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October 22, 1:15 PM
The Delhi jockeys expressed apprehension about the state of the race track, especially after the winning post and hence refused to ride in the races scheduled for Friday. The track appeared treacherous and it would need a lot of work to make it safe. There should be no compromise when it comes to the safety of the animal and the jockeys who ride them and one hopes that the Delhi Race Club would make all the efforts before starting their racing. The attempt to force jockeys to ride under the circumstances is totally uncalled for.
October 22, 1:10 PM
Jockeys refused to ride, hence October 22 Delhi races are cancelled.
October 18, 9:55 PM
Jockey Hanumant Singh had an accident on his two-wheeler when returning home after Sunday's Pune races. He has suffered injuries and is hospitalised. He is reported to be out of danger.
October 18, 9:50 PM
Jockey D R Subham who had a bad fall on Saddle The Wind in the third race of Pune on Sunday has reportedly suffered a head injury, with the MRI diagnosing a clot in the brain. However, the jockey is conscious and is reported to be out of danger. There was no announcement by the club authorities post the jockey's fall.
October 17, 3:30 PM
The Bangalore Winter Season has been rescheduled to commence from October 31. The relentless rains have made it impossible for the season to start on the scheduled date.
October 16, 10:04 AM
Cavallo Veloce has been withdrawn from the Stewards Cup, the feature event of Kolkata races to be held on Saturday, on veterinary grounds.
October 15, 8:13 PM
It looks certain that the first week's racing of the Bangalore Winter Season will not go through. The trainers have asked for a postponement because of incessant rains which have not helped in preparing the horses for the races. The rain water has stagnated on the race track as well.
October 15, 11:49 AM
The incessant rains may have a bearing on the prompt start to the Bangalore Winter Season which is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 21. The trainers haven't been able to work their wards due to unsuitable conditions.
October 14, 1:31 PM
Jockey Trevor Patel has shifted base to Qatar and will not be seen in action in India during the winter seasons.
October 13, 5:38 PM
The regular Mysore Racing Season has been cancelled. This means that 1000, 2000 Guineas and the Derby will not be held for the second year in succession. The dates for the mini winter season are yet to be announced.
October 8, 2:12 PM
Bangalore Winter Season is to commence on Thursday, October 21. It has been reportedly brought forward by a day to make adjustments for racing dates of other centres.
October 7, 8:11 PM
Adam Thompson, son of former Hyderabad based trainer David Thompson has been given a license to train at Hyderabad.
October 7, 2:15 PM
Due to the paucity of runners, Saturday's Hyderabad races stands cancelled. Three races scheduled for Saturday however will be held along with Sunday's race card.
October 5, 6:29 PM
The Karnataka Police (Amendment ) Act 2021 has received Governor's assent and comes into force immediately. This clears the decks for the Bangalore Turf Club and Mysore Race Club to start online betting operations on horse racing.
October 1, 8:02 PM
There will be an early start to the Bangalore Winter Season, with the starting date being Friday, October 22.
October 1, 6:49 PM
Ironically, a week after cancelling the Bangalore Summer Season, the Bangalore Turf Club has sought and got the license to conduct off-course betting from Saturday onwards, with the featured race card being the running of the Deccan Derby. There is no word on when live racing will resume.
September 30, 7:39 PM
The Royal Western India Turf Club is planning to start its Pune racing season from Sunday, October 17. This is of course subject to governmental clearances.
September 27, 3:02 PM
Western India based trainer Shiraz Sunderji and Kolkata based trainer Jasbir Singh have been granted licenses to train under HRC Rules of Racing.
September 22, 12:34 PM
Karnataka Assembly passes a bill that facilitates online betting on horse racing. Click on the link to read the story:  Link
September 16, 10:10 AM
It looks as though the Bangalore Summer Season is as good as closed after just a day's racing. An official announcement is awaited. The BTC has been unable to get its act together given the lack of direction and vision. Frustrating for racehorse owners and professionals.
August 30, 6:58 PM
The Acting Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court has directed the Bangalore Turf Club to start work on new stables and submit a status report to the court in November. The CUPA had filed a PIL against BTC about the appalling living conditions for the horses stabled at the premises. The BTC had told the court that they were not in a position to undertake an overhaul of the stables in view of the status court ordered by the Supreme Court. The BTC is fighting a case against eviction following the High Court order to vacate the premises in six months. The matter is pending in the Supreme Court for the last 10 years.
August 25, 10:55 AM
Click on the link to see how a young jockey averts a dangerous fall by clinging on to the horse like a stunt artist and pulls herself back onto the saddle.   Link
August 16, 7:12 PM
V Krishna Das, Col S B Nair, N Venkatram Narasimha Reddy and Hari Kishen Gupta were elected as Stewards of the Hyderabad Race Club at the elections held on Monday, August 16.
August 9, 9:42 PM
The Karnataka government has instructed the Bangalore Turf Club not to conduct racing until further orders.
August 7, 7:27 PM
The second day's races of the Bangalore Summer Season scheduled for Friday, August 13 has been postponed to be held on Sunday, August 22 due to administrative races. The postponement has been done obviously because racing could be held without spectators and BTC did not want the same without being in a position to earn any income.
July 30, 9:09 PM
The Bangalore Summer Season is scheduled to start on Saturday, August 7.
July 28, 11:15 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has been given the license to conduct its activities. The club needed the clearance to resume its activities post the COVID imposed restrictions.
July 24, 3:32 PM
All the four candidates from the team of M A M R Muthaiah won the elections to the Managing Committee of the Madras Race Club with decisive margins. M Ravi, Dr T Devanathan Yadav, Paul Anthony and Ranjit Jesudevan were the elected members. Dr A C Muthaiah lost the elections polling just over 200 votes, with winning candidates getting more than double the votes. K Shashabindu Das and Rajendra Kumar Mootha lost the their deposits.
July 23, 12:12 AM
Good news for the racing enthusiasts starved of racing action as the first day's handicaps for the opening day's races of the Hyderabad Monsoon Racing Season to be held on Monday has been released. Action at other turf clubs is expected to begin in the second or third week of August.
July 17, 2:52 PM
Central Government files appeal against Karnataka High Court order pertaining to GST.   Link
July 16, 1:24 PM
The Madras High Court has cleared the decks for the conduct of the MRC election as scheduled on 23rd July 2021. The Court refused to pass an interim order in the case filed by Shashabindu Das against MRC. Das had sought a stay on the election stating that the elections were preponed by two months, E-voting was not fair and since the Madras Race Club had a huge pace, physical voting was not an issue.
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