Thursday, November 01, 2007

bangalore winter season dates ( horse racing) 2007-2008

BANGALORE: About 800 horses and 80 jockeys will feature in the Bangalore winter meetings which kick off here on Saturday, November 5. The season concludes on March 31, 2006. The highlight of the winter meetings will be the Invitation Cup weekend to be held on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5.
Racing will be held mainly on Fridays and Saturdays, and concurrently winter races will be held at Mysore for a fortnight, mainly on Wednesdays. Compared to an overall stakes of 7.97 crores paid out during the last winter meeting, a total stakes of Rs.11 crores, including the Invitation Cup, which is estimated at Rs.1.50 crores, would be paid during this season.
A maximum of eight races would be conducted on all race days and nine during classics and the concluding day of the season.
The BTC, also announced that probable international rating will be published for horses placing first, second and third in all graded and other important races and a consolidated list of top 20 horses will be published along with probable international rating at the conclusion of every racing season.
This is expected to serve as a useful guide to owners and trainers aspiring to race their wards abroad. Briefing the media, the Chairman of the BTC, Mr. Marilingaiah, said that due to abundant rain, the track is in an excellent condition. About 13 to 15 bookmakers, are expected to operate in the first and second enclosures respectively.
The following are the race dates: Nov: 5, 12, 13, 19, 25 and 26 (Bangalore 1000 Guineas); Dec: 3 (Bangalore Turf Club Trophy), 9, 10 (Harvins Bangalore 2000 Guineas), 17, 23, 24, 30 and 31.
Jan. 2006: 6 (Bangalore Oaks), 13 (Chief Minister's Trophy), 20, 21, 26 (Poonawalla Bangalore Derby) and 27. Feb: 3, 11, 17, 18 (Bangalore Winter Million), 24 and 25 (Governor's Trophy). March: 4 (Sprinters and Stayers Cup), 5 (Indian Turf Invitation Cup), 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 30 and 31 (Bangalore Juvenile Million).

mumbai winter horse season dates

Mumbai season from Nov. 18
MUMBAI, NOV. 12. The Mumbai winter racing season will get underway here from November 18 and conclude on May 1, 2005 according to the prospectus issued here by Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC).
Until last year, a lengthy programme of 55 race days used to be framed by the Turf Club but it never achieved the desired goals.
The main reason of reducing more number of race days from 55 to 46 race meetings by RWITC is in a bid to reverse the dwindling public attendance at the races and also boost up the fragile economy of the turf club.
The total stakesmoney for the season is Rs. 9,13,00,000 including the worth of trophies as against last year's Rs. 8,26,04,500 including the value of trophies.
Previously, sponsors were keen to sponsor the Indian Classic events in Western India but this year's prospectus paints a grim picture as only one, the Indian Derby (Feb. 6) has been sponsored by McDowell & Co. Ltd. It is expected that power czars of RWITC will do their best to rope in some new sponsors for the other classic events before it is too long.
Mr. B.N. Nanjappa, the estate manager of RWITC told The Hindu that " this year we have brought the Gujarat graded river sand for the all weather track. The inside 20 feet of the all weather track at Mumbai race course has been relayed with the Gujarat river sand for the entire circumference. This track is exclusively being reserved for the fast work of the horses. Not more than two horses abreast will be permitted to go fast for the time being''.
He also disclosed that " the remaining 60 feet of all weather track will be very soon partitioned with false rails for slow work i.e. trotting and slow canter.''
" I don't think that with the relaying of this Gujarat sand, horses will be able to record the fast timings (like the Pune sand track) like earlier years'' he added.
He also said that " horses which worked for 10 to 15 minutes in the bund schools earlier may not take such a long time due to relaying of Gujarat sand in the bund schools''.
" If the newly laid sand track proves better during the coming Mumbai season, we may use the same sand for the bund schools and the outer sand track at Pune so that horses could go fast during the wet spell'' he said.
" Once a week, all the trainers who desire to give mock race to their wards will be permitted to gallop on the outer strip of the race track. A starting gate will be kept ready for this purpose. The mock races will start from 2000m or whichever trip the trainers may desire'' he disclosed.
Suraj Narredu will ride for trainer Aarti Doctor's horses while Kamlesh will don the silk for trainer C.D. Katrak. M. Narredu will guide the destiny of Mr. K.N. Dhunjibhoy's horses. C. Rajendra as usual will be piloting Mr. Shapoorji's horses. B. Prakash will ride Dr. M.A.M. Ramasamy's horses.
Horses to follow:
Adam's Bank, Adam's Star, American Hot, Ardmore, Ashbourne, Auchinblae, Avantage, Blue Horizon, Brave Victor, Bregenz, Cruise Control , Danger In Sight, Daughterofcharity, Dazzling Queen, Divine Romance, Euro Star, Eva, Everlasting Joy, Fraud, Frida Kahlo, Future Star, Gold Star, High Opinion, Infinite Glory, Kanthara, Ladybank, Lapwing, Money Star, Monifieth, Morpheus, Noble Desire, Ocean Of Angels, Power League, Priceless Place, Protege, Proteus, Paddington Green, Portal Of Victory, Radical Velocity, Raphaela, Rivendell, Romantica, Rosemount, Royal Hunt, Shyboy, Sheen Falls, Somerset West, Soul Mountain, Sugar N Spice, Thunderello, Venus Arising, Waves Of Glory and Zahra.

Hyderabad winter horse race season from Nov. 4

Hyderabad season from Nov. 4
HYDERABAD: A total of Rs.7,61,48,500 crore will be at stake during the 2007-08 winter racing season, starting on November 4, marking a 26.20 per cent increase over last winter’s offering.
The stakes, race-wise, will be the highest in the country.
The main attraction of the ensuing season will be the Invitation Cup week-end to be held on March 1 and 2.
The Hyderabad Race Club will for the first time host the Hyderabad Juvenile Multi Million stakes for three-year-olds only on March 2 adding more attraction to the Invitation day.
In addition, the A.P. Race Horse Owners Association Million (for three-year-olds only) will be another event punters will look forward to on January 27, the Vijay Textiles Golconda Derby Stakes day.
The other racing days are:
November 5, 11, 12, 18 (Golconda 1000 Guineas), 19, 25 and 26.
December 2, 3, 9 (Golconda 2000 Guineas), 10, 16, 17, 23, 25, 30 and 31.
January 6 (Golconda Oaks and Byerly Turk Stakes), 7, 11 (Darley Arabian Stakes), 20 (Qutab Shahi Cup), 21, 27 (Vijay Textiles Golconda Derby Stakes) and 28.
February 2 (Kakatiya Cup), 10 (Golconda Juvenile Million), 11, 17, 18 (Godolphin Barb Stakes), 24 (Alcock Arabian Stakes) and 25.
March 1 (Sprinter’s Cup, Stayer’s Cup) and 2 (Indian Turf Invitation Cup, Super Mile Cup, Hyderabad Juvenile Multi Million Stakes).
Trainer Shamsuddin’s son, Zoheb Sheik will put his charges through the paces from this season.

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