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Jan

14

Ace Blood Wins The KROA Trophy

Three-year-old Ace Blood (Tejano-Ace Venture) displayed a remarkable turn of foot in the final furlong to get the better of a more experienced Mad

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Jan

08

Cielo Rey Is Back In Prime Form

A couple of horses owned by Dr Vijay Mallya dominated the nine-event card framed for Saturday's racing at Bangalore. While Cielo Rey (Burden

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Jan

01

Balmoral Castle Wins On Sheer Class

The highest-rated filly amongst a group of ten runners in The Bangalore Oaks, confirmed her prime position by storming home to an exciting victory

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Dec

31

Sunspirit Nails Abnoba Near The Winning Post

A brilliant piece of riding by Richard Hughes enabled Irfan Ghatala's Sunspirit (Diffident-Mary Bankes) to score a thrilling victory in The

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Dec

25

Oban Is A Totally Transformed Filly

Trainer Dhariwal's small-made filly Oban (Greensmith-Royal Dornoch) made light of her winning penalty, and stormed home to a fine victory in

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Dec

24

Kilimanjaro Displays Brilliant Acceleration

Trainer Padmanabhan's three-year-old gelding Kilimanjaro (Ikhtyar-Ensenada) displayed a brilliant turn of foot while accounting for his seven

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Dec

18

Red Renegade Wins The Karnataka Police Trophy

Saturday's racing at Bangalore ran kindly for punters as a flurry of fancied runners posted popular victories in the eight-event card framed

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Dec

17

Sun Absolute Shows Remarkable Improvement

A lacklustre card of eight events greeted racegoers at Bangalore on Friday. There was a dearth of good three-year-olds throughout the afternoon,

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Dec

11

Sun Kingdom Redeems His Reputation

A well-tuned Sun Kingdom (Royal Kingdom-Porsche Too) reproduced his well-known acceleration and stormed home to a sensational victory in The HDIL

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Dec

03

Captivating Outpaces a Classy Field

The free-striding Captivating outpaced her seven rivals to romp home to a bloodless victory in The Bangalore Turf Club Trophy on Friday. The ward

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Nov

27

Siachen Is An Exceptionally Talented Filly

Trainer Dhariwal sported an extremely elated look on Saturday afternoon, after Siachen (Burden Of Proof-Indian Mission) demolished the opposition

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Nov

26

Lady Duff Resumes Her Winning Ways

After winning four races in five starts within a short period of about six months and finishing second in her only other run, the small-made Lady

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Nov

20

John Hits A Bulls-eye on Shotgunn

Race-goers returned a happy lot on Saturday at Bangalore, with five well-fancied horses winning in a card of six races. With a reprieve from the

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Nov

19

Kingdomofdreams Gives Nightmares to Punters

With almost a 1,000 horses stationed at Bangalore for the winter season, only six races each could be framed for the two days of racing this week.

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Nov

13

Immense Lives Up to Expectation

Immense, the property of Mr. Shiven Surendranath, representing Diamond Band Racing Pvt. Ltd, Dr. & Mrs. Syed Ainuddin Arif and Mr. Neil R

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Nov

12

Aprillia Skips Away to a Fluent Victory

After a couple of postponements and a lapse of exactly seven days, the published programme of the opening day's winter races was finally

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Nov

06

String Along Distinguishes Herself In Class One

Heavy showers during the last couple of weeks and resultant underfoot conditions had led to the cancellation of the opening day's racing,

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Apr

02

Advantage Logan Scores an Emphatic Victory

The two "Champions" of the Winter Season, Irfan Ghatala and Suraj Narredu were seen in sublime form on Friday afternoon at Bangalore.

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Apr

01

Tuthmosis Completes a Fine Hat-Trick

Trainer Satish Narredu's Tuthmosis continued to defy the handicapper by scoring his third successive victory in as many months, and completing

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Mar

27

Awarding Displays Remarkable Improvement

Trainer Ganapathy received all round appreciation after Awarding (Alnasr Alwasheek-Perpetuate) romped home to a splendid victory in The Heeroji

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Mar

26

Classic Charge Scores a "Tactical Victory"

With the Bangalore Winter Season scheduled to end next week, many stables are scoring with horses that have been kept under wraps for the past few

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Mar

20

Einstein Rediscovers His Old Form

Seven year-old Einstein sported a pair of wings while rushing to a pillar-to-post victory in The Stewards Trophy at Bangalore on Saturday. The

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Mar

19

Topkapi Shows Remarkable Improvement

Padmanabhan-trained Topkapi defied a huge penalty while romping home to an easy victory in The Ashwapriya Cup, the feature event on Friday at

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Mar

13

Mighty Heart Springs a Surprise

Neil Darashah's five year-old Mighty Heart stormed to a sensational victory in The Kanteerava Cup, the feature event at the Bangalore races on

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Mar

12

Rajendra Steers Magnanimity to an Easy Victory

Jockey C Rajendra began his new assignment with the Ganapathy stable on a successful note, by steering Magnanimity to an easy victory in The

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Feb

27

Sun Dancing Scores a Runaway Victory

For the second week in a row, a youngster from trainer Irfan Ghatala's stable stole the honours by winning the day's feature at Bangalore.

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Feb

26

Mother's Pride Survives a Scare

Darius Byramji's Mother's Pride made a successful return to the local track by winning The Delhi Race Club Trophy, the feature event in a

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Feb

20

Tsavorite Is a Top-class Filly

Trainer Irfan Ghatala acknowledged the accolades of the Bangalore racing fraternity with humility after his filly Tsavorite (Burden Of

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Feb

19

Ticket To Ride Completes a Superb Hat-Trick

Darius Byramji accomplished a superb feat by saddling Ticket To Ride to win The S Rangarajan Memorial Trophy at Bangalore on Friday. This,

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Feb

13

Soberano Wins a "Game of Tactics"

An ordinary card of nine events framed for Saturday's racing at Bangalore witnessed a couple of interesting happenings on the track. First, it

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Feb

05

Diamond Hunter Scores a Narrow Victory

Friday's long card of ten races at Bangalore proved to be a mixed bag, as a couple of strongly fancied runners surrendered without a fight and

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Jan

30

Alacrity Wins The Hoysala Cup

A dull and lacklustre card of eight events was framed for Saturday's racing at Bangalore, with The Hoysala Cup being accorded the pride of

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Jan

26

Becket Poised to "Date" Jacqueline at Mahalakshmi

The much anticipated clash between the wonder filly Jacqueline and the hitherto unbeaten Becket is likely to materialize on the Mahalakshmi race

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Jan

23

Suraj Narredu Raises The Bar

Champion jockey Suraj Narredu continued his domination of the Bangalore turf by riding his first ever fifth-linker on Saturday. The numerous

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Jan

16

Lady Duff Matures Like Fine Wine

Trainer Sirdar Singh was absolutely delighted when his four year-old filly Lady Duff posted a bloodless victory in The F K Irani Memorial Trophy

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Jan

15

Jockey De Souza is in Prime Form

Brazilian jockey Sylvester De Souza delighted his fans by riding a 700/1 treble on Friday afternoon at Bangalore. The lightweight professional

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Jan

09

David Allan Excels Astride Noble Prince

A combination of sheer grit, determination and a strong will to win on the part of David Allan enabled Padmanabhan-trained Noble Prince to get up

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Jan

02

Systematic Wins The Bangalore Oaks

Two superb fillies came charging down the homestretch and treated the grandstands to a thrilling finish in The Bangalore Oaks (Grade II), at the

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Jan

01

Favourites Oblige on New Year's Day

A huge bonanza greeted punters on New Years Day, as one favourite after another scored in all the eight races framed for the afternoon's

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Dec

25

My Friend Paul Storms to a Sensational Win

Neil Darashah's My Friend Paul produced a sparkling gallop in the final stages and edged out the leaders in The Hyderabad Silver Vase, the feature

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Dec

19

Jersey Pride Wins Karnataka Police Trophy

The Karnataka Police Trophy has always been an important feature of the Bangalore Winter Season, and more often then not, produced thrilling

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Dec

18

Cielo Rey Wins in a "Canter"

Those of us, who had witnessed the racing debut of Cielo Rey almost nine months ago, were unanimous in our opinion that we had seen a star in the

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Dec

12

Sprint Star "Floors" His Opponents

A devastating turn of foot in the final furlong by Sprint Star (Ontario-Royal Retreat) left the opposition gasping for breath in The Harvins

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Dec

05

Diamond Hunter Displays Sparkling Acceleration

Michael Eshwer's Diamond Hunter stormed home to a sensational win in The Bangalore Turf Club Trophy, the principal event at the local races on

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Dec

04

The Senator Wins by a Street

The followers of Srinath had a field day on Friday, when the ace jockey steered four winners in an eight-event card at Bangalore. He had come down

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Nov

28

Youre So Beautiful Stuns a Quality Field

Trainer Neil Darashah was ecstatic while leading-in the first Classic winner of his short career, after Youre So Beautiful stormed home to a narrow

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Nov

21

Kyles Of Bute Stuns His Opponents

Arjun Mangalorkar opened his account in the Winter Season with Kyles Of Bute, who floored a quality field by producing a sparkling turn of foot in

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Nov

20

D'artagnan is a Fine Sprinter

A dull and lacklustre card of seven events was programmed for Friday's racing at Bangalore. With the underfoot conditions on the softish side, many

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Nov

20

“Safeguard the Interests of Bangalore-based Horses"

D Rajasekar, Secretary in the Environment and Forests Ministry, Government of India, has written to the heads of the concerned departments in the

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Nov

14

Bourbon Bay Posts a Stylish Victory

Ganapathy's Bourbon Bay relished the soft underfoot conditions and made light of his top weight while storming to a stylish victory in The Kempegowda

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Nov

07

Captivating Asserts Her Class and Superiority

A frontline contender in the forthcoming Bangalore 1000 Guineas, Dhariwal-trained Captivating made an impressive debut in Class I company on

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Nov

06

Celestial Way Displays Superb Acceleration

The Bangalore Winter Season 2009-10 took off to a fluent start at the local racecourse on Friday. It was a normal November afternoon with an

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Aug

06

Green Bax Confirms His High Rating

The V T Velu Memorial Cup, named after a long serving chairman of the club, featured a long card of ten events framed for racing on Thursday at

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Aug

07

Noble Prince Continues His Winning Ways

Trainer Padmanabhan's Noble Prince continued his dominance of the longer version of "graded" races held during the Bangalore Summer Season 2009.

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Jul

31

Palazzio's Sun Wins in a Close Finish

Well rested Palazzio's Sun made a fine reappearance after a break of seven weeks, and won The Bangalore City Gold Cup (Grade III), the feature event

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Jul

30

Mother's Pride Stuns the Opposition

A mixed bag of eight events faced patrons at the Bangalore races on Thursday. On a day when many long priced horses won their races, Darius Byramji's

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Jul

26

Gypsy Magic Redeems Her Superiority

Padmanabhan's highly regarded Gypsy Magic got an opportunity to redeem her status as a top-class filly in The Bangalore Summer Million ( Grade III )

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Jul

25

Tomsk Scores a Popular Victory

Despite shouldering a back breaking weight of 63 kilos, and encountering many traffic problems, Arjun Mangalorkar's Tomsk scored a popular victory in

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Jul

19

Conceptual Displays Her Staying Abilities

Arjun Mangalorkar's dream run in the Classics carried on relentlessly with Conceptual posting an authoritative victory in the Bangalore St Leger on

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Jul

18

Rimpuche Scores in The Highest Class

Darius Byramji's Rimpuche stormed into Class I company with a brilliant dash from the rear, and won The S M Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Cup at the

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Jul

12

Aboline Asserts His Class and Superiority

Those of us who were fortunate to have watched the final of the mens singles at Wimbledon this year, would perhaps remember the words of Roger

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Jul

11

Fleeting Spirit upsets in the July Cup

Trainer Padmanabhan is on fire. I checked the Saturday results in Bangalore and Padmanabhan was unstoppable. Rhapsidion Snow made Saturday’s

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Jul

11

Rhapsidion Snow Sinks an Age Old Record

Champion trainer Padmanabhan was absolutely delighted with the happenings at the Bangalore races on Saturday. He had plenty of reasons to celebrate

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Jul

05

Noble Prince Shows Scant Respect for His Rivals

A five-year old champion appeared on the race track after a gap of five months. He was there to participate in an 11-furlong race at Bangalore on

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Jul

04

Portobello Gains an Overdue Success

Irfan Ghatala's three year old Portobello scored a long overdue victory in The H B Gundappa Gowda Memorial Trophy, the feature event in Saturday's

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Jun

28

Forest Flair is The Champion Juvenile Sprinter

The finish of The Deccan Chronicle Juvenile Sprinters' Million (Grade III), held on Sunday at Bangalore, turned out to be a one-horse affair with

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Jun

27

Royal Ambassador Springs a Huge Surprise

Amit Caddy's Royal Ambassador reproduced some very old form while asserting his superiority in The Karnataka Sub-Area Cup at the Bangalore races on

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Jun

21

Sprint Star Wears the Colts Crown

Fairytales have been a part and parcel of sporting folklore all over the world. Victories and defeats in a sporting arena are often attributed to

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Jun

20

Diego Rivera Wins In Style

Pesi Shroff's Diego Rivera asserted his superiority, and trounced his hapless opponents in The Chief Justice's Cup (Grade III), the feature event in

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Jun

14

A Small Filly With A Big Heart

For the second year in a row, The Bangalore Fillies Trial Stakes was won by the powerful combination of Pesi Shroff and Malesh Narredu. After Set

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Jun

13

Firezone Enters The Big league

Trainer Irfan Ghatala had a huge reason to smile after Firezone cantered away with The Civil Service Cup at the Bangalaore races on Saturday. The

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Jun

07

Palazzio's Sun Lifts The Chief Ministers Cup

After getting pounded by the bookmakers yesterday, racegoers were delighted to see normalcy being restored on the track on Sunday at Bangalore.

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Jun

06

Lava Drops a Bombshell

There was stunned silence at the Bangalore Turf Club on Saturday afternoon when rank outsider Lava, quoted above 100/1, led all the way to lift the

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May

31

Diego Rivera Confirms His Superior Status

Pesi Shroff's Diego Rivera came with a brilliant run in the last furlong of the mile long Karnataka Cup (Grade 3), and won easier than the official

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May

30

Aboline Belongs To a Different League

Arjun Mangalorkar's Aboline produced a flawless performance while negotiating the seven furlongs of The Speaker's Cup at the Bangalore races on

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May

24

D'artagnan Wins The Juvenile Million

Padmanabhan's D'artagnan confirmed his place amongst the top three year olds at Bangalore by making every post a winning one in The Fernhills Palace

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May

23

Bourbon Bay Posts an Impressive Victory

Ganapathy's Bourbon Bay showed tremendous improvement over his known form when he stormed to an impressive victory in The Police Cup, the feature

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May

17

Splendid Surprise Matures Like Fine Wine

Trainer Mahesh seems to have worked wonders with his Mysore Derby winner Splendid Surprise, who came from the rear of the field to sweep past his

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May

16

Affirmed Crown Lifts The Mayor's Trophy

Summer racing at Bangalore commenced with a well filled card of eight events, most of which were won by front running horses with pillar to post

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Mar

28

Aboline is a "Top Class" Juvenile

Arjun Mangalorkar's Aboline (Burden Of Proof-Super Fan) reconfirmed his status as the best juvenile of his vintage to have raced so far in Bangalore

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Mar

27

Mercurial Tackles Aristos Close Home

Lokanath trained Mercurial seemed to have sported a pair of wings in the closing stages of The Stewards Trophy, when she came with a smooth run on

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Mar

21

Aquitaine Wears The "Sprinters" Crown

Dr Vijay Mallya's stout-hearted filly Aquitaine made every post a winning one in The D P Sharma Memorial Sprinters Trial Stakes at the Bangalore

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Mar

20

Competent Soldier Posts an Emphatic Victory

A small card of six events was gone through in quick time, with fancied runners winning most of the races on Friday at Bangalore. With many trainers

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Mar

14

Reflection Of Gold Carries Public Purse to Victory

Saturday was a very special day in trainer Dominic's racing career as he watched three of his wards winning during the afternoon. More importantly,

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Mar

13

Spearhead Lifts The Narasimharaja Cup

Dr Vijay Mallya's racing establishment at Bangalore has really blossomed in recent times, and the victory of Spearhead in Saturday's feature was

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Mar

07

Aquitaine Scores a Bloodless Victory

The Sprinters Championship Trophy featured a lacklustre card of eight events framed for Saturday's racing at Bangalore. It was the only trophy event

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Mar

06

Splendid Surprise Shows Superb Acceleration

Trainer Mahesh's ward Splendid Surprise displayed an amazing turn of foot while winning The Bangalore Super Mile Trophy at the local races on Friday.

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Feb

27

Classerville Confirms Superiority in KROA Trophy

Trainer Padmanabhan was delighted with the improvement shown by Classerville within three weeks of his first career start, when the rangy three year

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Feb

20

Salsera Wins In a Close Finish

An average card of eight events framed for Friday's racing at Bangalore was gone through without generating much excitement, as many public choices

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Feb

21

Captivating Wins in a Common Canter

A brilliant effort by "Team Vijay Mallya" led by Zeyn Mirza, veteran Jaggi Dhariwal and a younger Suleiman Attaolahi saw their colours dominating an

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Feb

14

Aboline Saunters Away With "Winter Million"

Saturday turned out to be a dream day for trainer Arjun Mangalorkar, who had the satisfaction of witnessing a very professional performance from his

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Feb

13

Spark Of Gold Wins Impressively

Trainer Prasanna Kumar seems to have brought about a tremendous transformation in his ward Spark Of Gold, who romped home in impressive fashion in

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Feb

13

Spark Of Gold Wins Impressively

Trainer Prasanna Kumar seems to have brought about a tremendous transformation in his ward Spark Of Gold, who romped home in impressive fashion in

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Feb

08

Icebreaker Pulverizes Her Poonawalla Derby Opponents

It was a proud day for the connections of Icebreaker, as this lovely filly pulverized her nine opponents in The Poonawalla Bangalore Derby (Grade I)

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Jan

28

Bangalore Turf Club Confirms Its Position

The Bangalore Turf Club was forced to cancel the racing scheduled for Friday, 30th January following a decision taken by the BTC trainers to refrain

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Jan

23

Tomsk Shows Phenomenal Improvement

Racegoers present at the Bangalore Turf Club on Friday afternoon were witness to a superb performance from Arjun Mangalorkar's four year old Tomsk

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Jan

10

Vanquish Stuns a Classy Field

Rashid Byramji's Vanquish produced a sparkling gallop in the final furlong to stun a quality field in The Chief Minister's Trophy, the feature event

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Jan

09

Queen Rania Rules The Bangalore Turf

For the third consecutive race day this season, trainer Padmanabhan saddled the winner in the feature event framed for the afternoon. It was the turn

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Jan

03

Icebreaker Wins Her Second Classic

Jockey David Allan rode an impeccable race while guiding the fortunes of Icebreaker (Alnasr Alwasheek- Iceberg) to victory in The Bangalore Oaks

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Jan

02

Rhapsidion Snow Wins In Effortless Fashion

The Kelachandra New Millennium Cup has become synonymous with the first day's racing in the New Year at Bangalore. This race was held on Friday, and

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Dec

27

Fantastic Quest Nails Alekona On The Post

After a real long time, racegoers at Bangalore were treated to an exceptional performance by a top class horse in The Hyderabad Silver Vase, the

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Dec

26

Dinesa Stuns His Nine Opponents

Trainer Irfan Ghatala had much to celebrate when he saw the seven year old Dinesa winning The Karnataka Police Sprint Trophy, the feature event in

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Dec

13

Fleeting Arrow Romps Home In Splendid Fashion

An outstanding gallop in the last couple of furlongs by Fleeting Arrow saw him romping home in The Harvins Bangalore 2000 Guineas (Grade II), the

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Dec

13

BTC To Commence Vaccinating Horses From Sunday

There was a huge sigh of relief at The Bangalore Turf Club when it was announced that the Hyderabad Race Club had agreed to loan an adequate quantity

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Dec

06

Diamond Hunter Continues To Dazzle

A winner in four of his last five starts, Michael Eshwer's Diamond Hunter continued to dazzle the racegoers with another superb performance in The

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Dec

05

Southern Charge Wins In Effortless Fashion

The well bred Southern Charge (Placerville-Snow Dew) from trainer Padmanabhan's yard romped home to an easy victory in The Royal Calcutta Turf Club

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Nov

30

Icebreaker Shows Tremendous Improvement

Trainer Padmanabhan and his retained rider David Allan delighted their followers when their champion filly Icebreaker (Alnasr Alwasheek-Iceberg) put

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Nov

22

Sugar Ray Justifies Favouritism

A couple of hours of uninterrupted rain prior to the commencement of Saturday's racing at Bangalore soaked the track to such an extent that the

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Nov

21

Fleeting Arrow Is Back In Action

Champion three year old colt Fleeting Arrow (Burden Of Proof -Sabre Dance) maintained his unbeaten record on the Bangalore track by winning a

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Nov

08

Originality is a Top Class Sprinter

Originality won her third race in a row while annexing The Krishnaraja Trophy, the feature event in Saturday's race card at Bangalore. This three

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Nov

07

Bourbon King Is Back In Business

Ganapathy's ward Bourbon King had won the Indian 2000 Guineas 2007, and proved at that time, that he is the best miler of his age in the country. On

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Aug

08

Alekona Wins In Style

Mangalorkar trained Alekona justified the public support while cantering away for a stylish victory in The Governor's Cup (Grade III), the feature

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Aug

07

Lionheart Lives Up to His Name

For the third time, in a short season spanning less than three months, Sharat Kumar trained Lionheart put up a fine display while lifting The VT Velu

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Aug

01

Archipenko Wins Usha Stud Million

Hot favourite Archipenko justified the support of the racing public while cantering away with The Usha Stud Bangalore Summer Million (Grade III), the

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Jul

31

Kiara Completes A Formality

Pesi Shroff trained Kiara (China Visit-Blue Ridge) notched up her sixth victory in as many months when she cantered away with The Bangalore City Gold

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Jul

27

Arabian Knight Loves To Dictate Terms

Dr Vijay Mallya's domination of the Classic's during the ongoing Summer Season was emphatically confirmed, when Arabian Knight (Brave Act-Arabian

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Jul

26

Diamond Hunter Shines On A Dull Day

Diamond Hunter showed tremendous improvement over his previous form, when he carried the top weight to an easy victory in the J B Mallaradhya

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Jul

20

Rhapsidion Snow Posts a Sensational Win

The BTC Anniversary Cup (Grade II), the stellar event in Sunday's race card, attracted a high quality field of eleven runners. This well endowed

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Jul

19

Safari Trounces Her Opponents

The well endowed Nawab M Arshad Ali Khan Memorial Cup, named after an extremely capable racing administrator of the BTC, was the stellar event in

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Jul

13

Set Alight Is Truly Special

So much had been said and written about the capabilities of Set Alight in the weeks preceding The Kinfisher Derby that the result of this race

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Jul

12

Alekona Smashes Course Record and Lifts Maharaja's Cup

Trainer Madhav Mangalorkar deserved all the praise that he received after leading in the glorious winner of The Maharaja's Cup, the stellar event in

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Jul

05

Diamond Hunter Romps Home In Great Style

Picking the winner in a Class I sprint race at Bangalore has generally been a tricky affair, and it was no different on Saturday. The setting was the

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Jun

29

Dancing Highness Is Back In Form

Padmanabhan trained Dancing Highness showed a clean pair of heels to her rivals as she sped away with The Karnataka Sub-Area Cup, the feature event

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Jun

15

Set Alight Wears The Fillies Crown

Pesi Shroff trained Set Alight wore the winners sash after she waltzed away with The Fillies Trial Stakes, the first Classic of the Bangalore Summer

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Jun

08

Woman On Top is a True Champion

It was for the second time in two days that racegoers were treated to a nail-biting finish in the day’s feature event at Bangalore. After

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Jun

07

Angelique Wins a Thriller

The K N Guruswamy Memorial Cup, a nine furlong race for horses in the highest class, was the feature event in Saturday's race card at Bangalore. The

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Jun

01

Bourbon King Loves the Bangalore Turf

Wet weather conditions continued to haunt racing at Bangalore, as the Stewards of the Club called off the last three races in Sunday's race card.

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May

25

Set Alight Asserts Her Class and Superiority

Pesi Shroff's Set Alight arrived from Mumbai with a tremendous reputation and was touted as the best three-year old filly in the country. She had won

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May

24

Vanquish Lifts Karnataka Police Cup

The Karnataka Police Cup, run over a distance of 1600 metres, attracted a field of eleven top class participants in Bangalore on Saturday. The race

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May

22

Mr. Majestic Wins in Splendid Fashion

In a dull card of seven races framed for Thursday's racing at Mysore, jockey Melvyn stole the thunder by guiding home three winners during the

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Mar

29

Fleeting Arrow Confirms Superiority

The Heeroji Lad Bangalore Juvenile Million (Grade III) was the stellar event in Saturday's race card at Bangalore. It was the richest race for

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Mar

28

Outsiders Dominate Friday's Racing At Bangalore

Friday's racing at Bangalore saw outsiders winning all the eight races that were on offer during the afternoon. Punters took one punch after another

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Mar

22

Royal Ambassador Wins A Thriller

The weekend's racing at Bangalore was preceded by un seasonal rain over a couple of days, thus rendering the track a bit slower than normal. The

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Mar

21

Einstein Draws Away For A Smashing Win

The feature event at the Bangalore races on Friday, The Garden City Trophy to be run over 1400 metres, had attracted a field of a dozen runners.

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Mar

15

Aurelian Canters Away With The Racing Patrons Trophy

The sparingly raced Dhariwal trainee Aurelian registered an easy victory in The Racing Patrons Trophy, the feature event in Saturday's race card at

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Mar

14

Timely Action Saves The Situation

History was made at the Bangalore Turf Club on Friday, when the result was announced after the finish of the sixth race of the afternoon. It was

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Mar

07

Rio Bravo Makes It Five In A Row

Sriram Komandur's charge Rio Bravo put up a brlliant performance while annexing the Hyderabad Silver Vase, the feature event in Saturday's race

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Feb

23

Violet Honey Lifts Governor's Trophy

The Governor's Trophy is a prestigious race for three year olds and is held during the latter part of the winter season. Being a mile event, it

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Feb

22

Lokanath And Suraj Combine Effectively

Satish Narredu trained Flaming Lamborgini won The Bull Temple Trophy, the feature event in Friday's card at Bangalore. It was a 1400 metres race

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Feb

16

Rare And Precious Lives Upto His Name

The P Dayanand Pai & P Satish Pai Bangalore Winter Million saw the emergence of a new star in the form of the Prithviraj trained Rare And Precious at

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Feb

09

Wonder Smile Wins a Hard Fought Battle

The Stayers Trial Stakes is a well endowed event, the result of which decides the Bangalore contingent for the Stayers Cup held over the Invitation

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Feb

01

Woman On Top Is Back In Form

Lokanath Gowda's charge Woman On Top announced her return to top form with an emphatic win in Friday's feature event, The D. P. Sharma Memorial

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Jan

19

Pastiche Completes A Quick Hat-Trick

Ganapathy trained Pastiche was able to complete a quick hat-trick of victories for the season when he easily romped home in the F K Irani Memorial

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Jan

18

Mark Of Gibraltar Beaten on the Post

Jockey Prakash seems to have lost his zest for riding. In recent times, he has been seen in poor light on many top-class horses. He has lost races in

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Dec

29

Imperial View Outclasses Opposition

Ganapathy's ward Imperial View outclassed his six opponents in The Hemavathi Trophy, the feature event in Saturday's race card at Bangalore. This

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Dec

28

Impressive Victory for Upper Crust

Padmanabhan-trained Upper Crust was the impressive winner of The Krishnaraja Trophy, the feature event in Friday’s small card of six races at

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Jul

09

Southern Empire ruthless

Southern Empire had all along being ruling with an iron hand and he showed no mercy on Sunday when with a ruthless display, he destroyed the

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Aug

11

Adesina edges out Cedros in a close finish

Darius Byramji trained Adesina edged out Cedros in a close finish to win the Gr 3 Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Trophy, the main event of the concluding

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Jul

22

Bangalore Race Course to be shifted

The Karnataka government has decided to shift the Race Course, a major landmark in the heart of this city, to a new location, Public Works Minister C

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Apr

29

Will the Bangalore Season Start on the 8th?

The take-off of the Bangalore Summer Season on May 8, 2008 looks doubtful. Due to scarcity of rain, the track is not receiving enough water, and

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Apr

24

The Summer of Competition at Bangalore

The Summer Season at Bangalore is known for the participation of high quality horses at this centre. Racing activities at all other racing

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Apr

24

Big Bucks Chase Limited Supply

The Indian horse breeding industry has been making rapid progress in recent years. What used to be a nascent enterprise a decade ago has

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Apr

23

Action Set To Resume At Bangalore

The racing at Bangalore is set to resume on the 8th of May, when the 26 race day Summer Season is scheduled to take off. The rumour mongers, as

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Jul

11

Moonlight Romance Wins Kingfisher Bangalore Derby

What started as an interest in horse racing for the Wadhawan family and blossomed into a full-grown operation in the last couple of years, bore

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Apr

09

Tote Collections Grow 10-fold in a Decade

In most horse racing centres in the world, computerisation of totes and a single betting system, without the participation of bookmakers, is a

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Apr

07

Bangalore Summer Season Takes Off On May 8

The announcement of the dates for the state elections has prompted the Bangalore Turf Club to prepone the commencement of the forthcoming summer

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Mar

04

BTC Likely To Agree With JAI Viewpoint

The Bangalore Turf Club Authorities displayed great foresight by taking a hands-on approach towards the jockey's licensing issue that had been

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Apr

03

New BTC Norms Create Furore

The Bangalore Turf Club has announced new norms with regard to issue of fresh licenses to jockeys commencing from April 1, 2008. In an effort to

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Jan

28

Status Quo at the BTC

At a joint meeting held between the committee's of the Karnataka Trainers Association (KTA) and the Karnataka Race Owners Association (KROA), it

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Jan

28

Normalcy Restored at the BTC

Racing circles in Bangalore heaved a sigh of relief on Monday afternoon, when they learnt that the Karnataka Trainer's Association (KTA) has decided

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Jul

07

Countdown Begins for The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby 2010

The formal unvieling of the beautiful Kingfisher Bangalore Derby 2010 Trophy took place in the paddock during the local races last Sunday. Famous

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Jul

07

Bangalore City Gears up for Kingfisher Derby

The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby 2010 will witness another spectacular equine tussle for supremacy among the current top three year-olds. Off the

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Jan

25

Bangalore Trainers on the Backfoot

A day after the BTC announced the cancellation of racing over the Derby weekend, the Bangalore trainers thought it fit to call for a press meet and

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Jan

23

Poonawalla Bangalore Derby Cancelled

The Poonawalla Bangalore Derby Gr-I, which was slated to be held on Republic Day, has been cancelled. It has been announced that the races that were

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Jan

13

Retribution Lifts Chief Minister's Trophy

Trainer Padmanabhan had a good reason to smile this afternoon, as his runners picked up the two trophies that were on offer during Saturday's racing

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Jan

13

Retribution Lifts Chief Minister's Trophy

Trainer Padmanabhan had a good reason to smile this afternoon, as his runners picked up the two trophies that were on offer during Saturday's racing

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Jan

06

Wonder Smile Lifts Bangalore Oaks

The Bangalore Oaks (Grade II) attracted a very small field of five runners with the 1000 Guineas winner, Wonder Smile standing tall amongst this

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Dec

27

Thursday Night Romps Home in Style

Wednesday's racing at Mysore saw an inspired performance from last outing winner Thursday Night in the day’s feature event The Sweet Memories Cup,

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Dec

25

Soberano Lifts Ashoka Chakra Cup

Irfan Ghatala's Soberano was a surprise winner of The Ashoka Chakra cup, the feature event in Monday's race card. It was very surprising to note that

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Dec

23

My Turn Wins Day's Feature

Irfan Ghatala's ward My Turn was able to get up in the last few strides and annex The Karnataka Police Trophy, the feature event in Saturday's races

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Dec

21

BTC Set To Welcome Fin Powrie

It was in late September, when elections were held for the post of Stewards and Committee Members at the Bangalore Turf Club. Although the field of

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Dec

20

New Twist on the Appointment of Chief Stipe

The issue of the appointment of an Additional Chief Stipendiary Steward by the Bangalore Turf Club has taken a curious turn. Karanataka Government

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Dec

04

BTC Shows Scant Respect for Mysore Decisions

The Appeal Board of the Bangalore Turf Club met Monday evening to hear an appeal from jockey C Alford against an order of the stewards of the

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Aug

05

Ashok Raghavan Steps down from KROA

Ashok Raghavan, the Honorary Secretary of the Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association (KROA) has decided to step down after six years in office.

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Jul

10

Queen Filly Set To Wear The Derby Sash

The name "Kingfisher" has been synonymus with the Bangalore Summer Derby since the year 1988, when the first edition of this race was run, and won by

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Jul

04

The Indian Turf Invitation Cup Has A New Sponsor

The Marketing Working Group of The Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd, led by Its Chairman Mr Vivek Jain, has succeeded in getting a very attractive

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Nov

22

Custer Lifts Elusive Pimpernel Trophy

The Elusive Pimpernel Trophy, a sprint event for horses in Class III was the feature event in a dull and lacklustre card of 8 races framed for the

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May

14

Taking Someone's Livelihood away is the Toughest Call" ,Indiarace Bureau,"Fin Powrie, an Aussie to the boot, is all set to make his mark as Racing Advisor to the Bangalore Turf Club. He has already taken charge, and is as anxious as any other racing

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Nov

19

BTC Stewards Confirm Byramji, Alford Suspensions

The Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club, at a meeting held last evening confirmed the suspensions proposed by the Stewards of the Mysore Race Club.

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Nov

18

Southern Charge Finds His Winning Ways

Padmanabhan-trained Southern Charge made his comeback to racing after a gap of almost 5 months in the Madras Race Club Trophy, the feature event in

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Nov

07

Horse-owners at BTC Delighted with Stake Money

After meeting B. Puttanna, Indiarace caught up with Dr Kasi Vishwanathan, Honorary Treasurer of the Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association.

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Nov

07

BTC Trainers Eagerly Await Winter Races

Indiarace caught up with B Puttanna, President, Karnataka Trainers Association and sought his views on the state of affairs at the Bangalore Turf

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Aug

10

Celtic Princess proves good

Ganapathy trained Celtic Princess who is in rousing form, completed the formalities in the1200 metres Krishna raja Wadiyar Trophy, a race for

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Aug

04

Aperitivo gets his due

The champion horse from Kolkata, Aperitivo pulled off a resolute win in the Gr.3 Governor’s Cup, the highlight of Friday’s races.

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Aug

03

Bold faith completes a hat trick

Ganapathy trained Bold Faith recorded a hat-trick of wins when she staved off a spirited challenge from Live Legend in the Patrons Cup which

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Jul

30

Coral Gables wins a thriller

Coral Gables who had dropped form in the last summer season when finishing second best in the Gr.3 BTC Anniversary Cup, bounced back, with a

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Jul

29

So Perfect strikes it rich

Pesi Shroff trained So Perfect put it across his rivals in the 1600 metres K N Chennabasappa Memorial Cup, a race for horses rated 80 and above,

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Jul

23

Diabolical has it easy in Usha Stud Million

Ganapathy trained Diabolical proved too good for the opposition in the Gr 3 Usha Stud Bangalore Summer Million, with a comprehensive victory on

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Jul

22

Green Bax back to winning ways

Michael Eshwer trained Green Bax won the 1400 metres J B Mallaradhya Memorial Cup, the highlight of Saturday's races, quiet capably. The son

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Jul

15

Jockeys lack spunk, force abandonment of races

When it rains during the Bangalore Summer, as is the feature year after year, jockeys use it as an excuse to take the law into their own hands. Every

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Jul

08

Hesperus puts it across Democraticus

The Gr 3 Daisy Appoo BTC Anniversary Cup had one of the best lines up that could be assembled for a seven furlong race. There were as many as seven

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Jul

16

Mystical wins St Leger

Ganapathy trained Mystical was escorted to the winning post in the Gr.2 Bangalore St Leger, the last classic of the Bangalore Season on Sunday.

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Jul

09

Southern Empire looks imposing

The Gr 1 Kingfisher Derby has this knack of throwing nasty surprises but notwithstanding this fact, Southern Empire who has reeled off six wins in a

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Jul

02

Holding Court sizzles as the Maharaja!

Padmanabhan trained Holding Court bounced back to winning ways in spectacular fashion, thrashing a field which had four individual Derby winners in

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Jul

01

Bratz makes it a no contest

Rashid Byramji trained Bratz is undoubtedly the best sprinter currently racing in India. She missed the bus in the Sprinters Cup because she was

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Jun

25

Red Eagle lands the Sprinters Million

Red Eagle heralded his arrival as a horse of immense potential when he smashed the opposition in the Gr.3 Juvenile Sprinters Million in splendid

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Jun

24

King of the Turf brings off a stunning upset

Trainer Gregory Sandhu certainly deserves credit for the remarkable success he has had with Mumbai import King of the Turf who claimed the 1400

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Jun

18

Southern Empire stays unbeaten

Ganapathy trained Southern Empire recorded his sixth straight win when claiming the Gr.1 Colts Trial Stakes which highlighted the crowded card of

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Jun

17

Hesperus bounces back

One of the stouter sprinters of these times, Hesperus bounced back to win the Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Cup over six furlongs in convincing fashion on

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Jun

11

Haunting Memories too good

Ganapathy trained Haunting Memories is several notches above her contemporaries. The ease with which she spread-eagled the field in the Gr. 1 Fillies

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Jun

10

Khaleels Pride springs a surprise

Khaleels Pride from Hyderabad, against the run of general expectations, won the 1400 metres Civil Service Cup which featured Saturday’s races. It

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Jun

09

Haunting Memories looks good

Ganapathy trained Haunting Memories looks invincible in the Gr 1 Fillies Trial Stakes on the basis of the filly’s outstanding record and splendid

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Jun

04

Opera Queen romps home

Opera Queen won against the run of expectations in the Gr.3 Chief Minister’s Cup, a terms race for four-year olds and over, which featured

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Jun

03

Scintillating Skill edges Flareon

Profiting immensely by the benefit of a run, Ganapathy trained Scintillating Skill edged out Flareon in the 1800 metres K N Guruswamy Memorial Cup

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May

28

Mystical marches on

Horse of the Year Mystical recorded yet another smashing win on Sunday when he accounted for the opposition in the Gr.2 Karnataka Cup with effortless

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May

27

Southern Empire on course for classics

Southern Empire once again emphasized the fact that he is truly exceptional when he became the first three-year old ever to win a race against horses

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May

21

Haunting Memories on course for fillies classic

Haunting Memories toyed with the opposition in the Gr.2 Karnataka Juvenile Million on Sunday and advertised her readiness to win the Gr.1 Fillies

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May

20

Flaming Glory puts up a gutsy show

There is no substitute for experience and Flaming Glory who had four runs behind her, showed great maturity when giving weight and a beating to the

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May

20

Bumper season on cards

The Bangalore Turf Club has increased the stake money substantially for the summer season and as such, bumper cards should be par for all the days of

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Mar

31

Southern Empire has it easy

Easily the best three-year old in the country, Southern Empire faced no worthwhile opposition in the richly endowed Gr.2 Bangalore Juvenile Million

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Mar

30

Aura makes amends

Sriram Komandur trained Aura who had let down as a strongly fancied runner in her previous outing, made amends, winning the 1200 metres Sandur Cup, a

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Mar

30

Srinath ends the season in a blaze of glory

Arguably the best jockey on the Indian circuit, Y.S. Srinath signed off the Bangalore Winter Season in a blaze of glory, recording a double and

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Mar

25

Aurelian has it easy

Jaggy Dhariwal trained Aurelian asserted his superiority when winning the 1400 metres Sringeri Plate, a race for horses rated 30 to 45, which

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Mar

24

Stilton wins a thriller

Michael Eshwer schooled Stilton who had let down as an on-money favourite in his last essay, came good in the higher class, winning the 1200 metres

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Mar

18

Rising Fame survives a close call

Charing Cross lost ground approaching the final bend as he was cramped for space and this allowed Rising Fame to gain a few lengths on the favourite

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Mar

17

Rain Splasher comes into classic reckoning

Friday’s proceedings would have been lackluster but for the splendid debut by Padmanabhan trained Rain Splasher who has all the makings of a

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Mar

11

Linette pulls it off

Michael Eshwer trained Linette lasted out to win the Hyderabad Silver Vase, a sprint race for horses rated 40 and above, which featured Saturday's

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Mar

10

Alla Famiglia upsets

Rashid Byramji is slowly passing into the pages of history and his last few years have been eminently forgettable. Though he has the numbers, he does

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Mar

05

Mystical swells Ramu’s Empire

It was yet another Indian Turf Invitation Cup week, dominated by the gold and brown silks of Dr M A M Ramaswamy. There was no stopping the juggernaut

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Mar

05

Southern Empire, exceptionally good

Southern Empire who swamped the opposition in the Japan Trophy, a terms race for three-year olds, one of the highlights of the Indian Turf Invitation

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Mar

04

Spectacular Quest sizzles

The Gr.1 Hindu Sprinters Cup lived up to expectations of producing a surprise, with Ganapathy's Spectacular Quest slamming the opposition in splendid

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Mar

04

Forever Elegance makes it a no contes

Interestingly, in the history of the Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend racing, trainers who have led in winners in the Sprinters Cup have not always

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Mar

05

McCullagh stops the juggernaut

The juggernaut was finally stopped. The 'fantasy ride' began with Spectacular Quest in the The Hindu Sprinters' Cup on Saturday. Dismissed at 7 to 1

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Mar

05

Form points to Holding Court

Holding Court and Mystical will renew their battle after scorching the turf at Mahalaxmi last month. Ironically, these two Bangalore based horses

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Mar

05

Southern Regent towers over the rest

Southern Regent is easily one of the best horses to have graced the Indian turf in recent times. The versatile son of Razeen has been an outstanding

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Mar

04

Star of Windsor, best stayer in fray

With stable’s first jockey opting to ride Forever Elegance, the Gr 1 Stayers Cup, to be held on Saturday, is sure to throw punters into a state of

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Mar

04

Hesperus, best on rating

The Gr. 1 Sprinters Cup which will be the first of four Gr. 1 races programmed for the Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend racing carnival will be run

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Feb

25

Srinath corners the limelight

Trainer Loknath Gowda’s Symbol of Speed proved too good, slamming the opposition to win the Governor’s Trophy, a terms for three-year olds, which

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Feb

24

Fine hat-trick by jockey Appu

Jockey K P G Appu is one of those reliable jockeys who can be followed to profit. The light-weight was in the limelight on Friday, booting home a

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Jul

10

Spectacular win for Holding Court

Padmanabhan’s Holding Court put to rest all doubts about his lasting out the mile and a quarter trip, by slamming the opposition in the Gr.1

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Jul

09

A "Full House" in The Kingfisher Derby 2009

The 2009 edition of The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby to be run on Sunday, 12th July had attracted a huge field of 20 acceptors. With the Bangalore race

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Jul

11

Fantabulous King reigns supreme

Dr Vijay Mallya’s appearance at the racecourses these days is becoming increasingly a rarity what with the beer baron having been

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Jul

13

Glorious Colours stuns Derby field

The Kingfisher Derby has this habit of throwing the best-argued theory into dustbin. The glorious uncertainties of the sport were brought home by the

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Jul

14

Classical Act does a Lammatara

Classical Act’s sensational performance turned the Kingfisher Bangalore Derby into a non-contest on Sunday. Taking on a seasoned opposition

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Jul

15

Luck of the race favours Snow Dew

Snow Dew’s narrow win in the Kingfisher Derby made discerning race-goers wonder whether our jockeys plan the running. Used, as they seem to

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Jul

08

Trophy for Kingfisher Bangalore Derby Unveiled

The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby is now officially open and the countdown has begun. The ceremonial unveiling and handing over of the Kingfisher

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Nov

04

Bangalore Winter Season Starts on Friday

The Winter Racing Season is set to commence at The Bangalore Turf Club on Friday, 6th November 2009. The uncertainty that had loomed large over the

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Aug

31

BTC Authorities Welcome CM's Assurances

A delegation of the Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club led by its Chairman V Harimohan Naidu met the Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri

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Jul

15

An Open Letter to The Turf Authorities Of India

In an open letter to The Turf Authorities Of India the owners of Jacqueline have made an extremely valid point, that Race Clubs should desist from

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Jul

14

BTC May Finally Move to Chikkajala

A division bench of The Karnataka High Court headed by Chief Justice P D Dinakaran directed the Government to proceed further, in accordance with

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Jun

29

KROA May Approach the Court of Law

In view of the recent developments pertaining to the relocation of the Bangalore Turf Club, the Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association has expressed

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May

14

Summer Season Starts On Saturday

The much awaited Bangalore Summer Season 2009, begins this weekend with a well filled card of eight events framed for Saturday and a bumper card of

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Feb

06

Countdown Begins for Poonawalla Bangalore Derby

After a few minor hiccups, The Poonawalla Bangalore Derby (Grade I) is finally slated to be held on Sunday, 8th February, 2009. Last year's edition

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Jan

17

Mysore Winter Season Called Off

The Mysore Winter Season 2008-2009, which has been plagued by the dreaded Equine Influenza, has been finally called off. A decision to this effect

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Jan

05

Red Fairy Romps Home In Feature

Trainer Prasad Raju and Jockey Suraj Narredu were in the limelight on Monday when they combined together and completed a grand treble. Their first

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Nov

05

Bangalore Winter Season to Start on Friday

With a pall of gloom descending on racing operations in Western India, Kolkata and Delhi due to the outbreak of Equine Influenza, the new Managing

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Aug

12

Sivappa Elected KROA President

D Vinod Sivappa has been elected the President of the Karnataka Race-Owners Association (KROA) for the year 2008-09. KR Swamy got the post of

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Apr

09

Change of Guard at The Bangalore Turf Club

Mr. N Harindra Shetty was unanimously elected as the new Chairman and Senior Steward of the Bangalore Turf Club on 9th April 2010. This election

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Apr

06

Kunigal Stud Farm Reigns Supreme

The Kunigal Stud Farm retained its stranglehold on the title of being the Leading Stud Farm during the Bangalore Winter Season 2009-10. For the

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Apr

05

Young Professionals Dominate Bangalore Winter Season

The Bangalore Winter Season drew to a close on Friday with the afternoon being dominated by Irfan Ghatala and Suraj Narredu. The pair of them

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Mar

22

BTC's Petitions Dismissed By The Karnataka High Court

A Division Bench of the Karnataka High Court dismissed a petition filed by the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) against the State Government and its

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Dec

07

Suraj Waves Indian Tri-colour at Mauritius

For a man who has won numerous championships and titles on the local turf, name and fame have become a part and parcel of Suraj Narredu's life. At a

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Feb

18

Flashy Wings wins Winter Million

The run benefit and the pull in weights enabled favourite Flashy Wings to win the Gr.3 Bangalore Winter Million which featured Saturday’s

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Feb

17

Aashirwaad has it easy

The sparingly raced Padmanabhan trainee Aashirwaad had it easy in the 1600 metres Nilgiris Cup, a race for horses rated 30 to 45, which highlighted

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Feb

11

Star of Windsor romps home

Easily the best performed horse in the fray, the Ganapathy trained Star of Windsor accounted for the opposition in the 2400 metres Stayers Trial

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Feb

03

Caprese, strong contender for Sprinters Cup

The dilemma is finally over. Caprese has proved herself to be an outstanding sprinter and her connections are sure to restrict her to the sprints

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Jan

27

Southern Empire advertises his class

Southern Empire’s decisive victory in the 1400 metres Narasimharaja Cup served to emphasize the fact that this full brother to the celebrated

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Jan

26

Flashing Star at last!

After letting down his supporters on several occasions, Flashing Star finally lived up to expectations by swamping the opposition in the Gr.1

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Jan

26

Poonawalla Derby wears an open look

One can trust the unexpected to happen by the time the Gr.1 Poonawalla Bangalore Derby comes around. With the best of the four-year olds being taken

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Jan

21

Diomedes pulls it off

Moody customer Diomedes exploited the pull in weights to win the 1200 metres F.K. Irani Memorial Cup, a race for horses rated 40 and above, the

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Jan

20

Sarabande wins a thriller

Jaggi Dhariwal trained Sarabande gave weight and a beating to all her opponents in the richly endowed Karnataka Racehorse Owners’ Association

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Jan

13

Perfect Mover records an encore

Perfect Mover proved too good in the 2000 metres Chief Minister’s Trophy, a terms race for four-year olds and over, which featured the races held

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Jan

06

Refreshing win for Faraz Arshad

Faraz Arshad trained Refreshing towers over the fillies currently racing in Bangalore. The daughter of Be Fresh defied all expectations of finding

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Dec

31

Cedros records a smashing win

Jaggy Dhariwal trained Cedros continued his good run, recording his second successive win in emphatic fashion in the 1600 metres Ardent Knight Cup

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Dec

30

Perfect Mover proves good

Michael Eshwer’s Perfect Mover asserted herself in the 2000 metres Jog Cup which featured Friday’s races. Perfect Mover who had run an impressive

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Dec

24

Iberian canters home

Darius Byramji’s Iberian has made a smooth transition to the highest class and the victory of the three-year old filly in the 1200 metres Karnataka

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Dec

23

Romantic Getaway pulls it off

Darius Byramji trained Romantic Getaway was the least fancied among the trio of fancied runners in the 1400 metres Ashoka Chakra Cup, a terms race

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Nov

17

Randsberg shows good improvement

Even as his full brother Mystical was stamping his class and proving to be the best among his contemporaries in India with a breath-taking win in the

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Dec

10

Democraticus slams the opposition

Padmanabhan trained Democraticus scorched the turf en route to slamming the opposition in the Gr.2 Harvins Bangalore 2000 Guineas on Saturday. Luck

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Dec

09

Southern Empire impressive in victory

The Topmost Cup became a no-contest as two of the fancied runners who were expected to stretch Southern Empire lost ground at the start and became

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Dec

03

Tribal Fantasy makes her mark

As expected, Puttanna trained Tribal Fantasy won the Bangalore Turf Club Trophy which featured Saturday’s races, with consummate ease from Opera

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Dec

02

Laguna Blue gets his due

Inayathulla trained Laguna Blue finally got his due as he won the 1200 metres Abbey Falls Trophy, the feature event of Friday’s races. The son of

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Nov

26

Refreshing takes the plum

Refreshing produced a brilliant stretch run to edge past Glorious Breaker close home and lift the Gr.2 Bangalore 1000 Guineas,the first classic of

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Nov

25

Powerthrust on course

Padmanabhan trained Powerthrust is on course to make a mark in the classics as he won the 1400 metres Madras Race Club Cup, a race for horses rated

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Aug

05

King of Hearts gets his due

King of Hearts swamped the opposition in the Gr.3 Governor’s Cup, the highlight of the concluding day’s Bangalore Summer Races to enable

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Aug

04

Hesperus makes swift progress

There was class written all over Hesperus when he made his debut a winning one in the winter. His subsequent win in the Pratap Stud Million

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Jul

31

Splendid Smith wins against expectations

Splendid Smith recorded a ridiculously easy win in the Bangalore City Gold Cup, a rich terms race run over a sprint, that featured Sunday’s

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Jul

30

Adesina prevails in a close finish

Adesina's turn of foot and her fighting qualities were to the fore as the full sister of the celebrated River God got up in the nick of time to

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Jul

24

Mystical joins the elite league

Mystical smashed the opposition in the Gr.3 Usha Stud Bangalore Summer Million on Sunday. Undoubtedly, he is the find of the season. The son of

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Jul

23

Parthenon extends winning streak

Rashid Byramji trained Parthenon’s progress has been steady and fruitful. The son of Steinbeck recorded his second straight win of the season

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Jul

22

Tribal Fantasy records an encore

Trainer Puttanna did well to exploit the form of temperamental filly Tribal Fantasy in quick time. The speedy daughter of Tecorno held off a

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Jul

24

Mystical stands tall in Usha Stud Million

The nomenclature of Gr.3 Bangalore Summer Million has undergone changes several times because of the sponsors. The race was introduced in the

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Jul

17

Andreyan subdues Southern Regent

The years of patronage by racing baron Deepak Khaitan has certainly helped jockey Christopher Alford fine tune his riding skills. Without doubt,

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Jul

16

Romantic Fire impressive in victory

Vijay Singh trained Romantic Fire, who showed out in tremendous condition in the paddock parade, proved too classy for the opposition in the 1200

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Jul

09

Spectacular Quest has it easy in Daisy Appoo Cup

Spectacular Quest reversed the form in the Gr.3 Daisy Appoo BTC Anniversary Cup, with an emphatic victory on Saturday. Coral Gables who looked

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Jul

10

Holding Court makes a strong bid for Derby riches

Holding Court’s win in the Gr.1 Colts Trial Stakes in record time notwithstanding, Flashing Star will be the most favoured one to win the Gr.1

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Jul

03

Southern Regent is the Maharaja!!!

In the end, there was very little to choose between Southern Regent and Andreyan as they were locked in one of the closest finishes in the Gr.2

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Jul

02

Ministrel Heights records an encore

Ganapathy trained Ministrel Heights, for long used as a pace-maker, showed his sprinting abilities competently yet again in the 1200 metres H.B.

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Jul

01

Andreyan has the best chance

While the Derby fever is fast catching up, the Maharaja’s Cup slated to be run on Sunday is the highlight of the Summer Season for older

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Jun

26

Bratz slams opposition in record time

Veteran trainer Rashid Byramji, who has seen glorious days in the past, has been slowly fading out of the limelight, hoping to pass on the

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Jun

25

Parthenon lucky winner

Quite often, races are not always won by the best horse in the fray. Parthenon’s victory in the 1400 metres Karnataka Sub-Area Cup, a race for

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Jun

24

Big B shows remarkable progress

Big B, from trainer Lokanath’s yard, showed remarkable turn of foot to maintain his winning sequence in the Hampi Cup (Div I) which featured

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Jun

19

Holding Court scrapes through in record time

Padmanabhan trained Holding Court maintained his winning streak, with a splendid performance in the Gr.1 Colts Trial Stakes which was the star event

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Jun

18

Andreyan proves his mettle

The long absence from the track and the lack of a race run did not deter Rashid Byramji trained Andreyan from halting Forever Elegance’s streak of

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Jun

12

Glorious Breaker wins out of turn

The Gr.1 Fillies Trial Stakes had an element of unpredictability about it because none of the contestants looked outstanding. But even the most

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Jun

11

Aperitivo proves his mettle

Vijay Singh trained Aperitivo overcame several disadvantages including the sharp seven furlong trip that he was asked to essay and won the Civil

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Jun

12

Caprese has impressive credentials

Jaggy Dhariwal trained Caprese goes into the Gr.1 Fillies Trial Stakes, the first classic of the season, with a good race record. The daughter of

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Jun

05

Coral Gables stands tall

Hyderabad’s champion horse Coral Gables further enhanced his reputation with a smashing win in the Gr.3 Chief Minister’s Cup, the highlight of

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Jun

04

Brown Sugar breaks down

For sheer guts, it is hard to find anyone better than Brown Sugar. His victory in the Gr.1 Deccan Derby is still etched in memory, Brown Sugar

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May

29

Full Speed halts Southern Regent

Full Speed had everything going for him in the Gr.3 Karnataka Cup and the son of Burden of Proof readily won from Southern Regent in a close finish

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May

28

Fantabulous King makes a winning return

It was exactly around this time twelve months ago that Fantabulous King made his reputation as a horse of classic potential. He justified that

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May

22

Yes Es Yes Ses springs a surprise

Flashing Star’s reputation as the best three-year old in the country suffered a severe setback as the son of Razeen faltered badly in the Gr.2

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May

21

Holding Court on course for Classic success

Holding Court is on course for a classic success as he won his lead up race to the Colts Trial Stakes in tremendous fashion on Saturday. The son of

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May

22

Interesting tussle on cards in Karnataka Juvenile Million

The Gr.2 Karnataka Juvenile Million has always attracted a high quality field. The race, apart from being extremely competitive, has provided

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May

15

Coral Gables rewarded for consistency

Leo D’Silva trained Coral Gables who has been a model of consistency, swamped the opposition in the Gr.3 Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Cup, the highlight

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May

14

Taurian edges out Water Wood

Puttanna trained Taurian had the class to defy the handicap disadvantage as he powered his way to a thrilling win over Water Wood in the Krishnaraja

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Mar

30

Holding Court proves his class

The well-built Holding Court effectively tackled the opposition to lift the Gr.2 Nanoli Stud Bangalore Juvenile Million which featured the concluding

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Mar

26

Appu hogs the limelight

Jockey Appu has been going great guns. The talented jockey has been riding with great enthusiasm and his hunger has elevated him to the status of

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Mar

25

Chant Royal pulls it off

Padmanabhan trained Rubik swamped the opposition in the Kempe Gowda Cup (Div I), a race for horses rated 30 to 45 which was the highlight of races

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Mar

19

Water Wood makes amends

Water Wood appeared to have clear cut supremacy to win the 1200 metres Hemavathy Cup, a sprint race for horses rated 40 and above, that featured the

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Mar

18

San Gimminano obliges

San Gimminano who had run below par last time out, duly obliged in the 1200 metres Linganamakki Cup which featured a lackluster card of six events

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Mar

12

Caprese impressive in victory

Jaggy Dhariwal has a star in the making in Caprese. The daughter of Burden of Proof recorded a smashing win in the 1400 metres Karnataka Trophy, a

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Mar

11

Capannelle wins as Gaslight fades out

Jaggy Dhariwal trained Capannelle is a moody customer. When he is in a mood to gallop, he can beat them all as he showed in the 1400 metres Nagarhole

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Mar

06

Southern Regent reigns supreme on `dust bowl’

Southern Regent destroyed the opposition exactly the way Storm Again had done when the Gr 1 Indian Turf Invitation Cup was held four-years ago at the

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Mar

06

Invitation Cup can spring a surprise

Indian breeding has come a long way. With qualitative improvement, the days of the super stars are gone. We may have to wait a long time to see the

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Mar

06

Stiff competition on the anvil in Super Mile

The Major P K Mehra Memorial Super Mile (Gr.1) race will be an exciting affair. The quality of the field will ensure this. Since this race caters to

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Mar

05

Star of Windsor swamps the opposition

Trainer Ganapathy continued his incredible run as he saddled Star of Windsor to victory in the Gr 1 Stayers Cup on Saturday. Star of Windsor

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Mar

05

Blue Horizon lasts out to win in record timing

Blue Horizon justified the great expectations by winning the Gr 1 The Hindu Sprinters Cup in a record time of one minute 10.27 seconds on Saturday.

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Mar

05

Sprinters Cup, a graveyard of favourites

The Gr 1 Sprinters Cup held during the Indian Turf Invitation Week-end has as much charm as the premier event of the week. Originally, the Indian

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Mar

05

Stayers Cup has its own thrill and spills

The Poonawalla Stud Farms Stayer`s Cup (Gr.1) race has held its own fascination though the race does not attract a big field if only because the

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Feb

12

Baffert does it again

Arjun Mangalorkar trained Baffert has always reserved his best for the Stayers Trial Stakes. The son of Local Talent won this race for the second

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Feb

25

Alla Famiglia has it easy

Contrary to expectations of Torodoro having a decisive say in the 1200 metres Kanteerava Cup, it was lesser fancied Alla Famiglia who gave a bold

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Feb

18

The Zamindar records an encore

The unhurried approach of Arizza was instrumental in The Zamindar recording his second successive win of the season on Friday. The son of Inner City,

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Feb

04

Taurian gets his due

Puttanna trained Taurian was the best placed horse in the Sprinters Trial Stakes as the terms of the race suited him fine. He was in receipt of

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Jan

22

Amatol completes a hat-trick

Trainer Pradeep Annaiah deserves credit for keeping the form of Amatol going. The son of Tirol had the distinction of being the first horse during

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Jan

26

Full Speed for Poonawalla Derby

Full Speed has outstanding credentials to win the Gr.1 Poonawalla Bangalore Derby, the Blue Riband of the Bangalore Winter Season, to be held on

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Jan

21

Gem swamps the opposition

M P Mahaesh trained Gem hammered the opposition in the Chatrapathi Cup, the highlight of races held on Friday. The son of Wattlefield showed amazing

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Jan

15

Staranzano pulls it off

Winner of the Golconda Guineas, Staranzano made a winning appearance on the Bangalore track, with a start to finish victory in the 1600 metres Ardent

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Jan

26

Forever Elegance wins a thriller

Ganapathy trained Forever Elegance lasted out to win the Gr 1 Poonawalla Bangalore Derby in thrilling fashion from Andreyan on Republic Day. The race

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Jan

08

Brown Sugar comes good

Brown Sugar recorded a gusty win over Obligado in the 2000 metres Chief Minister’s Trophy, a terms race for four-year olds and over which was the

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Jan

07

Havana Goodtime has it easy

Contrary to expectations of a battle royal, Havana Goodtime won the 1400 metres Kelachandra New Millennium Cup, a terms race for four-year olds and

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Nov

07

Silvestre Desouza Joins The "Elite Group"

Jockey Silvestre Desouza completed a rare landmark, when he rode the David Baron-trained Sheastar to an exciting victory on Saturday. He fulfilled

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Feb

19

Class Apart Wins Bangalore Winter Million

Trainer Todywalla's decision to bring Class Apart (Burden Of Proof-Royal Deeds) to Bangalore proved to be fruitful when the bay filly showed a

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Jan

21

Midtown Magic Performs On Expected Lines

A fairly ordinary card of eight events was framed for Friday's racing at Bangalore. With the Derby Day round the corner, and most of the

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Jan

25

Clear Mandate Graduates To The Highest Class

Trainer Dhariwal's ability to transform the well-bred horses in his yard into galloping machines was evident once again on Tuesday, when the

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Jan

26

Richard Hughes Powers Sun Kingdom To Victory

A trademark ride from the hugely talented Richard Hughes enabled Sun Kingdom (Royal Kingdom-Porsche Too) to scramble home to a thrilling victory

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Jan

29

Bhagirathi Ends Sirono's Winning Streak

Irfan Ghatala's Bhagirathi (Mudeer-Taxido) produced a sparkling turn-of-foot in the final furlong to lift The DP Sharma Memorial Sprinters

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Feb

03

Spearhead Loves To Run Freely In Front

Rank-outsider Spearhead's determined start-to-finish bid landed him The Stayers Trial Stakes at the Bangalore races on Thursday. The

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Feb

12

Mighty Heart Repeats on Promotion

The low-weighted Mighty Heart (Juniper–Sound Insight) skipped away at the top of the bend to register a facile victory in The Narasimharaj

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Feb

18

Optimus Prime is Back in Form

Arjun Mangalorkar's sparingly raced Optimus Prime (Valid Concept-Actuate) made a successful debut in Class I, and romped home to a

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Feb

25

Cavalry Charge Performs On Expected Lines

The successful combination of jockey Chris Hayes and trainer Suleiman Attaolahi scored a superb double with Cavalry Charge and Camorra at the

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Feb

26

Magnitude Lifts The Governor's Trophy

Ganapathy-trained three-year old-filly Magnitude (Alnasr Alwasheek-Divine Diamond) came from way off the pace and stormed home to a sensational

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Mar

11

Dhariwal Skips Away With A Fine Treble

Leading trainer Jaggi Dhariwal saddled a fine treble at the Bangalore races on Friday and continued his march towards claiming the professional

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Mar

12

What A Friend Shows Further Improvement

Trainer Sharat Kumar's ability to bring out the best from an improving older horse in his yard was once again on display at the Bangalore

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Mar

18

Fame And Glory Wins in A Close Finish

An ordinary looking card of eight events was conducted on firm going at Bangalore on Friday. In the absence of a top class handicap or a

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Mar

19

John Rides A Treble For Arjun Mangalorkar

The ongoing Winter Season has been a fairly ordinary one for trainer Arjun Mangalorkar. For a professional who normally sets very high standards

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Mar

25

Camorra Holds Onto His Slender Advantage

Leading apprentice Rajesh rode some brilliant races on Friday, and ended the afternoon with a fine treble astride Camorra, Youre Chilubuli and

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Mar

26

Tiberius Wins The Bangalore Juvenile Million

The Heeroji Lad Bangalore Juvenile Million (Grade III), a well-endowed event for first season youngsters, featured a long card of ten races framed

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Apr

20

Kunigal Farm Gets the Green Signal, Chugs through Crisis

In a welcome development for the people of Kunigal and the Kunigal Stud Farm owned by Dr Vijay Mallya, the state Government has finally approved

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Aug

06

Bangalore Trainers Refuse To Saddle Their Runners

Racing activity over the final weekend of the scheduled Bangalore Summer Season was brought to a grinding halt by the trainers based at this

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Aug

05

Tomsk Storms to a Splendid Victory

Trainer Arjun Mangalorkar carried on from where he had left off last race day, by scoring another fine treble at Bangalore on Thursday. After a

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Jul

31

Kyles Of Bute Scores a Comprehensive Victory

Trainer Arjun Mangalorkar and his fans enjoyed a "special" afternoon on Saturday, when all four runners from his yard performed

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Jul

30

Polish Patriot Runs True To Form

Regular thundershowers over the last few days soaked the Bangalore track, and there was a huge question mark over the conduct of Friday's

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Jul

25

Magisterial Wins The Bangalore Summer Million

The powerful stable of trainer S Ganapathy, which has been passing through a lean phase in recent times, saw an upswing in its fortunes on Sunday

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Jul

24

Flaming Lamborgini Springs a Surprise

Trainer Satish Narredu's Flaming Lamborgini sprang a surprise by annexing The JB Mallaradhya Memorial Cup at Bangalore on Saturday. The six

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Jul

18

Arabian Prince "Outstays" His St Leger Rivals

The hard work and perseverance of trainer Jaggi Dhariwal was richly rewarded, when Arabian Prince presented him with The Bangalore St Leger (Grade

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Jul

17

Magnanimity Scores in a Modest Set

Till a couple of months ago, the name Ladjadj Stephane meant little to most Indian racegoers. The unheralded Frenchman landed in the country at

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Jul

04

Arabian Prince Ascends The "Maharaja's Throne"

The 2010 edition of The Maharaja's Cup witnessed one of the closest finishes in recent years, when half the participants came charging down

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Jul

03

Angelfire Graduates to the Highest Class

Apprentice Zervan showed rare maturity while guiding the fortunes of favourite Angelfire in The HB Gundappa Gowda Memorial Cup at the Bangalore

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Jun

27

Sirono Nails Carla On The Post

A stirring duel between Sirono and Carla in the last two furlongs of The Deccan Chronicle Juvenile Sprint Million (Grade III), was the highlight

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Jun

26

Advantage Logan Continues to Improve

Irfan Ghatala's Advantage Logan showed a sparkling turn of foot while annexing The Karnataka Sub-Area Cup at the Bangalore races on Saturday.

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Jun

20

Sun Kingdom Storms to a Splendid Victory

The strongly built Sun Kingdom (Royal Kingdom-Porsche Too) vindicated the confidence of his master by storming to a splendid victory in The HDIL

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Jun

19

Becket Scores in a Close Finish

Raging hot favourite Becket had to stretch every single muscle in his body while annexing The Chief Justice's Cup at Bangalore on Saturday.

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Jun

13

Siachen Wears The “Fillies Crown”

The 2010 edition of The Fillies Trial Stakes (Grade I) held on Sunday at Bangalore, saw the Dhariwal-trained Siachen (Burden Of Proof-Indian

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Jun

12

Thundershowers Disrupt Saturday's Racing at Bangalore

A huge thundershower after the third race on Saturday afternoon rendered the Bangalore race track unfit for racing. What started as a steady

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Jun

10

BTC Running Out of Time

As a result of a judgement passed by the Karnataka High Court on March 22, 2010, The Bangalore Turf Club had been given time till the 22nd of

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Jun

06

Celestial Way Lifts The Chief Minister's Cup

For the second successive day of The Bangalore Summer Meeting, the day's feature was dominated by a runner sporting the famous silks of Dr

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Jun

05

Spearhead Canters away to a Bloodless Victory

Trainer Attaolahi's Spearhead announced his arrival in the highest class by scoring a bloodless victory in The KN Guruswamy Memorial Cup at

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May

30

Sprint Star Outpaces His Opponents

Satish Narredu's Sprint Star confirmed his status as a top class miler by posting an authoritative victory in The Karnataka Cup (Grade III) at

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May

29

Carla and Arya Veer are Impressive on Debut

An impressive show by a couple of three year-olds highlighted Saturday's eight-event card at Bangalore. While Angelfire lasted out to win The

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May

23

Sun Kingdom Storms into Classic Contention

Suraj Narredu began the defence of his "Champion Jockey" title by putting up a brilliant performance on the second day of the opening

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May

22

Top-Weighted Spark Of Gold Wins a Thriller

The Bangalore Summer Season took off to a sensational start with fancied horses scoring one after another in a well-field card of eight events on

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May

17

BTC Authorities Move to Resolve the Stalemate

An emergency meeting of the Managing Committee of The BTC was held on Monday evening. After deliberating over the current state of affairs

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May

14

Opening Week's Racing Called Off at Bangalore

History seems to have repeated itself at The Bangalore Turf Club, when the opening weekend of the much-awaited Bangalore Summer Season was called

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Dec

15

Mark Of Gibraltar Stamps His Authority

The Topmost Cup is traditionally the first well-endowed race for 2 year olds in the winter season at the Bangalore Turf Club. The winner of this race

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Dec

08

Southern Charge Asserts His Class

The Harvins Bangalore 2000 Guineas race held on Saturday, attracted a small field of seven runners. Trainer Ganapathy had pitted two of his recent

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Dec

07

Our Little Savage Shines on a Dull Day

On a grey and wet afternoon, it was Our Little Savage who brightened the atmosphere for his connections and ran away with the Bangalore Veterinary

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Dec

01

Lady One Reigns Supreme

Trainer Padmanabhan must be complimented for transforming his charge Lady One into a top-class sprinter within six weeks of her last run over 1,200

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Nov

23

Pastiche Runs away with The Kempegowda Cup

Only four horses had accepted to face the starter in a well-endowed sprint race for three year-olds called The Kempegowda Cup. Logans Run and In The

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Nov

07

Bangalore Winter Season Takes off on Friday

Jayant Shah, Chairman and Senior Steward of the Bangalore Turf Club announced that the 34 day long Bangalore Winter Season shall start on Friday the

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Nov

19

Spectacular Blaze has it easy

Spectacular Blaze towered over the opposition and the same perception was shared by all and sundry. It came as no surprise that he went into the 1600

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Nov

13

Democraticus scorches the turf

Padmanabhan trained Democraticus recorded a remarkable win in the 1600 metres Shantiniketan Cup, a race for horses rated 40 and above, which featured

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Nov

12

Outsiders rule the roost

The Bangalore Winter Season finally took off after the first day’s racing the previous week had been cancelled due to heavy underfoot conditions

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Nov

12

Holding Court disappoints

The accepted norm is to put the winner in limelight instead of highlighting the vanquished but when it comes to as reputed a runner like Holding

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Jan

01

Forever Elegance pulls it off

In one of the slowest timings clocked ever for the mile and half trip, Forever Elegance crawled to victory over Camarioca and Arizza in the Gr 3 2400

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Dec

25

Fly The Fury impressive in victory

Padmanabhan trained Fly The Fury, competing in a race meant for horses rated 40 and above, straightaway asserted herself with an emphatic win over

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Apr

28

Sires Of Substance (S.O.S) : Rebuttal

(With three of the country’s leading stallions having passed away in quick succession, it is imperative that the void left by the three

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Dec

24

Amatol wins in a tight finish

Favourite Amatol found foot in the final furlong to edge out Corsican Gal and Galaxy Star in one of the most exciting finishes seen in recent

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Dec

11

Full Speed fools everyone

Trust Irfan Ghatala, the magician, to pull a fast one on everyone. He has been doing this act time and again with utter contempt for public

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Dec

10

Sensational debut by Democraticus

Padmanabhan trained Democraticus made a sensational start to his career, cantering to a splendid win in the 1200 metres Topmost Cup which

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Dec

03

River God wins in record time

Michael Eshwer trained River God, the highest rated horse in the country, slammed the opposition in splendid fashion to win the Bangalore Turf

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Nov

27

Forever Elegance shows amazing improvement

The spectacular improvement shown by Ganapathy trained Forever Elegance who swamped the opposition in the Gr 2 Bangalore 1000 Guineas was the

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May

11

Bangalore Summer Season Set to Begin on Saturday

The much awaited Bangalore Summer Season is set to take off on Saturday, 14th of May, 2011. With most of the pending issues getting resolved in an

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May

14

Carla Scores in a Close Finish

A lush green and immaculate looking track awaited racegoers as they trooped into The Bangalore Turf Club on the opening day of the Summer Season.

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May

15

D'artagnan Posts an Easy Victory

After a gap of almost a year and a half, and numerous failed bids across various race courses in the country, Padmanabhan's D'artagnan

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May

21

Berlusconi Nails Balmoral Castle On The Post

The Karnataka Police Cup, a mile handicap for horses rated 80 and above, featured in an interesting card of eight events framed for Saturday's

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May

22

Speed Six Lifts The Juvenile Summer Million

Dr Vijay Mallya-owned three-year-old colt Speed Six (Burden Of Proof-Six Speed) asserted his superiority over a bunch of top-class youngsters in

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May

28

Atlantus Adds Another Point to His Tally

Trainer Sharat Kumar's perseverance with six-year-old Atlantus (Juniper – Admiration) paid rich dividends, when the game galloper

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May

29

String Along Beats Becket in A Thriller

An outstanding display of judgement and powerful riding by Mark Gallagher enabled the Ganapathy-trained String Along (Alnasr Alwasheek –

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Jun

04

Still Will Sparkles under PS Chouhan

Leading professional PS Chouhan stole the thunder at Bangalore by scoring a superb hat-trick on Saturday. In an eight-event card, the lightweight

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Jun

05

Siachen Makes a Smashing Re-appearance

Racing patrons all across the country watched in amazement, as the hugely talented Siachen (Burden Of Proof – Indian Mission) treated her

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Jun

09

Summer's First Classic Wears an Open Look

Bangalore's first 'Classic' of the summer season will be run on Sunday as the Fillies' Championship Stakes and it will be the 53rd

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Jun

11

Immense Floors His Opponents

After a longish absence from a race track, Arjun Mangalorkar's Immense (Gaswar – Alto Miss) produced a sparkling turn of foot to win The

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Jun

12

Lovely Kiss Gives Samar His First Classic Victory

Trainer Samar Singh's Lovely Kiss (Rebuttal-Raisin) produced an absolutely brilliant performance to lift The Fillies Championship Stakes

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Jun

15

Classier Contest in The Colts' Championship

What a significant pointer the Million race run in May has proved to be for the two mile Classics of the Bangalore Summer Season! Going back to

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Jun

18

Ordained One Scores an Upset Victory

The Chief Justice's Cup (Grade III), a terms event for horses four years old and over, featured a well-filled card of eight events framed for

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Jun

19

Pronto Pronto Prevails In A Nail-Biting Finish

In one of the closest finishes witnessed in a Classic held at Bangalore, Mumbai challenger Pronto Pronto (Major Impact – Sandslash) nailed

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Jun

25

Hatsuhana Gains An Overdue Success

After occupying a number of runner-up berths in the last few months, Neil Darashah's Hatsuhana (Burden Of Proof – Sabre Dance) succeeded

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Jun

26

Amaretto Makes It Look Very Easy

Rank outsider Amaretto (Major Impact – Romantic Heights) came with raking strides from the tail-end of the field, and swept past his eight

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Jul

01

The Twin Pillars

Federico Tesio, the Wizard of Dormello, is generally regarded as the greatest breeder the world has known. Tesio once said that the edifice of

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Jul

02

Christopher Alford Brightens a Dull Afternoon

Kolkata champion Christopher Alford stole the limelight by winning astride all four mounts that he had been declared to ride on Saturday at

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Jul

03

Brilliant Xisca Wins The Maharaja's Cup

Producing her known turn of foot in the last two furlongs of The Maharaja's Cup, Pesi Shroff's Xisca (China Visit – Altimara)

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Jul

06

No Outstanding Contender in The Kingfisher Derby Field

Sunday the 10th July will see the 50th renewal of Derby Bangalore - sponsored by Kingfisher since 1988 - and if there has been any trumpeting by

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Jul

06

Countdown Begins for The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby

The 2011 Kingfisher Bangalore Derby (Gr1) is poised to topple the rich stakes that the McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr1) is known to offer and

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Jul

07

A "House-Full" in The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby 2011

The unveiling of the beautiful Kingfisher Bangalore Derby 2011 trophy took place in the paddock during the running of the local races last Sunday.

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Jul

07

It's an open race, feel most experts

L.V.R.Deshmukh: It’s a very open Derby. Super Duper is peaking at the right time. I am keeping my fingers crossed. B.Prakash: Tiberious

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Jul

09

Syces Union Disrupts Racing at Bangalore

At a late night briefing held at The Bangalore Turf Club, the Stewards announced the re- scheduling of The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby, and

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Jul

13

Syce's End Their Agitation at Bangalore

A will to negotiate and an application of minds with a positive outlook, was all that was required to resolve the deadlock between the Syces Union

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Jul

16

Immense Wins In "Graded" Company

Arjun Mangalorkar-trained Immense (Gaswar - Alto Miss) graduated to the big league by winning The Imperial Towers Million BTC Anniversary Cup

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Jul

17

Pronto Pronto Sparkles Under Srinath's Guidance

A brilliant burst of speed in the final furlong enabled Imtiaz Sait's three-year-old gelding Pronto Pronto (Major Impact-Sandslash) to win The

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Jul

20

Hard To Oppose Xisca In The Bangalore St. Leger

The first Bangalore St. Leger was run in 1974 and was won by Nectar Queen. Nectar Queen is quite unique in that she was by an Indian Derby winner

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Jul

23

Valahak Rewarded For His Consistency

Trainer Prasanna Kumar's Valahak (Royal Gladiator – Liquid Gold) produced a sparkling gallop in the final stages of The SM Ramakrishna

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Jul

24

Xisca Canters Away From Her St Leger Rivals

Pesi Shroff's Xisca completed her summer campaign by picking up The Bangalore St Leger (Grade II) trophy at the local races on Sunday. The hot

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Jul

30

One Life To Love Wins In Effortless Fashion

Rashid Byramji's One Life To Love (Inner City-Just Amazing) showed tremendous improvement over her known form while running away with The JB

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Jul

31

In The Spotlight Causes A Stunning Upset

Padmanabhan-trained In The Spotlight (Alnasr Alwasheek-Radiate) caused one of the biggest upsets in recent times by winning The Nanoli Stud

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Aug

04

Sun Absolute Wins The KN Chennabasappa Memorial Cup

Irfan Ghatala's Sun Absolute (Ikhtyar-Absolutely) confirmed the fine impression that she had made while scoring a runaway victory in the lower

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Aug

05

Sprint Star Lives Up to His Name

Satish Narredu trained Sprint Star (Ontario-Royal Retreat) displayed immaculate form and condition to retire an easy winner of The Saven Group

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Aug

11

Hatsuhana Shows Remarkable Improvement

Leading trainer Neil Darashah was quite delighted after Hatsuhana (Burden Of Proof – Sabre Dance) stormed home to a thrilling victory in The

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Aug

12

Spearhead Wins In A Common Canter

An eventful Bangalore Summer Season ended on an exciting note on Friday, when the fight for the Trainers Championship went right down to the wire.

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Jul

14

Averoff makes amends

Darius Byramji trained Averoff reached a destiny of sorts when she recorded a facile win over stablemate Adamile to lift the 1400 metres BTC

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May

19

Royal Liberator Bounces Back into Classic Contention

Royal Liberator who had blotted his copybook with a listless performance in the Nanoli Juvenile Million during the winter season, bounced back

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Nov

03

Bangalore Winter Season Commences On Friday

Regular showers over the city of Bangalore in the past few weeks have softened the local race track, and it is quite possible that any further

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Nov

07

Sprint Star Sparkles in The Rajyotsava Trophy

A powerful finishing effort from champion jockey Suraj Narredu enabled Sprint Star to win The Rajyotsava Trophy, the feature event on the opening

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Nov

08

Lovely Kiss Strolls Away From Her Rivals

Highly regarded Lovely Kiss signalled a welcome return to prime form by winning The Krishnaraja Trophy at the Bangalore races on Tuesday. After

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Nov

12

Oban Floors a Top Class Field

Almost a year after she had last won a race, Dhariwal's Oban re-discovered some good form to floor her opponents in a mile event at Bangalore

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Nov

18

Secret Punch Justifies Favouritism

Runaway victories for the Sirajuddin trained pair of Secret Punch and Win Again, and a superb debut from first-timer Cielamour dominated

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Nov

19

Love Conquers All Wins a Hard Fought Race

Saturday happened to be an extremely emotional occasion in the life of trainer Darius Byramji, as it happened to be the day this young trainer

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Nov

26

Southern Bay Trounces Her 1000 Guineas Opponents

A sparkling turn-of-foot in the straight enabled Ganapathy's Southern Bay to waltz away with The Bangalore 1000 Guineas (Grade II) on

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Dec

02

Scarlette Sprints Away With The Hoysala Trophy

A superb display of riding skills by Anthony Crastus enabled the Suleiman Attaollahi stable to dominate Friday's racing action at Bangalore.

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Dec

03

Sprint Star Cruises Home to an Effortless Victory

Racing on Saturday at Bangalore ran kindly for punters, when all eight events in the day's card were won by well backed runners. For a change,

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Dec

10

Field Marshal Completes a "Classic Hat-Trick"

The 2011-12 edition of The Bangalore 2000 Guineas was expectedly annexed by the Padmanabhan trained Field Marshal on Saturday. The brave chestnut

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Dec

16

Toroloco Makes a Successful Re-appearance

Irfan Ghatala's three year old Toroloco produced his known form while annexing The Royal Calcutta Turf Club Cup at the Bangalore races on

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Dec

17

Valahak Runs True To Form

For the second day in succession, it was an Irfan Ghatala trained horse that came out and won the day's feature at Bangalore. After

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Dec

24

Sun Absolute Performs On Expected Lines

  Talented jockey Suraj Narredu dominated racing action at Bangalore by winning three races and finishing second on his only other

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May

20

Tempt Me Not maintains amazing consistency

Quite often race-goers end up loosing because of backing the wrong horses, guided by the odds offered at the bookmakers ring instead of going

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May

26

Hong Kong Boy wins at Antwerp’s expense

Quite often the best of the jockeys have failed to strike a winning partnership with horses which otherwise are capable. Like for

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May

27

Snow Dew edges out Royal Gladiator in a thriller

Trainer Padmanabhan's gamble of taking a shot at the Knock Out Million with Royal Gladiator despite his ward having to concede weight to all

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Jun

02

Jockey Srinath corners the limelight

  without doubt Y S Srinath is a jockey in the classic mould. Unfortuantely, the youngster has been dogged by weight problems that

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Jun

03

The Proletarian Strikes it Rich

The striking quality of Imtiaz Sait trained The Proletarian has been his ability to quickly adapt himself to different conditions. More often

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Jun

10

Six Speed Wins on Sheer Class

There is no substitute for class. The Placerville-Haunting Beauty four-year old filly Six Speed is without doubt one of the most versatile horses

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Jun

16

Snow Dew swamps opposition

Snow Dew beat the opposition pointless to win the Kingfisher Fillies Trial Stakes (Grade I) in taking style. There was no doubt whatsoever about

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Jun

17

Royal Gladiator edges out Royal Liberator

Padmanabhan trained Royal Gladiator was bang on target in the Kingfisher Colts Trial Stakes (Grade I) but the victory was achieved with a degree

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Jun

23

Allabreva surprises in Civil Services Cup

There were a few shocks for the race-goers on Saturday as the majority of races went the way of lesser-fancied horses. C A Kuts trained Allabreva

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Jun

24

The Proletarian strikes again

Imtiaz Sait trained The Proletarian once again demonstrated his superiority when thwarting off a stiff opposition in the Justice Cup in a

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Jun

30

Allocated resumes winning ways in style

Allocated resumed his winning ways, with an easy win in the Karnataka Sub-Area Cup which featured Saturday's races. Racing itself was

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Jul

01

Blue Hare proves too good in Sprinters' Million

Mangalorkar trained Blue Hare's win in the Juvenile Sprinters Million (Grade II) was definitely not out of turn though the bookmaker odds told

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Jul

07

Joe The Pro springs a surprise

Zareer Darashah trained Joe The Pro has this habit of springing a surprise when least expected. The Razeen-Divine Colours five-year old gelding

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Jul

08

Endorsement wins in splendid style

The Maharaja’s Cup produced a shocker in the form of Endorsement who beat a highly competitive field, with a tremendous turn of foot, which

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Jul

21

Soviet Song breezes past the opposition

It is a pity that one doesn't see champion jockey Pesi Shroff more in action these days. His energies seem to be directed towards fighting

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Jul

22

Appeaser pulverizes the opposition

Rashid Byramji trained Appeaser’s transformation has been amazing. The Twist And Turn progeny Appeaser, who had scored an exciting win over

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Jul

28

Al Dente has it easy in the Mallaradhya Cup

Though it had rained quite heavily the day preceding Saturday’s races, the going did not make a difference to the fortune of form horses.

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Jul

29

Ansbach gets his due at last

Vijay Singh trained Ansbach who missed the Kingfisher Bangalore Derby due to a slight injury to the hoof the day before the big event, made amends

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Aug

02

Arrakis maintains his winning streak

A double or a treble or a quadruple in a day was par for Aslam Kader during his heydays but the veteran who doesn’t ride many races in a day

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Aug

03

Destiny takes Great Investment to the Summit

Great Investment was destined to win the 2400 metres Governor’s Cup (Grade III). Last year, the Libor progeny had the form and credentials

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Nov

03

Alylady proves better than the rest

Alylady won the inaugural day’s feature of the Bangalore Winter Races quite easily but the outcome of the race could well have been

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Nov

04

Snow Dew makes a smashing reappearance

Kingfisher Derby heroine Snow Dew made a smashing reappearance, with a bloodless win in the 1600 metres Krishnaraja Wadiyar Trophy which featured

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Nov

10

Blue Hare pulls off an upset

Blue Stare brought off a stunning upset in the Kunigal Trophy, a lead up race for the forthcoming Guineas, with favourite Royal Gladiator

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Nov

11

Refresher edges out Hope And Faith

Hope And Faith’s defeat in the Karnataka Police Trophy on Sunday was more on predictable lines. The three-year old filly from Zareer

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Nov

16

Vivid Dreams records a gutsy win

Vivid Dreams, a rousing performer, confirmed the fact that he belongs to the highest class, with a resolute win in the 1200 metres Hyderabad

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Nov

17

Alameda wins on day of shocking upsets

A succession of failed favourites left in their wake bruised punters who vented their anger by hurling choice abuses at the professionals.

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Nov

23

Royal Liberator makes a smashing return

Easily one of the best three-year olds in the country, Royal Liberator made a smashing return to the track, swamping the opposition in the 1400

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Nov

24

Snow Dew proves invincible

Snow Dew proved invincible in the Gr 2 Bangalore 1000 Guineas, the first classic of the season, with an emphatic win on Saturday. The

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Nov

30

Antwerp gives Paddu reason to smile

The uncertainties of horse racing are such that any professional can find himself driven to the wall if he has a dry run, even if for a brief

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Dec

01

Vivid Dreams wins a thriller

Jockey Aslam Kader is somewhat of an enigma. Without doubt, he is one of the all time greats of Indian horse racing and a controversial one too.

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Dec

07

Flying Scotsman records an impressive win

The sparingly raced Flying Scotsman recorded a smashing win in the Dariya Daulat Trophy which featured Friday’s races, notwithstanding a bad

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Dec

08

Ansbach Wins with Ease

Vijay’s Singh trained Ansbach’s win in the Harvins Bangalore 2000 Guineas was on predictable lines. Ansbach towered over the rest but

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Dec

14

Alylady Has the Last Laugh

Alylady defied the top weight quite convincingly to lift the Royal Calcutta Turf Club that featured Friday’s races. In a cluster finish,

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Dec

15

Extreme Contact maintains winning streak

Extreme Contact’s upset win in the Rohini Cup which featured Saturday’s races only served to confirm the raising status of his sire

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Dec

21

Axe wins on Day of Lackluster Racing

Racing on Friday was lackluster. With the race meant for first season runners having gone void, the rest of the programme that emerged lacked

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Dec

22

Elusive Emperor obliges at last

The facile win of Elusive Emperor in the 2000 metres Delhi Race Club Cup raises a few questions. Elusive Emperor has been a listless performer

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Dec

28

Prince Valiant emerges as a classic prospect

Trainer Padmanabhan enjoyed the most productive day of racing during the on-going winter season on Friday. The talented trainer who was going

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Dec

29

Extreme Contact completes a hat trick

Extreme Contact’s third successive win served to highlight the growing status of his sire Conquering Hero whose progeny have been striking

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Jan

06

Fantastic Belle springs a surprise

Fantastic Belle's surprise win in The Hindu Bangalore Oaks, against expectations, provided first season trainer S Ganapathy the first classic

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Jan

04

Vivid Dreams proves too good

Trainer Michael Eshwer has done exceedingly well to get Vivid Dreams to perform at the highest level consistently. The hat trick achieved by the

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Jan

05

Nairn has it easy in the Oaks

Zareer Darashah’s Nairn recorded an emphatic win in the Gr.2 The Hindu Bangalore Oaks beating a mediocre set pointless. The fact that

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Jan

11

Chevalier wins a thriller

Kingfisher Mysore Derby winner of 2000, Chevalier who turned out to be a dismal failure thereafter, finally broke the ice, with an exciting win

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Jan

12

Milan edges out Slanka in KROA Cup

The Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association Cup, a terms race for first season runners, was the highlight of Saturday’s action. The race had

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Jan

18

Mayfair Surprises in Nilgiris Cup

Jockey Srinath’s opportunistic riding on Kuts trained Mayfair ensured the six-year old race mare’s win in the 2000 metres Nilgiris Cup

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Jan

19

Royal Russian shocks in the Derby

Anyone wishing to make an ass of himself has only to issue an unqualified statement about a racehorse. The horse will take it from there goes an

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Jan

25

Almond Brings off An Upset

Mysore based horses have been striking it rich even in tough company in Bangalore, getting the better of fashionably bred horses from the elite

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Jan

26

Antwerp staves off Acrobat

Padmanabhan trained Antwerp who has struck form, recorded an encore, staving off the challenge of a late-finishing Acrobat to lift the Indian

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Feb

09

Padmanabhan trained Alchemy upsets punters and experts with a facile win

Surprisingly a small card of six events with only 60 contenders were scheduled for the weekend races held on Saturday, despite more than 800

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Feb

15

DICKIE RIDES BRILLIANTLY TO BRING ANNAIAH-TRAINED TAPATIO HOME

Punters had a mixed day at the races as three favourites and an equal number of less fancied horses scored in the six event card on Friday. Irish

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Feb

22

Ronson makes the way for jockey Rajesh and trainer S. Singh

The seven event card went kindly for the railbirds when four firm favourites and two second -in- demand steeds scored on Friday. Trainer Sardar

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Feb

23

It’s the horse that makes a rider, not vice versa

The fact that it is the horse that makes the rider and not the other way round was reiterated when two favourites, Our Ambition, confidently

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Mar

02

Strengthtostrength lives up to his name

Rehanullah Khan trained Strengthtostrength had raced in the shadow of Palazzio when the two met at Mumbai in the Gr 2 S C Jain Sprinters Cup. As

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Mar

03

The Pelican comes good at last

French jockey Chris Lemaire made the Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend his own, with a record-breaking feat, winning three Grade 1 races in two

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Mar

08

Iflookscouldkill prevails close home

Rashid Byramji trained Iflookscouldkill was better placed than Whatmore to win the 1600 metres Bull Temple Cup, the highlight of Friday’s

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Mar

09

Milan records yet another impressive win

Zareer Darashah trained Milan’s victory in the Karnataka Trophy, a terms for three year olds which featured Saturday’s races, was

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Mar

15

Noble Executive shapes like a classic prospect

Noble Executive was always thought off very highly by the stable but the well-bred son of Placerville has turned out to be a disappointment,

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Mar

16

Intriguing improvements baffle race-goers

The Stewards and the officials of the Bangalore Turf Club do not command the kind of authority that their position should. While the powerfully

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Mar

22

Way to the Stars surprises

The Chtarapathi Cup, the highlight of Friday’s races, looked like a minefield, as it was difficult to pinpoint any one of the runners as

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Mar

23

Controversial end to season

The longest Bangalore Winter Season ended on Saturday on a controversial note. The Gr 2 Nanoli Stud Bangalore Juvenile Million saw lesser-fancied

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May

18

Top Gun wins a thriller

There is something to summer heat in Bangalore that makes people rebellious if the experience of the Bangalore Turf Club is anything to go by. The

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May

19

Ansbach asserts his class

There is no substitute for class and Ansbach proved this in no uncertain manner when claiming the first graded race of the season, the Gr 3

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Aug

01

Antequera wins in exciting finish

Darius Byramji trained Antequera came up with a brilliant performance to down the front-running favourite Noble Executive to win the K N

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May

25

Free Radical edges out Superior Force

Pesi Shroff who is spearheading the jockeys’ agitation over the right to use the time-tested traditional fiberglass whip as against the

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May

26

Priceless defies stiff odds

Priceless confirmed the highest rating that is accorded to her, with a gutsy victory in the Gr 2 Knock Out Million, the traditional lead up race

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Jun

08

Nairn smashes the opposition

Trainer Zareer Darashah was back in action after a fortnight’s hiatus, with a bang, saddling Nairn to an emphatic victory in the Civil

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Jun

09

Bold Chieftan wins in great style

Five-year old Bold Chieftan appears to be in great nick. The son of Placerville decimated a quality opposition en route to brilliant win in the Gr

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Jun

15

Priceless proves too good

The Gr 1 Fillies Trial Stakes proved a no contest. Priceless hammered the opposition in great style. The fact that she was the highest rated filly

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Jun

16

Portman Square springs a surprise

The Gr 1 Colts Trial Stakes turned out to be anti-climax with the fancied duo of Superior Force and Zurbaran outclassed by the improving Portman

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Jun

23

Tapatio shows big improvement

Trainer Pradeep Annaiah had reason to sport a big smile on Sunday as he led in Tapatio after the son of Twist And Turn recorded an exciting win in

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Jun

29

Star Chieftan resumes winning ways

Star Chieftan’s win in the 1400 metres Karnataka Sub-Area Cup in Saturday’s feature event was not exactly a surprise as he had good

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Jun

30

Noble Executive proves a point or two

Ganapathy trained Noble Executive won the Gr 2 Juvenile Sprinters Million with ease which came as surprise to most but not to this writer who had

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Jun

22

Classical Act emerges as a stunning prospect

It was a pity that beer baron Dr Vijay Mallya was not present to lead in Classical Act on Saturday. Mallya, who has accumulated over 100 classic

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Jul

06

Below par performance by Prakash

Jockey Prakash has been enjoying a glorious run, which has often been interrupted by some poor rides that he could do well to avoid. He rode a

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Jul

07

Iflookscouldkill upsets in Maharaja’s Cup

The richly endowed Gr 2 Maharaja’s Cup lived up to the expectations of being a graveyard for the favourites. The terms of the races is such

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Jul

13

Acrobat edges out Bold Chieftain in a thriller

In one of the most thrilling finishes seen this season, Acrobat won the BTC Anniversary Cup from Bold Chieftan and Ancheta on Saturday. Jockey

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Jul

20

Days of Glory exploits the pull in weights

With Silvertre flopping miserably, the task for bottom-weighted Days of Glory became easier in the 1200 metres S M Ramakrishna Rao Memorial

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Jul

21

The Pelican proves too good

Easily the best four-year old currently in training in the country, The Pelican made mincemeat of a worn out opposition to win the Gr 2 Bangalore

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Jul

27

Refresher wins a thriller

Refresher has been a game horse and has invariably given out his best with a high degree of consistency. It came as no surprise when the five-year

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Jul

28

Network pulls off an upset

Arjun Mangalorkar trained Network brought off an upset in the Gr 3 Dashmesh And Hargobind Stud Bangalore Summer Million that featured

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Aug

02

Nairn puts it across Appeaser

Jockey Appu rode a splendid race on Nairn to steer the daughter of Razeen to a thrilling win over Appeaser in the Gr 3 Governor’s Trophy,

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Dec

30

Bourne Supreme Asserts His Superiority

  A brilliant turn of foot in the straight enabled Satish Narredu's Bourne Supreme to assert his superiority over his eleven

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Dec

31

Silken Touch Resumes Her Winning Way's

Suleiman Attaollahi's Silken Touch made a brilliant start to her winter campaign by claiming The Dariya Daulat Cup at Bangalore on Saturday.

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Apr

20

CM Puts Kunigal Stud Back On Track

It was a big burden and the proof is that the Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa loves horses, not so much the courses. And the owner of the

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Jan

06

BANGALORE OAKS GR.2

They say that what happens twice, must happen a third time. Some aver that things happen in threes. On Saturday, the Bangalore Oaks, Gr.2 should

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Jan

07

Southern Bay Canters Away With The Bangalore Oaks

Hot favourite Southern Bay displayed her known staying abilities while romping home to an easy victory in The Bangalore Oaks(Grade II) on

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May

18

Name And Fame bounces back

anapathy trained Name And Fame is a horse for the Bangalore course. The son of Steinbeck has proved to be invincible here and the only time that

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May

24

Hawke Bay impressive in victory

Padmanabhan trained Hawke Bay recorded an impressive win in his lead up race to the classics on Saturday. It is possible that quite a lot of

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May

25

Brown Sugar knocks out the favourite

Brown Sugar brought off a stunning upset in the Gr 2 Karnataka Juvenile Million, the star event of Sunday. Run as Knockout Million thus far, the

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May

31

Star Alone springs a surprise

Michael Eshwer's career graph is certainly on the upswing. The hard-working trainer, who is a formidable presence both in Bangalore and at

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Jun

01

Name And Fame pulls through

Trainer Ganapathy has done a commendable job in keeping Name And Fame in fine trim on every occasion he has been raced since winter. The son

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Jun

07

Actuary slams the opposition

Actuary, whose form was well disguised, floored the opposition in the 1400 metres Jerry Can Salver, a race for maiden three-year olds, which

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Jun

08

Top Gun gets overdue success

For sheer consistency, Michael Eshwer trained Top Gun had to get his due. Favoured by the terms of the race, Top Gun fought a gutsy battle with

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Jun

14

Fond Fantasy lands the plum

Fond Fantasy provided trainer Ganapathy with a hat trick of wins in the Gr 1 Fillies Trial Stakes. The daughter of Razeen emulated her full sister

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Jun

15

Grosvenor Square stays unbeaten

Frenchman David Badel guided Grosvenor Square to a splendid victory in the Gr 1 Colts Trial Stakes on Sunday. Grosvenor Square thus maintained his

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Jun

21

Gutsy win for Tide of Fortune

Tide of Fortune has been a brilliant sprinter right through her career. Her unbeaten run in Bangalore over sprints started last Summer season

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Jun

22

Astrologica records a surprise win

Astrologica brought off an upset in the 1800 metres Chief Justice Cup, keeping at bay favourite Rose Garden and a late-finishing L’Avenir.

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Jun

28

Prevalence prevails

Ganapathy trained Prevalence who has been pretty consistent this season, reaped rich rewards, annexing the Karnataka Sub-Area Cup at the expense

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Jun

29

One Magic Moment bounces back

One Magic Moment's victory in the Gr 3 Juvenile Sprinters' Million should have been considered as a certainty considering the kind of

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Jul

05

Tide of Fortune invincible

Tide of Fortune is without doubt the best sprinter in Bangalore though the pride of place has to be given to Gr 1 Sprinters Cup winner Bryce

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Jul

06

Classical Act does the star turn again

Dr Vijay Mallya owned Classical Act  bounced back to his brilliant best when making light of the opposition in the Gr 2 Maharaja's

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Jul

12

Cape Martin floors the opposition

Ponnappa trained Cape Martin had all the credentials as the terms of the BTC Anniversary Cup was in favour of him but the manner in which he won

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Jul

19

Winelight seen in different light

Mohan Valavi trained Winelight recorded a narrow win after a fairly long interval in the eventful S M Ramakrishna Rao Memorial Cup, a race for

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Jul

20

Classical Act in invincible form

Classical Act smashed the opposition in the Gr 3 Bangalore St Leger quite easily, maintaining his unbeaten run on the Bangalore track. The Jaggy

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Jul

26

River God records a smashing win

River God was the smashing winner of the J B Mallaradhya Cup that featured Saturday's races. The son of Razeen who was once fancied to win the

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Jul

27

Allies Serenade lands the spoils

  Darius Byramji trained Allies Serenade exploited the pull in weights to put it across top-weighted Own Vision in the Gr 3 Dashmesh

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Jul

31

Accede proves his mettle

Accede who failed to live up to classic hopes nursed by his connections, asserted himself when brought back to a handicap race by winning the K N

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Aug

01

Astrologica proves too good

Astrologica outclassed the opposition in the Gr 3 Governor’s Cup that featured the concluding day’s Bangalore Summer Races held on

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Jan

03

History repeats itself as Oaks turns into hoax

Deepak Patel on Society Dream, called the buff on the superior riding skills of India’s top jockeys and a few visiting foreign jockeys, with

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Jan

04

Name And Fame maintains winning streak

Ganapathy trained Name And Fame continued his amazing sequence of wins with an emphatic victory in the 1400 metres New Millennium Cup, a terms

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Jan

10

Hat trick of wins for Amber Regent

Trainer Ganapathy, who is targeting Amber Regent for the Bangalore Derby to be held later this month, is sharpening his ward by racing him

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Jan

11

Lancaster is a good type of a juvenile

Lancaster carries a lot of hope of the Kehelan Stud Farm, as he is from the first crop of their new stallion Glory of Dancer. The three-year old

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Jan

17

Ataraxy completes a hat trick

Five-year old Ataraxy who overcame a series of problems and made his debut when he was about to turn five, has reeled off three wins in a row and

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Jan

18

Hope And Faith reverses the trend

Zareer Darashah trained Hope And Faith who had been a money-spinner as a juvenile, ended her winning sequence when finishing behind stablemate

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Jan

26

Amber Regent wins a thriller

The Gr 1 Bangalore Derby produced a dream finish for the trainer and owner combination of Ganapathy and Dr M A M Ramaswamy. Two sons of Razeen,

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Nov

05

Confusing scenario in winter classics

The 37-day long Bangalore Winter Season will start on Saturday. The contentious issues, which threatened the prompt start to the season, have

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Nov

08

Obligado pulls it off

The superior fitness of Obligado was what made the difference to the outcome in the Abbey Falls Cup that featured the inaugural day’s

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Nov

08

Saratoga sizzle in Krishnaraja Trophy

Kunigal bred Saratoga Sizzle brought off an upset in the Krishnaraja Trophy, the highlight of Sunday’s races. Saratoga Sizzle had all the

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Nov

15

Stewards found lacking, hand out dubious decision

Things don’t seem to be going well for the new committee that is at the helm at the Bangalore Turf Club. There have been a series of

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Nov

21

Spark of Glory emerges as a classic prospect

Padmanabhan trained Spark of Glory recorded a smashing win en route to heralding his arrival as a classic prospect on Friday. Despite looking

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Nov

22

Augill Castle gets reward for consistency

If any horse in the fray for the Madras Race Club deserved success for sheer consistency, it was Puttanna’s ward Augill Castle. Augill

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Nov

29

Allies Serenade holds the edge

If the perception of the professionals is anything to go by, then Fond Fantasy should be the overwhelming favourite to win the Gr 2 Bangalore 1000

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Nov

29

Fond Fantasy swamps the opposition

Ganapathy trained Fond Fantasy showed remarkable improvement when swamping the opposition in the Gr 2 Bangalore 1000 Guineas, the first classic of

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Dec

05

Samar Singh hogs limelight

Samar Singh, who went through a torrid time during his transition from being a jockey to a trainer, has slowly but surely found his foot. He

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Dec

06

Eshwer, Thomas corner glory

Trainer Michael Eshwer had things falling into place on Saturday, saddling a quadruple while visiting Frenchman Ronen Thomas did his confidence a

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Dec

12

Bay of Angels bounces back

Michael Eshwer’s Bay of Angels bounced back after a setback in training had kept her off from the track  more than nine months, with a

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Dec

12

Fond Fantasy stands out in 2000 Guineas

Fond Fantasy’s win in the Gr 2 Bangalore 1000 Guineas last fortnight was so impressive that it is hard to look beyond the daughter of Razeen

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Dec

12

Fond Fantasy too good

Arguably, Fond Fantasy is the best three-year old in the country. The daughter of Razeen walked tall in what is essentially a male bastion, by

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Dec

19

Believer wins a thriller

Jockey Appu’s forceful riding made the difference to the outcome of Saptharishi Cup, the feature event of Friday’s races. In a crunch

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Dec

20

Just Brave proves formidable

Zareer Darashah, who had struck a bad patch, had a confidence boosting double on Saturday. Seasoned performer Just Brave who had given the trainer

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Dec

26

Siberean strikes winning form

Siberean swamped the opposition in the Ardent Knight Cup to end a series of dismal runs on Friday. The son of Serious Spender, who was hailed as a

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Dec

27

Star Wind scrapes through

Star Wind stood out among the contestants in the Shantiniketan Cup which featured Saturday’s races but the daughter of Placerville did not

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Jan

13

Sun Absolute Wins a Thriller

A beautifully timed run in the last two furlongs of a mile and a quarter event enabled Sun Absolute to land the spoils in The Chief

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Jan

20

Midnight Legacy Shows Remarkable Improvement

A brilliant start-to-finish bid from Amit Caddy's Midnight Legacy helped her in lifting The Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association

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Jan

21

Bourne Supreme Scampers Home in a Close Finish

  The FK Irani Memorial Trophy, a seven furlong handicap for horses in Class I, featured a card of eight events on Saturday at Bangalore.

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Jan

27

Toroloco Powers Away With The Bangalore Derby

For the second year in succession, a runner from the Irfan Ghatala stable managed to win the Winter Derby at Bangalore. The strongly-built

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Jan

31

Hillfiger Re-discovers His Known Form

A hastily put together card of eight events was framed for an extra day's racing at Bangalore on Tuesday. The Smt Saraswati Sajnani Memorial

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Feb

03

Secret Punch and Arabian Prince Score Exciting Victories

The Sprinter's Trial Stakes as well as The Stayer's Trial Stakes featured a long card of nine events held at Bangalore on Friday. The two

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Feb

27

A New Beginning for Suraj Narredu

Ace saddle artist, Suraj Narredu, started a new chapter of his life, tying the knot with his long-time friend, Seema Shenoy, on Wednesday, 24th

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Feb

11

What A Friend Drops a Bombshell

Sharat Kumar trained What A Friend (Placerville-Scarlet Lake) scored a surprise victory in the Narasimharaja Cup, a seven furlongs event for

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Sep

08

Status Quo" Till Final Orders,Pearcey,"
The much awaited date of 7th September, when the Supreme Court had agreed to hear the Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by The Bangalore Turf Club, ended with the bench granting temporary relief to the

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Nov

26

‘Young Achiever’ Award for Suraj Narredu

Bangalore-based champion jockey, Suraj Narredu was recently honoured with the ‘Young Achiever Award’ for the year 2010. This

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Nov

30

Admiralofthefleet Arrives In India

Six year old Admiralofthefleet (Danehill - Rafina) arrived in the country last week to resume his stud career at The Kunigal Stud Farm. After a

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Feb

24

Native Talent Succeeds In Top-Class Company

Neil Darashah's six year old Native Talent dug deep into his reserves of stamina while making a successful debut in the highest class at

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Feb

25

Super Storm Canters Home to an Easy Victory

Satish Narredu trained Super Storm displayed a remarkable turn of foot in the final furlong to canter away with The Governor's Trophy at

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Mar

03

Attila Repeats Last Year's Performance

The Golden Jubilee Invitation Weekend got off to an exciting start at The Bangalore Turf Club, with the traditional running of The Sprinter's

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Mar

04

In The Spotlight Continues To Dazzle

A superb performance from Padmanabhan's hugely talented filly In The Spotlight landed her The AKK Entertainment Golden Jubilee

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Mar

09

Scarlette Scores Near The Winning Post

An ordinary looking card of eight events was framed for Friday's racing at Bangalore. In the absence of a top-class event, a seven furlong

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Mar

10

Accurate Runs Away With The Day's Feature

Satish Narredu's Accurate ran his opponents off their feet while annexing The Kanteevara Cup at the Bangalore races on Saturday. Carrying the

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Mar

16

Sharat Kumar and Suraj Seize Their Opportunities

Friday's racing at Bangalore witnessed a couple of heart-warming performances from a pair of talented professionals. Both Sharat Kumar and

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Mar

17

Win Again Gives Sirajuddin a Memorable Victory

A stout-hearted performance from Sirajuddin's Win Again in The Stewards Trophy highlighted an eight event card conducted at The Bangalore

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Mar

23

Chul Bul Pandy Posts a Comfortable Victory

An ordinary looking card of eight events was framed for Friday's racing at Bangalore. With the Winter Season crawling towards an end, the

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Mar

24

Super Storm Claws His Way To Victory

The Bangalore Juvenile Million (Grade III) held at Bangalore on Saturday , produced one of the most thrilling finishes that we have

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Mar

30

Lad King Makes a Stylish Re-appearance

Overcoming a longish absence from a race track, Dominic trained Lad King ran true to his paddock looks and trounced the opposition in The Bull

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Mar

31

Valahak "Floors" His Opponents

The curtains came down on an eventful Bangalore Winter Season 2011-12 at the local Turf Club on Saturday. Over the last five months, we were

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Jan

02

Fond Fantasy maintains winning streak

Fond Fantasy ‘s victory in the Gr 2 The Hindu Bangalore Oaks was a foregone conclusion. She was a cut above the rest and barring an

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Jan

03

Sure Future wins in exciting finish

Jockey Ronen Thomas’ perseverance enabled favourite Sure Future to get the measure of front-running Cape Martin in virtually the final

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Jan

09

Daring Don fulfills expectations

Samar Singh trained Daring Don’s victory in the F K Irani Memorial Cup was only an extension of the good form that he had showed in his

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Jan

10

Star of Windsor wins by a whisker

With the absence of quality candidates for the forthcoming Bangalore Derby, Star of Windsor who edged out Spark of Glory in the Chief

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Jan

24

Star Wind shows big improvement

Considering the hard-fought win recorded by Star Wind at the bottom of the scales in her last essay, the smashing manner in which the Michael

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Jan

16

Mystic Heights swamps opposition

Curiously Mystic Heights’ ascent started only after his full sister Fair Always won the Indian 1000 Guineas last month. Mystic Heights, who

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Jan

17

Rubik makes a fine impression

Padmanabhan had reason to be enthused by the performance of Rubik in the Vijayanagar Trophy, which the son of Placerville won in spectacular

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Jan

26

Star of Windsor breezes home

The problem of plenty is what confronts the formidable Ganapathy stable. While Fond Fantasy’s amazing run of wins came to an end as the

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Jan

30

Just Amazing impressive in victory

Rashid Byramji trained Just Amazing recorded a facile win in the C Krishnaswamy Naidu Memorial Plate (Div I), the highest rated event of the

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Jan

31

Bajo Grande has it easy

Padmanabhan trained Bajo Grande proved too good for the opposition in the Yadavagiri Cup, which featured Saturday’s races. The daughter of

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Feb

07

Soviet Bay springs a surprise

Everything fell in place for seven-year old Soviet Bay to spring a surprise in the Sprinters Trial Stakes, a terms race for four-year olds and

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Feb

13

Baffert flattens Spark of Glory

The long-distance races in India have a knack of springing unpleasant surprises. With the surfeit of races over sprints, long distance races are

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Feb

14

Moon Emperor proves too speedy

Ganapathy’s Moon Emperor did not come under undue pressure from the opponents en route to claiming the A V Thomas Million, run over a

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Feb

20

Explosivo explodes the field

Michael Eshwer trained Explosivo exploded the field in the Nagarhole Cup which featured Friday’s races. The blinkers seemed to have worked

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Feb

21

Silva steers Flightingale to victory

Flightingale had impressive credentials to claim the Gr 3 Governor’s Trophy, which featured Saturday’s races. The Irfan Ghatala

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Feb

27

Iflookscouldkill brings off an upset

Rashid Byramji trained Iflookscouldkill who was once a rousing performer but later on sidelined by niggling problems, sprang a surprise in the

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Feb

28

Full Speed tilts the scales

Jockey Silva Storai has this habit of keeping the race goers on tenterhooks but she has more often than not, timed her challenge to a nicety. Her

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Mar

12

Starzaaan lifts Kempegowda Grophy

Friday’s races were lackluster and one had to endure the same. The quality of horses running on the day was anything but exciting. Starzaan

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Mar

13

Storm The Fort seen in different light

Michael Eshwer trained Storm The Fort regained the form which had seen him perform with distinction in juvenile million races, when staving off

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Mar

19

Summer Storm brings off an upset

Samar Singh trained Summer Storm brought off a big upset in the Chatrapathi Cup, the feature event of Friday’s races. Alannah, Space Craft

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Mar

20

Moon Emperor maintains winning form

Moon Emperor maintained his winning form when staving off the challenge of his rivals in the Gr 2 Nanoli Stud Bangalore Juvenile Million on

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Mar

24

Fiorenzza bounces back

Irfan Ghatala’s ward Fiorenzza bounced back to winning form when taking the Narmada Trophy over seven furlongs at the expense of well

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Mar

25

Taipan wins a thriller

Taipan who was steadily improving as the season was coming to a close, struck form in the nick of time to pip Solar Rocket in a thriller on the

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May

29

Eshwer's wards show their mettle

Trainer Michael Eshwer’s wards appear to be in good nick. After River God, Starcent and others from his stable proved their mettle in the

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May

30

Appu looked in total control on River God

River God is in great form as is jockey K.P.G. Appu. The leading saddle artist who won on the Michael Eshwer ward on day two of the Summer season,

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Jun

05

Hyderabad’s horses call the shots

Hyderabad’s horses have made a fine impression this season, while a number of Bangalore based horses have disappointed as favourites. Leo

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Jun

06

Netto’s Onnu Onnu Onnu sprints to glory

It was yet again a horse from the city of Charminar that held centre stage with a stupendous victory. Donald Netto schooled Onnu Onnu Onnu (Young

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Jun

12

Ramaswamy’s fillies hold the key to the seasons first classic

The first classic of the season is always a showpiece as it sets the pace for the events to come. It is unique being the first classic of the

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Jun

12

Rank outsider Lindsay stuns field in Fillies Trial Stakes

It just goes to show that so-called expert predictions do not always come true. The rank outsider can emerge trumps. This was what happened in the

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Jun

13

Fantabulous King for the Colts Trial Stakes

The winning comeback of Fantabulous King after overcoming a repiratory problem, in the Karnataka Juvenile Million, which was run in soft under

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Jun

13

Spectacular Quest lives up to its name

Having missed out at the Fillies Trial Stakes, the M.A.M. Ramaswamy camp had something to cheer about on Sunday. The S. Ganapathy-schooled

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Jun

19

One Magic Moment claim the Stewards Cup

S Padmanabhan trainee One Magic Moment had to be hard ridden by Pesi Shroff while overhauling the consistent performer Soviet Bay from Irfan

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Jun

20

Srinath’s memorable hat-trick

Michael Eshwer trained River God (Razeen-Ideas and Trends) with the young and innovative Y.S. Srinath astride, completed a hat-trick of three

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Jun

26

Lancaster overhauls the challenge of Believer

The Michael Eshwer schooled Lancaster (Glory Of Dancer-Little Beaut) came back to winning form with a hard fought victory over the Dominic-trained

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Jun

27

Controversy erupts at Sunday’s races

Controversy reared its ugly head at the Bangalore Turf Club on Sunday. It was no way to treat a fellow jockey, nothwithstanding the fact that it

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Jul

03

Master Craft floors the opposition

Darius Byramji trained Master Craft has been somewhat of an enigma. Originally rated as a classic prospect, the son of Razeen has along been a big

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Jul

04

Maharaja’s Cup has an open look about it

The Grade 2 Maharaja’s Cup, which features Sunday’s races, has a very open look about it. Reputations have often taken a tumble with

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Jul

04

Adrian defies expectations

Vittal Deshmukh’s belief that Adrian’s chances had all along been done in by poor handling of jockeys and that four kgs overweight

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Jul

10

Coral Gables strikes it rich

The underfoot conditions were not exactly ideal and as such, it is difficult to logically explain the way things turned out during the course of

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Jul

17

Star Wind blows away the favourite

Trainer Michael Eshwer has been hogging the limelight by his remarkable string of victories during the season. River God became the first older

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Jul

18

MAM's hour of glory

Sunday's races belonged to Dr M A M Ramaswamy, the enigmatic colossus of Indian racing. The turf baron completed whopping 400 classics in his

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Jul

24

Stage Craft is an extraordinary horse

One has not seen the likes of Stagecraft in recent years. He is undoubtedly an extraordinary specimen. It is a pity that his career has been

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Jul

25

Adesina proves her mettle

Adesina proved an exception when winning the Gr 3 Bangalore Summer Million from Queen of Fashion on Sunday. Adesina is a full sister to River God

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Jul

29

Daring Don springs a surprise

Daring Don seems to have taken a liking for the Bangalore course. The Samar Singh trainee sprang a big surprise when staving off the challenge of

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Jul

30

Star of Windsor gets his due

Both Gallagher and Star of Windsor got their due when they were given the privilege of winning the Gr 3 Governor’s Cup, the feature event of

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Nov

03

Venus Arising enjoys pride of place

With the eclipse of Fantabulous King due to an operation for wind problem, the pride of place as the best three year old in the country goes to

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Nov

06

Only For Gold wins capably

Ganapathy began his quest for top honors, saddling a brace of winners on the opening day of the Bangalore Winter Season on Saturday. Classic

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Nov

13

Star Admiral wins but shows no progress

Ganapathy’s flag-bearer Star Admiral edged out Gaslight to lift the Kunigal Trophy on Saturday but failed to impress. The son of Placerville

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Nov

14

Berlioz, a strong contender for Guineas

Berlioz’s facile win in the 1600 metres Shantiniketan Cup on Sunday should stand him in good stead when he lines up for the Bangalore 2000

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Nov

19

Pricewise, a Guineas prospect

Pricewise’s emphatic victory in the Varada Cup, run over a mile, in Friday’s feature event, brings the daughter of Razeen into Guineas

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Nov

26

Elite Zone in good nick

Ganapathy trained Elite Zone is on the upgrade and his emphatic victory in the 1400 metres Madras Race Club Cup, a race for horses rated 40 and

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Dec

17

Camarioca wins in a tight finish

Camarioca who let down in the Guineas more due to lack of fitness came good in the Stewards Trophy, barely lasting out the 2000 metres trip,

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Jan

29

STAR HOPEFUL WINS GOLCONDA DERBY

The MAM Ramaswamy juggernaut rolls on. Fresh from their victory in the Poonawalla Bangalore Derby with Flashing Star, the

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May

12

Stage Set For An Eventful Bangalore Summer Season

After successfully holding the 50 edition of The Indian Turf Invitation Cup during the latter part of the Winter Season, and after a break of

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May

19

Silken Touch Saunters Away From Her Rivals

A long card of ten events was framed for the opening day of the Bangalore Summer Season 2012 on Saturday. The fields were well filled and racing

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May

20

Successor Wins in a Blanket Finish

An exciting finish in The Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Cup (Grade III) , highlighted an absorbing afternoon of racing at Bangalore on Sunday. Three

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May

26

Toroloco Asserts His Superiority

Irfan Ghatala's four year old Toroloco re-produced his winter form, and ran away with The KN Guruswamy Memorial Cup at the Bangalore races on

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May

27

Zervan Guides Portia To A Commendable Victory

Pesi Shroff trained three year old filly Portia (Bertolini-Pescara) began her summer campaign with an emphatic victory in The Nanoli Stud Juvenile

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Jun

02

Maple Star Wins a Cliffhanger

The presence of outstation horses during summer has indeed added spice and made racing more competitive at Bangalore. Saturday was a busy day,

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Jun

03

Bespoke Sprints to a New Course Record

Pesi Shroff, the man with the midas touch, continued to display his brilliance with exuberant victories from Bespoke and Volterra, on Sunday. A

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Jun

09

Red Bolt Wins His Third Successive Start

Last outing winner Red Bolt showed further improvement while annexing The Karnataka Police Cup at Bangalore on Saturday. For

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Jun

10

Smashing Cruises Home to a Confident Victory

An amazing burst of acceleration in the last two furlongs enabled the Pesi Shroff trained Smashing to waltz away with The Karnataka Cup (grade

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Jun

13

Bangalore Fillies' Championship Stakes Gr.1

When Rising Bell, ridden by P. Shanker, won the first Bangalore Fillies' Trial Stakes in 1959, it was just another race. It

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Jun

16

Speed Six Puts Up a Brave Performance

A totally transformed Speed Six ran one of his best races in recent times while pocketing The Civil Service Cup at Bangalore on Saturday. A horse

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Jun

17

Vijay's Pride Nails Portia On The Post

Rank outsider Vijay's Pride got up in time to cause a stunning upset in The Fillies Championship Stakes (Grade I) at the Bangalore

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Jun

20

Bangalore Colts' Championship Stakes, Gr.1

There have been quite a few renewals of this race in its 52 year-old history which appeared to be straight contests between two main protagonists.

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Jun

23

Smashing Completes Another Formality

The Chief Justice's Cup (Grade III), a terms race for horses four years old and over, highlighted an eight event card at the Bangalore races

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Jun

24

Machiavellianism Secures Colts Championship in a Thriller

A superb finishing effort from Machiavellianism, and some brilliant riding by Imran Khan, enabled the brave horse to secure The Colts Championship

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Jun

30

Tintinnabulation Storms Onto The Derby Scene

A strong staying performance by Deshmukh's three year old Tinitinnabulation was the highlight of Saturday's racing at Bangalore. The

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Jul

01

Improved Deja Vu Wins Juvenile Sprinter's Million

The Juvenile Sprinter's Million (Grade III) was the highlight in a nine event card framed for Sunday's racing action at Bangalore. Despite

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Jul

07

Pure Elation Capitalizes On Her Low Handicap

The HB Gundappa Gowda Memorial Cup, a sprint handicap for horses in class I, featured an ordinary looking card of eight events at Bangalore on

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Jul

08

Toroloco's Stamina Proves Decisive In The Maharaja's Cup

Suraj Narredu's beautifully timed run on Toroloco enabled this Irfan Ghatala trainee to lift The Novotel Maharaja's Cup at the

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Jul

11

Kingfisher Derby Bangalore Grade-I

"A Classic is never simple". That's what a scribe wrote recently. The race he was previewing was the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby,

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Jul

15

What The Experts have to Say

The twentyfifth edition of the Kingfisher Derby Bangalore – Grade I looks to be a very open Derby with none of the thirteen contenders

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Jul

14

Magnitude Star Keeps The Fancied Runners At Bay

A well filled card of nine events was framed for the opening day of the "Derby Weekend" at Bangalore on Saturday. Overnight rains in the

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Jul

15

Borsalino Canters Away With The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby

Trainer Padmanabhan's Borsalino put up a heroic show on a soft track while cantering away with The Kingfisher Derby Bangalore (Grade I) on

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Jul

18

Bangalore St. Leger, Gr.2

An interesting recent tweet simply said -- " Note to all sports commentators. No result is 'destined', no 'script' exits and

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Jul

21

Top Notch Effort By Absolute Majority

After intense action over the Derby Weekend, an ordinary card of eight events was framed for Saturday's racing at Bangalore. The Karnataka Sub

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Jul

22

In The Spotlight Resumes Her Winning Ways

Padmanabhan's champion filly In The Spotlight redeemed her reputation by storming home to an easy victory in The Bangalore St Leger (Grade II)

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Jul

28

Indian Bolt Continues To Sparkle

An ordinary looking card of eight events was framed for Saturday's racing action at Bangalore. The JB Mallaradhya Memorial Cup, a seven

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Jul

29

An Acquired Taste Blossoms Into A Potential Champion

Malesh Narredu's An Acquired Taste cantered away with The Bangalore Summer Million (Grade III) at the local races on Sunday. Displaying a

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Jul

31

Results Of Bangalore Summer Classics

The Bangalore Summer Classics for three year-olds are over. For the first time in its entire history, all the three Classics have been won by

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Aug

02

Crown Empress Scores in a Thrilling Finish

The KN Chennabasappa Memorial Cup, a mile handicap for horses rated 80 and above, highlighted a small card of seven events on Thursday at

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Aug

03

Optimus Prime Puts Up Another Strong Performance

A strong gallop in the final stages of The Bangalore City Gold Cup (Grade III) by Optimus Prime, enabled this Arjun Mangalorkar trainee to justify

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Aug

09

Indian Bolt Continues To Dazzle

The modestly bred Indian Bolt defied the handicapper yet again by posting a fourth successive victory at the Bangalore races on Thursday. After

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Aug

10

Hills And Stars finally finds her feet

The Bangalore Summer Races 2012 which went on for almost three months came to an end on Friday, with a long drawn card of ten races being run on

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Nov

06

Immense Stuns His opponents in The Rajyotsava Trophy

After missing the action during the recently concluded Mysore Main Season, trainer Arjun Mangalorkar seized his opportunities on the opening day

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Nov

09

Camorra Annexes The Krishnaraja Trophy

S.S.Attaollahi trained Camorra (Brave Act-Camarioca), sporting the colours of Dr.& Mrs. Vijay Mallya, won the Krishnaraja Trophy, a one mile

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Nov

10

Sovetskaya Takes The ‘Garden City’ by Storm

Sovetskaya (Burden of Proof-Soviet Lake), a hat-tricker last winter, bounced back to winning ways with a thumping victory in the Garden City

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Nov

17

Talisker Stuns His Top Class Opponents

  A long and winding card of nine events was held in ideal racing conditions on Saturday at Bangalore. The Kempegowda Cup, a seven

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Nov

23

The 1000 Guineas Double Header

Two 1000 Guineas races, one at Calcutta and the other at Bangalore will be run on Saturday. Neither has found a sponsor and while the Calcutta

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Nov

23

Heavy Showers Curtail Racing at Bangalore

Wet and gloomy conditions welcomed racegoers to The Bangalore Turf Club on Friday. A heavy downpour about an hour prior to the scheduled time of

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Nov

24

Jersey Girl Runs The Best Race Of Her Career

The first Classic of The Bangalore Winter Season 2012-13 was won by the Puttana trained Jersey Girl on Saturday. The Kunigal Stud Farm bred

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Dec

01

Show Time Uses Her Initial Speed To Advantage

A speedy performance from Irfan Ghatala’s Show Time in The Bangalore Turf Club Trophy was the highlight of Saturday’s racing at

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Dec

07

KLIPSPRINGER SPRINTS AWAY WITH SHANTINIKETAN CUP

Padmanabhan trained Klipspringer proved to be much too fast for her dozen opponents in The Shantiniketan Cup on Friday at Bangalore. The seven

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Dec

08

WIND STREAM POCKETS BANGALORE 2000 EASILY

Irfan Ghatala’s Wind Stream asserted his superiority over his five rivals by galloping away with The Abaran Bangalore 2000 Guineas

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Dec

15

Spark Of Silver Overwhelms Zultanite Near The Winning Post

A long and well packed card of nine events was held on Saturday at Bangalore. For the first time this season, racing was kind to the punters, as

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Dec

21

COURAGE IN RED STRIDES AWAY WITH THE RCTC CUP

The Royal Calcutta Turf Club Cup, a terms event for three year old Indian horses, featured an ordinary looking card of eight events held at

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Dec

22

CECIL COMPLETES A SUPERB HAT-TRICK THIS SEASON

A superb display of speed enabled Dhariwal’s Cecil to run away with The Narasimharaja Cup, the lone trophy event in a card of nine races

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Dec

29

DROP OF HONEY SHOCKS RAPHIRE ON THE POST

A long card of nine events was conducted at The Bangalore Turf Club on Saturday. Since a majority of the races were won by fancied runners, the

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Jan

03

BANGALORE OAKS, Gr.2

Meteorology is a science; still, the weather forecasters get it wrong every now and then. Some aspects of economics are a science and yet no one

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Jan

04

TOROLOCO PERFORMS ON EXPECTED LINES

The richly endowed Chief Minister’s Trophy featured a card of eight events on Friday at Bangalore. This terms event over a mile and a

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Jan

05

SNOW BIRD “STAYS” BETTER THAN THE OTHERS

The Bangalore Oaks (Grade II) featured a long and well filled card of nine events framed for Saturdays action at Bangalore. A small group of eight

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Jan

12

CHUL BUL PANDY WINS IN THE HIGHEST CLASS

The Karnataka Police Trophy, a sprint race for horses rated 80 and above, featured Saturday’s nine event card at Bangalore. In the hands of

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Jan

18

ZULTANITE MAKES IT LOOK EASY

Irfan Ghatala and Suraj Narredu combined effectively to score a fine treble at the Bangalore races on Friday. They dominated the day’s

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Jan

19

SOLITAIRE ROYALE WINS KROA TROPHY IN STEWARDS ROOM

A violent protest by an unruly mob marred Saturday’s racing at Bangalore, as things got out of hand and police had to be summoned to control

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Jan

24

KIMMANE BANGALORE DERBY, Gr.1

Despite the presence of three Classic winners in the eight-strong field, there isn't an outstanding runner in the Kimmane Bangalore

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Jan

25

HILLSBORO STUNS HIS CLASS II OPPONENTS

Tharun Thimmaiah’s Hillsboro caused a stunning upset in The Racing Patrons Trophy,  the feature in a card of eight events framed for

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Jan

26

RED BARON PERFORMS GALLANTLY IN THE BANGALORE DERBY

A brilliant turn of foot at the bend and some fine riding from Colm O’Donoghue enabled Karthik Ganapathy’s Red Baron to lift the

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Jan

31

SPEED SIX STRIDES AWAY WITH SPRINTERS TRIAL STAKES

Padmanabhan trained Speed Six displayed a welcome return to prime form by annexing The DP Sharma Memorial Sprinters Trial Stakes at the Bangalore

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Feb

09

DROP OF HONEY STUNS HER HIGHER RATED RIVALS

  Tharun Thimmaiah’s seven year old mare Drop Of Honey stunned a group of highly rated horses in The Stayer’s Trial Stakes,

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Feb

15

WILL STAR SPRINTS TO A COMMENDABLE VICTORY

An ordinary looking card of eight events was held at the Bangalore Turf Club on Friday. The Saptharishi Cup, a sprint handicap for horses in class

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Feb

16

LIGHT OF SUCCESS JUST GETS HOME IN WINTER MILLION

Ganapathy trained Light Of Success made every post a winning one in The P Dayanand Pai and P Sathish Pai Bangalore Winter Million at the local

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Feb

22

MOUNTAIN RANGE SCORES AN EFFORTLESS VICTORY

The Bull Temple Trophy, a mile and a quarter handicap for horses in class II, featured Friday’s eight event card at Bangalore. The race

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Feb

23

CZAR OF ROMANCE JUSTIFIES HIS CRAMPED ODDS

Dominic trained Czar Of Romance justified his cramped odds by running away with The Governor’s Trophy, the feature in a card of eight events

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Mar

08

RADICAL ATTRACTION POSTS A FLUENT VICTORY

After a gap of almost a fortnight, live racing resumed at The Bangalore Turf Club on Friday. A well filled card of eight events framed for the

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Mar

09

CHUL BUL PANDY SPRINTS BRILLIANTLY UNDER ARSHAD ALAM

Irfan Ghatala’s Chul Bul Pandy put up a brilliant display while sprinting away with The Kanteerva Cup, the feature in an eight event card

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Mar

15

VOLCANO PUTS UP A GUTSY PERFORMANCE

Inayathulla trained Volcano won his third start this season while claiming The Nilgiri’s Trophy at the Bangalore races on Friday. The four

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Mar

16

RIDGEWAY MAKES LIGHT OF HIS HEAVY IMPOST

The Stewards Trophy, a seven furlong handicap for horses in the highest category, featured a compact card of eight events held at Bangalore on

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Mar

22

JERSEY GIRL LIFTS THE ASHWAPRIYA CUP

B Puttanna’s Jersey Girl re-discovered her winning ways and waltzed away with The Ashwapriya Cup, the feature in a card of nine events held

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Mar

23

MIRACLE MEMORIES TROUNCES TOP CLASS JUVENILES

  A long card of nine events was held on the concluding day of The Bangalore Winter Season 2012-13 on Saturday. The traditional running

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May

16

ACTION RESUMES ON A LUSH GREEN TURF

An eagerly awaited Bangalore Summer Season 2013 is set to commence this Saturday. At a press meet held at The Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday

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May

18

SRINATH GUIDES SUCCESSOR TO A SMART VICTORY

An interesting card of eight events was held on the opening day of the Summer Season at Bangalore. A group of sprinters in the highest class, as

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May

19

MACHIAVELLIANISM SCORES AN EXPECTED VICTORY

The Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Cup (Grade III), the first of the graded races of the Bangalore Summer Season 2013, was held on the local track on

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May

25

AN ACQUIRED TASTE WINS ON SHEER CLASS

Altamash Ahmed's An Acquired Taste confirmed his superiority over his seven rivals by winning The KN Guruswamy Memorial Cup at the Bangalore

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May

26

MURIOI MAINTAINS HIS BRILLIANT FORM

The first “graded” race for three year olds was held at the Bangalore Turf Club on Sunday. The Nanoli Stud Juvenile Million (Grade

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Jun

04

ARCHIBALDO WINS IN THE HIGHEST CLASS

An eight event card postponed from last Saturday was conducted at the Bangalore Turf Club on Tuesday. Heavy rains over the last week or so had

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Jun

05

ANCIENT WONDER SCORES A SUPERB VICTORY

Patrick Quinn’s Ancient Wonder re-discovered some very old form to gallop away with The Chief Minister’s Cup (Grade III) at the

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Jun

08

ESTEBAN TRIUMPHS IN A THRILLING FINISH

An average looking card of eight events was framed for Saturday’s racing at Bangalore. The Karnataka Police Cup, a sprint handicap for

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Jun

09

IMMENSE WINS THE MILE CHAMPIONSHIP CUP (GR.2)

A long and interesting card of nine events featured The Karnataka Mile Championship Cup (Grade II) on Sunday at Bangalore. Some of the best milers

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Jun

14

BANGALORE FILLIES' CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Gr.1

The 2010 crop kicked off its Classic year in Ooty last month. Those events, however, have little significance outside the state of Tamil Nadu in

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Jun

15

STORM TRACKER CARRIES PUBLIC PURSE TO VICTORY

Pesi Shroff’s Storm Tracker confirmed the fine impression that he had made ten day’s ago, by outpacing a bunch of top class horses in

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Jun

16

AMELIA IS CROWNED “THE CHAMPION FILLY” AT BANGALORE

The Fillies Championship Stakes (Grade I) was held at The Bangalore Turf Club on Sunday. The first classic of the Summer Season featured a long

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Jun

21

BANGALORE COLTS' CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Gr.1

The total eclipse of the favourite Starry Eyes in the Bangalore Fillies' Championship Stakes, Gr.1 was confounding to say the least. The form,

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Jun

22

AN ACQUIRED TASTE SUCCEEDS IN “GRADED” COMPANY

The Chief Justice’s Cup (Grade III), a terms race for horses four years old and over, featured Saturday’s racing at Bangalore. Over

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Jun

23

ALAINDAIR STORMS HOME IN THE COLTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Altamash Ahmed’s Alaindair sported a pair of wings while storming home to a wonderful victory in The Colts Championship Stakes (Grade I) at

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Jun

29

ARCHIBALDO DEFIES HIS WINNING PENALTY

Form went haywire at The Bangalore Turf Club on Saturday, when race after race was won by long priced horses and punters were seen running for

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Jun

30

SRINATH GUIDES JERSEY SHORE TO A FLUENT VICTORY

The Juvenile Sprinter’s Million (Grade III) featured a long card of nine events held at the Bangalore races on Sunday. Some of the best

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Jul

05

MAHARAJA'S CUP, Gr.2

When racing shifted to Mallenahalli in the beginning of the twentieth century, Spencers had just taken over Mrs. Bronson's West End. World War

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Jul

06

SOVETSKAYA STORMS HOME TO A THRILLING VICTORY

Suleiman Attaollahi’s Sovetskaya put up a wonderful performance in The HB Gundappa Gowda Memorial Cup, the feature in a card of eight events

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Jul

07

OCEAN AND BEYOND DONS THE MAHARAJA’S CROWN

Suraj Narredu won his fourth Maharaja’s Cup at Bangalore by guiding Patrick Quinn’s Ocean And Beyond to a very close victory on

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Jul

11

COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR THE KINGFISHER BANGALORE DERBY

Sunday, July 14th will see a new champion emerge at the Bangalore Turf Club as a full house of 18 three-year-olds are set to line up to push their

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Jul

12

KINGFISHER DERBY BANGALORE, Gr.1

Usha Stud's Danehill horse Multidimensional achieved a small but unique distinction when he became the first Freshman Sire to register the

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Jul

12

WHAT THE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY

The Kingfisher Bangalore Derby (Gr.1) is round the corner and preparations are in full swing for the richest race of the season. The venue is

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Jul

13

SUPREME REGIME THRIVES IN SLUSHY CONDITIONS

Ganapathy trained Supreme Regime thrived in slushy underfoot conditions and romped home to an easy victory in The Nawab M Arshad Ali Khan Memorial

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Jul

14

ALAINDAIR ASSERTS HIS CLASS AND SUPERIORITY

Altamash Ahmed’s Alaindair confirmed that he is the best three year old in training this summer by winning The

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Jul

19

BANGALORE ST. LEGER, Gr.2

It will surprise some people - if not many - that the St. Leger, run at Doncaster, is the oldest Classic in the world; a few years older than the

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Jul

23

MANTRA HANDLES THE SOFT TRACK WITH EASE

An ordinary looking card of eight events was held at The Bangalore Turf Club on Tuesday. Because of torrential rains last weekend in the city,

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Jul

24

TINTINNABULATION WINS THE BANGALORE ST LEGER

Deshmukh trained Tintinnabulation displayed commendable abilities while tackling the grueling trip of 2800 in the Bangalore St Leger (Gr.2), and

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Jul

27

UNFANCIED DEEP BLUE SKY STUNS HIS OPPONENTS

With a majority of the outstation horses returning to their home centres, the fields became thinner and the authorities could only manage to frame

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Jul

28

STRIKE THE STARS SPARKLES IN THE SUMMER MILLION

A strong finishing effort in the saddle from Franco DaSilva enabled trainer Ganapathy’s Strike The Stars to wrest the initiative from his

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Aug

01

NICKEL CHROME RE-DISCOVERS HER BEST FORM

A small card of seven events was held at the Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday. The KN Chennabasappa Memorial Trophy, a sprint for horses four

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Aug

02

ARCHIBALDO STAMPS HIS AUTHORITY IN GRADED COMPANY

Prasanna Kumar’s Archibaldo produced a sparkling gallop in the final furlong to pulverize his five opponents in The Bangalore City Gold Cup

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Aug

08

DEJA VU SCORES WITH A MEASURE OF COMFORT

A sparkling turn of foot in the final furlong enabled Imtiaz Sait’s Déjà Vu to claim The VT Velu Memorial Cup at the Bangalore

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Aug

09

OCEAN AND BEYOND WINS THE GOVERNOR’S CUP

Ocean And Beyond (Kingsalsa-Sayuri) scored a convincing victory in the Governor’s Cup – Grade 3, which featured the long card of nine

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Aug

16

MADAME BOVARY LIFTS THE BTC STEWARDS CUP

An extra day’s action conducted at Bangalore on Friday came to a grinding halt after a spate of thundershowers rendered the race track

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Oct

30

BANGALORE WINTER SEASON COMMENCES ON SATURDAY

At a press meet chaired by V Harimohan Naidu, the new Chairman of The Bangalore Turf Club, it was announced that the Bangalore Winter Season

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Nov

02

EQUINE LOVER REPRODUCES HER FINE SUMMER FORM

The Bangalore Winter Season 2013-14 began with a well packed card of nine events on Saturday. Fairly wide false rails on a lush green track

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Nov

08

INVINCIBLE PRINCE MAKES IT LOOK VERY EASY

The Madras Race Club Trophy, a terms race for three year old Indian horses, featured an ordinary card of eight events on Friday at Bangalore.

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Nov

09

FIELD MARSHAL TROUNCES SOME HIGHLY RATED SPRINTERS

For the second day in succession, a long priced runner from trainer Padmanabhan’s yard managed to bag the day’s feature at Bangalore.

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Nov

15

ZULTANITE STORMS HOME TO A THRILLING VICTORY

After a gap of almost ten months, Irfan Ghatala’s Zultanite re-discovered his winning form and won The Kempegowda Cup on Friday at

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Nov

22

TURF STRIKER WINS IN A COMMON CANTER

A brilliant performance from Mohd Khan’s Turf Striker featured Friday’s racing at Bangalore. The grey proved to be much too strong for

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Nov

23

LIGHT OF SUCCESS PUTS UP A SPEEDY DISPLAY

Ganapathy’s Light Of Success made full use of her early speed while claiming The Hoysala Trophy, the feature in a card of eight events held

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Nov

30

MARIINSKY CLAIMS THE BANGALORE 1000 GUINEAS WITH EASE

Pesi Shroff trained Mariinsky performed on expected lines and cantered away with The Abaran Bangalore 1000 Guineas (Gr.2) at the local

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Dec

06

SILKEN TOUCH STUNS HER HIGHLY REGARDED OPPONENTS

Suleiman Attaollahi’s Silken Touch utilized her early speed while stunning a bunch of Class I horses at Bangalore on Friday. She went to the

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Dec

07

SPEED SIX CANTERS AWAY WITH THE BTC TROPHY

Saturday’s racing at Bangalore was dominated by jockey Ryan Marshall , who enjoyed the best afternoon of his long career while steering four

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Dec

14

TURF STRIKER BREEZES PAST HIS HELPLESS OPPONENTS

A superb burst of speed in the straight enabled Md Khan’s Turf Striker to score a brilliant victory in The P Dayananda Pai and P Satish Pai

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Dec

20

VALERIAN MAKES EVERY POST A WINNING ONE

The Royal Calcutta Turf Club Trophy, a terms race for three year olds, featured an ordinary card of eight events framed for Friday’s action

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Dec

21

INQUISITION DROPS A BOMBSHELL IN THE DAY’S FEATURE

Rank outsider Inquisition showed remarkable improvement over his known form to stun a group of reputed sprinters at the Bangalore races on

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Dec

28

ARROGANT APPROACH SCORES A LONG OVERDUE VICTORY

Horses from trainer Suleiman Attaolahi’s yard did really well to credit their master with a superb treble at the Bangalore races on

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Jan

03

AGOSTINI MANAGES TO KEEP WIND STREAM AT BAY

The Chief Minister’s Trophy, a terms race over a mile and a quarter, featured an eight event card at Bangalore. In a rare gesture, the Chief

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Jan

04

WINGED FOOT BAGS THE “OAKS” IN A THRILLER

The 2014 running of The Bangalore Oaks (Grade II) produced one of the best finishes that we have seen in a Classic event in recent years. Five

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Jan

10

JERSEY SHORE SUCCEEDS AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL

After a number of efforts in graded company, as well as in Class I handicaps earlier in this season, B Puttanna’s Jersey Shore finally

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Jan

17

COUNTRYS PRIDE JUSTIFIES HIS TRAINER’S CONFIDENCE

Satish Narredu’s Countrys Pride produced a sparkling gallop in the straight to annex The Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association Trophy at

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Jan

24

BANGALORE DERBY, GR.1

The Bangalore Derby, Gr.1 to be run on the Republic Day is the only Derby in India that is not sponsored this winter and it would have been the

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Jan

25

LOVEOFMYLIFE WINS IN A COMMON CANTER

The “Derby Weekend” at Bangalore got off to a great start for the punters, when quite a few public choices scoredon Saturday. The form

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Jan

26

AGOSTINI ASSERTS HIS CLASS AND SUPERIORITY

A brilliant display of speed and stamina by Agostini , helped this nice looking colt from  Dhariwal’s  yard to land the biggest

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Jan

31

SPEED SIX RUNS TRUE TO FORM

The DP Sharma Memorial Sprinter’s Trial Stakes, a terms event for top class horses four years old and over, featured an ordinary looking

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Feb

08

APPLEJACK EMERGES AS THE TOP STAYER AT BANGALORE

The Kunigal Stud Stayers Trial Stakes, a terms race to be run over a mile and a half and reserved for horses four years old and over, featured a

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Feb

14

TALISKER WINS IN AN EXCITING FINISH

Racing at Bangalore on Friday witnessed some stunning upsets, and this obviously led to a lot of heartburn amongst the betting fraternity. Most of

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Feb

15

NURAY GALLOPS AWAY WITH THE BANGALORE WINTER MILLION

An absolutely brilliant performance in the saddle by Suraj Narredu was the highlight of Saturday’s racing at Bangalore. The leading jockey

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Feb

21

ROYAL SALUTE DISPLAYS REMARKABLE IMPROVEMENT

Neil Darashah’s Royal Salute put up another fine performance this season while lifting The Bull Temple Trophy at the Bangalore races on

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Feb

22

CONNEMARA TRIUMPHS IN THE GOVERNOR’S TROPHY

Dhariwal trained Connemara displayed great maturity while winning The Governor’s Trophy at the Bangalore races on Saturday. The grey

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Mar

07

ETHOPHIAN WINS HIS FOURTH RACE THIS SEASON

Narayan Gowda trained Ethophian carried a back-breaking weight to a popular victory in The Kanteerava Cup, the feature in a long card of nine

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Mar

14

AUMENTO STUNS A PAIR OF STRONGLY FANCIED OPPONENTS

Under some able guidance from apprentice Noornabi, four year old Aumento came with a flourish in the final furlong and succeeded in winning The

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Mar

17

LIGHT OF SUCCESS SCORES A FLUENT VICTORY

A compact card of eight events was held at the Bangalore races on Monday. The BTC Stewards Trophy, a sprint handicap for horses in Class I,

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Mar

21

ARTA BEATS ACE LEXINGTON ON THE POST

A small card of seven events was held at the Bangalore races on Friday. With the season nearing its end, the fields have become

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Mar

22

FINK MAINTAINS HIS UNBEATEN RECORD

  Mysore challenger Fink asserted his class and superiority over his eight opponents in The Bangalore Juvenile Million (grade III) at the

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Mar

28

CHASE THE SUN SCORES AN OVERDUE VICTORY

A long and winding season comprising of thirty one days of racing during the winter months came to an end on Friday at Bangalore. Over

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May

08

A FALSE ALARM AT THE BANGALORE TURF CLUB

A spate of “positive” results announced recently by a testing laboratory located at Dubai sent shivers down the spine of professionals

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May

22

BANGALORE SUMMER SEASON 2014 COMMENCES ON SATURDAY

The much awaited Bangalore Summer Season 2014 is finally set to commence on Saturday, 24th May 2014. Addressing a press meet on Thursday

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May

24

SRINATH GUIDES LAST CHANCE TO A CONFIDENT VICTORY

Imtiaz Sait’s talented colt Last Chance justified his short odds and claimed The Karnataka Police Trophy at the Bangalore races on Saturday.

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May

25

BE SAFE STORMS HOME TO AN EMPHATIC VICTORY

The Nanoli Stud Juvenile Million (Gr.2) featured a long and interesting card of nine events at Bangalore on Sunday. This prestigious race is

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May

31

ARROGANT APPROACH WINS WITH AUTHORITY

A modest card of eight events was conducted at the Bangalore races on Saturday. The Speakers Cup, a seven furlong handicap for horses rated

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Jun

01

ROCK WITH U PUTS UP A STRONG PERFORMANCE

A strong performance by Dominic's Rock With U highlighted a nine event card at the Bangalore races on Sunday. He displayed remarkable speed

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Jun

07

SECRET PUNCH RE-DISCOVERS SOME OLD FORM

Sirajuddin trained Secret Punch came with a brilliant run in the final furlong to annex the D Kumar Siddanna Memorial Cup at the Bangalore races

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Jun

08

SUPREME STAR WINS IN AN EXCITING FINISH

Some fine assistance from the saddle coupled with a comfortable passage through the inner rails, helped Supreme Star  bag The Karnataka Mile

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Jun

12

BANGALORE FILLIES' CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Gr.1

Once again we are on the threshold of the start of a new Classic year. Admittedly, three Classics for the 2011 crop have already been run at

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Jun

14

ETHOPHIAN LASTS OUT TO WIN BY A WHISKER

Narayan Gowda’s Ethophian won his first race in Class I, when he managed to scramble home by a whisker in The Civil Service Cup at the

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Jun

15

MAISHA GALLOPS AWAY WITH THE FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP

Pesi Shroff’s Maisha put up a wonderful performance while galloping away with The Fillies Championship Stakes (Grade I) at the Bangalore

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Jun

19

BANGALORE COLTS' CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Gr.1

This Sunday's Bangalore Colts' Trial Stakes, Gr.1 ought to bring joy to those who love seeing a good horse in action. It is unlikely,

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Jun

21

THE CHIEF JUSTICE’S CUP PRODUCES A THRILLER

The Chief Justice’s Cup (Grade III), a terms race for horses four year old and over, featured an interesting card of eight events held at

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Jun

22

BE SAFE TAKES A STROLL IN THE PARK

The 2014 edition of The Colts Championship Stakes (Grade I) featured a long and interesting card of nine events at the Bangalore races on Sunday.

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Jun

28

BULLSEYE MAKES A SMASHING RE-APPEARANCE

Appearing on a race track after a long gap of fourteen months, Pesi Shroff’s Bullseye did really well to claim The Patrons Cup at the

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Jun

29

EMPEROR CRUISE IMPRESSES WITH A STUNNING VICTORY

The Juvenile Sprinter’s Million (Gr.3), a sprint for three year old Indian horses, featured a long and interesting card of nine events

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Jul

05

RED RED ROSE PUTS UP A FINE PERFORMANCE

A small card of seven events was conducted at the Bangalore races on Saturday.  The quality of racing on offer was reflected in the fact that

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Jul

06

AMAZING GRACE COMPLETES A SUPERB HAT TRICK

A brilliant performance from Pesi Shroff’s Amazing Grace in The Maharaja’s Cup (Gr.2) highlighted the proceedings at the Bangalore

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Jul

11

KINGFISHER DERBY BANGALORE, Gr.1

Last Tuesday, when Roger Federer was interviewed after he had demolished Tommy Robredo in the Wimbledon pre-Quarter Final, he mentioned that he

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Jul

12

MACHIAVELLIANISM ASSERTS HIS CLASS AND SUPERIORITY

Vittal Deshmukh’s Machiavellianism rallied brilliantly from the back to score an exciting victory in The BTC Anniversary Cup (Gr.2) at the

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Jul

13

BE SAFE MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY

Mallesh Narredu’s Be Safe put up an expected performance in The Kingfisher Derby Bangalore 2014 on Sunday. The graceful colt cantered

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Jul

19

ARTA MAKES EVERY POST A WINNING ONE

Suleiman Attaolahi’s Arta displayed vastly improved form while scoring a pillar-to-post victory in The Karnataka Sub-Area Cup at the

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Jul

20

AMAZING GRACE LOGS HER FOURTH POINT THIS SEASON

The Bangalore St Leger (Grade II), the last of the Classics for four year old Indian horses at this centre, highlighted a compact card of eight

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Jul

26

ARROGANT APPROACH GRADUATES TO THE HIGHEST CATEGORY

A poor looking card of seven events was framed for Saturday’s action at Bangalore. With only a few day’s of racing left in

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Jul

27

GODSPEED CLAIMS THE SUMMER MILLION WITH EASE

Malesh Narredu’s Godspeed justified favouritism by posting an easy victory in The Bangalore Summer Million (Gr.3) on Sunday. The filly lived

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Jul

31

SUPER STORM SCORES AN OVERDUE VICTORY

A short card of six events was held at the Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday. This was perhaps the first time that such a thing had happened during

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Aug

01

SHIVALIK STAR PUTS UP A VASTLY IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

An interesting card of eight events was conducted at The Bangalore Turf Club on Friday. Since the summer season is set to conclude shortly, the

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Aug

07

CAPE FERRAT CLAIMS THE DAY’S FEATURE

A compact card of eight events was conducted at The Bangalore Turf Club on Thursday. Even though the authorities have announced an extra day on

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Aug

08

ISN'T SHE SPECIAL THRIVES IN SOFT GOING

Racing patrons at Bangalore were treated to a nine event card on the last day of the Summer Season 2014. Parts of their spirits were dampened by

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Aug

14

TREASURE MOUNTAIN SCORES AN UPSET VICTORY

A long card of ten events on Thursday brought the curtains down on the Bangalore Summer Season 2014. Being an “extra day” , the

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Nov

07

STAGE SET FOR BANGALORE WINTER SEASON

The classic scene this winter lacks the quality to evoke interest among the railbirds, only two colts, Bold  Majesty (Multidimensional-Fond

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Nov

07

FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW DISAPPOINTS FAVOURITE PUNTERS

The first day first show was disappointing from the punters point of view. Most long shots waltzed to victory while the favourites took a back

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Nov

08

FAVOURITES FALL LIKE PINS IN BOWLING ALLEY

Recovery is one word the racing punters hate. They just don't want to hear it.  And that's simply because they want to prosper and

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Nov

14

CLASSY COLDSTREAM, NURAY JUSTIFY TOP BILLING

Rain played spoilsport but not before two classy performers paraded their skills in resplendent style to the delight of the railbirds  on the

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Nov

21

JOHN’S HAT-TRICK DELIGHTS RAILBIRDS

The fact that all three races framed for juveniles were declared void so far this season defies logic. Most owners not satisfied with the

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Nov

22

SCARLET O’HARA PROVES TOO GOOD IN ASHOKA CHAKRA CUP

Class comes from consistency and it  is no secret in a game where fortunes change hands fast and fine  that  class and 

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Nov

29

ALEXANDRA MILLS WINS 1000 GUINEAS IN PULSATING FINISH

The moment Alexandra Mills `nosed' out Nuray by the shortest of margins in the first classic of the season, the Bangalore 1000 Guineas, the

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Dec

05

AUSTIN COMPLETES HAT–TRICK OF WINS

In racing, one needs to grab the first opportunity that knocks on the door and not open the door when the horse has bolted. Simply put, most

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Dec

06

CLASSY SPEED SIX PROVES TOO GOOD IN BTC TROPHY

A  flash strike by the employees of the Bangalore Turf Club following trainer Satish Narredu's  heated debate with a lady staffer

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Dec

13

BOLD MAJESTY IS TOP COLT IN BTC CAMPUS

The followers of form enjoyed a good run under the cool winter season, most fancied contestants putting their best stride forward to the delight

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Dec

19

YOUNG TRAINERS ON COURSE TO CHANGE OLD ORDER

It is  good to see the young brigade,  Arjun Manglorkar,  Suleiman Attaollahi and Neil Darashah  on top of the leader board.

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Dec

20

SURAJ NARREDU’S STRIKE RATE IS BEST ON CIRCUIT

Among the leading professionals on the circuit, the consistency and strike rate of Suraj Narredu  tops the list.  The classy pro back

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Dec

27

DAVID PROVIDES ICING ON PADDY’S CHRISTMAS CAKE

It appears that Padmanabhan was waiting for the Scottish pro David Allan to arrive to provide the icing on the Christmas cake. The

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Jan

02

AGOSTINI IS BACK IN THE WINNERS' CIRCLE

It was good to see sporting owner Ashok Ranpise back in Bengaluru, proudly leading in Agostini after he provided the in-form Trevor Patel an easy

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Jan

03

ATHENS PROVIDES REASON TO SMILE FOR MUMBAI CAMP

Aware of the fact that the best lady in the Bengaluru campus, Alexandra Mills had chosen to skip the the `Ladies Derby', the Bangalore Oaks,

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Jan

09

RAI BROTHERS, MARTHAND START NEW YEAR IN STYLE

The new year started on a  delightful  note  for the three owners, Marthand Mahindra and the Rai brothers, Muthappa Rai and

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Jan

16

ARAZAN’S PROVIDES POONAWALLAS BIG REASON TO SMILE

The first crop of Arazan has provided the Poonawallas a big reason to smile. Two million events in Mumbai and on Friday in

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Jan

17

SUN DIVINE WINS MYSORE RACE CLUB TROPHY IN A THRILLER

Leading professional Trevor Patel  who  has struck a purple patch this winter, consistently booting home winners, both in Mumbai and

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Jan

24

STAGE SET FOR LEGACY BANGALORE DERBY-2015

Bangalore, January 23, 2014:In its maiden association with this premier-racing event, Legacy, a leading luxury real estate developer in the city

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Jan

24

LEGACY BANGALORE DERBY, Gr.1

Bold Majesty (Multidimensional - Fond Fantasy), winner of Mysore Derby, Gr.1 and Bangalore 2000 Guineas, Gr.2 on his last two starts will be

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Jan

26

BOLD MAJESTY RECORDS SECOND DERBY SUCCESS IN STYLE

An hour after Bold Majesty recorded his second Derby success, winning the Bangalore winter Derby after his victory in the Mysore Derby, turf

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Jan

30

SPEED SIX BOOKS HIS PASSAGE FOR SPRINTERS’ CUP

One bad day at the office and people were asking questions, a few on his fitness and some whether the star sprinter, who is a trifle long in the

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Feb

07

PUNTERS RETURN HOME WITH HOLE IN THE POCKET

It was a difficult card and winner picking was no easy task, but the fact that some of the winners tore the form book inside out, producing vastly

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Feb

13

DAVID, PADMANABHAN REGISTER GRAND TREBLE

After a long long time most fancied contestants including three from trainer Padmanabhan’s yard piloted by Scottish

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Feb

14

HONOUR REIGNS SUPREME IN WINTER MILLION

Twice  second from her two earlier starts, Honour  on the sole count that the goodtype of filly from Dominic’s yard had finished

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Feb

20

GUTSY REGAL BOAST MAKES EVERY POST A WINNING ONE

After Castle Key who promised much and delivered little,  the joke doing the rounds in the racing circles  is that the trainer Arjun

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Feb

21

TREASURE MOUNTAIN PROVIDES KANTH A REASON TO SMILE

After losing out to Power Of Time in his last essay, the Narayan Gowda-trained Mickey Mouse proved too good for his 10 rivals in the

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Mar

05

IMRAN KHAN SHOWS HIS CLASS ON NESTO

It is always good to see the new trainers entering the winners’ circle. And it was Imtiaz Khan’s turn to make his presence felt at

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Mar

06

BALIAN POSTS A MESSAGE TO JAMSHED APPOO

It certainly was not a good Friday from the punters point of view. A couple of `Jodis’ went out of the window and a couple of long

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Mar

09

HOW ONE RESULT CHEATED BOTH WINNERS AND LOSERS

Cheating, fixing, daylight robbery are some of the words one got to hear after Quasar won the Indian Turf Invitation Cup. Allegations

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Mar

13

PUNTERS ENJOY A HEALTHY RUN ON THE PENULTIMATE DAY

After  losing out big  following the loss of  the best horse on the Indian circuit, Be Safe in the Indian Invitation  Cup and

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Mar

14

PADMANABHAN, TREVOR EMERGE CHAMPIONS

Well  trainer S Padmanabhan  and jockey Trevor Patel emerged champs this winter.  But it is the performance of the Scottish pro

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Mar

26

APEX COURT GRANTS BTC LEAVE

The horse racing buffs and the professionals were delighted after the Supreme Court decided to admit the Bangalore Turf Club's (BTC) Special

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May

15

MAM, GANAPATHY SET TO CALL THE SHOTS THIS SUMMER

After the two-week break, the railbirds are ready with their many permutations and combinations to strike it rich on the opening week-end of the

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May

22

PUNTERS LOSE OUT BIG AT THE START OF SUMMER SEASON

Well  it was not the start the railbirds were looking for after the cancellation of the opening week-end races.  Only one public choice

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May

23

TALENTED ANGEL DUST PROVES HER METTLE

After  the big accident on Friday, most punters who were on oxygen made a speedy recovery, five well-backed favourites including

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May

24

ADMIRALTY STARTS SUMMER CAMPAIGN IN BRILLIANT STYLE

Many including Zeyn Mirza driving down from the Nilgiri hills, came out to watch the best colt on parade. And Admiralty didn't disappoint his

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May

30

GANAPATHY, SULEIMAN MAINTAIN WINNING STREAK

On fitness alone, the Suleiman Attaollahi schooled Azzuro commanded respect in the Speaker’s Cup, the plum event and the bookmakers rightly

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May

31

SHARATH’S SMILE STONE WINS CM’S IN STYLE

The  fact that a number of  high profile horses have lost out  including a few classic hopefuls  and that a couple of leading

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Jun

06

BIG BETTORS ENJOY GOOD RUN UNDER SUMMER SUN

Well after six meetings, the on-money  punters  enjoyed a good run under the summer sun, three on-money favourites nailing bold colours

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Jun

07

CLASSY BE SAFE IS SIMPLY THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

In any sport, the champions are respected, adored and idolized.  And the people of Bengaluru did just that. They came out in big numbers to

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Jun

13

SMALL TRAINERS CONTINUE TO PUNCH ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT

A couple of small trainers this summer are punching above their weight and this is a good sign.  Put a hand up and accept a challenge 

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Jun

14

ETERNAL FLAME EMERGES BEST OF HER AGE AND SEX

Bar the one bad day at the office, the highest rated filly Eternal Flame from trainer S Ganapathy’s yard  had the best credentials

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Jun

20

QUASAR STARTS CAMPAIGN IN RESPLENDENT STYLE

Back after his victory in the Indian Turf Invitation Cup,  Quasar started his summer campaign on a winning note. The promising Yash

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Jun

21

CHAMPION COLT PHOENIX TIGER MAKES MANJRI PROUD

It  always pays to go with someone who has seen it, done it and is consistently doing it on the big stage in a classic test. And the

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Jun

27

ROYAL SALUTE TO THE MAJESTY IT PROVED TO BE

It is clear that Your Royal Majesty is just not enjoying the conditions. The Pesi Shroff ward again garnered maximum support, followers of form

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Jun

28

REFERENT WINS JUVENILE SPRINTERS’ MILLION IN STYLE

The fact that some of the youngsters who made smashing debuts in winter have gone of the boil and a couple who looked to be in the classic mould

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Jul

04

NARAYAN GOWDA STRIKES IT RICH ON MAHARAJA’S CUP EVE

It was good to see Zervan stretch every sinew to register his fourth win of the season astride the Padmanabhan schooled Pearl Reward,  who

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Jul

05

QUASAR IS THE NEW MAHARAJA OF INDIAN RACING

You got to doff your hat to proud owner Jaydev Mody and trainer Mallesh Narredu.  Many in the racing circles were of the opinion that the two

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Jul

11

ROYAL SALUTE MAKES IT A SUMMER TO REMEMBER

Most old hats in the game were of the view that he lacked the class. But on form he selected himself. Two victories from three starts including

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Jul

12

ANGEL DUST PROVIDES MALLYA CAMP REASON TO SMILE

The sweet little Angel doused the Flame to the joy of the Vijay Mallya camp and six years after Set Alight won the blue riband at this centre, it

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Jul

18

ASSIDUOUS WINS KARNATAKA SUB-AREA CUP

Fresh from the success in the Kingfisher summer Derby, Sulaiman Attaollahi and Trevor Patel again combined effectively to win the Karnataka

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Jul

19

CLASSY QUASAR IS THE BEST ON INDIAN RACING CIRCUIT

Right from Squanderer to Elusive Pimpernel and Mystical to In The Spotlight, there have been many crowd favourites in the century old

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Jul

22

KTA FLASH STRIKE LEADS TO CANCELLATION OF RACES

The Stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) decided to cancel the week-end races scheduled to be held  on  Saturday 

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Jul

27

TRAINERS AND HORSE OWNERS CALL OFF STRIKE

After  the two-day flash strike, that forced the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) to cancel  two racing days resulting in the owners

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Jul

30

BOLD COMMAND IS IN THE CLASSIC MOULD

The classy Bold Command brought the smile back on the face of leading pro S Ganapathy.  After Eternal Flame failed in her bid to wear the

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Jul

31

LUCKY SMILE STONE WINS CITY GOLD CUP

The fact that five favourites nailed bold colours to the mast  in what appeared a tricky and very competitive nine-event card delighted the

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Aug

06

VIJAY MALLYA SILKS DOMINATE ON PENULTIMATE DAY

The  Dr.Vijay Mallya  team  spearheaded by Zeyn Mirza produced another sterling effort after hogging the limelight on the Derby

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Aug

07

AGOSTINI BEATS QUASAR IN GOVERNOR’S CUP

In a couple of my articles early winter, I had mentioned that a couple of young trainers in Bangalore are up and ready to change the pecking order

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Nov

04

SULEIMAN, PADMANABHAN SET TO CALL SHOTS THIS WINTER

The champion trainer of the summer season, Suleiman Attaollahi, leading trainer S Padmanabhan and former champion Irfan Ghatala will hold the

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Nov

07

TREVOR PATEL CONTINUES TO CALL THE SHOTS

It is true that champion saddle artiste Trevor Patel is on a high. His exemplary strike rate and his willingness to add to his tally is what

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Nov

27

ALEXANDRA MILLS WINS ASHOK CHAKRA CUP IN STYLE

The first day, first show after the rains halted and the sun made an appearance was not good for the punters, only two firm favourites, Freestyle

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Nov

28

TREVOR MAINTAINS WINNING STREAK

Forget handicapping. Don’t chase inside information. And throw the form guide out of the window. The new money making mantra is

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Dec

04

TOP SADDLE ARTISTES PACK A PUNCH TO STEAL SHOW

That it always pays to have the leading `Knights’ guide the fortunes of fancied  horses was again established after the Scottish

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Dec

05

CLASSY STARLET MAKES ALL DELHI OWNERS PROUD

It was good to see the small Delhi owners win a classic at Bengaluru. Despite the fact that the Delhi challenger after making her base

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Dec

12

BRILLIANT CUT WINS 2000 GUINEAS IN RESPLENDENT STYLE

The racing buffs always appreciate a change in the classic picture.  A change in scene and the arrival of a new hero is

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Dec

18

TRAINER ARJUN MANGALORKAR IS BACK IN BUSINESS

After a couple of close calls which did not go in his favour, Arjun Manglorkar is back in business. A fine treble on Friday put him firmly on top

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Dec

19

AFTER A LONG WAIT PUNTERS ENJOY A GOOD RUN

After a long wait, the punters enjoyed a good run on Saturday, six firm favourites nailing bold colours to the mast in the eight events.

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Dec

25

JOHN MAINTAINS HIS WINNING STREAK

For over a year  it was Trevor Patel  and now John has joined Trevor, the two darlings of the railbirds.  John riding  like

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Jan

01

PADMANABHAN AND DAVID ALLAN CORNER GLORY

It was good to see leading trainer S Padmanabhan back in the winners’ circle after a less than satisfactory summer season. The

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Jan

02

DREAM COME TRUE FOR MUTHAPPA & CHANDRASHEKAR RAI

It was dream come true for proud owner Muthappa Rai  and his brother Chandrashekar Rai. They wanted to lead in a classic winner and they now

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Jan

08

MICKEY MOUSE WINS KARNATAKA POLICE TROPHY

Two weeks to go for the Garuda winter Derby followed by the Asian Racing Conference in Mumbai, the premier racing centre staging the Indian

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Jan

16

PRASANNA KUMAR IS NOW A FORCE TO RECKON WITH

The young and talented Prasanna Kumar is now fast becoming a force to reckon with at this centre. The youngster after winning the Oaks this season

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Jan

22

STAGE SET FOR BANGALORE WINTER DERBY

Will it be a new alliance at the Derby podium or will it be the individual brilliance which will decide who is cut above the rest is the hot

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Jan

23

VIJAY MALLYA’S ANGEL DOES IT AGAIN IN THE DERBY

It was no new alliance at the Derby podium nor the brilliant cut jewel in the crown. It was Vijay Mallya’s  `Angel’  again

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Jan

29

GUTSY NESTO WINS SPRINTERS TRIAL STAKES

It was joy the first moment and sorrow the next moment for Chandrashekar Rai, the owner of Nesto. The five-year-old gelding after earning his

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Feb

05

ZAVARAY POONAWALLA PROMISES TO SCALE A NEW HIGH

After raising the bar on the evening racing and scaling a new high, playing perfect hosts for the 36th Asian Racing Conference, the members of the

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Feb

05

TOROLOCO WINS STAYERS TRIAL STAKES IN THRILLING FINISH

After a long time leading pro Suraj Narredu recorded a treble including a power packed victory on the Irfan Ghatala schooled Toroloco in the

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Feb

12

PUNTERS RETURN HOME WITH A HOLE IN THE POCKET

Back after winning the Ultra Indian Derby in style while delivering a kick in the pants of the many pros and the know it all Mumbai pundits

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Feb

13

TOP STRIKER PROVIDES HOPE TO SMALL INVESTORS

Most big bettors and a majority of small investors in the betting ring are of the view that it is getting increasingly difficult to get on the

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Feb

19

INEXPERIENCED IMRAN FAILS TO PICK UP THE PEARL

You got to appreciate the guts of trainer Irfan Ghatala.  Right or wrong he loves to engage himself in a debate and gives it his best shot to

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Feb

26

TREVOR PATEL MAINTAINS HIS GOLDEN STREAK

Trevor Patel produced another stellar effort to the delight of his supporters. The top gun recorded a fine treble, booting home two heavily

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Feb

27

THOMAS MORE IS A GOODTYPE OF YOUNGSTER

After Fabulous Touch from trainer S Ganapathy’s yard opted out, the Governor’s Trophy, the plum event  run over a mile for

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Mar

10

TOPSPOT SHOCKS FOLLOWERS OF FORM

After enjoying a fine run during the Invitation Cup week-end in Chennai, railbirds lost out on Thursday in Bengaluru, only three favourites

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Mar

11

TALENTED SEA FAIREY MAINTAINS UNBEATEN RECORD

It was a disaster from the punters point of view. A solitary joint favourite La Dona from trainer Darius Byramji’s yard obliged the

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Mar

18

LESSER FANCIED CONTESTANTS WALTZ TO VICTORY

Punters lost out big on Friday. Not a single favourite. Three rank outsiders, three eight to one shots and four offered at more than (4/1) waltzed

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Mar

19

SERJEANT AT ARMS FRONTLINER FOR SUMMER CLASSICS

Two professionals, trainer Irfan Ghatala and jockey S John proved that you cannot keep a good man down for long. And that he will bounce back hard

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Mar

24

SUPER SUNSHINE WINS GARDEN CITY CUP IN STYLE

After the pasting they got last week, punters at this centre did manage to get the better of exchanges on the first extra day of the season and

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Mar

25

ARROGANT APPROACH BEATS BOLD COMMAND IN A THRILLER

The winter season ended on a high note for champion trainer Irfan Ghatala and the top `Knight’  S John and the BTC committee

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Mar

31

DEVOTED EYES, ACCOLADE TO SKIP BANGALORE SUMMER

More than 45 days before the start of the Bangalore summer season, trainer Suleiman Attaollahi is smiling while designing the best plans for the

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May

12

PUNTERS READY TO STRIKE IT RICH THIS SUMMER

The thunder of hooves is a punter"s delight and all railbirds are ready with there permutations and combinations in their effort to strike it

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May

14

ASTER ROSE, SIOBHAN STAKE CLAIM FOR FIRST CLASSIC

Two fillies who will feature in the first classic of the season, the Fillies Championship stakes made a fine impression on the opening

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May

15

SERVICE TAX ORDER JOLTS BTC

The Managing committee of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) were stunned at the start of the prestigious summer season, the Service Tax Department

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May

15

SULEIMAN DELIGHTED WITH 1-2-3 FINISH IN THE PLUM EVENT

After the two talented fillies Aster Rose and Siobhan produced heartwarming performances on the opening day of the summer season, the Gregory

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May

21

SEA LORD WINS KARNATAKA STATE POLICE CUP

What a day it proved to be for the new Dulha of Indian racing. Trevor Patel back after his wedding won the plum event, the Karnataka State Police

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May

22

WHOMAKESTHERULES EMERGES TOP COLT

Cool. Whomakestherules. I’m a horse and the rest are mules. That’s exactly the message the Mallesh Narredu ward sent out to his dozen

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May

28

FOLLOWERS OF FORM LOSE OUT BIG AGAIN

You got to salute the punters at this centre. They just are never down and out and keep coming back with the same force despite taking blow

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May

29

WHEEL OF FORTUNE FINALLY SWINGS IN PUNTERS FAVOUR

It had to happen and it did. The roll of the dice, the spin of the coin and the wheel of fortune, all  favoured the punters,  seven

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Jun

04

BE SAFE IS THE MOST LOVED HORSE AT THIS CENTRE

The racing buffs from this garden city have seen the emergence of many legends from this centre,  Elusive Pimpernel,  Smart Chieftan, In

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Jun

05

KIRAN NAIDU KNOCKS OUT STIPES AND STEWARDS

Two bad decisions, one by the chief vet of the Mysore Race Club on Wednesday and the other by the stipes and stewards of the Bangalore Turf Club

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Jun

11

BARACCHUS WINS CIVIL SERVICE CUP IN FINE STYLE

Railbirds enjoyed a fairly  good run on the eve of the first  classic of the season, the Fillies Championship Stakes, four firm

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Jun

12

COMMON WEALTH WINS FIRST CLASSIC IN THRILLER

leading trainer Arjun Manglorkar facing the camera and talking about the prospects of the Fillies Championship Stakes looked disappointed. He had

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Jun

18

VASTLY IMPROVED ALAINDAIR DRUBS BE SAFE

Another flop show from the most loved horse on the circuit, Be Safe hit his supporters hard.  The Indian Derby winner after his satisfactory

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Jun

19

CLASSY SERJEANT AT ARMS PROVES TOO GOOD IN COLTS

It appears that the fever that touched the horses before the start of the summer season brought luck.  Commonwealth down with it and forced

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Jun

25

WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH BTC GET GOING

It rained all through the week and the going without a doubt was heavy. But the managing committee of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) decided to

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Jun

26

SHIVALIK STAR WINS CHIEF MINISTER’S CUP IN STYLE

Leading pro Suraj Narredu joined the top two, Sandesh and John on top of the leader board recording a popular treble.  The top gun opened his

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Jul

02

GUTSY RENEE WINS SQUANDERER TROPHY

On the eve of the Maharaja's Cup only one 'Lieutenant' passed the favourites test while the rest seven failed and that effectively

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Jul

03

DESERT GOD WINS MAHARAJA’S CUP IN STYLE

Double hat-trick it was. Six straight victories including the Indian Derby and the Indian Turf Invitation  Cup and the Padmanabhan-trained

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Jul

08

LIVE TELECAST OF KINGFISHER ULTRA DERBY

The countdown for the showdown at sundown for the Kingfisher Ultra Derby has begun and the hype and hoopla surrounding the blue riband of the

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Jul

09

SANDESH RECORDS FINE HAT-TRICK ON DERBY EVE

This summer, the fight for the champion jockey crown is really getting hot, the top three, Sandesh, Suraj and John cracking the whip. After Suraj

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Jul

10

CLASSY SERJEANT AT ARMS WEARS ULTRA DERBY SASH

Trainer Sulaiman Attaollahi’s three straight Derby victories. Sandesh’s high-five. Public rage Serjeant At Arms’ classic double

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Jul

16

CASTLE KEY PRODUCES ANOTHER TOP DRAWER EFFORT

The race for the champion trainer and champion jockey titles is really getting hot, Arjun Manglorkar and Sandesh on top of the leader board

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Jul

17

DESERT GOD ADDS ANOTHER TO HIS DISTINGUISHED LIST

The best horse on the Indian racing circuit, Desert God completed his final assignment this summer without really needing to raise a sweat. The

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Jul

23

ARJUN, JOHN BOOT HOME FOUR WINNERS

Top trainer Arjun Manglorkar and his trusted general S John produced a par excellence effort on Saturday, combining successfully to win

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Jul

24

NEW PRINCE WINS SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP IN STYLE

After booting home four winners on Saturday, winter champion John had finished three points behind the leader Sandesh in the race for the champion

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Aug

04

JOHN PRODUCES EXEMPLARY SADDLE ARTISTRY

After Arjun Manglorkar made sure that he will emerge the champion this summer last week, champion saddle artiste S John who had tied with Sandesh,

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Aug

05

CLASSY ALAINDAIR IS IN THE SELECT CLUB

On form the Vittal Deshmukh-trained Alaindair was the best. He rightly enjoyed  the maximum support. And the multiple classic winner

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Aug

12

DOMINIC SCHOOLED HONOUR SHOCKS FOLLOWERS OF FORM

The Dominic schooled Honour shocked the followers of form in the Ranga Row Cup, the plum event at the races on Saturday. The favourite Lord

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Aug

13

AZZURRO WINS GOVERNOR’S CUP IN FINE STYLE

It was another good day from the punters point of view, four firm favourites and an equal number of well supported second choices coming through

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Aug

18

PRITHVIRAJ, IRFAN AND PRASANNA RECORD DOUBLE

Trainers, Prithviraj,  Irfan Ghatala and Prasanna Kumar  shared the honours on the penultimate day of the summer season, recording a

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Aug

19

ARJUN, JOHN EMERGE CHAMPIONS

After two failures the Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained Sea Fairey chalked out her first win this season winning the Independence Trophy in the hands

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Sep

27

ANOTHER SHOCK TREATMENT IN STORE FOR BTC

After the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) gained the Pune signal to conduct off-course betting at Bengaluru to the delight of the racing buffs at this

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Nov

02

NEIL, SULAIMAN AND IRFAN TO CATCH THE EARLY WORM

It is no more, only Serjeant At Arms, Accolade and the top filly Aster Rose. The classic picture has changed with the two big victories, Ice

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Nov

04

BOLD COMMAND WINS RAJYOTSAVA TROPHY IN STYLE

After a couple of dismal seasons, Ganapathy started the winter with a bang.  Bold Command brilliantly piloted by top pro Y S Srinath winning

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Nov

05

PROSERPINE WINS AIR FORCE TROPHY IN A THRILLER

The leading saddle artiste, Sandesh who was hugely disappointed after he lost the Mysore Derby on the public rage Serjeant At Arms is back doing

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Nov

18

BATTALION WINS KABINI CUP IN STYLE

Despite the fact that the bookmakers chose not to operate due to the cash crunch following the demonetization, more than six crore collections at

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Nov

19

TOP PRO SRINATH RECORDS GRAND TREBLE

After the first three days of the winter season went in favour of the followers of form, punters lost out on Saturday, most top fancies failing to

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Nov

26

PROSERPINE JUSTIFIES NEIL’S RATING IN FIRST CLASSIC

The moment Proserpine flashed past the winning post first in the first classic, the Bangalore 1000 Guineas, it was time for song and dance all

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Dec

02

SULAIMAN ATTAOLLAHI RECORDS GRAND TREBLE

Another day without the bookmakers and the racing buffs at this centre are not happy. They contend that the managing committee of the Bangalore

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Dec

03

SENIOR JOCKEYS OPT OUT AFTER FIRST RACE

Make merry while the sun shines. And this is exactly what the French saddle artiste Cedric Segeon did recording a treble in the absence of the top

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Dec

07

IT’S TIME TO CALL PEACE AND MOVE ON

It’s time to call peace on whatever happened at BTC on Saturday.  Whoever was at fault is not important and move over should be the

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Dec

10

NEIL DARASHAH RECORDS CLASSIC DOUBLE

It is easy to record a classic double with one good horse.  But to do it with two different horses is a feat many would be proud of. The

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Dec

16

PRITHVIRAJ, ARSHAD SHARE PROFESSIONAL HONOURS

It was good to see trainer Prithviraj record a popular double on Friday. After a long, long time, Good Fruit made it to the winners’ circle

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Dec

17

SMILE STONE PROVIDES SHARATH REASON TO SMILE

Smile Stone has always provided trainer Sharath Kumar a reason to smile. The game galloper again did it on Saturday shouldering a backbreaking

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Dec

23

MICKEY MOUSE WINS KEMPEGOWDA CUP IN STYLE

After a long gap followers of form enjoyed their moment under the cool winter sun, most fancied contestants nailing bold colours to the mast to

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Dec

30

SRINATH STEALS LIMELIGHT BOOTING HOME 4 WINNERS

Three top `Knights’ killed the eight-event card on Friday. Top gun Srinath stole the limelight booting home four winners, while Trevor Patel

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Dec

31

AZZURRO WINS CM’S TROPHY IN A PULSATING FINISH

First things first.  A very Happy New Year to all the administrators, pros and racing buffs.  Make the New Year more exciting, more

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Jan

07

ICE GLACIER WINS BANGALORE OAKS IN EMPHATIC FASHION

The classy Ice Glacier recorded her second straight classic success, winning the `Ladies’ Derby, the Bangalore Oaks in effortless style. The

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Jan

13

SILVER IKON MAKES PRITHVIRAJ PROUD

After the ill winds of Friday The 13th  appeared to have touched the on-money favourite Apache Sunrise who was withdrawn after being boxed in

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Jan

21

PRASANNA JOINS NEIL AT THE TOP OF LEADER BOARD

A double again on Saturday and the talented Prasanna Kumar is on top of the leader board with Neil Darashah who started the winter with a bang,

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Jan

26

CLASSY TOROROSSO DOES A PYARE MIYA IN STYLE

Irfan Miya  never  thought  Tororosso would do a Pyare Miya In the B N Gudiyappa Derby on Republic Day. The champion from the

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Jan

27

RARE RHYTHM COMPLETES A HAT-TRICK OF WINS

After the D-day excitement, racing on Friday failed to generate much interest among the railbirds who chose to discuss the chances of contestants

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Feb

03

MICKEY MOUSE WINS SPRINTERS TRIAL STAKES

The Narayan Gowda-trained Mickey Mouse sent out a message loud and clear that he is in fine form for the Sprinters’ Cup on the first

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Feb

10

JERSEY WONDER RECORDS FINE HAT-TRICK

Leading trainer Suleiman Attaollahi  chose to field three from his yard in the Stayers Trial Stakes but none could stop the Prasanna

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Feb

11

DARIUS BYRAMJI REGISTERS FINE TREBLE

After the Sulaiman Attaollahi schooled Malawi made a smashing debut on Friday, the fashionably bred Psychic Warrior from trainer Darius

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Feb

17

FIRE GLOW PROVIDES PRASANNA A BIG REASON TO SMILE

It is tough for one good horse to give six kilos and a beating for another good horse. This is what happened when the Fillies Championship Stakes

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Feb

24

IN-FORM LIFE AWAITS WINS IN A THRILLER

The in-form Life Awaits from Sriram Komandur’s  yard  won the  Saptharishi Cup, the plum event on Friday in an thrilling

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Feb

25

APACHE SUNRISE IS THE BEST YOUNGSTER IN THE CAMPUS

Neil Darashah, who picked up a few classics including the classic double at Udhagamandalam through Battalion and the 1000 and 2000 Guineas this

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Mar

04

ADAM, CAPTAIN MORGAN MAKE VIJAY MALLYA CAMP PROUD

Dr.Vijay Mallya is smiling in England. URBB managing director Zeyn Mirza is delighted. The Kunigal Stud Farms manager Dinesh is ecstatic. Chief

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Mar

05

QUEEN FILLY TEMERITY GALLOPS TO FAME

After Adam provided a pleasant surprise on Saturday, champion trainer Pesi Shroff was hoping that his filly Temerity could well provide him his

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Mar

11

RAFA WINS FEATURE IN EFFORTLESS STYLE

After finishing second twice, the Dominic-trained Rafa who looked a picture of fitness at the paddock parade chalked out his first win this

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Mar

17

CHAMPION SURAJ NARREDU BOOTS HOME FOUR

Well with two days to go, the championship for jockeys and trainers generated good interest amongst the railbirds and particularly the four pros.

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Mar

18

CAPO DE CAPI WINS JUVENILE MILLION IN STYLE

On the final day of the winter season the Irfan Ghatala-trained Capo De Capi emerged one of the top contenders in the campus winning the Bangalore

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Apr

21

IT IS TIME TO GET THE HOUSE IN ORDER

It’s all happening at the Bangalore Turf Club. First the bookmakers were shunted out.  Next the club spent a fortune hosting the Indian

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May

07

QUEEN LATIFA COMES CLEAN IN THE SECOND DRUG TEST

After all the hype and hoopla surrounding the doping cover up charge which hogged the headlines resulting in the government ordering a CID probe

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May

10

THE QUEEN LATIFA SAGA

This press note is being addressed to rebut allegations made in regard to the medication administered to horse b f QUEEN LATIFA for treating an

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May

10

APACHE SUNRISE, CAPO DI CAPI TOP LIST OF CLASSIC HOPEFULS

After all the good, bad and ugly stories which surfaced following the alleged dope cover-up charge against the Bangalore Turf Club, it appears

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May

11

IS MAURITIUS LAB IN THE BTC REFERENCE LIST

How and why did the executive committee of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) decide to send the `B’ sample of Queen Latifa to Quanti Lab in

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May

11

THE QUEEN LATIFA SAGA CONTINUES

There are only five to six disgruntled and frustrated Members of BTC who have been distorting the truth for personal vendetta and in doing so are

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May

13

SULAIMAN, TREVOR START ON A POSITIVE NOTE

After the week long boxing bouts, punches counter punches which would have put the epic Thrilla at Manila bout between the the all-time great

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May

14

SERJEANT AT ARMS IS THE BIG BOSS AT THIS CENTRE

It was a good start to the summer. After the mixed bag on the opening day, six firm favourites and one well supported second choice on Sunday

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May

20

BIG PUNTERS CONTINUE TO CALL IT RIGHT

After enjoying a good run in the opening week, the big bettors continued to have the better of exchanges on Saturday, the three top fancies

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Jun

05

BTC NEED TO GET THEIR ACT RIGHT ON APPOINTED DAY

After the rap on the knuckles from Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday, the committee of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) has realised that it will

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Jun

10

SIOBHAN, ZAFRAN MAKE MARTHAND AND RINA PROUD

The first race day after the license was obtained didn’t go kindly for the punters, only two favourites, Juneau from the Hyderabad camp and

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Jun

11

SERJEANT AT ARMS PROVES THAT HE IS THE REAL BOSS

The best horse in the campus, Serjeant at Arms recorded his second straight success and will add many more plums before the curtains are brought

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Jun

17

WATCHMYSCRIPT WINS CIVIL SERVICE CUP IN STYLE

It was another bad day for punters, a solitary favourite Tamara from trainer Dominic’s yard justifying the top billing in the eight-event

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Jun

18

MANIFOLD WINS FILLIES CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES IN STYLE

After winning the Champion Of Champions event, the Indian Turf Invitation Cup in March, Temerity  wearing the coveted sash, champion trainer

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Jun

24

ASTER ROSE NEEDS LOADS OF LUCK TO BREAK THE ICE

The punters lost out again. The pattern was the same, a solitary favourite coming through in the seven-event card. After the license issue was

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Jun

25

CASTLEBRIDGE PROVIDES MALLYA CAMP A REASON TO SMILE

The local classic hopefuls disappointed most in the second classic of the season, the Colts Championship Stakes. More than four Bengaluru-based

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Jul

01

ANACAPRI WINS JUVENILE SPRINTERS’ MILLION IN STYLE

A facile last start winner Anacapri from the stables of champion trainer Pesi Shroff   proved too good in the plum event the Juvenile

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Jul

02

PESI SHROFF IS ENJOYING A DREAM RUN

Pesi Shroff is enjoying a fine run and it has proved to be a summer to remember for the Mumbai champion. He continues to pick up plums each week

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Jul

08

TOP PRO SANDESH BOOTS HOME TWO WINNERS

After a couple of below par efforts last week, leading pro Sandesh came into his own recording a nourishing double to the delight of his followers

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Jul

09

CAPTAIN MORGAN IS THE NEW MAHARAJA

The Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained Captain Morgan emerged the new `Maharaja’ winning the prestigious Maharaja’s Gold Cup in emphatic

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Jul

14

THE CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS, R.R.BYRAMJI CALLS IT A DAY

He was the first man on the moon so to say. An all-time great in the century old Indian racing.  He provided a new dimension to the sport and

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Jul

15

CLASSY SERJEANT AT ARMS MAINTAINS HIS WINNING STREAK

The Big Boss of Bengaluru, Serjeant At Arms (Ikhtyar(IRE) - Rahy's Serenade(USA) maintained his winning streak at his parent-centre, while

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Jul

16

QUEEN FILLY MANIFOLD LANDS DERBY RICHES

Champion trainer Pesi Shroff did it again. After winning the fillies classic and the Derby on Setalight in 2005, the master struck it rich again

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Jul

22

SRINATH, SANDHU COMBINE WELL TO RECORD A DOUBLE

Leading pro Srinath and trainer Gregory Sandhu returned home satisfied after recording a good double while Arvind Ganapathy and  top gun

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Jul

23

CHAMPION TRAINER PESI SHROFF CONTINUES TO DOMINATE

Like we told you last week, Pesi Shroff will be too happy to take a portion of the track back home. The champion trainer won the last classic of

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Jul

30

MULTITUDE PROVES THIRD TIME LUCKY

Vijay Singh’s frustration of not winning with Multitude ended on Sunday when the talented son of Multidimensional won the Gr 3 Bangalore

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Aug

03

APACHE SUNRISE IS BACK ON THE CLASSIC SCENE

The top colt in the winter season, Apache Sunrise from Neil Darashah’s yard bounced back after a listless performance in the Colts

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Aug

04

SERJEANT AT ARMS SIGNS OFF IN RESPLENDENT STYLE

We told you earlier that the Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained Serjeant At Arms is the big boss at this centre and he proved us right maintaining his

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Aug

10

MOON DANCER BOUNCES BACK TO PROVE HIS METTLE

The Padmanabhan-trained Moon Dancer proved too good in the Rajah S R K Ranga Row Memorial Cup, the plum event on Thursday. The progeny

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Aug

11

CAPTAIN MORGAN WINS GOVERNOR’S CUP IN STYLE

Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained Captain Morgan produced an astounding gallop after gracing the wrong end of the field for most part of the gruelling

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Aug

14

QUEEN CREDIBLE HELPS REHAN BREAK ICE

Finally the Mumbai professional Rehanullah Khan broke the ice, Queen Credible coming up tops in the Dharmaprakasha L S Venkaji Rao Memorial

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Aug

17

APPRENTICE BOYS DOMINATE ON THE FINAL DAY

The final day of the summer season was dominated by apprentice boys and a couple of jockeys who struggle to register a win. The three apprentice

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Sep

05

ANOTHER NEW TWIST IN THE SENSATIONAL TALE

A new twist in the tale it was. And It all happened a day before the Special General Body Meeting. First Roshan Talwar resigned and a couple of

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Sep

06

HARINDRA SHETTY, T JAYAPRAKASH CHOSEN TO HEAD OPERATIONS AT BTC

More than 200 members of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) present at the Special General Body Meeting shot down the proposed resolution for increase

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Sep

29

IT’S TIME THE BTC MEMBERS MADE THE BIG SACRIFICE

Chief Minister Siddaramiah is demanding his pound of flesh.  50 memberships for government nominees. The 350 club members are in no mood to

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Oct

12

BTC NEED TO QUICKLY PULL THE PLUG AND DIFFUSE CRISIS

The decision makers of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC), it appears have run out of ideas how to bell the cat. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is

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Oct

26

GOVERNMENT READY TO PAY 2.5 CRORE FOR 50 BTC MEMBERSHIPS

Bengaluru:  It’s all happening at the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC). The mandarins of the richest club in the Indian horse racing industry

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Nov

14

KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT CANNOT BUY ITS WAY INTO BTC

BTC has decided to take the bull by the horns – it won’t give away 50 paid memberships to the government in exchange for a racing

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Nov

16

WHAT A SHAME AND FARCE IT PROVED TO BE

It was a bloody shame. Only four from the 141 members who walked in to the Extra-Ordinary General Body meeting (EGM) on Wednesday voted in favour

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Dec

05

HIGH COURT PUTS THE BALL BACK INTO GOVERNMENT'S COURT

Now with the ball back in the government court, there is a good chance that racing operations can start in city only if the government agrees to

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Dec

15

HIGH COURT DIRECTS GOVT TO SET UP COMMITTEE AND START RACING

The racing fraternity is delighted and so too are the racing buffs.   Justice A S Bopanna on Friday directed the government to form a

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Dec

23

GOVT FORMS SIX-MEMBER MONITORING COMMITTEE

The racing fraternity is delighted. The Bangalore Turf Club is pleased. The racing buffs are celebrating. It is a big Christmas gift from the

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Jan

05

BTC GAIN LICENCE AFTER HIGH TENSION AND HIGH DRAMA

After much tension and high drama, the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) managed to gain the licence to conduct racing operations this winter and the club

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Jan

06

GESTAPO MAKES A SMASHING COMEBACK

The railbirds enjoyed a good run under the cool winter sun on the opening day of the season on Saturday. The racing buffs back after a four-month

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Jan

12

TOTE OPERATORS NOT HAPPY WITH ROTATIONAL POLICY

After the four-month long struggle to gain the licence to start racing operations last week, the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) needed to fight another

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Jan

12

WINDSOR FOREST WINS 1000 GUINEAS IN A THRILLER

After the confusion and chaos on Thursday, the tote operators going on a flash strike which led to the cancellation of Chennai off-course betting

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Jan

13

MAURITANIA WINS SECOND CLASSIC IN FINE STYLE

The Scottish pro David Allan did it. He booted home the Padmanabhan-trained Mauritania to register his 23rd classic success in India and

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Jan

20

SILVER IKON READILY MAKES THE BIG SPRINT LEAGUE

Prithviraj-trained Silver Ikon is back in business. The authoritative pillar to post victory in the Bangalore Turf Club Trophy only confirmed that

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Jan

26

KANGRA WINS BANGALORE OAKS IN EMPHATIC FASHION

Most pundits were of the view that the Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained  Kangra will find it difficult to negotiate the 2400M Oaks trip after she

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Jan

27

JERSEY WONDER WINS CM'S TROPHY IN A THRILLER

The highs and lows. The joys and sorrows. The fame and shame are all part of sport. And  you just cannot avoid the agony and ecstasy in the

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Feb

09

SIOBHAN WINS SPRINTERS TRIAL STAKES

After going down fighting to Silver Ikon in his last essay, the Sulaiman Attaollahi-trained Siobhan went one better in the Sprinters Trial Stakes.

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Feb

11

CLASSY FILLY KANGRA WEARS WINTER DERBY SASH

It was good to see Marthand Singh Mahindra enjoying his dream week-end at the races. Three big plums in two days including the Crystal Properties

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Feb

16

IRFAN, NEIL BACK ON WINNING TRACK

Trainers Irfan Ghatala and Neil Darashah brought the smile back on the face of their supporters. The two so far had only two wins to show this

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Feb

22

CLASSY SHAMAN PROVES TOO GOOD IN FEATURE

On a day when six of the seven-events were won by the Kunigal bred horses and the punters enjoyed a dream run, six favourites romping home,

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Feb

24

SIR CECIL IS THE BEST YOUNGSTER IN THE CAMPUS

Sir Cecil from trainer Padmanabhan's yard is the best youngster in the campus. The manner in which he toyed with his rivals in the Bangalore

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Mar

10

BTC LACKS VISION TO IDENTIFY THE REAL PROBLEM

The penny wise and pound foolish approach of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC)  exposed the inability of the managing committee to sort out 

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Mar

10

SMILE STONE WINS FEATURE IN A THRILLER

The Sharath Kumar-trained Smile Stone who in the past has competed successfully with better rates horses added one more win to his long victory

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Mar

14

IN-FORM BOTSWANA BOLT WINS RACING PATRONS TROPHY

After his facile victory on Derby-day, Botswana Bolt competing in the Racing Patrons Trophy was fancied most. The in-form Darius Byramji ward

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Mar

16

POSEIDON WINS GOVERNOR'S TROPHY IN STYLE

After a very long time, Lokanath Gowda led in a big winner, Poseidon from his yard coming up tops in the Governor's Trophy run over a mile. In

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Mar

22

ARSHAD ALAM RECORDS FINE TREBLE

The talented Arshad Alam cornered glory on the penultimate day of the winter season, recording a fine treble through Harley Quinn and Opening Act

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Mar

22

MARTHAND, KANGRA SHARE SPOTLIGHT

The sporting and popular owner and breeder Marthand Singh Mahindra and his queen filly Kangra emerged champions of the winter season. The proud

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Apr

03

BTC HAS CAUGHT THE TIGER BY ITS TAIL

After the end of the curtailed winter season, it is time to take stock and look at what the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) has in store for summer.

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Apr

11

CID CHARGE-SHEET PUTS BTC IN THE DOCK

The one thing you can't beat the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) is for making the big splash and gaining the headlines for all the wrong things.

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Apr

28

BTC MUST STOP SHOOTING ARROWS IN DARK

It is clear that the managing committee of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) has lost its plot. The need of the hour is to focus and tide over the

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May

10

BTC IS GALLOPING TOWARDS FINANCIAL RUIN

If you are looking for a well-paying job, head straight to the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC). Here, an undergraduate stenographer takes home Rs 1.2 lakh

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May

20

YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY WINS OPENING PLUM

The first day of the summer season didn’t go kindly for punters, only three favourites including the public rage Peluche coming through in the

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May

21

SIR CECIL SERVES A STRONG CLASSIC MESSAGE

Well it appears that the summer season has lost its appeal. The first two day’s racing failed to generate interest among the sporting buffs who

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May

27

SMILE STONE PROVIDES SHARATH ANOTHER REASON TO SMILE

A dozen it was for Smile Stone. The Sharat Kumar-trained game galloper recorded her 12th victory, coming up trumps in the Managing Committee Gold Cup

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Jun

01

STAR SUPERIOR MAKES A STUNNING IMPRESSION

After Sir Cecil, the racing buffs were eager to watch Star Superior in action. The classic hopeful on Friday provided them joy winning the Youngsters

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Jun

09

CASTLEBRIDGE MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE COMEBACK

Classic winner Castlebridge made a splendid comeback after a couple of below par efforts in the Mumbai season winning the Shapoorji Pallonji Million,

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Jun

10

DECCAN QUEEN LADY IN LACE IS IN TOP FORM

The Deccan Queen Lady In Lace produced another smashing performance, winning the Krishnaraja Wadiyar Cup run over a mile in effortless style. The

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Jun

15

BANGALORE FILLIES' CHAMPIONSHIP STAKES, Gr.1

It was in 1996 that this race was elevated to Gr.1 status and it has maintained a high standard ever since, though, of late, the average rating of

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Jun

16

KAMBAKU HAS A WALK IN THE PARK IN MAYOR’S CUP

Kambaku from the stables of trainer Arjun Mangalorkar lorded over the opposition in the Mayor’s Cup, the feature event of Saturday’s

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Jun

17

PUNJABI GIRL EMERGES BEST OF HER SEX AND AGE

You got to doff your hat to the Hyderabad camp. A 1-2 finish in the first classic of the summer season, the Fillies Championship Stakes after Lady In

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Jun

23

SALAZAAR WINS CHIEF JUSTICE’S CUP IN STYLE

Despite the fact that he excelled in a mock race on June 10 beating Desert God without his pilot S John needing to move a muscle, Salazaar was

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Jun

24

SIR CECIL WINS COLTS CHAMPIONSHIP IN THRILLER

It was a classic contest and it proved to be a real classic finish at end. The second classic of the season, the Colts Championship Stakes was a

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Jun

30

SEA QUEST MAKES A RECORD BREAKING DEBUT

What a performance and what a debut.  You will only get to see one like this once in a life time. A debutant breaking a sprint record. Sea Quest

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Jul

07

GUTSY BIG SUR WINS TIPPU SULTAN CUP

Padmanabhan-trained Big Sur delighted the followers of form with his gutsy effort in the Tippu Sultan Cup run over a mile. The top fancy gallantly

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Jul

14

PUNTERS ENJOY A GOOD RUN ON DERBY EVE

Punters returned home satisfied on the eve of the Kingfisher Ultra Derby, four firm favourites and a solitary well supported second choice Orenda

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Jul

15

CLASSY SIR CECIL LANDS DERBY RICHES

The classy grey Sir Cecil confirmed that he is the best horse on the Indian racing circuit, winning the Kingfisher Ultra Derby, the marquee event of

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Jul

21

CASTAWAY REGISTERS SECOND STRAIGHT SUCCESS

Poor racing. Poor attendance and Poor collections at the tote. That’s the story of the poor six-event card framed for Saturday. 7,580 entrance

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Jul

22

DESERT GOD PROVIDES THE CLASSIC TOUCH

Last time when Salazaar and Desert God crossed swords in the Chief Justice Cup, the multi-classic winner Desert God finished more than a dozen

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Jul

28

LADY IN LACE WINS KARNATAKA MILE CHAMPIONSHIP

The overwhelming favourite Lady In Lace who went down fighting to Dancing Dragon in the prestigious Maharaja’s Cup, simply proved too good in

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Aug

02

DESPARADO WINS SUMMER MILLION IN STYLE

The absence of Sea Quest, who was withdrawn on veterinary grounds provided Desperado the big chance in the Bangalore Summer Million. The Neil

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Aug

03

KAMBAKU REIGNS SUPREME IN GOVERNOR’S CUP

It was one helluva shock. The final dance of the `Dragon’ this season proved to be a disaster. Going down to Kambaku after beating the classy

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