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April 19, 4:02 PM
As per the directions of the Government Authorities, the Stewards of Delhi Race Club have cancelled today's races.
April 11, 10:43 AM
BMC wants to rebuild the Covid facility at the turf club at Mahalakshmi. The BMC also wants the turf club to fund it sending the authorities to despair. As it is the RWITC is under serious financial strain due to various adversities it is facing in the recent past. Click on the link to read the story in the Times of India.   Link
April 5, 7:44 PM
The remainder of the Mumbai racing season has been called off in view of the spike in COVID and the restrictions imposed by the government.
March 25, 12:24 AM
Crazy boys of the game: Two-year-olds entering the BTC premises are allowed inside only during office hours, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. !!! This is the notice issued to trainers regarding bringing the fresh horses into the BTC premises. Horses come in trucks from far off areas like Punjab. Trucks are not allowed to enter the city during office hours but BTC insists that horses too have to adhere to office hours. The club mandarins are totally oblivious of logistical difficulties. If the horses arrive late, will they have to stand outside till the next day to be allowed in? Your guess is as good as mine. Nothing can be crazier than the rules that the mandarins have made. One is not sure whether the authorities stand on their legs.
March 18, 11:46 AM
Trainer Vijay Singh has decided to stay back in Kolkata. He had applied for a license at Chennai and was granted the same. He was to train from the coming Ooty season. Trainer Raunak Banerjee has given up his license and has taken employment with the Poonawalla Stud Farm.
March 7, 11:56 PM
The produce of Usha Stud Farm maintains its stranglehold on the Gr 1 Indian Oaks with Pesi Shroff trained Immortality winning the race in a thriller from Forest Flame. This was the 16th Indian Oaks success for the famed nursery of India. Congrats to Ameeta Mehra for the amazing success.
March 6, 11:41 PM
Former RWITC trainer Dr Anil Kumar has been given a license to train under MRC Rules of Racing.
March 6, 9:48 AM
Calcutta: The Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) chairman, Sudipto Sarkar, is learnt to have resigned on Thursday evening but there is no official confirmation. However, a senior club member confirmed on Friday afternoon that Sarkar’s resignation was from the chairmanship of the club, and not from the stewardship. The source also confirmed that four more stewards have expressed their wish not to seek re-elections in the AGM, scheduled for the end of March. However, the said stewards will continue to perform duties till the end of the month, under a new chairman who will be elected shortly.
March 5, 5:08 PM
Trainers James McKeown and Vijay Singh will be shifting base to Chennai. The Madras Race Club has granted them the license to train. Vijay Singh was a long-standing champion trainer at RCTC while James McKeown had won a host of big races at the all India level including the back to back win of Invitation Cup winners through Adjudicate.
March 5, 1:58 PM
Reports coming from Royal Calcutta Turf Club is that the Chairman and four other Stewards have resigned. There is no official word yet.
February 25, 4:45 PM
The strike by scyes at Kolkata has been resolved after lengthy deliberations. Work is expected to start on Saturday. The strike had resulted in horses being cruelly confined to the stables for two weeks. The RCTC had remained indifferent to the problem not taking an active role in resolving the issue.
February 22, 10:29 PM
With the Karnataka government imposing fresh restrictions on the movement of passengers mandating them to come; with a negative RTPCR certificate taken within 72 hours of travel, this could affect jockeys travelling to and fro from Mumbai to Bangalore.
February 21, 5:28 PM
Big day for veteran jockey Pradeep Chouhan who boots home six winners in Sunday's Mumbai races.
February 21, 1:10 PM
Mishriff takes Riyadh riches in Saudi Cup for Gosden and Egan John Gosden has won Derbys, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Breeders' Cup Classics and now he has landed the world's richest race after Mishriff won an electric second running of the Saudi Cup. Prix du Jockey Club winner Mishriff, who was runner-up in the Saudi Derby at this meeting last year, came from a wide draw to overturn Bob Baffert's well-fancied Charlatan by a length under 21-year-old jockey David Egan. Group 1 Malibu Stakes winner Charlatan had dominated the market beforehand alongside fellow US raider Knicks Go, and the pair controlled the race until Mishriff produced a pulsating finish to become the second winner of the Saudi Cup, a race worth a cool $20 million, after Maximum Security had triumphed in the inaugural event last year. Egan, the retained rider of Mishriff's owner Prince Faisal, said: "It's unbelievable, I've been waiting all my life to ride a winner in a race like this. It's a privilege to be connected to such a class horse. (Courtesy: Click on the link for the video.  Link
February 20, 11:44 PM
English jockey Sandy Barclay who had made a big impact on horse racing in India more than three decades ago, passed away on Saturday following a long-drawn battle with cancer. The old-timers readily recall the exploits of Barclay and his successful association with legendary trainer Rashid Byramji.
February 20, 10:05 PM
RWITC is pleased to inform the racing patrons that the Committee of the RWITC Ltd has decided to reduce the Club's Commission on the WIN & PLACE POOLS by 70% & 60% respectively for all bets placed on the Clubs Totalizator (Oncourse & Online) to ensure higher dividends to patrons. This is a great move to promote tote oriented betting.
February 20, 5:18 PM
Bangalore Turf Club will be conducting off-course betting operations on Mumbai races to be held on Sunday. After much acrimony and the breakdown in talks, the two clubs appear to have settled the issue. Details are not available. Racingpulse had highlighted the need for sitting across the table and resolving the issues amicably in the best interest of the sport.
February 20, 4:45 PM
It is raining at the moment at Bangalore Turf Club.
February 20, 11:44 AM
Please note down change of jockeys for today's races Race No:4 Horse No:11 KARADENIZ Neeraj Rawal Race No:6 Horse No:4 MAGELLAN S Zervan Race No:7 Horse No:10 RAINBOW RISING Neeraj Rawal
February 19, 8:01 PM
Jockey Suraj Narredu has been suspended for four months by the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club for not permitting Salazaar to ride on merits in the Stayers Trial Stakes held on February 5. The jockey has the right to appeal. The suspension is expected to come into force from March 5.
February 13, 5:22 PM
Usha Stud Farm earns the big distinction following the success of Cosmos in the South India St Leger. The classic tally of the stud farm went up to a staggering 350 mark. The landmark has been achieved in a record span.
February 13, 4:08 PM
Prashanth Dhebe who had a fall in the first race has been taken to a hospital. He is reported to be semi-conscious. The scan reports are awaited.
February 13, 2:29 PM
Horses are in the paddock for the second race. There will be a delay in the start of the second race.
February 13, 2:27 PM
The Jockeys have gone to meet the Stewards following the fall of jockey Prashanth Dhebe in the first race. The jockeys have reportedly stated that the track is slippery at around the 700 metres because of excessive watering and it is not conducive for safe racing.
February 10, 9:46 AM
The Kolkata races have been postponed indefinitely in view of the agitation by a section of the stable employees. The races will be resumed only after the problems with the labour unions is sorted out says a Press Release from the Royal Calcutta Turf Club.
February 7, 4:44 PM
Former trainer G Nityanand passed away in Bangalore following a brief illness. Nityanand who had saddled the Bangalore Derby winner through The Invader a few years ago had given up training at the beginning of this year because of ill-health. Racingpulse offers its sincere condolences to the bereaved family.
February 4, 6:28 PM
Trainer Suresh has been fined Rs 1 lakh by the Stewards of the Madras Race Club for his negligence in not using the noseband on favourite My Opinion who lost the race to Secretive Force in the Stayers Trial Stakes.
February 4, 10:13 AM
The breeders located in North India would be conducting the auction sale of yearlings at Gurugram on February 23. The sale offers select yearlings of top stallions Multidimensional, Win Legend, Speaking of Which, Top Class, Plannetaire, Kingda Ka among others. The promoters promise a fun-filled evening with the assurance of bringing the best horses, with the reserves price at a very competitive lower than the normal price. The venue is the old Usha Stud Farm premise which is located about 12 minutes from the New Delhi Airport. The horses coming for auction can be viewed before they arrive at the auction ring. Further details can be obtained from Ameeta Mehra, Tegbir Brar, Gurupal Singh, Angad Singh, Sultan Singh and Gajendra Singh.
February 4, 10:04 AM
From February 4, there will be combined jackpot pool operation with the participating clubs being Mysore, Bangalore and Chennai racing centres. Hyderabad is yet to join the pool.
January 31, 11:14 AM
The Mysore Race Club will be allowing 500 racegoers for its on-course and off-course betting from February. An entry of Rs 300 will be charged. A food coupon, half a litre of a bottle of water and a face mask will be provided by the club.
January 27, 1:42 PM
In view of the present Law and Order situation,Police Authorities have instructed and hence the Management of the Delhi Race Club has decided to postpone the races scheduled for Thursday,28 January 2021.
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