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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.
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.
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