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October 22, 12:43 PM
The Calcutta racing season which was scheduled to start on Saturday, October 31 has been delayed due to administrative reasons according to a release issued by the Royal Calcutta Turf Club.
October 17, 11:12 AM
Classique Legend won the richest race in Australia, the $15 million The Everest at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Trained by the 82-year-old Les Bridge, the grey picked up enjoying the third success in this prestigious event. Classique Legend beat Bivouac to the second place. The winner clocked a time of one minute 08.27 seconds. Click on the link to watch the video.   Link
October 16, 7:50 PM
Mysore Winter Season is expected to start from November 11.
October 15, 11:47 PM
Jockey David Allan suffered several injuries on his hand in a fall at England. He will be out of action for a considerable period of time.
October 7, 3:33 PM
Hyderabad Winter Racing Season is expected to start in the third week of November.
October 5, 1:55 PM
Click on the link to watch the video of Arc de Triomphe held at Longchamp on Sunday.  Link
October 5, 1:53 PM
Rouget proves the master of the hour as Sottsass soars in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Click on the link to read the report of the race published in Racing Post.   Link
September 30, 10:33 AM
M A M R Muthiah has been re-elected as Chairman of the Madras Race Club at the first meeting of the newly elected Managing Meeting held at Chennai on Tuesday. Ramesh Rangarajan will continue as Chairman of Appeal Board. Managing Committee Members: M A M R Muthiah (Chairman); Arun Alagappan, Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, T Dhevanathan Yadhav, K Kaliyapermul, S P Lakshmanan, Paul Anthony, R M Ramaswamy, Ramesh Rangarajan, P Ravi, K Shashabandu Das, M Senthilnathan, Atulya Misra (IAS), Ka Balachandran (IAS), Dheeraj Kumar (IAS) and S K Prabhakar (IAS). Stewards: M A M R Muthiah (Senior Steward), Arun Alagappan, Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, T Dhevanathan Yadav, Paul Anthony and K Shashabindu Das. Board of Appeal: Ramesh Rangarajan (Chairman); K Kaliyaperumal, F R A Nathan, RM Ramaswamy and M Ravi.
September 28, 11:35 PM
Only nine nominations were received for the election to the Managing Committee of the Royal Western India Turf Club and as such all of them got elected unopposed. Last year's committee members Jayadev Mody, Ram Shroff and Geoffrey Nagpal did not file for re-election. Zavaray Poonawalla will continue as Chairman with Mithun Luthria likely to be the Chairman of Stewards. The following have been elected to the committee: Jehangir H. Damania, K. N. Dhunjibhoy, Ms. Zinia Lawyer, Milan Luthria, Darashaw K. Mehta, Jehangir Mehta, Z. S. Poonawalla, S. R. Sanas and Vijay B. Shirke
September 24, 9:53 AM
Hyderabad Race Club will be giving free oats from the month of September beside the Rs 5000 subsidy that is already being given to racehorse owners in view of racing having been halted due to coronavirus. Both these subsidies will be withdrawn once racing resumes in Hyderabad.
September 22, 8:54 PM
The Mysore Race Club has got the clearance from the government of Karnataka to conduct racing without the spectators.
September 23, 12:18 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season will start from November 1. This was announced by the Bangalore Turf Club. The prospectus for the first few days of the season will be released shortly. The prospectus for the remainder of the season will be given by the second week of November. The government nominees had a big role to play in ensuring that the starting date was finalized.
September 15, 10:39 AM
M A M R Muthaiah, K Kaliyaperumal, R M Ramaswami, M Senthilnathan were elected unopposed as members of the Managing Committee of the Madras Race Club on Monday. Senthilnathan is the first time Managing Committee member.
September 12, 12:14 AM
The mini-season in lieu of the cancelled Bangalore Summer Season has been dropped. The Winter Season will reportedly start from November 1.
September 11, 3:20 PM
Madras Race Club has announced that its season will commence from November 6. The prospectus has also been released. Madras Race Club is the first club to give clarity about the resumption of racing.
September 10, 3:57 PM
Former jockey P Alford (65) passed away due to heart-attack at Kolkata on Thursday. P Alford was the brother of ex-champion jockey Richard Alford. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
September 6, 10:53 AM
Authentic defies Tiz The Law in dramatic Kentucky Derby. Read the detailed report by clicking on the link.   Link
September 6, 10:51 AM
Bob Baffert trained Authentic causes a big upset in the Kentucky Derby held at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Click on the link to watch the video.   Link
September 5, 12:55 PM
Hyderabad Race Club has got permission to conduct online betting as well as to conduct racing without spectators. HRC plans to start racing after getting its online betting system in place. Racing could commence in October. Chief Operating Officer Dr Veerendra Kaja confirmed this news to Racingpulse.
September 4, 4:10 PM
Karnataka government has given permission to Bangalore Turf Club to conduct racing without spectators.
September 4, 9:47 AM
The Andhra Pradesh government has banned online betting and gambling. Those flouting the rules could face up to two-year jail term.
September 3, 5:55 PM
Racehorse owners will be allowed to enter the BTC premises during morning and evening rolls for restricted hours. The racehorse owners were not allowed to enter the premises for the last five months following the outbreak of coronavirus. Despite government allowing free movement, the restriction on horse owners had caused wide resentment. Racingpulse had highlighted this issue which has had its impact.
August 30, 12:17 AM
Racing activities without spectators can start from September 21 as per the Unlock 4 guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs. RWITC was all set to start the truncated Pune season and BTC too had planned a mini-season in lieu of the cancelled summer season. The clearance from respective state governments should come through with the clearance given by the Centre.
August 29, 12:58 PM
Shapoor Mistry owned Thundering Knight wins a Gr 3 Snow Fairy Fillies Stakes (Gr 3) at Curragh on Friday. Click on the link to get the details and race video.   Link
August 27, 11:08 PM
The Turf Authorities of India has asked the Bangalore Turf Club to reconsider the appointment of an official from Mysore as its handicapper. The Mysore Race Club raised the issue about BTC appointing its official without a relieving letter from the club in the Zoom meeting of the Chairman of Turf Authorities of India held on Thursday. Under the norms accepted by the various Turf Authorities of India, no poaching of officials from other clubs is discouraged. The Bangalore Turf Club representative assured the others that the matter will be placed before its Managing Committee. This is the second time that BTC has been pulled up by a fellow turf authority; the last occasion was when it appointed a Delhi based Stipe without consent from the Delhi Race Club.
August 27, 6:20 PM
The Bangalore Stable Employees Union has informed the Karnataka Trainers Association that the wages for the extra horse for the month of July have not been paid. If the payment is not done by August 31, the syces will not be taking care of the extra horse and that they would not be responsible for the consequences of their industrial action. The Bangalore Turf Club has refused to offer a subsidy of Rs 7500 as demanded by the KTA and KROA in the face of adversity faced by them due to the summer season having been cancelled. The Managing Committee which is busy spending money on building a wall and other sundries, has refused to offer support. The Madras Race Club and the Hyderabad Race Club have been giving a subsidy of Rs 5000 per month per horse.
August 25, 4:09 PM
The GST Council may take up for consideration the request to levy GST on the value retained by the club after giving prize money as the taxable value in the next meeting scheduled for September. Right now, the entire collection is subjected to 28 per cent GST.
August 21, 11:24 AM
BTC on a sacking spree of officials. Even the Joint Secretary who was holding forte has been forced to quit. There are many more officials on the hit list. The authorities have no trust in their officials. BTC mandarins want to rule themselves as they appear to be suitably unemployed and are making it incompatible for any official to survive.
August 19, 11:27 AM
A few jockeys applying for a license at Bangalore Turf Club who were declared COVID positive have tested negative in a repeat test from another hospital. Something fishy about the many positives that a particular hospital lab had declared. This is a serious matter that needs to be investigated to prevent exploitation. False positives also put tremendous pressure on the jockeys as also puts their families into great distress both financially and mentally.
August 17, 11:30 AM
Of the 50 odd jockeys tested for COVID at Bangalore Turf Club, nine of them have reportedly tested positive.
August 15, 6:44 PM
The Royal Western India Turf Club which had scheduled two race days in August has cancelled the same as the government permission was not forthcoming. The club is hoping for a first-week start in September.
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