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May 27, 1:23 PM
Indian jockey Deep Shanker recorded his first win in Australia on Kirkuk at Goulburn Races on Friday. The 38-year-old who used to ride in India and had accumulated over 250 winners, had migrated to Australia four years ago and only recently had he been getting rides in the races. This is his first in four years. Click on the link to get the details.   Link
May 23, 11:53 AM
BBMP officials once again descended upon the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) with a large team in tow. Their mission: to measure the acreage of land occupied by the BTC and determine the tariff that the club would need to pay. The BTC has been arguing that it lost a significant portion of its racecourse land to road expansion and that taxes should be reassessed based on the newly measured land. Adding to BTC's woes, the government has withheld its operating license since April 1, creating an atmosphere of despair. The club is now facing a litany of problems, with the land measurement issue being just one of the many challenges on its plate.
May 23, 11:53 AM
The government has been directed to communicate its decision about BTC's application for license by June 4 by the vacation bench of Karnataka High Court. The matter has been posted for June 6. Right now this judge has granted all stakeholders the liberty to make their representation to the state by way of a personal hearing before considering the license. The matter was heard by the vacation judge but now the next sitting will be before Justice Krishna Kumar.
May 22, 3:52 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has cancelled the licenses of all bookmakers previously investigated by the Central Crime Branch and has submitted a chargesheet against them to the court of Ist ACMM, Bangalore. In the event of racing resuming soon, bookmakers will not be participating. The letter is signed by BTC Secretary M K Kiran who along with Chairman Aravind Raghavan figures in the list of those who have been chargesheeted!
May 20, 7:54 PM
The Bangalore Turf Club has filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court to restore its license, which the Karnataka government has suspended since April 1. The club is currently in a dispute with the government, and the Chief Minister of Karnataka has asked the club to withdraw its case in the Supreme Court before any talks about the license could take place.
May 18, 2:11 PM
Due to incessant rains and track not being conducive for racing, The Stewards of the Club have decided to postpone the 19/05/2024 race day to Saturday, 1st June 2024. The scheduled of the entries, handicaps, acceptance and declaration for the postponed day will be separately notified.
May 18, 1:11 PM
Due to heavy rain the the remaining races of the todays Ooty cancelled.
May 17, 2:43 PM
The Bangalore Summer Season will be indefinitely delayed due to the government's refusal to grant the necessary license. Consequently, BTC must seek intervention from the High Court. A delegation, excluding BTC Committee members, met with the Chief Minister on Friday but was met with an unfavourable response. The Chief Minister is reportedly displeased with significant financial irregularities within the stable welfare society and the club, as well as excessive partying at the club's expense.
May 2, 2:33 PM
There is no update from the Bangalore Turf Club about the license issue; whether the club is in talks with the government; or how soon the imbroglio will be resolved. The club has maintained a deafening silence. The racing enthusiasts are waiting for updates from the club about the Summer Season. Apart from the licensing issue, whether BTC is ready on other fronts like getting the race track ready despite total absence of rains.
April 29, 6:33 PM
Jockey Nakhat Singh has been suspended till December 31 for not permitting Multicrown to run on merits in the Mystical Handicap race held at Ooty on Sunday (April 28) by the Stewards of Madras Race Club.
April 25, 12:08 PM
The suspension of two years handed out to trainer Padmanabhan for his ward Adjustment coming positive for tildren has been stayed by the City Civil Court. The BTC was accused of being high-handed in awarding the punishment due to the prejudice of a couple of office-bearers. A detailed order is awaited.
April 17, 10:00 AM
In a blow to the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) and the equestrian community, the government of Karnataka has taken swift action in response to glanders outbreak among horses in the Bangalore North area. With immediate effect, the movement of horses has been banned until further notice, casting a shadow over the much-anticipated Bangalore Summer Season. The timing couldn't be worse for the BTC, which had been eagerly preparing for the upcoming season, tentatively scheduled to commence on May 18th. With approximately 100 horses from across the country expected to participate, the ban on movement threatens to disrupt the smooth running of the season. The Government of Karnataka has denied Bangalore Turf Club a license to conduct its betting activities from April 1. The club has decided to approach the court for relief.
April 15, 8:36 PM
The members of the Bangalore Turf Club have collectively decided to pursue legal action by approaching the High Court after the government refused to grant them a license to carry out their activities since April 1. A recent meeting, including the former chairman, also recommended taking this same course of action.
April 10, 12:31 PM
Former Secretary and current Steward of Mysore Race Club Ananth Raj Urs passed away in Mysore on Wednesday (April 10) following a brief illness. The affable Ananth ran the Mysore Race Club as the executive head for several decades and had become the elected Steward for the last two years. He was the face of Mysore racing having been associated with the club for more than four decades. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
April 7, 2:05 PM
Six of the best for Dettori at Santa Anita. Incredible six winners for Franky. Click on the link to read the report on Sportinglife.com   Link
April 4, 9:59 PM
Off-course betting on Ooty and Mumbai races at Bangalore Turf Club is unlikely as the club cannot get the license to conduct the activities. However, there is no problem as far as off-course betting at Mysore is concerned. The BTC has had a series of brushes with the government, which is coming in the way of a harmonious existence.
April 2, 1:35 PM
There will be no off-course betting on Kolkata races to be held on Tuesday at both Bangalore Turf Club and Mysore Race Club. The clubs have reportedly not got the license to conduct betting operations.
March 16, 12:10 PM
There has been a reprieve with BTC getting permission to conduct its concluding day's races of the Bangalore Winter Season.
March 16, 11:08 AM
The BBMP officials have arrived at the Bangalore Turf Club and are intent on sealing the premises. The BBMP claim is that the club owes it huge sums of money. The club has yet to settle the money, raising the dispute. The final day's races are in jeopardy at the moment.
March 5, 10:14 PM
Indian Derby winner Enabler who contracted lung infection on arrival at Kolkata for the Invitation Cup weekend races at Kolkata succumbed to the disease on Monday.
March 2, 11:43 PM
Former jockey S Rajesh passed away in Bangalore on Saturday. Rajesh was a highly successful jockey in his early years. He is the son of the late trainer cum jockey Samar Singh. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
February 16, 1:01 PM
Enabler, the Indian Derby winner, will be absent from the lineup for the Indian Turf Invitation Cup in Kolkata on the first Sunday of March. Unfortunately, Enabler contracted an infection upon arrival in Kolkata, prompting the decision from the connections to withdraw from the race.
February 1, 1:24 PM
Leading English jockey Top Marquand will ride for trainer Pesi Shroff during the Indian Derby weekend races. He has been declared to ride on two horses on Saturday.
January 30, 6:58 PM
The Royal Western India Turf Club members have approved a resolution to engage in negotiations with the government, aiming to establish a theme park and other development. This move facilitates the extension of the lease of land for the club apart from giving additional benefits. As part of this agreement, the current stables will be relocated. A theme park will come at the centre of the existing race track. It's important to note that the race track itself will be preserved in its current state. Furthermore, the club has also consented to the government's nomination of members to join the club, along with establishing an ongoing process for membership renewal each year, with a specific number to be determined. The BTC is at loggerheads with the government of Karnataka with its members not agreeing to any move to expand its membership and agreeing for the government to nominate 50 persons as members of the club. Complete details about the RWITC deal with the government will be spelt out in due course.
January 28, 12:16 PM
Hyderabad Race Club live feed can be accessed free of cost from the seventh race onwards on the club's Youtube channel on the Derby day.
January 25, 12:01 PM
The government has granted approval for hosting the Derby Week races for Bangalore Turf Club. The licenses were officially issued on Thursday morning, casting uncertainty over the Derby event. The status of the license for the remaining season still needs to be determined.
January 12, 3:42 PM
The Bangalore City Crime Branch has raided the Bangalore Turf Club during the running of Friday's races. The repeated announcement from the Police called for cooperation from the racegoers. The reasons for the raid are not known.
January 10, 10:54 AM
BTC case listed at the Supreme Court for final hearing on January 10 will not be taken up as one of the two judges of the Division Bench will not be holding court on Wednesday.
December 8, 6:41 PM
Former Committee member of Mysore Race Club and racehorse owner Apana Subaiya passed away Friday afternoon due to a massive heart attack. He was an avid racehorse owner and part-owned Touch of Grey which had won the last Mysore Derby in October. He was also part owner of War Hammer which won the Bangalore Derby and the Indian Derby. Racingpulse offers its condolences to the bereaved family.
December 7, 11:41 AM
Saturday's Kolkata races have been postponed to be held on Tuesday, December 12 due to incessant rains.
November 29, 3:01 PM
The Chennai races scheduled to be held on Thursday, November 30 and Friday, December 1 stands cancelled in view of incessant rains and unsuitable underfoot conditions.
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