on Friday morning at Bangalore Turf Club is 5.2 cms. The going has been officially classified as soft. The weather is clear and there is bright sunshine.
November 26, 2:41 PM
The DELHI Races scheduled to be held on Friday 27th November 2015 have been postponed to Tuesday 01st December 2015
November 26, 10:54 AM
The penetrometer reading at Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday morning is 6 cms. Bright sunshine is expected the whole of Thursday. The penetrometer reading is expected to further go down by the time racing starts on Friday.
November 25, 10:21 AM
The penetrometer reading as on Wednesday morning is 6.6 cms. There was no rain on Tuesday. Bright sunshine is expected over the next two days which should augur well for racing to resume on Friday albeit in yielding conditions.
November 23, 11:07 PM
Rains continued to haunt Bangalore, with Monday being a very wet day. The penetrometer reading in the morning was little over 6 cms but after the persistent rain throughout the day, it will be much worse. Though bright sunshine is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday, one is not sure if the track will dry up sufficiently for racing to take place on Friday . The composition of the surface surely has had a major role to play in the depressing state of affairs. If it rains on Tuesday as well, things will become more difficult.
November 22, 10:06 AM
It is bright and sunny at Mumbai at the moment. Racing should go through though there is an element of unpredictability if there were to be dramatic change as the track cannot take even a small spell of rain.
November 21, 9:00 PM
The Appeal Board of RWITC has rejected the appeal of Delhi trainer A Khan against two year suspension handed out to him for one of his horses testing positive for Boldenone.
November 21, 8:59 PM
It has rained at Mumbai. There is forecast of rain. If it intensifies, Sunday's racing could be in jeopardy. The picture will be clear on Sunday morning. Check for latest updates before proceeding to race course on Sunday for Mumbai races.
November 19, 11:07 PM
English jockey Jim Crawley is due to arrive in India to ride for trainer Pesi Shroff. Suraj Narredu is retained by Shapoor Mistry and he has second retainer from Pesi Shroff.
November 19, 3:06 PM
Sunshine greets Bangalore following cancellation of Friday's Bangalore races. After more than 10 days, there was bright sunshine on Thursday. However, there is forecast of rains over the next few days.
November 19, 12:24 PM
With forecast of rains over the next few days, Bangalore Turf Club has decided to cancel Friday's races as the track is unsuitable for racing. Saturday's races have been postponed to next Friday.
November 19, 12:50 AM
Friday's Bangalore racing is all set to be drowned in the furious rain that lashed late on Wednesday night. There seems to be no respite from rain in Bangalore. Rains are forecast for the next three days. BTC may put off Friday's races to Tuesday.
November 18, 11:03 PM
Dr M A M Ramaswamy's horses are being transferred in the name of the trust floated by him.
November 18, 11:03 PM
Pesi Shroff's appeal against three month suspension which was due to be heard on Friday, has been put off to a later date. However, M K Jadhav's appeal is likely to be heard as scheduled.
November 18, 8:01 PM
Inclement weather persists in Bangalore. Though there was no heavy rain, persistent drizzle is making things difficult for the track to dry up. The penetrometer reading on Wednesday was 6.7 cms. There is very little hope of Friday's racing going through.
November 18, 1:09 PM
W I T H D R A W A L S at Mysore:: Race No.1- Horse No.3.YOUNG GALLANT...... Race No.2-Horse No.6.RIMCOLLIAN....... Race No.3- Horse No.10.BRAVO ZULU
November 17, 3:22 PM
Trainer M P Jodha has been suspended for 15 days by the Stewards of RWITC as one of his horses had tested positive for a prohibited substance.
November 16, 8:46 PM
Trainer Altamash Ahmed has been suspended for 17 months as three of his horses had come positive for steroid on their return from summering. Alaindair, An Acquired Taste and Astapi were the three horses which had tested positive.
November 15, 8:06 PM
Dr M A M Ramaswamy has been admitted to Intensive Care Unit of Fortis Hospital in Chennai with problems relating to liver and kidney. Here's wishing the Big Boss of Indian racing speedy recovery.
November 15, 11:32 AM
Rains back on course on Sunday. True to weatherman's prediction, it has already begun to rain in Bangalore on Sunday.
November 13, 2:08 PM
The winter season at Bangalore somehow seems jinxed. Rain is forecast for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday!
November 13, 8:22 AM
Bangalore races scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled due to unsuitable underfoot conditions. Rains late in the evening on Thursday ensured that whatever slim hopes of conducting racing also evaporated. Rains are expected in Bangalore for a couple of days more.
November 12, 9:46 PM
For those traveling some distance to go to the race course at all centres, they are well advised to wait till the official announcement is made in the morning by the Bangalore Turf Club authorities. For all purposes, only official announcement about cancellation or postponement is awaited. With forecast of rain over the next few days, the club will be in a dilemma to fix the new dates.
November 12, 7:56 PM
It is raining in Bangalore at the moment putting a question mark on Friday's Bangalore racing. The track has already taken enough drenching and the top surface is soft as there was hardly any sunshine on Thursday. The decision of the club will be known only in the morning. The situation though looks bleak.
November 12, 7:55 PM
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November 12, 11:02 AM
Weather continues to be gloomy in Bangalore though rains have kept away. The penetrometer reading on Thursday about 6 cms. The weather forecast indicates possibility of a thunderstorm. If there is no extended spell of rain, Friday's races should go through. The situation will become crystal clear by evening.
November 11, 12:05 PM
Bangalore races scheduled to be held on Thursday, have been postponed to Saturday due to unsuitable track conditions. The city has been getting rains relentlessly for the last three days. There is a question mark about Friday's races as well as light drizzle persists. There is no sign of Sun. Originally, the Bangalore Turf Club website had announced cancellation of races but the officials have clarified that what was carried in the website was a mistake and that the races have been postponed.
November 11, 9:22 AM
The opening day's Mysore races of the winter season, scheduled to be held on Wednesday have been cancelled due to unsuitable underfoot conditions and inclement weather.
November 10, 4:27 PM
Pat Eddery, champion British jockey 11 times and the winner of 14 British Classics, has died at the age of 63. "Eddery was one of the most successful riders of all time and partnered more than 4,600 winners. He also won four Arcs and was aboard Dancing Brave for his breathtaking triumph in 1986.
November 10, 11:18 AM
After pouring all night on Monday in Bangalore, light drizzle persists in Bangalore. The weather is cloudy, with hardly any sunshine. Thursday's races are in jeopardy as the track has taken enough pounding with hardly any way it can dry up in the gloomy weather.
November 10, 1:42 AM
It has been raining relentlessly in Bangalore that it is doubtful whether racing would take place on Thursday. Even if rains were to keep away over the next two days, the underfoot conditions would make things difficult for racing to go through. There is forecast of rain on Tuesday as well.
November 9, 5:43 PM
Due to continuous rain at Bangalore, the Stewards of BTC have postponed the races scheduled to be run on Tuesday, Nov 10 to Thursday, Nov 12.
November 9, 10:37 AM
Authoritarian who refused to gallop after a slow jump out on Saturday as a hot favorite, died after track work on Monday. The horse had also been subjected to a gate practice on Sunday. Authoritarian was a dry coated horse.
November 6, 10:50 PM
Md Khan trained Alvarez has come positive for a Category I substance Strychnine at Mysore.
November 5, 9:39 PM
Rains kept away on Thursday in Bangalore. There are bright chances of races going through on Saturday if there is no dramatic change in weather pattern. Thursday was marked by bright sunshine.
November 5, 10:16 AM
Bangalore races scheduled for Friday have been postponed to Tuesday, November 10. The fate of Saturday's races will be known tomorrow morning.
November 5, 9:22 AM
The penetrometer reading at Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. is about 7 cms. The authorities are to shortly decide whether they could go ahead with racing on Friday and Saturday. There is bright sunshine at the moment. The authorities have kept their options open at this point of time.
November 4, 7:24 PM
Race horse owner Waahiid Ali khan has retained D K Ashish to ride his horses at Kolkata during the Calcutta Winter Season.
November 6, 10:47 PM
Rains have caused collateral damage at Bangalore Turf Club as two horses have died due to electrocution. The horses, Ace Shineon and Catteleya were the victims. The damage could have been much worse but the for presence of mind displayed by a syce who reportedly switched off the electricity supply. It may be recalled that last season, three horses belonging to three different trainers had died of similar reasons. It is surprising that the safety measures are not put in place by the club.
November 4, 7:07 PM
Relentless rain has put a question mark about prompt start to the Bangalore Winter Season on Friday. It has been raining consistently every day. The track has taken a severe beating and the final round of cutting of grass cannot be taken up because of the wetness of the underfoot conditions. The going, if racing were to go through, will be on the heavier side.
November 3, 6:20 PM
MICHELLE PAYNE made history in the Gr 1 155th Melbourne Cup by becoming the first female jockey to win Australia’s greatest race after steering 100-1 shot Prince Of Penzance to a famous victory on Tuesday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
November 3, 6:07 PM
It has been raining heavily in Bangalore. There was 3.5 inches of rain on Monday. The rain forecast says that the city is expected to get more rain in the next two days. The rains are sure to pose a question mark about prompt start to the winter season on Friday.
November 1, 11:53 PM
America's Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh romped in Breeders Cup classic on Saturday. Ears pricked, long stride gobbling up ground, the first Triple Crown winner to ever run in the Breeders' Cup went soaring to an easy lead in the first quarter of the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and never faltered. Click on the link for the video.   Link
October 29, 9:14 PM
Trainer M K Jadhav has been handed a suspension of 90 days (60+30) on two counts for breach of medication rules for his horses testing positive for Venlafaxine. M J Jadhav had appealed against the original suspension of five months and the Appeal Board has referred the matter to Stewards who held a De No enquiry on Thursday and decided on the quantum of punishment.
October 29, 7:54 PM
Trainer Pesi Shroff has been suspended for a total of 90 days by the Stewards of RWITC on Thursday. Pesi Shroff had originally been suspended for five months and given a suspended sentence for a similar period after three of his wards had tested positive last year. The Appeal Board had referred the matter back to the Stewards to hold fresh enquiry after the trainer had produced some fresh evidence. The De Novo enquiry was held on Thursday and the quantum of punishment was given out as 60+30 days on two grounds.
October 27, 6:52 PM
Former jockey Billy Mathews passed away in Hyderabad on Tuesday. Mathews was a well known jockey who was credited with wonderful judgment of the potential of a horse.
October 26, 3:10 PM
The prospectus for the Bangalore Winter Season has been published. The same can be accessed on www.bangaloreraces.com or by clicking on the link  Link
October 19, 1:38 PM
Bookmakers continue to boycott races at Hyderabad. Will it pave way for bookmaker free regime?
October 18, 10:55 PM
The turnover on the Mysore Race Club's totalizator pools was Rs 3.86 crores on the Mysore Derby day on Sunday.
October 17, 9:03 PM
Western Aristocrat & Whatsthescript who both stood at Capricorn Stud Pune since their arrival in India to take up stud duties have been relocated to Anil K Bodani & Others (Manju Meadows Pvt Ltd). While the former has his first crop of yearlings for sale in 2015, Whatsthescript has his first two year olds in training this year. The facility at Anil K Bodani & Others has in the last few months been upgraded under a new management team and a resident veterinarian, the farm is now open to taking bloodstock for boarding, for both, the upcoming breeding season and on a long-term basis. All queries may be directed to K V Singh on kvironhorse@hotmail.com or +91 9158989781.
October 17, 9:00 PM
Bookmakers did not operate on Saturday at Hyderabad in protest against the assault of a bookmaker on Friday. The bookmakers have been under raid by the Commercial Tax Department officials for writing coded bets. The bookmakers opened odds at such prices that it irritated the punters and one bookmaker was also beaten up in the bargain.
October 16, 2:09 PM
Bangalore Turf Club to conduct off course betting on both Mysore and Pune races. Bookmakers will be operating for both centers. Earlier whenever there was dual betting, bookmakers were operating only for primary center and betting was facilitated only on tote for the secondary center.
October 15, 10:12 PM
Nanoli Stud Farm withdraws sponsorship of Pune Derby from next year.
October 14, 10:24 PM
Indian Derby is likely to lose sponsorship from United Spirits Ltd. The Indian Derby has been known as the McDowell Signature Indian Derby. McDowell has been sponsoring the race for a record number of 35 years, the longest in the history of any race. The original agreement with RWITC and USL was to last till 2017. Indian Derby is the richest race in India with stake money set to swell to Rs 5 crores in two years time. The Chairman of RWITC Zavaray Poonawalla and Marketing Committee Chairman Vivek Jain are scheduled to meet the company officials in Bangalore on Friday. The company had informed the club sometime back that it was withdrawing from the sponsorship.
October 4, 9:03 PM
Golden Horn halts Treve's bid for a hat-trick of wins in Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Group 1), one of World's most prestigious races. Frankie Dettori capped a golden year for himself with yet another success in the Arc. Frankie had in June steered Golden Horn to victory in the Epsom Derby. Click on the link for the video  Link
October 4, 2:59 PM
S S Shah trained Soul Centric has come positive for a Category I substance.
October 2, 12:01 AM
A C Satish Chandra has been elected as the Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Committee members held on Thursday.
October 1, 5:14 PM
Owing to persistent rain rendering the track not conducive for further racing, the Stewards of MRC have decided to cancel the 7th and 8th races of the day
September 30, 9:15 PM
The general body meeting of Mysore Race Club held on Wednesday has unanimously passed a resolution to allow race horse owners to become Stewards of the Club. Hitherto race horse owners were not allowed to become Stewards. The approval from the government for the resolution is being sought by the club.
October 1, 1:57 AM
Dr R Rajendra Prasad has been elected as Chairman of Mysore Race Club at the first meeting of the newly elected managing committee members held on Wednesday. G K Balakrishna and Y P Udhayshankar were elected as Stewards. M L Kantharaj Urs and M S Suresh were elected as committee members.
September 29, 10:52 PM
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September 10, 6:16 PM
Feroz Vakil & Milan Luthria are the nominated Stewards
September 10, 4:50 PM
Ghulam Vahanvaty, Zavaray Poonawalla, Vivek Jain, Champaklal Jhaveri, Geoffrey Nagpal, K N Dhunjibhoy & Shyam Ruia elected as Stewards of RWITC
September 10, 4:50 PM
Ghulam Vahanvati has been elected as Chairman of Stewards at the meeting of the Managing Committee of the RWITC held on Thursday.
September 9, 10:56 PM
The Stewards of Mysore Race Club have withdrawn the license given to jockey Rajesh Kumar for a period of 10 months from October 2 for not letting Active Grey to run on merits. Trainer Narayan Gowda has been fined Rs 20,000 and given final warning to be careful with the running of his horses lest he will face severe action. Jockey Srinath has been suspended for four race days for careless riding on Kir Royale, with the suspension set to start on September 21. Jockey Arshad Alam too has been suspended for four race days for an offense of similar nature.
September 9, 12:49 PM
Welcome rains at Pune. The rains should help the race track significantly. Pune is facing acute shortage of water with rains keeping away forcing the authorities to think of cancelling a few days of racing. With Tuesday's rains, things have improved significantly.
September 9, 12:46 PM
Trainer Magan Singh has been suspended for six months for breach of medication rules by the Stewards of Delhi Race Club. He is further referred to RWITC Stewards for considering longer suspension.
September 8, 10:16 PM
Mr Zavaray Poonawalla elected Chairman of Royal Western India Turf Club by the newly elected Managing Committee members on Tuesday. The Chairman of Stewards will be elected on Thursday. Ashwin Mehta replaces Shivlal Daga as Chairman of Appeal Board. The following were elected to the Managing Committee with votes polled by the respective candidates in brackets. Vivek Jain (907); Shyam Ruia (850); Zavaray Poonawalla (823); Khushroo Dhunjibhoy (822); Champaklal Jhaveri (819); Jayadev Mody (802); Geoffrey Nagpal (779); Ram Shroff (783); Ghulam Vahanvaty (772). Vijay Shirke (710) and Milan Luthria (679) were the losing candidates.
September 8, 8:18 PM
Vivek Jain's group voted to power in the Annual General Body Elections to the Managing Committee of Royal Western India Turf Club held on Tuesday. The following were elected to the Managing Committee: Vivek Jain, Zavaray Poonawalla, Champaklal Jhaveri, Geoffrey Nagpal, Ghulam Vahanvaty are the members from Vivek Jain's Panel. K N Dhunjibhoy, Jaydev Mody, Shyam Ruia and Ram Shroff were elected from Dhunjibhoy's panel. Vijay Shrike and new entrant Milan Luthria were the losing candidates. Zavaray Poonawalla is expected to be elected as Chairman of the Club.
September 8, 10:36 AM
Usha Stud looking for resident Vet Usha Stud Farm has a vacancy for a full time Resident Veterinarian. The position involves reproductive work and also the regular upkeep and treatment of our stallions, broodmare band and young stock. Applicants should have a minimum of 12 years experience of working at a reputable Stud Farm and be able to function as part of our team. This is a long term opportunity. Please send your application to ameetamehra@hotmail.com
September 7, 10:21 PM
With rains keeping away and municipal authorities not permitting ground water to be used for watering the track due to acute shortage of water at Pune, the RWTIC authorities reportedly are considering cancelling a few race days if it doesn't rain by next week. The track has become hard without rains and jockeys are complaining that kick back is pretty bad. The results have been topsy-turvy over the last few days of racing.
September 7, 10:20 PM
Good response for E Voting for election to the committee of Royal Western India Turf Club. The general body meeting and voting for electing nine committee members will be held on Tuesday and results announced in the night.
September 6, 3:57 PM
Due to inclement weather at Hyderabad, the Stewards of HRC have decided to cancel remaining races (5,6,7) of the day
September 5, 11:51 AM
Click on the link to see Press Note from International Thoroughbred Breeders' Federation  Link
September 2, 10:42 PM
Pesi Shroff's appeal was adjourned because the Appeal Board wanted to seek legal opinion if certain documents submitted by the trainer as fresh evidence can be deemed so.
September 2, 8:26 PM
Pesi Shroff's appeal against five month suspension handed out by the Stewards of RWITC has been adjourned by the Appeal Board after a marathon session on Wednesday at Mumbai.
August 28, 8:19 PM
Jockey D Gnaneshwar's appeal against three year's suspension by the Stewards of the Mysore Race Club has been rejected by the Appeal Board of the Club on Friday. Gnaneshwar was suspended for 18 months each for not letting Grace And Glory and Naval Glory to run on merits.
August 27, 2:33 PM
Due to heavy rains, the MRC stewards have decided to cancel the remaining races (3 - 9) today at Mysore
August 26, 9:09 PM
Jasim Akhtar who was working as a riding boy was found murdered and dumped in a man hole adjoining the race track around the 800 metres marker. Jasim was reportedly missing for a couple of days and his colleagues were in frantic search of him. With foul smell emanating from near the manhole area, fire brigade people were summoned and they fished out the body from the manhole. Another riding boy Sahil has been has been taken to custody by police for interrogation. Syces staged a protest in the evening demanding better security surveillance at the stable area.
August 24, 12:08 PM
Kolkata races scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 26 have been cancelled due to the paucity of acceptors
August 22, 11:52 PM
Delhi based jockey Shadab Khan died in a road accident at Delhi on Sunday. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
August 17, 10:12 AM
Jockey Saddam Hussain who was suspended by Delhi Race Club Stewards for his ride on Seacliff in the races held in March and referred to RWITC for further action, has been treated as a disqualified person for one year. The race under inquiry was A B Stud Fillies Trial Stakes.
August 15, 11:31 PM
Jockey Sandesh and Jockey Kishore Kadam who had a fall during the running of the fifth race at Pune escaped without any injury. The three year colt Kyoto suffered a bad shoulder fracture and was euthanized.
August 13, 10:20 PM
Hyderabad Race Club has convened a meeting of its members on Sunday, August 16 to discuss the Government of Telengana directive to shift the race course from Malakpet to Rajendranagar Mandal in Ranga Reddy District in two years time.
August 12, 10:24 AM
Madhav Mangalorkar who retired as a trainer under BTC Rules of Racing in the last decade, died in Bangalore. Madhav was a champion trainer at Madras and Hyderabad for a number of years before shifting to Bangalore. Madhav had saddled a number of Derby winners and was a giant in his peak days. He was the father of trainer Arjun Mangalorkar. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
August 7, 8:38 PM
Quasar who lost in the Governor's Cup on Friday at Bangalore, was reported to have suffered EPIH Grade 2 bleeding.
August 7, 5:23 PM
Due to heavy rains at Bangalore, the Stewards of BTC have decided to cancel 10th and 11th races today.
August 7, 3:40 PM
Raining in Bangalore at the moment.
August 3, 10:23 PM
Altamash Ahmed's three wards Alaindair, Astapi and An Acquired Taste have tested positive for Stanozolol on arrival at Pune Race Club from Japalu Stud Farm where they had gone for summering.
August 2, 12:10 PM
Three-time British champion Richard Hughes retires at the end of Glorious Goodwood racing on Saturday. Hughes has taken up job as a trainer.
August 1, 8:46 PM
The Stewards of Mysore Race Club have withdrawn the license given to jockey Gnaneshwar for a total period of 36 months for not permitting Grace And Strength and Naval Glory to run on merits during the Summer Races. The suspension starts from September 1.
August 1, 9:02 AM
The races scheduled to be held at Kolkata on Saturday, August 1 have been cancelled due to heavy rain which has rendered the underfoot conditions unsuitable for racing.
July 28, 8:28 AM
Mysore races scheduled to be held on Tuesday, July 28 have been cancelled as a mark of respect to Dr A P J Abdul Kalam, former President of India, who passed away at Shillong, on Monday.
July 27, 1:05 PM
The first race at Mysore has been re-scheduled to be held at 1.45 p.m. Consequent to this change, all the races will get pushed back by 15 minutes, with an interval of 30 minutes between each race.
July 27, 1:05 PM
Entries for this Thursday's and Friday's Bangalore Races close at 2 p.m. on Monday. There is likelihood of substantial number of trainers putting in their entries.
July 27, 11:29 AM
SEEKING THE DIA, the Group One winning son of STORM CAT whose son QUASAR is India's leading performer is available for sale. Those interested may contact at the following email address: bendorthoroughbreds@yahoo.com Click on the link for the pedigree  Link
July 22, 4:03 PM
Hyderabad Race Club has shifted its Friday's races to Sunday. However, its Thursday's races will be held as scheduled. The change in programme was necessitated by the cancellation of weekend races at Bangalore due to strike by trainers. Pune races will be held as scheduled on Thursday and Friday.
July 22, 11:14 AM
Bangalore races scheduled for the weekend have been cancelled due to paucity of entries. This is what Bangalore Turf Club has stated. The reasons are not stated though the trainers association President had instructed all trainers not to put entries till the meeting of the association on Wednesday. The cancellation follows the rejection of trainer Gregory Sandhu's appeal of four day suspension by the Appeal Board. Ashok Raghavan had represented Sandhu in the appeal.
July 21, 9:24 PM
Be Safe is sent to Chennai after two disastrous performances in Maharaja's Cup and St Leger.
July 21, 9:23 PM
The President of Karnataka Trainers Association B Puttanna has instructed fellow trainers not to put entries for this week end's races till the meeting of the association is held on Wednesday. However, some trainers are reported to have already put in their entries. The reasons for their grievance is not stated.
July 17, 4:34 PM
RWITC to charge Rs 7,000 per year for watching ''live'' webcast of its races beginning from Pune Season. Bangalore and Kolkata are charging Rs 4500 per year while it is free at the moment for watching Hyderabad and Mysore races.
July 16, 11:50 PM
More Boldenone headache for Royal Western India Turf Club as trainer Bezan Chenoy's Disraeli has come positive during testing in training. M P Jodha's horse Dazzle N Daze has come positive for testosterone.
July 12, 11:42 AM
Bright sunshine on Sunday. Derby day should be free of rains.
July 10, 11:46 PM
It rained heavily for little more than an hour on Friday evening. There should be no issues in conducting races on Saturday though the going could be on the softer side.
July 10, 7:11 PM
Raining heavily in Bangalore at the moment.
July 6, 1:28 AM
Be Safe was reported to have bled during the running of the Maharajah's Cup on Sunday. Official sources said that it was EPIH Grade1 bleeding which means there were traces of blood in the lungs. However, the horse is reported to be suffering from infection.
July 3, 12:57 PM
Colts Championship winner Phoenix Tiger who suffered an injury due to a horse clipping from behind in that race, will not be running in the Gr 1 Kingfisher Derby to be held on Sunday, July 12.
June 28, 10:45 AM
Click on the link to watch the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby which was by Jack Hobbs on Saturday at Curragh.   Link
June 28, 12:57 AM
JACK HOBBS, no match for his stablemate Golden Horn in the Epsom Derby, became the first British-trained winner of the Irish Derby since 1993 when he justified favouritism in the 150th running of the Curragh Classic on Saturday.
June 27, 11:19 PM
Dr Cyrus Poonawalla owned Gordon Lord Byron wins a listed race at Curragh on Saturday.
June 25, 3:55 PM
Trainer Damodaran Pillai (63) who had been a trainer under RWITC Rules of Racing for well over two decades, passed away at Pune on Thursday. Pillai had recently undergone a by-pass surgery. Pillai is survived by his wife and two daughters. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
June 20, 12:43 AM
Magical Ryan Moore creates history at Royal Ascot by riding his ninth winner on the fourth day of five day Royal Ascot meeting on Friday. Lester Piggott set the previous post-war best of eight winners in 1965 before repeating the feat a decade a later and Pat Eddery matched that total in 1989. Moore, who is widely regarded as the best jockey in the world, has continued his brilliant form of 2014 when he won 15 Group 1 races and was awarded the Longines World's Best Jockey title, by also winning both the Qipco 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas this year.Incidentally all these three jockeys have ridden in India.
June 16, 12:23 PM
The five day Royal Ascot festival starts on Tuesday with three Group I races scheduled for the day. The preview of the races is published in International Section.
June 17, 1:36 PM
Pesi's classic hopeful ADMIRALTY suffers a setback due to tendon injury and will miss out the summer classics.
June 7, 10:55 AM
At last the wait is over. Amid wild scenes of unbridled euphoria in New York, American Pharoah (Bob Baffert/Victor Espinoza) earned a place among the greats with a dominant performance to win the Belmont Stakes and become the 12th horse to complete the US Triple Crown on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
June 7, 12:57 AM
Frankie Dettori guides favourite Golden Horn to a glorious win in the Gr 1 Investec Epsom Derby on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.  Link
June 4, 5:27 PM
Jockey S John's mercy petition against his one year suspension has been rejected by Stewards of Hyderabad Race Club. John has to wait till the end of October to get back into action.
June 3, 10:53 PM
Gauri Bose, wife of Major Mohit Kumar Bose passed away in Bangalore on Wednesday evening after brief illness. Gauri Bose who was also a former race horse owner was the mother of Sharmila Padmanabhan. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
June 1, 9:18 PM
Trainer Pesi Shroff has been suspended for five months by the Stewards of Royal Western India Turf Club for vicarious responsibility. Three of his wards had tested positive for prohibited substances. The Stewards have also handed out four month suspended sentence. The punishment is effective from July 23.
June 1, 4:36 PM
Trainer Amit Cady has been suspended for 45 days for breach of medication rules by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club. Two of his horses had come positive for painkiller. Cady has also been slapped with a suspension of one month by Stewards of Mysore Race Club for a similar offence.
June 1, 4:34 PM
Trainer M J Jadhav has been suspended for five months for breach of medication rules. Seven horses of Jadhav had come positive for banned substances, six of the being for Venlafaxine.
May 31, 5:35 PM
Due to heavy rains at Bangalore, the Stewards of BTC have decided to cancell the last (7th) race of the day.
May 29, 6:56 PM
The Managing Committee of Royal Western India Turf Club has cleared the budget for installing flood-lights for night racing on a permanent basis. The RWITC had conducted four days night racing during the fag end of the Mumbai season on an experimental measure. With night racing getting popular support, the committee has decided to make night racing a permanent future from now onward.
May 28, 12:32 PM
Deputy Chairman of Madras Race Club K Balram Das passed away in Chennai on Thursday, May 28. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
May 25, 4:52 PM
Bangalore Turf Club's Racing Advisor Wayne Wood resigns citing unprofessional set up.
May 24, 10:54 AM
Gleneagles completes Guineas double by claiming the Irish 2000 Guineas with a splendid effort in the hands of jockey Ryan Moore on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 21, 9:01 PM
Bright sunshine throughout Thursday. There is no threat of rain and races will go through in good going on Friday. Race-goers can cheer up.
May 20, 7:47 AM
Mysore races scheduled for Wednesday have been cancelled due to unsuitable underfoot conditions owing to continuous rains over the last one week. There will be two days of racing next week.
May 18, 8:38 AM
Bangalore Turf Club has cancelled the races scheduled to be held on Monday and Tuesday due to heavy underfoot conditions. The turf club has announced an extra day's racing on Friday. There will be packed three days of racing over the weekend.
May 18, 12:28 AM
It rained heavily in Bangalore on Sunday evening. Racing could go through on Monday if it doesn't rain any more though the underfoot conditions would be far from ideal.
May 17, 7:40 PM
Raining quite heavily in Bangalore at the moment.
May 17, 11:48 AM
Zayat Stable's American Pharoah gave himself a shot at the Triple Crown after a commanding victory in the $1.5 million Gr 1 Xpressbet.com Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 16 before a record crowd of 131,680 at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 17, 3:47 AM
BTC To conduct inter-Venue betting on Ooty races on Sunday,17th May 2015. First race starts at 10:00 am in a card of 9 races.
May 16, 5:58 PM
Bangalore Race::Sunday's(17th May) races postponed to Tuesday(19th May).The same card will hold good.
May 16, 2:42 PM
Due to heavy rain at Bangalore rendering track not conducive for racing, Stewards have decided to postpone the remaining races to Monday 18th May 2015. 1st race at 2 PM
May 16, 1:50 PM
Heavy rains in Bangalore at the moment and looks severe enough to affect the day's proceedings.
May 10, 12:06 AM
Mumbai Crime Branch has filed A report in the case pertaining to Bullseye. Pesi Shroff who trained the mare had alleged sabotage after the mare had tested positive on arrival from the Nanoli Stud Farm for Boldenone. The case was under investigation for a considerable period of time. The Police have said that they found no evidence to substantiate the charges against the people named as suspects by Pesi Shroff.
May 3, 10:43 PM
RYAN MOORE, racing's pre-eminent jockey, completed the Guineas double and cemented his new role as Coolmore's number one with an intelligent ride on the strong-staying Legatissimo in the Qipco 1000 Guineas on Sunday.
May 3, 12:13 PM
AIDAN O'BRIEN continued his dominance of the Gr 1 Qipco 2,000 Guineas as Gleneagles provided the master of Ballydoyle with a magical seventh win in the race and a first for jockey Ryan Moore at New Market on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 3, 12:10 PM
Favored American Pharoah came from just off the pace and outfought Firing Line in the lane to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) by a length May 2 at Churchill Downs. The son of Pioneerof the Nile covered the 10 furlongs in 2:03.02. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 2, 12:16 PM
Lovely Maria wins the Kentucky Oaks in great style on Friday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
May 1, 11:56 PM
Bangalore Summer Derby will be held on Sunday, July 12. The season starts on Saturday, May 16 and ends on Friday, August 7. Entries for Sweepstakes closes on May 6.
May 1, 10:26 PM
G Krishnappa who was a Committee Member of the Bangalore Turf Club for a number of years passed away in Bangalore on Thursday. Krishnappa was also a race horse owner and one of the oldest members of the Bangalore Turf Club. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
April 29, 10:59 PM
Jockey Trevor Patel's appeal has been partially allowed by the Appeal Board of Bangalore Turf Club. His suspension of 10 race days has been reduced to six by the Appeal Board on Tuesday. Trevor had been suspended for ''losing'' the whip on Schiavone and the horse had eventually finished second.
April 23, 4:32 PM
There is a gap of two hours and fifteen minutes between the fifth and sixth race of Mumbai races on Saturday. This is because the club is conducting an EOGM on that day to take a vote whether they should have a fresh agreement with Gallops who run a restaurant on its premises or not. Race goers are put to great inconvenience especially at off course centres because of this reason.
April 23, 12:05 AM
Jockey A Sandesh has been retained to ride for Dr M A M Ramaswamy for full year beginning from Bangalore Summer Season.
April 17, 11:04 PM
Outstation horses allowed to run in all category races barring the lowest class races during the ensuing Bangalore Summer Season. The burden on the owners has been reduced significantly. The one time stabling charge of Rs 20,000 has been waived. The horses coming for summer should be entered in three sweepstakes races as against five stipulated last year. This amounts to saving of about Rs 50,000 for owners. Besides, the outstation horses can be targeted for any race. About 100 outstation horses are expected to be seen in action. Outstation horses have already been allowed entry into the race course in order to ensure that they are ready to race from the first week of racing itself.
April 17, 10:54 PM
Trainers Vijay Singh will have to sit out during the entire monsoon season, 20115, while Patrick Quinn will be out of action until May 2017, for the drug related offences. Punishments were slapped following the RCTC's stewards' meeting, on Friday. Singh, in addition, has been fined Rs 20,000.
April 17, 5:30 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will be conducting off-course betting on day-night racing to be held at Mumbai on Sunday. The club has got the necessary permission from the Police.
April 16, 8:58 PM
Bangalore Turf Club not conducting off course betting on day-night racing on Mumbai races to be held on Saturday. The Police are yet to accord permission for conducting off corse betting on Sunday's races.
April 15, 9:55 PM
The Police are yet to give clearance to Bangalore Turf Club to conduct off-course betting on day-night racing to be held at Mumbai on Saturday. Since there is a bandh, club sources are not confident of getting clearance for Saturday.
April 15, 11:53 AM
RCTC Kolkata is not taking off course betting on Saturday as Kolkata Municipal Corporation Polls is slated to be held on 18th April 2015.
April 15, 11:53 AM
Bangalore Turf Club is yet to get permission from the Police to conduct off course betting on night racing to be held at Mumbai this Saturday and Sunday. The Police spokesman told newsmen on Tuesday that the matter was under consideration and no decision had been made.
April 12, 12:54 PM
Hyderabad Race Club will not be conducting off-course betting on days that Mumbai conducts night racing. The Police have reportedly denied permission for the same. In the meanwhile, Bangalore Turf Club is gearing up by putting extra lighting facility at the course. However, the club authorities are due to meet the Police on Monday for obtaining permission to conduct night racing.
April 11, 12:43 AM
Lawrence Fownes, the former champion trainer of India and a pioneer of the sport’s professional era in Hong Kong, passed away at his Tai Po home Thursday morning, aged 77. Full article on the champion trainer in Public Pulse section.
April 5, 11:02 PM
Bangalore educated Kaleem Shah's Dortamund wins the Gr 1 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
April 1, 7:57 PM
The WIROHA general body meeting which was scheduled to be held on April 11 stands postponed. This follows several questions raised by eminent race horse owners about the functioning of the race horse owners body.
March 31, 2:28 PM
RWITC to have flood-light racing on an experimental basis on April 18 and 19.
April 5, 4:47 PM
Jockeys are not allowed to use whip in the 1st race of Mar 31, Tuesday Kolkata races
March 31, 1:06 PM
Bookmakers will not be operating for Delhi off-course Betting to be conducted at Bangalore Turf Club.
March 29, 1:28 AM
Prince Bishop records a sensational win in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan on Saturday. California Chrome finishes second. Click on the link for the video  Link
March 26, 10:59 PM
Click on the link to get the Race Card for Dubai World Cup race day to be held on Saturday, March 28. The previews are available in the international section.   Link
March 25, 11:58 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday admitted Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition against eviction orders issued by High Court. The SLP had been pending admission for the last five years. The admission has come as a big relief to Bangalore Turf Club as the matter is likely to drag on for a long time.
March 24, 1:29 PM
Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition will come up for arguments on Wednesday, March 25. The Karnataka Government has given an affidavit that they don't want give any extension to the turf club and they would develop the existing space at the race course as a public garden. The matter will now have to be considered on merit. The Karnataka High Court has already said the land belongs to the government and the club's claim of ownership of the land has been disallowed. The turf club as such is on a tricky wicket.
March 23, 8:49 PM
Be Safe will be based in Bangalore under trainer S Ganapathy and will race in the major events during the summer season.
March 21, 12:39 PM
Indian Derby winner Be Safe has not been sold as is being speculated. The horse continues to be owned by Dr M A M Ramaswamy and will in all probability be seen in action during the summer season with one of the Ganapathys.
March 14, 10:37 PM
Trevor Patel has been suspended for 10 race days of the Bangalore Summer Season starting from May 16 to June 17 for unsatisfactory riding of Schiavone. Since the summer season is of 24 day duration, Trevor will miss more than one third of the season if his appeal does not find favour with the Appeal Board. Jockey Arshad Alam gets a similar suspension and a fine of Rs 30,000 for improper use of the whip on Yellow Zone.
March 11, 11:04 AM
Saturday's Kolkata races have been rescheduled to be held on Sunday.
March 9, 8:26 PM
Wednesday's Kolkata races have been postponed by a day and it will now be held on Thursday.
March 9, 2:35 PM
Jockey Pradeep Chouhan who had a fall on Carnival Point in the second race of Kolkata on Sunday, has fractured his right hand. The jockey is scheduled for an operation at Pune. Chouhan will be out of action for a few months.
March 8, 1:21 PM
Dr M A M Ramaswamy moves out all horses from trainer Malesh Narredu to Karthik Ganapthy. This follows the defeat of Be Safe to stablemate Quasar in questionable circumstances.
March 7, 7:58 PM
The Stewards of RWITC have opened an enquiry into the running and riding of Be Safe in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup. The favourite suffered a shock defeat in the hands of stablemate Quasar resulting in punters protesting angrily. The last race was delayed by an hour and was held in fading light under heavy police protection.
March 7, 6:21 PM
Punters unhappy with Suraj Narredu's handling of favourite Be Safe and give vent to their anger. Be Safe was without doubt a victim of a poor ride.
March 7, 6:20 PM
Protesters go on the rampage at Mumbai after Be Safe loses the Invitation Cup to stablemate Quasar in dubious circumstances.
March 1, 2:07 PM
No rains on Sunday. Sun shone brightly as if to mock the hasty decision to postpone the races without being sure of which day to host it. There is a full-fledged day's action planned for Sunday which will see the hosting of C N Wadia Trophy.
March 1, 10:03 AM
Invitation Cup races scheduled to be held on Sunday stands postponed. The fresh date is yet to be announced. Ironically the weather has cleared off.
March 1, 12:08 AM
Weather conditions are unlikely to improve dramatically. Postponement of Invitation Cup day programme is inevitable. Fresh date to be notified on Sunday morning.
February 28, 5:01 PM
Due to unseasonal rains at Mumbai, last two races, including Stayer's cup has been postponed to be held on Sunday, 1st March. Stayer's cup will be at 12:45 tomorrow.
February 28, 4:02 PM
Sum of Rs.13,08,412/- will be added to the Combined Jackpot Poll of Mumbai Races on Sunday 1st Mar 2015.
February 27, 10:57 AM
Watch the live webcast of RWITC seminar being held at Mumbai on Friday. Click on the link for details.   Link
February 26, 9:17 PM
Chairman of Animal Welfare Board of India Maj General (Dr) Kharb expresses shock over the lenient punishment handed out to trainer Faisal Abbas who was suspended for four months after his ward tested positive for Boldenone in post race urine sample. He has written a strong letter to Secretary, RWITC expressing his anguish. Full text of the letter can be read at Public Pulse.
February 23, 10:11 PM
Trainer Mansoor Shah fails to get much relief from the Appeal Board of RWITC pertaining to his 11 month suspension handed out by the Stewards with regard to tubing of his horse. Originally the trainer had been suspended for two years but it was reduced to 11 months by the stewards following the matter having been remanded back by the Appeal Board. The trainer's suspension now starts from March 8, 2015 and lasts upto January 8, 2016.
February 21, 11:49 AM
Click on the link to watch the video interviews of professionals whose wards are running in the Indian Turf Invitation Weekend races that will be held on February 28 and March 1 at Mumbai.   Link
February 19, 12:18 PM
BTC's Special Leave Petition in Supreme Court has been posted for March 25 for further consideration after arguments on Thursday.
February 17, 9:08 PM
The Supreme Court has posted Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition for arguments on Thursday, February 19. The petition has been pending admission for the last five years. Now the matter has reached a decisive stage and one has to wait to see the drift.
February 16, 12:37 PM
Trainer Arti Doctor's mare Fire Angel, who won The Indian Air Force Cup, on February 14, 2015, may lose the prize to the second placed horse, Anassa. An official 'Objection' has been lodged with the RCTC, by Anassa's part-owner, Wahid Ali Khan, and it states that Fire Angel was on a veterinarian ban, having Suffered from EIPH on January 21. 2015. The club's official race card, of February 14, too, mentions that Fire Angel had Suffered from EIPH, on January 21. According to the prevalent practice and the rules of racing, a period of four weeks is normally considered as a ban period in such cases. Therefore, Khan has argued strongly in his 'objection' for the disqualification of Fire Angel, and also, for a thorough investigation, for a proper adjudication.
February 16, 12:19 PM
Click on the link to get the nominations for the Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend races to be held on February 28 and March 1 at Mumbai. Link  Link
February 11, 12:06 AM
The quantification of the prohibited drug present in the urine samples of trainer Pesi Shroff's wards namely Maisha, Arrivederci and Ramases has been received by RWITC. All of them are less than 2 nonograms. The same is the case with two horses belonging to M K Jadhav, Mohegan Sun and Burgundy Rose.
February 10, 5:08 PM
The Appeal Board of Royal Western Turf Club completely exonerated trainer Pesi Shroff with regard to Bulls Eye case on Monday. Originally the Stewards had suspended the trainer for eight months after Bullseye tested positive for Boldenone on arrival from Nanoli Stud Farm without migrating to his yard. The Stewards subsequently reviewed the decision and removed the suspension but imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh. The Appeal Board has also removed the restriction imposed on the to and fro movement of horses under his training to stud farms.
February 6, 2:45 PM
Constantine who was sampled on arrival from Mysore to participate in the Sprinters Trial Stakes, has tested positive for testosterone.
February 5, 11:49 PM
Patrick Quinn trained Ocean And Beyond who finished third in the Gr 1 Indian Champion Cup on January 23 has tested positive for Stanozolol. The trainer has the option of sending the B Sample for confirmatory analysis. Stanozolol, commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Winstrol Depot (intramuscular), is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from dihydrotestosterone.
February 3, 4:12 PM
Hyderabad Race Club has given 70-year old K R K Raju the license to train once again. Raju had given up training for the last five years.
February 1, 6:21 PM
There will be an Extra Day Delhi Race on Friday 6th Feb 2015.
January 29, 8:15 PM
Trainer Vikash Jaiswal was handed a month long suspension, following an inquiry, opened by the RCTC stewards, into the improved performance of his charge, Modus Vivendi, ridden by Nelsonb Maseyk, in the 1,200m The Work Force Handicap, January 28. The trainer was also fined a sum of Rs 25,000.
January 28, 10:50 PM
Former Chairman of Bangalore Turf Club Venugopal Naidu (IAS retd) passed away in Bangalore on Wednesday. Venugopal Naidu was the father of current chairman Harimohan Naidu. Racingpulse offers its condolences to Harimohan Naidu and his family.
January 27, 11:10 AM
Srinath who had a fall on Alexander Mills on Monday on the Bangalore Derby day races suffered a bruise on his right shoulder. He is doing fine according to BTC officials.
January 25, 9:15 PM
The split sample of Maisha (B sample) has not yet been sent for confirmatory analysis. There was an error in the ticker pertaining to the second sample coming negative.
January 24, 8:17 PM
Trainer Amit Cady's horse Royal Rein has tested positive for a Category III substance.
January 20, 10:37 PM
There are three cases of positives at Kolkata for category III drugs during the on going monsoon season including that of Dandified who came positive for Lamotrigine which is also used as an adjunct for treating clinical depression apart from its use as an anti-convulsant drug. In the case of Dandified, trainer Vijay Singh has the option of sending the B sample for confirmatory analysis.
January 17, 11:21 PM
Jockey Kiran Rai's license revoked by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club for one year for his ride on Western Lady.
January 16, 10:40 PM
Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition is listed for hearing on Tuesday, February 17.
January 13, 5:20 PM
Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition which was to come up for hearing on Tuesday, January 13 did not reach the bench in the scheduled time of hearing. The fresh date of hearing will be known shortly.
January 10, 10:34 AM
Karnataka Government to file its response in Supreme Court on January 13 stating that the government is committed to shifting the Bangalore race course from the existing premises and wants the High Court ruling to be enforced. Supreme Court had asked for Karnataka Government's response and the Cabinet took this decision and announced it at a Press Conference on Friday. This is a serious setback to the club as a time frame could be set for shifting the race course by the Supreme Court from now on.
January 9, 3:37 PM
BTC to conduct IVB on Hyderabad races tomorrow(10/1/15).
January 8, 12:41 PM
Mr Khushroo Dhunjibhoy replaces Vivek Jain as Chairman of Marketing Committee of Royal Western India Turf Club. Vivek Jain held this post for several years and was credited with bringing a number new of sponsors to the sport. The announcement has been received with shock by the supporters of Vivek whom they believe was instrumental in taking sponsorship to a new level and bringing in several first timers to the sport including the mega deal with McDowell for the long term sponsorship of Indian Derby involving a staggering amount. Now with RWITC Chairman himself becoming the Marketing Chairman, there are huge expectations whether he will take sponsorship to newer heights. Surely comparisons will be drawn at the end of the term.
January 7, 5:53 PM
Jockey Christopher who had a bad fall in the third race on Miss Snowwhite at Delhi on Tuesday, has suffered critical injuries and is likely to be operated to remove a clot in the brain. Miss Snowwhite veered out at 600 metres and broke down with multiple fractures resulting in the jockey hitting the ground. Racingpulse wishes Christopher speedy recovery.
January 5, 12:44 PM
Three year old filly Won't Be Shaken becomes the first winner of the new year and twelfth overall for Whatsthescript when landing an eight furlong race at Santa Anita. Whatsthescript is standing as a stallion at Capricorn Stud Farm in India.
January 3, 4:07 PM
No abnormalities reported in CT scan.Suraj is kept under observation as per latest medical update.
January 3, 2:46 PM
Jockey Suraj Narredu suffered some facial injuries but he is conscious.A CT scan is being conducted at the moment to ascertain internal injuries.
January 1, 11:39 PM
The leading nursery in India, the Usha Stud Farm, has acquired multiple graded race winner Speaking of Which (Invincible Spirit out of Suitably Discreet by Mr Prospector) to stand as stallion alongside Multidimensional (Danehill) and China Visit (Red Ransom).
January 1, 9:18 AM
Racingpulse wishes its patrons a happy and prosperous New Year.
December 21, 2:11 PM
Sujat Hussain has been appointed as Chief Stipendiary Steward of Royal Western India Turf Club. Pradyuman Singh had recently retired after serving for more than a decade as Chief Stipe. This is not a new job for Sujat who had earlier worked as Chief Stipe in the RWITC itself before he gave up the job to take up breeding.
December 18, 8:52 PM
Khushroo Dhunjibhoy elected as Chairman of RWITC and Shyam Ruia as Chairman of Stewards. Vivek Jain, Khushroo Dhunjibhoy, Shyam Ruia, Vijay B Shirke, Jaydev Mody, Zavaray Poonawalla, Ram Shroff, Chamaklal Jhaveri and Geofrey Nagpal were the nine members elected to the Managing Committee. The results were announced on Thursday evening. Five of the nine candidates who were elected belong to Dhunjibhoy group and he was unanimously elected as Chairman at the first meeting of the Managing Committee. Shivlal Daga and Ashwin Mehtra were elected as members of Appeal Board.
December 18, 3:58 PM
Mr.Khushroo Dhunjibhoy to return as the Chairman of Royal Western India Turf Club. His group wins 5 out of 9 seats of the managing committee for which the elections were held on Tuesday.
December 13, 7:32 PM
Sunday's races postponed to Thursday,18th of December.The same card will hold good.
December 14, 3:35 PM
Mumbai races scheduled to be run on Sunday, 13th Dec, have been postponed due to water logging on race track and stables.
December 12, 1:22 AM
Pesi Shroff's horse Maisha which won the Maharaja of Morvi Trophy has tested positive for Desmethylvenalfaxine which is grouped as category II drug. Trainer M K Jadhav's horse Mohegun Sun has also tested positive for the same drug.
December 6, 12:26 PM
Jockey S John's suspension of one year handed out by the Stewards of Hyderabad Race Club has been upheld by the Appeal Board.
November 27, 8:29 PM
The Stewards of Royal Western India Turf Club concluded the enquiry pertaining to the ride of jockey Sandesh on Congressional in the races held on Sunday and decided that no action was called for and removed the restriction placed on him. Originally, the Stewards had suspended Sandesh on Sunday with immediate effect till completion of the enquiry.
November 27, 8:26 PM
Special Leave Petition of BTC put off to January 13 as Karnataka Government had sought two weeks adjournment.
November 25, 8:44 PM
RWITC Committee has given assurance to representatives of Jockeys Association of India that it will make every effort to provide accomodation to needy jockeys to stay at the race course premises and has also promised to increase the facility over the next six months.
November 25, 10:07 AM
The Special Leave Petition filed by Bangalore Turf Club against eviction order given by Karnataka High Court may not come up on Tuesday, November 25 as the government is seeking two weeks adjournment.
November 24, 10:56 AM
The Jockeys Association of India is seeking an assurance from the committee of RWITC that they would consider providing staying accomodation at the race course premises. The jockeys believe that there are several places at the race course which are not in disuse and can be used to provide dormitory type of facility. Quite a lot of jockeys are all migrants who find it hard to meet the expenses required for hiring a room outside the race course.
November 24, 10:27 AM
Jockeys at Mumbai did not ride track work on Monday demanding staying accomodation. Barring the big jockeys, the rest of the jockeys struggle to pay evening the paying guest accomodation money. Quite a few of the jockeys used to stay in the stable area but of late, these facilities have either not been upgraded or not not sufficient to meet the requirements. The stables were home for jockey Sandesh till recently. Even Pradeep Chouhan used to stay in stables till became a big jockey.
November 23, 11:58 PM
Jockey Sandesh has been suspended pending enquiry by the Stewards of RWITC until the enquiry with regard to his ride on Congressional is completed. Sandesh is however free to ride at Hyderabad on Monday and it is quite possible that he may miss action on Thursday. The Stewards were appeasing a small section of race goers who protested that Sandesh did not ride Congressional to advantage.
November 23, 7:06 PM
Jockey S John has been suspended by the stewards of Hyderabad race club till October 2015 for not permitting Kohinoor thunder to run on merits and for giving misleading evidence.
November 23, 5:40 PM
Mumbai:The Stewards of the RWITC have resolved to cancel last race of the day.
November 23, 10:29 AM
Jockey Suraj Narredu who thus far had ridden five winners at Macau got the biggest race of his so journ when he won the Group II Autumn Trophy on Hostwin Donatello on Saturday. click on the link for the video.   Link
November 22, 12:42 PM
Former chairman of Bangalore Turf Club Marilingaiah passed away in Bangalore on Saturday morning. Řacingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
November 20, 9:42 PM
Bangalore Turf Club to experiment with dual betting operations this Sunday. The club will conduct intervenue betting on both Mumbai and Hyderabad. However, betting on Hyderabad races will be confined to totes only. The dual betting will be conducted only on days where there is no live racing in Bangalore. A formal announcement by the club on this decision is awaited.
November 20, 9:30 PM
Trainer Mansoor Shah's suspension has been reduced from two years to one year and further he has been fined Rs 1 lakh by the Stewards of RWITC at their meeting on Thursday. Originally Mansoor Shah had been suspended for two years on charges of unhealthy practice which reportedly caused serious damage to the trachea of the horse. The horse had ended in distress and did not complete the course. The Appeal Board had remanded the matter back to the Stewards for consideration of fresh evidence supposed to have been given by the trainer.
November 20, 9:45 PM
Jockey Sandesh to ride at the Invitational races at Mauritius on December 5 and 6 as India representative.
November 17, 10:58 PM
Indian champion jockey Sandesh Akhade did a great job when he rode Good Racing to perfection for trainer Craig Marshall to race away with the Class 3 & 4 over 1500 metres on the sand Friday night. Good Racing was the rank outsider of the field at odds of $587.00 for the win and was in fact the longest priced winner over the two days of racing at Macau. Click on the link for the video.  Link
November 16, 11:59 AM
Today's Mumbai races have been cancelled due to inclement weather conditions rendering non conducive for racing
November 13, 10:07 PM
Rains have eased off late in the evening and if the weather holds, there should be no problem in conducting Friday's Bangalore races.
November 13, 6:04 PM
The official stated position of Bangalore Turf Club at this point of time (6 p.m.) is that Friday's racing is on. The penetrometer reading is reported to be about 4.8 cms. The weather remained gloomy throughout Thursday. The rains haven't relented even as this update is being given.
November 13, 5:57 PM
It has been raining persistently since morning in Bangalore. There is forecast of rain for the next two days and Friday's racing appears to be under threat. The official annoucement is awaited.
November 12, 12:11 AM
More than 200 horses have arrived in Mumbai from Pune for the start of the Mumbai Racing Season which is due to commence on Sunday, November 16.
November 10, 11:30 PM
BTC decides to leave the verdict to the Supreme Court with regard to its Special Leave Petition. The Karnataka Government had asked the club to sign a consent letter that it would vacate the premises in three years with no provision of alternate land. The government had asked the club to reply by November 12. The matter will now come up before the Supreme Court on November 25.
November 9, 11:31 PM
K P G Appu who retired as a jockey last season after booting home more than 1000 winners has been appointed as Assistant Starter by the Bangalore Turf Club.
November 9, 12:10 PM
Mumbai racing season set to start on Sunday, November 16. Decks have been clared for a prompt start with the club also getting license renewed from the government for the season. While the Indian Derby and the Invitation Cup weekend races will be the highlight of the season, midway through the season, we will also witness high profile election for control of the club. The groups headed by Vivek Jain and Khushroo Dhunjibhoy are all set for the prestigioius no holds barred elections.
November 5, 11:41 PM
Trainer Lokanath's suspension of 18 months has been reduced to six months by the Appeal Board of Mysore Race Club. Babulal Paswan who had got a suspension of 24 months for not permitting two horses to run on merits got a big relief, with the suspension being reduced to 8 months.
November 4, 11:31 PM
RWITC Committee clears Aslam Kader's appointment as full time instructor to coach the budding jockeys at its apprentice school.
November 6, 12:18 AM
English champion jockey Ryan More guides German horse Protectionist to big win in the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday. Click on the link for the video.   Link
November 4, 12:30 AM
One of the oldest members of Bangalore Turf Club, Prof M P Anantha Devraj Urs passed away in Bangalore on Monday evening. Prof Devraj Urs was a passionate race goer and was intimately associated with the club activities till infirmities and failing health kept him away from the club. He was also a rebel. He was a regular presence in the club house. He was a retired Professor of English. He always espoused the cause of the club and did not hesitate to fight the government or any agency if they acted detrimental to the club. When the government was intent on taking over the club in the late 80s, he had organised an extensive survey with the help of Department of Psychology, Bangalore Univeristy. The findings of the survey also helped the cause of the club as the overwhelming majority was against government take over club or having control on the running of racing activity. Racingpulse expresses its sincere condolences to his family and scores of his friends and students.
November 3, 12:53 AM
Toast of New York gave his all and more under Jamie Spencer but finished an agonising second as the $5 million climax to the Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1) 1m2f dirt, 3yo+ went to Bayern on Saturday at Santa Anita denying the jockey who is due to retire a fairy tale end to his career. The winner is owned by Indian born Kaleem Shah who is the son of former Bangalore based trainer S M Shah. Click on the link for the video.  Link
November 1, 1:06 PM
Frankie Frankie Dettori strikes gold with Hootenanny in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade 1) at Santa Anita on Friday. Click on the link for the video  Link
November 1, 1:13 PM
Lady Eli went into the Gr 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf as the horse to beat and she showed just why when quickening to an impressive victory. Click on the link for the video.   Link
October 31, 10:38 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season set to start on Saturday, November 7. The only area of concern is the track approching the 1000 metres to 600 metres where the track was dug up to put underground drinage. Though there is sufficient grass cover, there is fear that the underfoot conditions may prove tricky. Possibly the authorities could test the conditions with the help of a mock race.
October 31, 10:36 PM
Young Yorkshire jockey Neil Farley is expected to ride in Bangalore for owner Chandrashekar Rai. Louis Buzelin who rode for Dr Vijay Mallya last year has been offered a contract by the A P Race Horse Owners Association. Richard Hughes to ride for Pesi Shroff on big race days. Colm D'Onghue to ride for Shapoor Mistry during the winter season.
October 30, 3:41 PM
Master Faderer (S Mosin) wins The Royal Western Indian Turf Club Cup in Record Time of 1:23.28 at Delhi
October 30, 12:07 AM
The ban on movement of horses to and fro from Nanoli Stud Farm to RWITC race course premises has been lifted by the Stewards of the Club at its meeting held on Tuesday. The ban had come in the wake of Bullseye testing positive for Boldenone. The Nanoli Stud Farm, thus has been, cleared of any wrong doing. The Stewards, by their action, have accepted the fact that Bullseye testing positive for Boldenone could be the result of sabotage as the evidence thus far collected by the Police has indicated.
October 28, 11:06 PM
Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned Bangalore Turf Club's Special Leave Petition to November 25 asking for Karnataka Government's response to whether the government is considering alternate proposals in terms of giving land and other related issues.
October 28, 11:03 PM
Pesi Shroff's suspension of nine months for vicarious rsponsibility for his ward Bullseye testing positive for Boldenone after arrival from Nanoli Stud Farm before migrating to his stables has been set aside by the Stewards. Originally, Pesi was suspended for nine months and the Appeal Board had referred the matter back to the Stewards for reconsideration. Pesi has been fined Rs 1 lakh for his vicarious responsibility. The Stewards have also imposed a ban on the movement of his horses from stable to any stud farm for three years.
October 25, 5:30 PM
The Stewards of the Delhi race Club have decided to cancel Races Scheduled to be held on Tuesday 28th October 2014.
October 20, 1:57 AM
Jockey Y S Srinath achieves a landmark in his successful career by reaching his 1000th winner through Speed Hawk at Mysore on Sunday. Racingpulse congratulates the jockey on his splendid achievement during his successful career.
October 19, 12:14 AM
Dr Cyrus Poonawalla owned Gordon Lord Byron squeezed through the tightest of gaps inside the final 50 yards to see off Tropics and Jack Dexter to gain victory from an unlikely position in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes (Group 2) 6f, 3yo and over at Ascot on Saturday.
October 19, 12:29 AM
Suraj Narredu strikes it rich at Macau with a double through Sacred Hustler and Clow Master on Saturday. This was the sixth success for Suraj at Macau. Suraj had also placed second in a Group I race last week. Click on the link to get the race videos. This link takes you to the race video of Sacred Hustler. Suraj won the second and sixth race of the day.   Link
October 15, 10:24 PM
Three final entries for Mysore Derby to be run on Sunday, October 19 namely Spreadeagle, The Artist and Fatal Attraction. The final entry is a whopping Rs 15 lakhs. These three final entries have swelled the stakes by a staggering Rs 45 lakhs.
October 14, 10:20 AM
'Whatsthescript's three year old gelding He's On His Toes breaks his maiden in a US$ 56000 six furlong event at Santa Anita for Hall of fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer & owner/breeder Tommy Town Thoroughbreds.
October 13, 5:43 PM
Mal Verde won his second race of the season when landing a 9 Furlong turf event at Santa Anita and in the process taking Whatsthescripts progeny earnings to over US$ 375,000. From two small crops of racing age with 16 runners, Whatsthescript has had 9 winners to date including 2 year old winners Awesome Leap & Mikes Lion in 2014. Whatsthescript is standing as a stallion at the Capricorn Stud Farm and his first crop in India is due to race in India in October 2015.
October 11, 3:11 PM
Due to the unsatisfactory underfoot conditions, the Stewards of Mysore Race Club Ltd, have decided to cancel the 7th & 8th race of the day
December 8, 1:13 PM
Jockeys are not allowed to use whip in the 6th and 9th race of Dec 08, Monday Hyderabad races
October 9, 2:37 PM
Jaggy Dhariwal's cremation will be held at Kalpalli Electric Crematorium in Bangalore on Friday at 9.30 a.m. The body will be taken to Ulsoor Gurudwara for a blessing before proceeding for cremation.
October 9, 8:34 AM
Veteran trainer Jaggy Dhariwal who was battling illness for the last one month, passed away in Bangalore on Thursday morning. Jaggy was 72. Jaggy had the distinction of winning every big race in the country including Indian Derby twice through Chaitanya Chakram and Storm Again. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family. Indian racing is poorer without his presence.
October 6, 10:31 PM
Jockey Kuledeep Singh was suspended by the Stewards of Hyderabad Race Club till March 31, 2015 for unsatisfactory riding on favourite Fruit Roll Up in the races held at Hyderabad on Monday.
October 5, 9:27 PM
Spectacular Treve routs Arc rivals on Sunday at Longchamp to become the first horse in 36 years to win back-to-back Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes.
October 6, 1:01 PM
Change of rider in following races are 1st, 7th, 8th and 9th race will be ridden by jockey Dashrath Singh in Place of jockey C S Jodha and in the 6th race horse no:6 Treasure Island has been Withdrawn
October 1, 11:39 AM
The penetrometer reading for Wednesday's Mysore races is 4.1 cms. The weather though dull, does not hold threat of imminent rain.
October 1, 6:59 AM
Things brigten up for Wednesday's Mysore races to go through. There was only mild rain in the night. Racing should go through as scheduled with wide false metres for the first few races. The going through would be on the softer side as the track has received more than seven inches of rain over the last one week.
September 29, 10:10 PM
H Kumaraswamy, Kenneth Pinto and Satish Chandra were elected Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club at the Annual General Body Meeting of the club held on Monday. Harish Nayak and Dayanand Mandre were elected committee members.
September 29, 11:06 AM
Mysore races of Tuesday, September 30 postponed to Tuesday, October 7. The card which has already been published, holds good. Mysore continues to reel under heavy rain.
October 1, 11:53 AM
Trainer Narendra Lagad acheived a personal landmark of saddling 1000 winners when Spear of Trium won the last race of the day at Pune on Sunday. Racingpulse congratulates the veteran trainer on this feat and hopes that he strives hard to live up to people's expectations of being as straight as an arrow and gives immense joy by racing his wards consistently, to the best of their abilities.
October 1, 11:53 AM
In The Limelight (S J Sunil) wins The Macchupicchu Trophy in Record Time of 57:98 at Pune
October 1, 11:53 AM
There is no inter venue betting in Bangalore for Dehli races on Monday because of members elections in Bangalore Turf Club Ltd.
September 28, 2:03 AM
Yash Narredu completes riding 40 winners in record time to become full-fledged jockey. Yash rode Sun Hot to victory at the Pune races on Saturday to acheive the feat. Yash had ridden 23 winners during the Bangalore summer season and the success on Sun Hot was his 17th win in Pune. Racingpulse congratulates the youngster on his acheivement and hopes that he keeps his focus to acheive more laurels in his career.
September 27, 9:43 AM
BTC EGM called to vote for induction for 150 new members to the club adjourned sine die (without assigning a day for a further meeting). The government had asked the club to increase the membership from the existing 350 to 500, with the 150 new members to be nominated by the club's committee. At present, if five or more vacancies arise due to death of members, the general body elects the members. A person aspiring to be a member has to stand for election and get votes from members which has led to sons and son-in-laws becoming new members, with genuine lovers of the sport rarely getting a chance to become members despite their investment in the sport. In BTC, members are treated like royalty.
September 26, 10:26 PM
The success in the High Court was thanks to among others to the role played by race horse owner and advocate T S Suresh whose company Kings & Patridge represented the Karnataka Trainers Associaiton and made a strong case against deduction of 30 per cent TDS from professionals. Suresh is a part owner of Arrogant Approach along with cricketer A V Jayaprakash and club member P S Ranganathan. Shanker represented KROA and the club was represented by leading lawyer Naganand. Kings And Patridge was represented by Senior Counsel K P Kumar and assisted by Tanmai and Surya.
September 26, 5:07 PM
The Karnataka high court has given a big relief to race horse owners, trainers and jockeys by declaring that the deduction of 30 per cent TDS should not be done by the turf clubs. The income now can be set off against expenses like any other income. The stake money will not be treated as windfall income.
September 26, 7:38 AM
Friday's Mysore races cancelled due to heavy overnight rains.
September 25, 10:06 PM
It has started to rain heavily at Mysore at this point of time (10 p.m.), putting a question mark on Friday's races. Mysore has already received over five inches of rain in the last three days. Though the day was warm and sunny, heavy rain late in the evening has come as a dampner.
September 25, 10:04 PM
The Karnataka High Court is expected to prounounce its judgment on TDS case filed by Karnataka Trainers and Owners Association on Friday. The trainers and owners body had gone to court to question the income tax department claim of 30 per cent TDS on stake money earned under the section which treated this income as windfall income and did not allow it to be set off against expenses.
September 25, 9:43 AM
Thursday's Mysore races cancelled due to heavy underfoot conditions. It has been raining heavily for the last three days during nights.
September 24, 10:41 PM
Heavy rains for the last three days at Mysore. If it rains more on Wednesday night, racing could be affected.
September 23, 12:50 AM
Hajee Jaffer who worked as a Judge at the Bangalore Turf Club for several decades died in Bangalore on Sunday after brief illness. Jaffer was 88. Jaffer was a racing enthusiast who also wrote articles on various facets of racing.
September 19, 11:04 PM
Trainer Pratap Kamath's appeal against six month suspension for breach of medication rules rejected by the Appeal Board of Mysore Race Club on Friday.
September 18, 9:46 PM
Trainer Lokanath and jockey B Paswan were suspended for 18 months by the Stewards of Mysore Race Club. The Stewards had ordered an enquiry into the running and riding of Flame of Passion in the races held on September 4. The Stewards came to the conclusion that the horse was not allowed to run on merits and held both the trainer and jockey responsible for the same.
September 17, 8:10 PM
Pesi Shroff's enquiry with regard to presence of Boldenone in Bullseye deferred to October 28 by the Stewards of RWITC on Wednesday.
September 14, 11:53 AM
Horses Withdrawn[Pune]:7th race::Horse No. 1: BLUE FLAME
September 13, 11:01 AM
Field Marshal (Ranjeet Singh) Wins The Maharaja'S Cup (Gr.3) in Record Time of 1:33.70 on Friday at Mysore
September 13, 11:01 AM
Kentucky Rose (Arshad Alam) Wins The Seetharam Mudaliar Memorial Trophy Div-I in Record Time of 1:04.64 on Friday at Mysore
September 12, 3:53 PM
Shrewd Master (Neeraj Rawal) wins The Seetharam Mudaliar Memorial Trophy Div-III in Record Time of 1:05.19 on Friday at Mysore
September 10, 12:01 AM
Click on the link to view the horses that are for sale at Nakul Stud Farm.   Link
September 7, 12:46 PM
Omkar Realtors to sponsor next year's Indian Turf Invitation Cup to be held on the first Sunday of March in 2015.
September 7, 11:05 AM
Tintinnabulation is withdrawn from the fray in the Gr 1 President of India Gold Trophy at Hyderabad.
September 3, 12:44 AM
Former Attorney General of India G E Vahanvati, 65, died in Mumbai on Tuesday evening after suffering a cardiac arrest. While Vahanvati had been unwell for some time, his condition had improved recently and he was setting up his new office in Delhi so that he could start practicing in the Supreme Court again. Vahanvati, who served as the Attorney General for two terms covering a period of five years, resigned after the UPA lost the elections in May. He was also the Solicitor General between 2004 and 2009, during the UPA-I regime. He represented the government in many high-profile cases, including those related to the allocation of coal blocks, Italian marines, Rajiv Gandhi assassination, Kudankulam nuclear plant and FDI policy. In 2004, he was appointed by the International Cricket Council to hold an inquiry into the allegations of racism in Zimbabwe. He was also appointed as a single member commission to probe the charges of racial abuse, as alleged by South African cricketers during their tour of Australia in 2005. His friends and family remember him as a man with varied tastes. He loved horse-racing and Cuban music of the 1950s. He had a rock music collection featuring Led Zeppelin and Jim Morrison. Vahanvati came from a family of race horse owners. He owned several horses, the most recent being Mint Approach. He had wealth of knowledge on horse racing and wrote passionately about horses. He also wrote a column on Legal Affairs before his stint at Delhi. Racing loses a giant in his passing away. Vahanvati was a dear friend of Dr Cyrus Poonawalla. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family. Racing is poorer without the august presence of Vahanvati.
September 1, 12:08 PM
Due to paucity of entries Delhi races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 2nd September 2014 have been cancelled
August 26, 12:08 AM
Indian jockey Rupa Narpat Singh won a thrilling race to win the Ladies World Championship at the Sluzewicz race course at Poland on Monday. It was a fantastic win where 10 women jockeys from various countries were invited to participate and the 32-year-old showed her talent and class to win in tricky rainy conditions.
August 26, 11:46 AM
Dr Cyrus Poonawalla owned three year old filly Kenhope won the Listed Preis Der Stadtsparkase Dusseldorf over a mile at Germany on Sunday. A Gr 3 success had eluded Dr Poonawalla on Saturday by a whisker when the globetrotting Gordon Lord Byron lost by a nose to Jamesie in the Gr 3 Renaissance Stakes at Curragh (Ireland).
August 22, 11:47 PM
Glenard, owned among others by India's leading race horse owner Capt Jamshed J Appoo won the Sky Bet Transfer Fund Handicap Stakes at York on Friday, bravely repelling the challene of Mark Johnson trained Salutation. In the race itself Glenard broke smartly and the plan was for him to make the running if there was no decent pace and that is exactly what transpired with William Buick allowing Glenard to stride on. As the race began to unfold in the home straight it looked as though Glenard was going to be swallowed up by the chasing pack but under a magnificent ride from William he responded bravely and saw off all challenges in tremendous style – really sticking his neck out all the way to the line.
August 23, 1:14 PM
Mumbai Crime Branch Police say that Deepak Popat has turned approver in the case filed by trainer Pesi Shroff alleging sabotage of his horse Bulls Eye which had tested positive for prohibited substance Boldenone last year. The trainer is facing nine months suspension slapped by Stewards of RWITC which is under review now.
August 21, 1:34 PM
The 7th race horse No: 9 will be ridden by Nassar Alam and in the same race No: 10 ridden by Ajeet Kumar
August 21, 1:25 PM
The carried over amount Rs 23,903 will be add to Trinnella pool on 5th race at Mysore
August 21, 12:46 PM
AUSTRALIA powered through his toughest test to date with brutal ease, adding the Juddmonte International (Gr 1) to his expanding seasonal haul of Group 1s in an impressive display of both speed and class. Click on the link for the video.  Link
August 20, 5:16 PM
Mysore races of thursday and friday will go on as scheduled,as the jockeys have called off their agitation.
August 20, 3:59 PM
The news coming out is that jockeys may relent and ride, preventing cancellation of races. The Mysore Race Club authorities have decided to wait for some more time before announcing their decision.
August 20, 3:58 PM
The first two day's racing of the Mysore Regular Racing Season scheduled for Thursday and Friday are in danger of being cancelled as there is stalemate at this point of time. The fate of the races will be known in the next 15 minutes.
August 19, 10:03 AM
Tintinnabulation wins The Nizam'S Gold Cup (Gr.2) in Record Time of 2:03.91 at Hyderabad
August 18, 4:44 PM
Rock With U wins The Governor'S Cup in Record Time of 1:11.47 on sunday at Hyderabad
August 17, 3:03 PM
Due to paucity of entries Delhi races scheduled to be held on Tuesday 19th August 2014 have been cancelled
August 16, 12:29 AM
Suraj Narredu wins his second race at Macau on Come Easy on Friday, August 15. The winner is trained by Joe Lau. Racingpulse congratulates Suraj on his fine show at Macau. Click on the link for the video.  Link
August 13, 9:11 PM
A ten minute clip on Usha Stud Farm’s leading sire Multidimensional, produced by France Gallop can be viewed by clicking on the link.   Link
August 13, 9:20 PM
Imran Chisty had a fall at Kolkata on Running Thunder on Wedneday soon after jump and has suffered fracture of his leg. The short priced horse walked out of the gate and the jockey was unseated soonafter. Imran Chisty should be out of action for a considerable period of time.
August 12, 4:43 PM
Dr.N.M.Sreenivas has been elected as the Chairman of Mysore Race Club Limited.
August 8, 5:49 PM
9th race race of today's card has been cancelled
August 8, 4:46 PM
The Penetro Meter Reading is 4.4 Cms
August 7, 11:25 AM
Horses withdrawn:Race No :2 Horse No :1 SECRET PRAYER....Race No :3 Horse No :2 DORSODURO....Race No :8 Horse No :5 ICEPICK WILLIE
August 6, 12:07 PM
First crop of Whatsthescript is for sale. Click on the link to know more about the new stallion and watch the video of races won by Whatsthescript.   Link
August 5, 12:12 AM
Racingpulse has tipped all the eight winners of the races held at Hyderabad on Monday!
August 5, 12:36 PM
Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla owned Kenhope slams the oppoistion in Du Coteau Stakes at Clairefontaine (France), on Friday. The race was run over seven furlongs and 209 yards. The four year old was ridden by Christophe Lemaire and trained by H A Pantall. Racingpulse congratulates Dr Poonawalla on his continued success in international racing.
August 1, 11:52 AM
Declaration of JWDL Jockeys: Race No : 7 Horse No : 6 Star Of Destiny,will be ridden by TREVOR PATEL Race No : 7 Horse No : 10 Bullion Express, will be ridden by S ZERVAN
August 1, 12:09 PM
Horses Withdrawn: Race No :7 Horse No :8 TEJUMIN,On veterinary grounds
July 31, 12:25 PM
Withdrawn Horse: Race No :6 Horse No :4 TICKLES,on veterinary grounds
July 31, 10:58 AM
The Bangalore Bundh should not impact racing on Thursday and everything is expected to go on as scheduled say Bangalore Turf Club authorities. The first race is scheduled at 3 p.m. Buses are plying normally though the roads are deserted.
July 30, 2:35 PM
It has been raining intermittently at Pune for the last few days. The track has received a fair amount of rain. The weather is cloudy and dull weather prevails at Pune.
July 30, 2:34 PM
Fresh Boldenone headache for RWITC as Mahakaushal, a horse belonging to Subhag Singh which arrived from Kolkatta tests positive during compulsory sampling.
July 28, 6:48 PM
Pesi Shroff's enquiry with regard to the positive finding of Boldenone in Bullseye has been postponed by one month, by the stewards of RWITC. The stewards have requested the police to complete their enquiry with regard to the complaint filled by Pesi Shroff alleging sabotage within one month.
July 27, 12:21 PM
Race No :1 Horse No :10 QUARTER CASK withdrawn on veterinary grounds
July 26, 6:15 PM
Jockeys are not allowed to use whip in the 3rd and 6th race of Jul 27, Sunday's Bangalore races
July 25, 2:00 PM
It is raining at the moment at Pune. Visibility is poor even as the start is being given for the third race of the day.
July 25, 2:00 AM
Queen's hose Estimate returns positive for morphine among several horses at UK. Read the story in Media Pulse.
July 24, 9:24 PM
As App. Jockey Yash Narredu is indisposed, kindly note the change of riders for the following races to be held on Friday, 25th July 2014. Race No - 3. Horse No -2 - CUT DIAMOND - to be declared later. Race No - 6. Horse No -3 - BRINDABAN - Sandeep Jadhav. Race No- 7. Horse No- 8 - ZENOFIC - D K Ashish Race No- 9. Horse No - 1 - SUPERLICIOUS - Sandeep Jadhav
July 24, 1:21 PM
Chairman of RWITC Vivek Jain outlines the highlights of the Pune Racing Season which starts on Thursday, July 24. Click on the link to read the full text.   Link
July 23, 2:29 PM
Mysore Race: Heavy Rain at Mysore at the moment.
July 23, 2:28 PM
Mysore Race: Jockey Y S Srinath not riding in any race today at Mysore.
July 23, 2:20 PM
Mysore 23/7/14 Horses withdrawn: RC No.1, HR No.1-Ice Brown RC No.1, HR No.3-Hard To Pin Down
July 23, 10:23 AM
Pune Race: Race No. 3, Horse No. 4 & Race No.4, Horse No. 3 -- No Whip.
July 19, 12:58 AM
It rained lightly for about 20 minutes in Bangalore.It has stopped now.
July 18, 1:13 PM
Former Chairman of Bangalore Turf Club T Thimmaiah passed away in Bangalore on Thursday. Thimmaiah had also played for the Karnataka team in the Ranji Trophy Championship.
July 17, 12:09 PM
Mrs. Shireen Candeth, mother-in-law of leading race horse owner Dilip Thomas passed away last night. Mrs. Shireen was an avid race-goer and led in Dilip's horses whenever they won in Bangalore. She also travelled to the big races wherever Dilip's horses raced. She was also there to lead in Nefyn when the champion won the Sprinters Cup at Kolkatta and Hyderabad. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to Dilip Thomas.
July 16, 2:58 PM
Mysore: Its raining at the moment in Mysore
July 14, 12:37 AM
Mr Vijay Shrike, Mr Berjis Minoo Desai and Mr K N Dhunjibhoy owned three year old gelding Primogeniture (by Glory of Dancer – Jacqueline (IND), won the Like Fairyhouse On Facebook Handicap at Fairyhouse Ireland on Sunday. The three year old is trained by John M Oxx and was ridden by Declan McDonogh.
July 13, 12:05 PM
It has been raining persistently in Bangalore with hardly one hour left for the start of the first race at 1.15 p.m. Going will be on the softer side.
July 13, 11:14 AM
Race No :4 Horse No :5 Topspot,withdrawn on veterinary grounds
July 13, 12:32 AM
Gregory Sandhu has been granted license to train in Bangalore with immediate effect. Sandhu completed all the formalities on Saturday and was handed the license by the Stewards of Bangalore Turf Club. Azar who was assistant to Irfan Ghatala has also completed the requirements. Rajesh Narredu and Arvind Ganapathy were the other two newly licensed trainers who started saddling horses from last month itself.
July 11, 8:50 PM
Cloudy weather in Bangalore but the city was free from rains on Friday. The going however will be on the softer side. The penetrometer reading in the afternoon was 5.2 cms.
July 11, 12:17 AM
Jockey Sandesh who has returned from England, will be seen in action during the Bangalore Derby weekend. Sandesh rode a couple of races for Richard Hannon Jr at England during his stay for a little over a month.
July 10, 12:53 AM
It has been raining in the evenings for the last few days in Bangalore.
July 6, 12:42 AM
Betting, gambling and lotteries have been exempted from service tax as these activities are already being taxed by the state governments. Similarly, tax services are also exempt from the tax. Service tax likely to be hiked for other services from the existing 12 to 14 per cent by the Union Government shortly. The BTC, however, is levying half per cent service tax on tote betting. Click on the link to read the full story.   Link
July 5, 5:02 PM
Bangalore 05-07-2014 7th race Whips Not Allowed
July 5, 12:30 PM
Cloudy weather in Bangalore. There is forecast of rain over the next few days including on Saturday.
July 6, 12:28 AM
We have been highlighting the urgent need for BTC to change the running rails which have iron pillars to support, with metal protruding out. Jockey Srinath had his toe cut a couple of years back and now jockey Akshay Sundaram is the latest victim. BTC has been promising that they would be replacing the rails with safer fibre glass rails as is the practice all over the country but jockey saftey or concern for animal welfare seems to be the last priority going by the enormous delay in implementing the promise. Horses and jockeys coming with their skin peeled off is a regular occurence. The picture alongside does not make for happy viewing but we are publishing the same in order to draw the attention of authorities so that they act without delay.
July 3, 2:36 PM
Jockey Pradeep Chouhan discharged from the Hospital on Tuesday after a surgery for the hairline fracture he suffered on his face below the right eye in a fall on Del Rosso on Sunday while pulling up possibly due to his toe slipping out from the stirrup. The jockey says that he may have to miss action for 10 to 15 days.
July 3, 2:35 PM
The Maharaja's Cup, the only graded race that is run over 2200 metres in the country, is the star attraction of the weekend races held a week before the Kingfisher Derby. The race has always provided exciting action. Horse of the Year Alaindair will not be seen in action as he is reportedly coming back on the track after a mild setback. Agostini and Amazing Grace are the frontline contenders.
July 4, 2:33 PM
The Kingfisher Derby to be held on Sunday, July 13 may see a small field unlike the previoius years when we had a full complement of 18 runners. This has got more to do with the presence of Be Safe who looks invincible as also because the final entry money is a staggering Rs 19 lakhs! Imtiaz Sait trained Last Chace who finished second behind Be Safe in the Colts Championship is not a entry in the race.
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