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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Horses withdrawn - Mumbai races, Race No-5, The Dr. S.C.Jain Sprinters Championship (Gr II), Horse No 8 - Ruffina has been withdrawn on veterinary ground.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.
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