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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.
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