Friday, November 02, 2007

kolkata winter races

About 320 horses are in station to participate during the meet spanning 30 race days spread over five-and-half months—commencing on Sunday, November 4 and concluding on Friday, April 11.
Other than Daniel David, trainer Vijay Singh is expected to be in the forefront with a fairly large string comprising 49 older horses and 19 two-year-olds.
Two other trainers who are sure to have a major impact this season are Javed Khan and Robin Corner. Both are men with excellent track records and are certain to give the pair of top-notchers mentioned earlier, a run for their money. Thus far, 13 'A' and 2 'B' licenses have been granted to the trainers stationed at this centre.
As many as 24 'A' and 20 'B' licensed riders, spearheaded by Christopher Alford and Imran Chisty, will be donning silks for various owners. The power-packed stables of Deepak Khaitan and MAM. Ramaswamy are certain to dominate the proceedings once again as they have been doing during the past several years. It is also reliably learnt that the colours of big names like Dhunjibhoy and Vijay Mallya will be seen in action on all major race days.
An auction has been planned for Tuesday, November 20. Three two-year-olds and seven older horses brought to this centre by the Club will come under the hammer. Aspiring owners can cash in on this early auction sale.
Come Sunday, make it a point to have your finger in the pie when the season kick-starts with a bang!

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