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Jan

16

Ocean And Beyond Shows Tremendous Depth

When Richard Hughes doesn’t move a muscle, he creates a sensation! Only he could have provided an ‘armchair’ ride to victory

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Jan

16

Ocean And Beyond Shows Tremendous Depth

When Richard Hughes doesn’t move a muscle, he creates a sensation! Only he could have provided an ‘armchair’ ride to victory

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Jan

13

Secret Service Packs a Punch on Debut

Imran Chisty was the professional of the day with some superlative riding winning three races which included both the trophy races of the day, The

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Jan

07

Martinique Romps Home to Clinch Bahrain Trophy

Martinique (Placerville – Moving Image), owned by Mr & Mrs Vijay Shirke and trained by Pesi Shroff, put in an impressive stretch run to

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Jan

06

Ciel Indienne Wins the Maharaja Sir Pratapsingh Trophy

Ciel Indienne (Burden Of Proof – Ciel Fleuri) justified the faith and the large following he enjoyed and sailed home to bag the Maharaja

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Jan

02

Old-timer Portrush Wins Fortune Jewels Million Day

Desert Rule felt completely at home in his new home at trainer Rehanullah Khan’s stables. He had arrived from Bangalore from the stables of

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Dec

26

David Allan Falters on Becket as Polish Patriot Wins

David Allan himself, on hindsight, would have believed that he had squandered a great opportunity of ending Becket’s year on a winning note.

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Dec

23

Wild Torronaado ‘Swept Away’ the Edgar Cup

It was an unusual day at the Mahalaxmi racecourse where lesser successful professionals and horses dominated on the turf. If the start was any

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Dec

19

Crown Rule, Amaretto Impress on Debut

Dr Vijay Mallya-owned Crown Rule (Burden of Proof - Crown Treasure) made his first appearance on the race track count, dishing out a convincing

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Dec

19

Ocean And Beyond Calls Rivals’ Bluff

All the speculations about Ocean And Beyond (Kingsalsa-Sayuri) wouldn’t have it easy and that the Casino Royale Indian 2000 Guineas (GR1)

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Dec

12

Dr Vijay Mallya’s Siachen Wins Indian 1000 Guineas

A fantastic turn-out thronged the Mahalaxmi racecourse to witness the first Indian Classic this Season. The members’ enclosure saw a sea of

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Dec

12

Suspension Mars Sandesh’s Brilliant Show

A three-day suspension from Dec 30th to Jan 6th (effectively 3 race days) for careless riding astride D’Artagnan dished out to apprentice

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Dec

09

Shyam Habbu Chalks First Win at Mahalaxmi

For trainer Shyam Habbu, today was a landmark day as he registered his first victory on the Mahalaxmi track. For any budding professional, his

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Dec

05

Flaming Arrow Finds The Target, Finally!

The fanfare of the wonderful Christmas Sunday was contagious. Most of the near-10000 crowd was enjoying the great hospitality of the IGCC. Their

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Dec

02

John, Scarface, Janardhan Pull off Solid Coup

Only the “Jani” was missing from the popular Bachhan hit Hindi song ’John, Jani, Janardhan’ from the movie Naseeb. Jockey

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Nov

21

Aristos Endorses His Superiority Over His Rivals

Aristos (Okawango - Leros) scored a forceful victory claiming The AC Ardeshir Trophy (Gr 3) from end to end. Hitting the front soon on start,

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Nov

18

Eloise Carves Out a Sizzling Win

Eloise (Glory of Dancer - Confiding), from the Shroff School, won the Sir Charles Forbes Trophy, the feature of the day, with a brilliant finish.

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Nov

14

Ciel Indienne Makes A Winning Start

The Mumbai Season 2010-11 started on an auspicious note with the followers of money reaping a rich harvest, as form horses obliged in most races.

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May

09

Relive the Derby Experience

The McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr1) run at Mumbai on 12th April, 2009, was a mega hit is universal knowledge. The 25,000-strong crowd had made

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May

03

Cotswold Arms De-Activates dancing Dynamite

Cotswold Arms who has been very consistent this season, surprised hot favorite dancing Dynamite in the Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy the feature

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May

02

Buster Wins Even as Thanda Puts Up ‘Garam’ Fight

Buster (Alnasr Alwasheek – Premier Collection) had to ward off a tough fight before breathing a sigh of relief to win the P R Mehta Trophy over the

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May

01

Sea Sparrow Flies Away From Rivals

Daniel Grant gained more affection of the racing masses by booting home two piping hot favorites Sea Sparrow and River Blitz to facile victories on

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Apr

25

Mr Greedy Powers to Victory

Jockey Malesh Narredu powered Mr Greedy to a convincing victory in the Radha Sigtia Trophy, the day’s feature event. Skywards took over the running

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Apr

25

Casino Royale Set up Gaming Tables At RWITC

The High Street Cruises and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., in association with the RWITC, will present the Casino Royale Multi Million race for 3 year

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Apr

19

Yana Wins the Eclipse Stakes in Style

Yana (Razeen – Zaya), owned by Jaydev Mody won the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Eclipse Stakes of India (Gr2) convincingly and resurrected her reputation.

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Apr

18

IGCC Summer Fest to Unfold at Mahalaxmi

The annual feature of the Mumbai racing season is the IGCC Christmas Fest. However, despite the delay in the start of this season, it is truly a

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Apr

18

Nazak Chinoy Saddles Her Maiden Winner

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce day was a memorable day on all counts but the day will be permanently memorable one for one young lady – Nazak

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Apr

12

Star Crowned Wins Rattonsey Multi-Million

Star Crowned (Placerville – Haunting Beauty) took her time to gallop and when she did raise her best, she carted the rest to score her maiden

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Apr

12

Antonios Stuns All, but Shah, at Mahalaxmi

The Winner takes all! Bigger the occasion, higher the stakes. That is the harsh reality of high-level sports. The McDowell Signature Kingfisher Derby

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Apr

12

The McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr.1)

OWNERS: Dr Cyrus S Poonawalla: The McDowell Indian Derby is a landmark destination of every thoroughbred. The race is an apt test for speed, stamina

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Apr

11

Forest Flair Wins Kunigal Breeders’ Produce Stakes

Forest Flair (Placerville – Tide Of Fortune) fought off the late dual challenge from Amore Mio and Mighty Crusader to score a bravely fought

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Apr

11

Sign in for McDowell Signature Indian Derby

The McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr1), is one of the city’s highly awaited event. Since 1985, The McDowell Indian Derby has gained in

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Apr

10

Autonomy Will Ensure A Fitting Battle

The ‘Set Alight Show’ may not, actually, be a one-horse race after all. There is one colt in the fray, who might have saved all his energies for

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Apr

09

It’s Showtime At Mahalaxmi

All aspirations of Set Alight, believed by most already as an “All Time Great”, are on the threshold of being realized on the Mahalaxmi track,

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Apr

05

Colts Zip, Fillies Crawl, Traffic Jam at Winning Post

The Shapoorji Pallonji Breeders’ Juvenile Colts Championship and the Forbes Breeders’ Juvenile Fillies Championship races were surprisingly

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Apr

04

Maiden Winner by a 100th of a second

Young trainer Saqib Sheikh was a thrilled man on Saturday. He had every reason to be. After all, the first success is symbolic to every professional.

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Mar

29

Mistrys’ Riyasat Extends Over Mahalaxmi Track

Riyasat (Senure – Machrihanish), owned by Mr and Mrs Shapoor Mistry and Dr. Ram Shroff, produced a brilliant turn of foot when it mattered most to

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Mar

29

Fly Away in Your Own Private Jet

Have you ever imagined flying to Goa in your own private jet with your dear ones? Here is your chance. Don’t believe it? Well, visit the Mahalaxmi

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Mar

22

Rajendra Steers Versaki to a Hard-fought Victory

Thrilling finishes marked the Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million Day. The Multi-Million race as expected turned out to be a hard-fought battle. Mr.

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Mar

26

Vintage Rajendra in Sublime Form

Champion Jockey C Rajendra was at his best on Thursday’s races at Mumbai. Each of his three victories was bitterly fought and his riding played a

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Mar

19

Niall McCullagh Sizzles on the Mahalaxmi Track

Jockey Niall McCullagh stole the limelight at the Mumbai races on Thursday. The veteran jockey displayed scintillating form and rode four winners

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Mar

29

Catalyst Wins Mauritius Tourism Cup

Jockeys Niall McCullagh and Daniel Grant are going hammer and tongs for the Champion Jockey title this season. Locked at 19 winners each, both the

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Mar

19

Set Alight Breaks Elusive Pimpernel’s Record

Dr. Vijay Mallya’s Racing Manager, Zeyn Mirza had flown down to Mumbai to take stock of the final prep race for Set Alight before her crucial

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Mar

16

Harmonica Tunes Her Run to Perfection

Harmonica (Gaswar-Titanium) produced a scorching finish to shock favourite Astral Flash on the post to capture the YM Choudhry Memorial Trophy in a

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Mar

16

Oasis Star Wins Dr. S C Jain Sprinters’ Championship

Oasis Star (Senure – Gumbaru Etsu) produced an exceptionally dazzling gallop particularly in the final furlong of the Dr S C Jain Sprinters’

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Mar

16

Angelique Wins Wadia Gold Cup in a Thrilling Finish

As mention by me earlier, the RWITC had presented an exciting Sunday package. That turned out to be an understatement! Every race goer, regardless of

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Mar

15

A Million Reasons to Be At The Mahalaxmi Racecourse

If you have always believed that the punter is the heart and soul of the racing industry, and yet always felt that you, as punters, have never been

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Mar

12

Sea Storm Springs A Surprise, Drowns Czar & Co

Sea Strom (Diffident – Livardi) seemed to have run on ‘mission vendetta’ probably his last start disqualification still playing on his mind.

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Mar

08

McCullagh Strikes A Purple Patch

Jockey NG McCullagh was on a song, compiling a fine treble through the day. He was at his best on Jacqueline who galloped with a power packed

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Mar

05

Sunderji Saddles A Popular Double

Trainer Shiraz Sunderji soared high on Thursday’s races in Mumbai saddling two well-supported runners from his stables to victory. Oyster Princess

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Mar

01

Diego Rivera Storms in, Breaks Record

Diego Rivera (Diffident–Rahy’s Serenade) literally bludgeoned the opposition to tear away from the pack and sealed his victory long before the

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Mar

01

Rival Fillies Fail to Cut any Ice with Set Alight

Set Alight (Razeen–Set Aside) once again showed tremendous class while demolishing the opposition in the Gitanjali Indian 1000 Guineas at the

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Feb

27

Gitanjali to Set Alight the Stage for Indian Classics

The Mumbai Racing Season may have suffered in terms of quantity due to unavoidable developments, however, the shine and glitter that the RWITC offers

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Feb

25

Successor Made to Fight, Secret Pilgrim has it Easy

The foreign boys continued their domination in the Mahalaxmi track, winning eight out of the ten races slated for Wednesday. Daniel Grant seems to

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Feb

22

Oasis Star Dazzles Amidst the Glitter of Diamonds

The Arjav Diamonds' day at the Mahalaxmi racecourse was truly a sparkling one where Oasis Star (Senure–Gumbaru Itsu) was the true star of the day

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Feb

19

River Blossom in Full Flow-Wins Governor's Cup

River Blossom (China Visit – Austria) owned by Mr. Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan from the stables of Siraj Sunderji cruised home for a splendid victory in

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Feb

19

River Blossom in Full Flow-Wins Governors Cup

River Blossom (China Visit – Austria) owned by Mr. Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan from the stables of Siraj Sunderji cruised home for a splendid victory in

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Feb

15

Rhapsidion Snow Grabs the Headline

It was indeed the Gool S Poonawalla Million (Gr 3) that was the feature event of the day at Mahalaxmi, and Autonomy's was the most awaited race in

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Feb

12

Secret Admirer Wins Municipal Commissioner Trophy

Secret Admirer (Senure–Quality Exchange), owned by Dr. MAM and coming from trainer Karthik's yard, was ably piloted by jockey Srinath to a thumping

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Feb

07

All Stars Day at Mahalaxmi Racecourse

Set Alight (Razeen – Set Aside) owned by Dr. Vijay Mallya, saddled by Pesi Shroff and bred at the Usha Stud, romped home for yet another effortless

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Feb

02

Spitz Hacks Field for La Ditta Crystal Trophy

The La Ditta crystal Trophy, on paper, seemed a tough race with more than half the field of 15 runners having good credentials to land the spoils.

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Jan

31

Angles Glory Romps Home to fifth Straight Win

"Its like Mumbai has returned to normal" screamed a regular at the Mahalaxmi. "I felt a sense of relief" said another as the horses returned to the

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Jan

16

Authorities Accede to RWITC's Request

All the hurdles were cleared for the start of the Mumbai Racing Season 2008-09. With almost half the season lost due to the dreaded Equine Influenza,

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Jan

10

First Day Race-Card likely on January 31st 2009

There is some good news at last! The eagerly awaited Mumbai Season 2009, in all likelihood, sees its first day race card on 31st January 2009. The

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Dec

23

Government Bans Movement of Horses Till Mid-Feb

That the Mumbai Racing Season 2008-09 has been jinxed from the outset, is a well known fact! The fire in the Members' Stand set the ball rolling as

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Dec

19

Two new faces on RWITC committee

Mohan Thakur and Ram Shroff were the two new faces that were elected to the nine-member RWITC committee during the elections held at the turf club

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Nov

26

Great Action Sans Horses at Mahalaxmi

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), unfazed by the unfortunate status of the postponement of horse racing in Mumbai and the global recession,

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Nov

10

Uncertainty a Dampener after the Highs of Pune

That the dark clouds over the Pune landscape would linger on way beyond the end of the monsoon, was not something the RWITC or the racing fraternity

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Nov

02

It's Official: Virus Halts Mumbai Racing

The outbreak and spread of the Equine Influenza virus has finally managed to dampen the spirit of the Mumbai railbirds who were eagerly awaiting the

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Nov

02

Malesh Hits It Off In Qatar

Qatar, a racing centre that is visited mostly by riders from Europe, got its first taste of the Indian saddle artistry when Malesh Narredu, India's

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Oct

29

Exciting Night Enthrals Racing Industry

The presentation of O Awards, in recognition of the successes on and off the race track, was a refreshing event that enthralled those present at the

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Oct

25

Hugo Wins Oxford Properties RWITC Gold Cup (Gr 2)

The viral fever breakout is a matter of extreme concern for all connected to horse racing. Majority of the race horses are now feared infected by the

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Oct

24

Late Withdrawals Mar Pune Races

The mystery virus continues to strike race horses in Pune and late withdrawals are getting to be a grave concern for both the authorities and the

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Oct

24

The O Awards for Racing Excellence

The O Awards for Racing excellence is scheduled for this Saturday night at the O Hotel in Pune. Racing in Pune has been just that – racing. There

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Oct

19

Brilliant Set Alight Promises More Brilliance

The Pune Racing Season is drawing to a close but the fight for the 'Championship Trainer’ title is far from over. With just two more race days to

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Oct

18

Red Romeo Keeps Date with Victory

The two main attractions of the day – Red Romeo's reappearance and the Suresh Mahindra Cup were run and won in contrasting styles. Red Romeo

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Oct

12

Rehan's Pepe Junior Wins Sprints Championship

The Noshir & Dolly Dhunjibhoy Sprint Championship wore a wide open look. Rejuvenite was the favourite alright; after all, how many horses can

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Sep

26

Racing Journalist Shuklaji Breathes His Last

Mr. Jagdish V. Shukla, former racing correspondent of Indian Express popularly known to the racing world as "Ashwamitra", succumbed to a long drawn

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Jun

19

Malesh Narredu Powers His Way to 50th Classic

He couldn't have given his new employer a better gift--the joy of leading in a Classic winner after a long gap of three years in front of his home

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Jun

10

Sinclair Marshall Nears Silver Jubilee Mark

Sinclair Marshall retained his post as President, Jockeys Association of India unopposed for the 24th year on the trot. In the 37th Annual

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May

21

India Gets its Frst COLOUR Race Guide

PRIME RACING, a publishing outfit from Mumbai that produced some classy racing booklets for McDowell Derby, the Poonawalla Multi-million and the

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Apr

29

Jockey Neeraj Rawal To Ride in France

Jockey Neeraj Rawal, who partnered the horses of RWITC Committee Member and Equus Stud Farm owner Shyam Ruia, is extremely excited over his

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Apr

27

Dancing Dynamite Scores an Explosive Win

Punters got a raw deal as rank outsiders ruled the final day at Mahalaxmi. Only two favourites obliged in the eight event card.

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Apr

26

Paris Hilton Makes ‘em All Chase Her All The Way

Subhag Singh ward, Paris Hilton (CS Jodha) sprung a surprise as she struck form to clinch the Trainers’ Trophy beating a speedy bunch with relative

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Apr

24

SBC Million Ensures a Fitting Finale on Sunday

The curtains will come down on another gripping Mumbai Racing Season with the last day just around the corner. There have been several high

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Apr

20

Casino Royale Gold – an in-house 'Monopoly'

Jaydev Mody, owner of High Street Cruises & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. that sponsored Sunday's races, had every reason to rejoice at the turn of

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Apr

19

Beyond Belief Romps Home In Style

It was jockey KPG Appu who stole the limelight on Saturday at Mahalaxmi. Appu started off with a convincing win in the day's first race when he

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Apr

13

Champion Trainer-Jockey Combo Wins Gool S Poonawalla Million

The Gool S Poonawalla Million (Grade 3) over 1,200 metres had only six contestants in the fray. The small field notwithstanding, the quality of

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Apr

12

Got To Go… Miles And More – To The Fore

Debutant Got To Go (Neeraj Rawal) and Stayer Miles And More scored thumping victories in their respective races on Saturday at the Mahalaxmi. Got

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Apr

07

Samarkhand Smashes Course Record

Samarkhand (Greensmith–Anthalia), owned by Keky Patell, A. Patel and Parvez Faramarzi, warmed up past the distance post and came up with a

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Apr

05

Nadeem Alam Tears Out of His Cocoon

Nadeem Alam, a jockey still claiming allowance after starting to ride in 2005, will never forget this Saturday! Originally committed to ride just

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Mar

30

Jockey Rajendra Continues to Dominate

Jockey C. Rajendra, known for his power-packed riding, dominated the proceedings on the HDIL Indian St. Leger (Gr 1) day with yet another

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Mar

31

Noble Prince Pips Sweeping Success

It was a historic St Leger on Sunday at the Mahalaxmi. A nearly three-kilometre race was decided by centimetres! Noble Prince and Sweeping Success

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Mar

28

Jockey Rajendra’s Treble Steals the Limelight

It was Jockey C Rajendra’s day altogether at Mahalaxmi as the Champion rider scored a fine treble with Blue Blaze, Star O ‘War and Athena on

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Mar

23

‘Fired Up' Srinath Goes 'Full Throttle'

YS Srinath can't seem to do anything wrong, be it judging the pace or timing his run. On Sunday, the Bangalore-based jockey retained to ride for

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Mar

18

Jockey Shailesh Shinde Suspended

The Stewards of the RWITC, showing that they mean business, sentenced jockey Shailesh Shinde to a 13 month suspension. They have found him guilty

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Mar

17

Shroff, Shah Excel in Juvenile Championship

Trainers Pesi Shroff and Sayeed Shah scored a treble and double including the Fillies and Colts Championship respectively. For Pesi Shroff, the

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Mar

14

Nitrous Keeps Date with Victory

Nitrous (Srinath) clinically polished off his rivals while pocketing the Radha Sigtia Trophy, the first of the two trophy races slated for

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Mar

13

Champion Trainer-Jockey Combo Wins Gool S Poonawalla Million

The Gool S Poonawalla Million (Grade 3) over 1,200 metres had only six contestants in the fray. The small field notwithstanding, the quality of

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Mar

10

Personified Wins Wadia Million

The CN Wadia Gold Million (Gr 2) went to the wire and jockey Prakash must surely have heaved a sigh of relief at the sight of the winning post,

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Mar

07

Robert D’Mellow Saddles a Lucrative Double

Trainer Robert D’Mellow who has had a quite season so far, made his presence felt on Thursday at the Mahalaxmi, saddling two fluent winners in The

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Feb

26

Talented Jockey Kishore Kadam Scores a Sizzling Double

Young jockey Kishore Kadam delighted race goers while notching up a fine double on Tuesday’s races at the Mahalaxmi. He fought and won a close

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Feb

24

‘Rich, Hard, Hugh(es)’ Win for Autonomy

Richard Hughes’ ploy to mark Red Romeo (Kinane), chase the favourite all the way, and step up his challenge in the final run paid off rich

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Feb

22

Rich Fare at Poonawalla Multi Million

The month of February is often referred to in Mumbai's racing calendar as Fantastic February, and it climaxes with the running of The Poonawalla

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Feb

17

Spinoza Wins Eclipse Stakes of India

Spinoza (Pennine Ridge–Shingle Path) endorsed her staying prowess with yet another impressive victory, making it a back-to-back grand double.

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Feb

13

Expensive Phenomenale fails to make a winning debut

Stellar Affair (Alnasr Alwasheek – Star Fortune) won the first race without any fuss, Jockey Ruzaan going hands and heels for the most part.

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Feb

11

Oasis Star Dazzles Race Goers

Top Class performance by the Naval Sky Divers and enthralling music went hand in hand with the Mumbai races on the SC Jain's Sprinters' Million

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Feb

04

Kinane and Shah, the Oldest Jockey and Trainer in the Derby Field, Triumph

At 48, Mick Kinane was the oldest of the 19 jockeys in the Derby at Mahalakshmi Race Course on Sunday. On the other side of the coin was trainer

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Feb

03

Hotstepper – The ‘Shah’ of the Turf

Nostalgia gripped the Mahalaxmi Race Course as a strong crowd of around 25,000 screamed their lungs out as the starter flagged off the 19

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Feb

03

Well-backed Double for Haresh Mehta

Popular owner Haresh Mehta landed a lucrative double with Needforspeed in the first race and Dynamic Cat in the fourth to mark his birthday on

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Feb

02

‘Set Alight Fights All The Way

The prestigious Breeders’ Produce Stakes (Gr-3) saw an extended fight, which ended in the steward’s room. Sugar Ray (Hayes) set the tone sharing

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Jan

31

Indian Derby Scales New Highs

The Indian Derby, a high point in Mumbai's sporting and social calendar, has established several new records this year, even before the horses are

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Jan

24

Magic Touch Wins Byculla Club Trophy

The grueling 2800 meters trip for the Byculla Club Trophy attracted only four runners but ensured a keen finish all right. The trend in the

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Jan

20

Yana is the Queen Filly

Daniel Grant displayed courage and composure and steered the Bezan Chinoy charge – Yana (Razeen–Zaya) to a well-deserved victory over a fighting

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Jan

17

Lagad, O’Donnoghue Steal the Show

Champion Trainer Narendra Lagad and the jockey ‘in rousing form’ Colm O’Donnoghue hogged the limelight on the Bahrain Trophy day at the Mumbai

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Jan

13

Red Romeo Grabs Nitco Million, Wins Hearts

Red Romeo (Steinbeck–Allspice) won a million hearts too, as he pulverized the opposition and romped home to clinch the Nitco Million with a

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Jan

12

Rich rewards for winner of The Nitco Million

Nitco Tiles Ltd., the sponsor of the Nitco Million, announced one of the richest prize money for the winner beside a glittering trophy. The

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Jan

10

De Power of Rajendra's Arms Tilts Balance

Call it a scripted climax or simply a scintillating finish. Rajendra's magic charmed the entire Mahalaxmi racecourse as he pulled off a sensational

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Jan

06

Vintage Narredu Powers Dancing Diva to a Sizzling Victory

The Foodlink Super Sprint, as expected, turned out to be a cracker of a race. As the six sprinters jumped out of the gates, Agha shot ahead and

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Jan

03

Star Wave makes a smashing Debut

Star Wave (Placerville – La Bonne Vie) displayed sheer brilliance close to the business end of the Mahalaxmi track to shock the comfortably

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Dec

30

Successor, Spinoza Dazzle on Arjav Diamond Day

Successor (Ontario – Lake Of Kilamey) scorched the turf and produced a terrific display of speed to win the Arjav Diamonds Juvenile Million

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Dec

26

Favourites, Fashion Enthral Race-goers in Mumbai

Four first favourites obliged in a seven-race card on Christmas day at the Mumbai Races. The Day started well for the followers of money as Casual

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Dec

23

Shroff, Rajendra Sparkle on Gitanjali Day!

The Gitanjali Group, new Sponsor at the Mahalaxmi Race Course, is a major player in the gem and precious stones industry. However, jockey C. Rajendra

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Dec

22

Four-day Extravaganza Unfolds at Mahalaxmi

The Mahalaxmi Race Course will come alive to one of the best showcases of luxury and lifestyle from Saturday evening. The extravaganza will extend

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Dec

21

New Members in RWITC Managing Committee

The 2007 election for the RWITC Managing Committee was expected to be a drab formality. However, just like the uncertainties of horse racing, Vijay

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Dec

19

RWITC Braces for Annual Elections

The Mid week racing has been given amiss to accommodate the annual RWITC Managing Committee Elections at Mumbai this Thursday. The sitting committee,

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Dec

17

Bourbon King Pockets Johnnie Walker Indian 2000 Guineas

Dr. MAM Ramaswamy must be a delighted man. Having won both the Indian 1000 and 2000 Guineas Sunday to Sunday and the forthcoming Indian Classics

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Dec

14

Enceladus Sprints to Impressive Victory

Enceladus (Michael Poirier up), the popular choice in the 8th day’s feature event, The Shantidas Askuran Trophy, blazed away to an impressive

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Dec

09

Sweeping Success of Colm O’Donoghue

Dr. MAM Ramaswamy’s bay filly Sweeping Success fought back gallantly to snatch the Johnnie Walker Black Label Indian 1000 Guineas from Astraea in a

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Dec

05

Aishwarya to Sizzle Mahalaxmi

Bollywood damsel and world-renowned beauty, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be the guest of honour at the Mahalaxmi Race Course for Thursday's races. The

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Dec

03

Jockey B. Prakash Suspended

Dr. MAM Ramaswamy's Stable Jockey B. Prakash was found guilty of injudicious handling of his mount Mountain Bear and has been handed a 4 day

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Dec

02

Lovely Feelings Personified

The Indo German Chamber of Commerce Christmas Fest was hugely popular and a well-organized event at the Mahalaxmi Race Course on Sunday. The Carnival

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Nov

30

Christmas Comes Early at Mahalaxmi

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) has ensured that the first two days of December wear a festive look and usher in Christmas at the

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Nov

29

Schnell Cleans up Opposition

Schnell (Samuel Fargeat) cleaned up the opposition, posting an authoritative victory in the Municipal Commissioner’s Trophy at the Mahalaxmi Race

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Nov

24

Are You Ready for the Super Sunday?

Racing had never been the same since the Poonawalla brothers introduced the Poonawalla Breedeers' Million for 3 year-olds in the early 1990s. The

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Nov

23

Irish Jockey Daniel Grant Makes an Impressive Debut

Daniel Martin Grant, who landed in India from Ireland only last week, made his debut at Mahalaxmi Race Course, as he booted home both his mounts. The

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Nov

19

Shroff, Katrak Score a Double

The first day of the Mumbai meeting opened to a lukewarm response from the spectator angle. However, the 4,000 odd crowd was treated to some sizzling

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Nov

15

RWITC Rides on a High Horse

What Vivek Jain, the Chairman, RWITC - Marketing Working Committee has lined up for the forthcoming Mumbai season is impressive. Jain and his team

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Apr

25

Mumbai Season Ends on High Note

Heat. Humidity. High taxes. Nothing could stop the die-hard Mahalaxmi fans from enjoying Sunday's nine-race card as they thronged in good

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Apr

24

Antia Emerges 'Star Trainer' over Final Weekend

Trainer Hormuz Antia, who, until last Friday, had saddled 212 runners to win only a dozen races, emerged as star trainer over the final weekend

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Apr

23

Spirituall Humbles Rivals

It was inevitable. About 40 days of quality racing--good horses and well-filled fields--finally had to make way for the season's most

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Apr

18

Mr Greedy Hogs the Limelight

Mr Greedy (Placerville – Angel Heights) once again showed his grit and knocked out two high-class youngsters – Cabriolet and Sea Star

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Apr

17

Silver Sands Makes Most of Blue Thunder’s Absence

Silver Sands (Ontario – Extreme Contact) made most of the last minute withdrawal of favourite Blue Thunder and sped home to win the Bright

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Apr

11

Superior Quest Wins Gool S Poonawalla Million

The Poonawalla Stud Farm bred horses made a clean sweep of the first four positions of the Gool S Poonawalla Million (Gr 3) with Dr MAM Ramaswamy

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Apr

11

Blue Mellon Capitalizes on Rigel’s Slow Start

Blue Mellon (Mr Mellon – Yvresse), owned by the Karachiwallas and trained by Faisal Abbas, capitalized to the hilt the sluggish start of

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Mar

07

Triumphant Becket, Glorious Jacqueline Thrill All

That the Vandrevala Foundation Indian Turf Invitation Cup would be a potboiler, was known a month earlier. Two top four-year- olds, a colt and a

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Mar

07

Aurelian Pips Forest Flair on the Post

Aurelian (Pennine Ridge – Wild Rumour), owned by Martand Mahindra and trained by Bipin Salvi, capitalized on his rider’s sublime form

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Mar

07

Aboline is the Super Mile Champion

Aboline (Burden of Proof – Super Fan) from trainer Arjun Manglorkar’s yard came into his own and ran a brilliant race to fetch his

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Mar

07

Becket Camp Bullish

The first three races in the Saturday card at Mahalakshmi brought home forcefully that the afternoon would belong to front-end horses. Prime Time

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Mar

06

Palazzio’s Sun Shines, Maseeha Basks

Palazzio’s Sun rose to the occasion and scorched the turf with a blistering run to earn the title of the ‘Fastest Horse on Indian

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Mar

06

Mahalaxmi Could be Declared a “War Zone”

The historical Mahalaxmi racecourse at the heart of Mumbai most certainly readies itself to have a million hearts thumping for the weekend races.

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Mar

05

Chic Bipasha Unveils Vandrevala Logo at RWITC

The Vandrevala Foundation Indian Turf Invitation Cup weekend had a glamorous ignition at the Mahalaxmi racecourse on Tuesday, March 2, 2010. In

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Feb

07

‘Her Highness’ Jacqueline Wins Derby, Conquers Hearts

Richard Hughes proved that it is possible to stop 25,000 hearts from beating normally, all at the same juncture. He did it for about 10 seconds as

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Feb

07

Keringdingan Makes a Mark on Derby Day

Faisal Abbas trained Keringdingan (Diffident – Victory And Gold) lived up to the promise she had shown in her first start and improved

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Feb

06

Record Beckons Jacqueline, Becket Stands in the Way

The Indian flag was flying high at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse on Friday. The first race, a 1200-metre dash, had been run. There was a runner

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Feb

06

Enjoy Your Day At The Races - It's McDowell Derby

It is the Derby weekend. There can be no other weekend like the McDowell Derby weekend. The RWITC enclosures are going to be bursting in the seams

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Feb

05

A Mouth-watering Derby in Prospect

Giant-slaying has been the norm in recent editions of the Indian Derby. Several names come readily to mind. Mystical could do no better than be

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Jan

28

Delphi Makes an Incredible Debut

The Deepak Trophy, the feature event of the day, had eight 3 year-olds facing the starter. Among them was Delphi (Emerald Cat – Bongusto),

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Jan

24

Jacqueline Butchers the Indian Oaks Opposition

Jacqueline (King Charlemagne – Talita Kumi) ran a breathtaking race, sitting well off the pace in the dead last position, even as her nine

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Jan

24

Jain-Patel Combine Score a Fine Treble

The followers of favourites went home with heavier purses and beaming faces from the Mahalaxmi racecourse on Sunday. Not only had they witnessed a

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Jan

21

Maseeha Wins Byculla Trophy in the Stewards’ Room

Game galloper Maseeha yet again showed a never-say-die attitude and added another Trophy to his owner, Mrs Tina K Dhanani’s collection by

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Jan

17

Onassis Dominates His Rivals, Wins Ruia Gold Cup

Onassis (Glory Of Dancer – Rahy’s Serenade) toyed with the opposition to post a handsome victory in the Ramniwas Ramnarain Ruia Gold

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Jan

17

Gutsy ‘Jockey’ Salman Khan –Undoubtedly Veer

Salman Khan, the Super Star, showed what a brave heart he is by not only winning the Veer Exhibition race in a thrilling finish, but also by

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Jan

13

Swahili Romps Home to Win Ahmedbhoy Trophy

Swahili (Alnasr Alwasheek – Singita) from trainer Zadmal Singh’s yard and owned jointly by the Jains and the Patels, won the Aziz

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Jan

10

“Good Governance is Top Priority” – Vivek Jain

Mr Vivek Jain, recently elected as Chairman of RWITC, is a man raring to move forward. The youngest Chairman in the history of the Club, Mr Jain

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Jan

08

Slickkit, Ecstatica Plunder Respective Opposition

For the followers of favourites, Thursday’s start was as disastrous as it can get. The first four races saw hot “jodies” (top

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Jan

07

Prakash Pilots MAM’s Superior Quest

The Dr MAM Ramaswamy camp struck a fine double which included the J Rustomji Soparivala Trophy, the main event of Thursday’s races at

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Jan

03

Red Romeo Wins Chief Minister’s Gold Cup

Red Romeo (Steinbeck – Allspice) came into his own (as I professed in the selections’ write-up) and put in a ‘forceful’

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Dec

31

Forever Young Wins DG Police Cup in Style

Trainer Pesi Shroff ended the year on a high note saddling a short-priced treble on the last day of 2009. Churchill, Onassis and Macchupicchu all won

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Dec

27

Star Warrior Storms, Maseeha Stuns

The Twelfth Day of the Mumbai meeting was a day of mixed balance sheets for the followers of money, with five favourites obliging in the nine-race

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Dec

24

It Is a Thunderous Thousand for Imtiaz

Trainer Imtiaz A Sait carved a niche for himself in the annals of Indian racing when his ward Belligerent thundered home to win the last race of the

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Dec

20

Shroff Juggernaut Rolls On

Pesi Shroff is simply unstoppable. He is enjoying a tremendous run and Sunday was no different. His ward Jacqueline brought home the glittering Rs

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Dec

20

Jacqueline’s Mile Makes Pesi Smile

Jacqueline (King Charlemagne – Talita Kumi), bred at Sultan Singh’s Sohna Stud, owned by Vijay Shirke, KN Dhunjibhoy and Burgis Minoo Desai,

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Dec

18

Vivek Jain Takes the Chair amidst Records

Mr Vivek Jain’s moment at the helm has arrived and how! He garnered the maximum number of votes ever by any contestant in the history of RWITC. The

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Dec

13

Jacqueline Best- the Latest Star of the Turf

Pesi Shroff is the man for the big moment. As a Jockey he was sheer brilliance and the Indian Derby was his favourite. His record of nine Indian

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Dec

13

Shirke, Dhunjibhoy and Shroff Reign Supreme

It was the Pesi Shroff Show. Starring Jacqueline, Sine Qua Non, Bruckner and introducing Batista. Producers Shirke and Dhunjibhoy, action/thrills

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Dec

10

Pesi Maintains His Awesome Pace - Saddles a Treble

Trainer Pesi Shroff just will not let the momentum drop. Keeping up with the remarkable string of success in the recent past, Pesi scored a fine

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Dec

06

Katrak and Fenton Score Hat-trick

Owners Rakesh Wadhawan and Prem Tharani scored thrice on the trot on Sunday. Prem was not complaining while he had to walk some distance to lead in

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Dec

03

Pesi, Sunderji Dominate Thursday’s Races

Trainers Pesi Shroff and SK Sunderji shared the limelight on Thursday at the Mahalaxmi racecourse, winning six of the eight races slated for the day.

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Nov

29

It’s a Six… a Four and Yet Another Four for Shroff

Pesi Shroff is on a song! Following an incredible six winners from his stables on Thursday last at the Mahalaxmi, Pesi Shroff fired four in Kolkata

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Nov

27

Pesi Smashes Course Record with a Six

The day belonged to trainer Pesi Shroff. His stable dominated the Mahalaxmi track like never before. No trainer has saddled as many winners in a

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Nov

26

RWITC Pays Homage to Mumbai Martyrs

Forest Flair (Placerville – Tide of Fortune), who was the overwhelming favourite to land the spoils for the 26/11 Martyrs’ Memorial Trophy, kept

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Nov

22

Katrak Off to a Flying Start, Saddles Treble

C D Katrak has simply carried on from where he had left off. After winning the Pune Championship, he is now seeking a three-in-a-row this Mumbai

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May

02

Star Conquest brooks no opposition

When jockey C. Rajendra reported sick following his abject failure to guide Aqua Glow to victory in the opening event, the jockeys replacing him on

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Apr

30

Royal Panache finds his way to the winner’s enclosure

The withdrawal of even-money favourite Major Wager from the contest made his task easier but Nosher Cama trained Royal Panache chose a different

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Apr

30

Desert Conqueror on top again

Shiraz Sunderji trained Desert Conqueror (Tirol – Voices of Spring) defied the handicapper and produced another sparkling run to register an encore

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Apr

23

Beyond Belief brings Imtiaz Sait some succour

Trainer Imtiaz Sait has gone through a bad patch this season which is really “Beyond Belief” of his admirers. The astute professional has never

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Jan

09

Classic Contenders Under Drug Cloud

In a stunning development that has rocked the RWITC-stationed horses, three top-of-the-line Classic horses have failed the customary post-race

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Dec

10

Moonlight Romance, Siachen Popular ’Jodi’ For Guineas

With the Indian 1000 Guineas just round the corner speculation is high and the enthusiasm upbeat, amongst the racing fraternity. Indiarace spoke

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Dec

04

Put On Your 'Snow Coat', It’s X’mas at Mahalaxmi

It’s time to bring in the Christmas cheer and who, but the IGCC to provide the real touch to the Christmas Fest! For the fourth year

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Nov

25

Freak Rains Forces Cancellation of Thursday’s Races

Thursday’s Mumbai races were cancelled due to a heavy downpour on Tuesday night. It is believed that the rainfall measured around the 45 mm

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Apr

23

Elmwood staves off Native Strategy for an encore

The four-year-old gelding Elmwood (Glory of Dancer–Baloustar) kept his consistency intact and easily shouldered the penalty received for his

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Apr

17

Magic Touch overpowers Flareon

Winding up her campaign this summer on a winning note, the Zadmal Singh trained chestnut mare Magic Touch (Razeen – Magic Fountain) took toll of

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Apr

16

Elusive Study makes a winning reappearance

Pesi Shroff trained Elusive Study made a winning reappearance when Malesh Narredu steered him to a confident victory in the Littleover Trophy. The

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Apr

10

Avec Plaisir gives no anxious moments

She was easily the best performed horse from among the eight contesting for the Gool S. Poonawalla Million (Gr.3) run on Sunday and trainer Narendra

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Apr

07

Democraticus resumes his winning ways

Democraticus (Royal Kingdom–Mea Culpa) returned to form in the Grade 3 Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy after being hard hit by an infection which

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Apr

02

Schnell proves no match for Star of China

ockey C. Alford marked his return to the saddle by winning the Playwin Million astride Star of China (China Visit-Dazzling Star) on Sunday. The bay

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Mar

31

Nina Lalvani grabs the headlines with a treble

Nina Lalvani was walking tall on Thursday and not without reason. She never had it so good in her career before. Nina led in three winners against

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Mar

25

Southern Empire brings B.Prakash his 100th classic

Despite all the shortcomings that have come to stay with horse-racing in the recent past, it is not difficult to find people who indulge in the game

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Mar

24

Rivaaz makes most of her handicap advantage

Astute placement of Rivaaz (Binkhaldoun–Taj Mahal) by her trainer Sanjay Kolse paved the way for the grey mare to clock her first victory this

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Mar

21

Punters back on their feet after Sunday’s battering

It was an auspicious start to the New Year being celebrated by the Hindu community on Monday in this part of the country. Punters got back on their

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Mar

18

Luck of the race deserts Retribution

Natural talent at times does not suffice for a horse that has the ability to win a particular race. Many a time racegoers have been witness to an

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Mar

04

Holding Court makes cannon-fodder of his rivals

With Mystical safely out of his way and several other peers training in Kolkata, Holding Court (Royal Kingdom - Confiture) continued to hold sway at

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Mar

03

Giacosa finally proves her mettle

Giacosa was one filly whose name was being discussed as a potential threat to Haunting Memories, who was considered a virtual certainty for the

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Feb

26

Bourbon King asserts his superiority in PBMM

For the first time since inception in 1980, the Poonawalla Breeders Multimillion showcased a line-up of some of the most talented thoroughbreds

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Feb

23

Royal Princess marches on

Royal Princess was one of the fancied runners in the Indian Oaks where she finished fourth behind barnmate Blue Ribbon. Royal Princess (Royal

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Feb

19

Holding Court disciplines wayward Spinoza

Not bringing Holding Court, who has reached the peak in terms of handicap-rating, to Mumbai for the winter was never an option for trainer

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Feb

16

Dynasty continues to rule

Pesi Shroff nurtured filly Dynasty (Conquering Hero - Scossa) defied the handicapper and made light of the 62.5kg on her back to win the Commanche

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Feb

13

Our Excellence makes a smashing debut

The debut of three-year-old Our Excellence (Placerville-Pleasure Hunt) was unique in more sense than one. For the first time trainer S. Ganapathy

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Feb

10

Beyond Belief slams them all

With Niall McCullagh and C. Rajendra hogging the limelight with their saddle-skills, one almost stopped thinking that Malesh Narredu is alive and

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Feb

04

The story of losing and winning the Indian Derby

It was back in October last year when racegoers were let down by B. Prakash ridden Ruben Star in the Pune Derby. But neither his owner Dr M. A. M.

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Feb

03

Hotstepper makes Saeed Shah proud

The patience shown by veteran Saeed Shah in holding back Hotstepper precisely for two months after his debut paid rich dividends. He had his charge

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Jan

25

Enceladus carves another impressive win

With the terms of the Prince Pradeep Trophy heavily loaded in his favour and the set of opponents hardly imposing even on paper, trainer S.

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Jan

21

Guest Connections meets her nemesis in Blue Ribbon

Pesi Shroff as a jockey has ridden numerous Indian classic winners and each one has been special to him. Ever since he switched professions two years

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Jan

18

Silver Tern finally earns a bracket

Not many racegoers who saw Silver Tern jump awkwardly from the gates and swerve to his left and take Canny Lad out with him would've given these two

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Jan

14

Atmosphere takes Stewards down memory lane

Jockey C. Rajendra partnered The Hurricane (Senure-Untold Story) picked up momentum at precisely the right juncture and swept his opponents away in a

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Jan

12

Balthazaar keeps Patroclus at bay

Imtiaz Sait and Colm O’Donoghue were the men in action on Friday as their respective engagements had fair chances to win. Both professionals

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Jan

09

Southern Empire’s juggernaut rolls on

In one of the easiest passages any Indian Derby contender could ever dream of en-route his ultimate goal, S. Ganapathy’s Southern Empire

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Jan

04

Sovereign Power thwarts Premier Star

Fortune hunters in horse-racing would not have wished for a better start to the new year than what Thursday’s game at Mahalaxmi delivered

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Dec

31

Pesi Shroff closes his 2006 account with a treble

A friend in need is a friend indeed it is said and were it not for a helping hand extended by a couple of Pesi Shroff’s pals, Blue Ribbon (Alnasr

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Dec

25

Democraticus tames Thundering Power, Holding Court

There are so many facets to horseracing that keep manifesting themselves at regular intervals and this probably could be one of the reasons why

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Dec

24

Southern Empire dominates Johnnie Walker Indian 2000 Guineas

‘It’s going to be one-horse race’ was last heard when Continual ran in the 1998 Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr.1). This year this rare term was back

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Dec

17

Labuan star performer in Faisal’s treble

Young Faisal Abbas never had it so good in his brief career thus far and wouldn’t have asked for any more. This third generation horse-trainer

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Dec

14

Three of Arts scores over Annot yet again

Trainer Subhag Singh always has an ace up his sleeve when he sends that dark bay colt by Diffident out of Brave Ballerina, curiously named Three of

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Dec

10

Guest Connections makes Haunting Memories look ordinary

This was no regional classic but part of the all-important five Indian classics, yet the trend of Dr.MAM Ramaswamy’s colours being carried to

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Dec

07

Punters win 7-1 against the bookies

When Niall McCullagh and B. Prakash fetch cent per cent results from their respective engagements you don’t need a rocket scientist to guess the

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Dec

03

Silken Star shines again

It was at the Mahalaxmi racetrack around Christmas last year when Silken Star’s career started blossoming. By the end of that season the chestnut

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Nov

30

Spinoza just too good

He was just a short-head behind Nimble Feet in the Nanoli Stud Pune Derby and had earlier vanquished Beyond Belief, a subsequent winner of two races,

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Nov

26

Mystical unravels his supernatural powers

“What a horse! He’s simply superb.” These were some of the various glowing tributes showered on Mystical paid by the racing buffs at Mahalaxmi

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Nov

23

Kiss of Luck continues her successful ways

The three-year-old filly Kiss of Luck (Diffident – Pasta) claimed the Municipal Commissioner’s Trophy in a tight finish to celebrate her

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Nov

19

New season starts on a bright note

Racegoers starved of their regular fill of horseracing action due to the disruption of the sport at Bangalore were in an upbeat mood on Sunday as the

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Mar

21

A Tribute To Jacqueline

Every once in a while, a special two year-old walks into a trainer's yard, and life, as he knows it, changes forever. Jacqueline, a petite bay

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Apr

04

Favourite Royal Companion Wins Rustomji Byramji Trophy

Hot favourite Royal Companion (Glory of Dancer – Ippodamia) from the stables of Malesh Narredu won the Div I of the Rustomji Byramji Trophy

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Apr

03

Martinique Wins Shaman Million With Authority

Martinique (Placerville – Moving Image), powered by B Prakash, played a waiting game and saved her best for the last. It was El Clasico who

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Mar

05

Arabian Prince Shatters Course Record

Arabian Prince (Burden Of Proof – Arabian Rose), owned by Dr Vijay Mallya, showed tremendous physical and mental strength to not only

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Jan

28

Dr Vijay Mallya, Vivek Jain Sign Million-Dollar Deal

The popularity of the Indian Derby was never in question. Besides the entire racing fraternity in the country, the Indian Derby is the only race

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Feb

08

McDowell Signature Indian Derby Signs off In Style

Romancing with the horses couldn’t have got a better endorsement than one provided by Moonlight Romance herself. With the crowning of the

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May

01

Altamaash, Ashad Asbar Have a Blast on Final Da

Trainer Altamaash Ahmed combined with Ashad Asbar and the duo ended their Mumbai campaign on a memorable note scoring a lucrative treble on the

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Apr

09

Suraj Shines on Mahalaxmi Track

Jockey Suraj Narredu had a busy day in office on his re-appearance on the race track after a gap of three weeks and rattled off a fine treble in

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Apr

10

Silk Cut Comes Alive with an Electrifying Finish

Silk Cut (Diffident – Sensuality) finally moved out of the shadow of some of the impressive juveniles to record his maiden victory in great

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Apr

16

Ancient Wonder Obliges in Style

Ancient Wonder (China Visit – Dazzling Queen) notched up a fashionable victory to justify the strong support he received in the betting

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Apr

17

Sprint Star, Misschevious Trot in a Dramatic Dead-Heat

It could not get closer than this! The Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy (Grade 3) had a small field of five in the fray. That it would be a close

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Mar

06

Mr Greedy Consumes Super Mile, Hogs Limelight

The Major PK Mehra Super Mile (Gr 1) was expected to light up towards the finish with a sizzling fight between current champion miler and the

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Feb

06

Moonlight Romance Had 25000-plus Swooning

Moonlight Romance (China Visit-Wandering Star) etched a place for herself not only in the record books, but also in the hearts of the large crowd

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Feb

05

Attila’s Brilliance – ‘Fusion of the Finest’

Trainer Pesi Shroff has put the analysts’ clan in a dilemma. If one ventures to analyse between Pesi the jockey and Pesi the trainer, if

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Feb

06

Veteran Diego Rivera Produces a Zestful Run

Diego Rivera (Diffident – Rahy’s Serenade) proved a tiger at heart while producing a gutsy gallop that added yet another victory to

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Feb

05

Picasso Plunders, Scarface Shocks

The last two races on the McDowell Signature Indian Derby day served as a perfect appetiser for the big day to follow. While Picasso (Black Cash

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Feb

04

Fashion Trends, Glamour and Rich Races at Mahalaxmi

The fashion trends of Mumbai are just about to make a fresh statement and those in the know will be seen in an array of new avtaars. This, after

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Feb

02

Wadhawan Camp Creating Trophy Space?

The Wadhawan and Tharani combine cannot be accused of being over-confident, if they were already considering creating a prominent showcase to

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Feb

01

The Dummies’ Guide to the Derby

Learning the ropes at the races can help tremendously especially when attending the McDowell Signature Indian Derby this Sunday. Here’s a

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Jan

31

The Most Historic Race in the World

In any racing country, the mention of the word Derby immediately relates to the best horse race in the world and like the US, France and all other

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Mar

06

Moonlight Romance Thrives on Mahalaxmi Turf

The 'victory-stand' occupants of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby yet again proved that they formed the superior quartet on the racing

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Mar

05

Nearness Of You Shows Her Mettle

Nearness Of You (Diffident – Forest Fantasy), owned by Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, Mr & Mrs Adar and Natasha Poonawalla, rep Villoo Poonawalla

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Mar

04

An Evening of Fun Mixed with Serious Business

The high-profile weekend of racing festivity, The HDIL Indian Turf Invitation Cup and its supporting grade-one races, got off the blocks with a

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Jun

03

Watch Live Telecast of Epsom Oaks and Derby

In a welcome gesture, the Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd (RWITC) has generously sponsored to bring the live telecast of the Epsom Oaks to be

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Jun

13

Watch the Acceleration of the Hooves at 'Hooves'

The Royal Western India Turf Club, has once again pitched in to bring British racing action to the Mumbai racecourse, sponsoring the live Telecast

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Aug

24

Boldenone Case Verdict Expected Next Week

The Boldenone case involving trainers CD Katrak, Sheraz Sunderji and Pesi Shroff is nearing its end and a verdict would be arrived at early next

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Aug

30

Gavel Comes Down on The Boldenone Case

The Boldenone case finally came to a conclusion. The jury comprising five stewards, headed by RWITC Chairman Mr Vivek Jain delivered the judgment

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Sep

03

Of Boldenone Judgement and Suspensions

The Boldenone case reached its much awaited conclusion and the trainers concerned have been handed out suspensions keeping in view their past

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Jan

23

Pleasures Regains Winning Form

The controversial defeat of Runaway Queen on Tuesday in circumstances that can be described as most unfortunate, was the talking point during the

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Jan

18

Allaire wins Oaks in style

"Insha-Allah, I will bounce back," promised Aslam Kader in one of his recent interviews. Sounded optimistic then but, those words were

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Nov

16

Lady Moura and Stavros Record Workmanlike Wins

A dull programmed marked the return of horseracing to the Mahalaxmi tracks this week. But punters were not sulking, as the final results were,

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Nov

18

Mumbai season off to a flying start

Giving ample time to the professionals for relocating to Mahalaxmi racecourse, the Royal Western India Turf Club very thoughtfully planned the

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Nov

25

Wild Eagle shrugs off Rambus and soars high

Despite being contested by only two horses, the S. D. Parkash Memorial Super Mile Gold Trophy (Gr.3) was the centre of attraction this week. And

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Nov

29

Tobler wins his 2000 Guineas prep race in spectacular fashion

The three-year-old bay Tobler (Rebounding Thrill-Hot Chocolate) won his prep race for the forthcoming Indian 2000 Guineas in splendid fashion,

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Dec

06

The Proletarian, Top Gun notch impressive victories

Professionalismand horsemanship, the two virtues of the King of Sports that are rarely on display nowadays, both came to the fore at the Mahalaxmi

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Nov

11

Mumbai Braces for Serious Horsing Around

The Mumbai Racing season 2011 -12 is all set to roll out another enthralling racing action starting Sunday the 13th November 2012 and will run

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Nov

13

Sreekanth Powers Our Chieftain to Audelade Million Win

Our Chieftain (Diffident – Amazing Girl) surfaced from behind and in a final furlong flourish, gained momentum to spare a neck at the wire

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Nov

17

St Catz Triumphs Over Botswana, Orito Impresses

St Catz (Royal Kingdom – Irish Glitter) put up a clinical show and walked away with the honours in the much touted St Catz Vs Botswana duel.

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Dec

09

El Campeador Could Prove to be a Giant-Killer

Though available at cramped odds, favourites were back in action on Sunday. Starsky, El Campeador and Noble Executive gave meagre returns but

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Dec

23

Wild Eagle Steamrolls Opposition to wins 2000 Guineas

"He is the horse," said owner Capt. Jamshed Appoo, laying emphasis on the last two words he spoke after Wild Eagle won the McDowell

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Dec

25

Queenscliff presents Dhunjibhoys’ HSBC Salver as Christmas gift

Fortune favours the brave it is said and this was to prove right for trainer Cooji Katrak on Tuesday. Fresh after a none-too-bad third behind Snow

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Nov

20

Relic Hunter Lands the Plum Event

If the Audelade Sunday ignited the Mumbai Season, Gitanjali provided the surge, as Mumbai racing paced ahead stepping up a couple of knots. Sunday

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Nov

24

Sensational Scarface Does it Again

“Scarface is a strange horse” Rehanullah Khan who was a guest speaker in the pre-race chat on camera in the paddock as the horses were

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Nov

27

Onassis Rises to Claim Ardeshir Trophy

It was a day with a right blend of excitement and responsible gestures. The nine races slated for the day threw up some surprise elements, a

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Dec

01

Dear Henry Endears Himself to His Supporters

Dear Henry, trained by veteran trainer SS Shah, came alive with a start to finish essay and redeemed his high reputation with a facile victory to

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Dec

04

Volterra Makes an Impressive Debut

  Volterra (Razeen – Averoff) from the Shroff yard, became yet another successful debutante to add to the string of juveniles that

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Dec

08

Indian 1000 Guineas Gr.1

The oldest Classic in India is the Indian 1000 Guineas and its 69th renewal is scheduled for the coming Sunday when it will be sponsored, for the

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Dec

08

Vivek Jain Tops RWITC Polls Again

Vivek Jain, Chairman of the RWITC yet again topped the polls with a record 908 votes for the RWITC Managing Committee elections held during the

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Dec

11

No Certainty for Radio Mirchi Indian 1000 Guineas

Most of the professionals can’t seem to zero in on the one prospective winning choice for the Radio Mirchi Indian 1000 Guineas to be run

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Dec

11

Alma Mater Zips Ahead in Sizzling Finish

The Radio Mirchi Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr1) turned out to be a ‘spicy’ day with the main-event living up to its promise of an exciting

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Dec

11

Ancient Wonder Wins Jaspal Sprint Million

The Jaspal Enterprises Sprint Million was the ideal lead-up to the Radio Mirchi Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr1). It had the apt sparkle to set the

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Dec

15

Lyrical Symphony Finds Rhythm, Hits Winning Note

Lyrical Symphony (Placerville – Lyrical Fantasy) came alive with a splendid performance to win yet again over her pet distance and stretch

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Dec

18

‘Hugh’ Heart, Richard’s Turf-Romance, Soar Pronto Pronto

A simple mantra – “Need based training,” an astute jockey and a horse that puts heart into what he does best, blended perfectly

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Dec

18

Camacho Scores Comfortable Victory

The Casino Royale 2000 Guineas day brought about some excellent performances. Pronto Pronto stole the limelight and surely was the Star of the

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Dec

22

Persian Lily Arrests Blue Sky’s march for DGP Trophy

Persian Lily (Duja – Persian conquest) trained by Rehanullah Khan produced a late flourish to spoil Blue Sky’s party and emerge

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Dec

25

Onassis Picks Up Jiwajirao Scindia Trophy

The Christmas Day races were a delight for the followers of money as all the races were won by well supported horses and no

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Dec

27

Vivek Jain, new Chairman of Stewards

Normalcy has returned to the environs of the famous Mahalaxmi race course after the hustle and bustle of high profile election to the Managing

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Dec

29

Shroff, Zervan, Rehan and Sandesh Hog Limelight

Trainer Pesi Shroff would have trimmed down quite a bit and may have come close to his riding weight owing to the long walk back and forth to lead

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Jan

01

Ancient Wonder Bags Gitanjali Million

Ancient Wonder won the Morellato by Gitanjali Lifestyle Million in a thrilling finish, but there was a dramatic incident at the very start of the

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Jan

20

Autonomy Proves Class is Permanent

Autonomy (Razeen – All Heart) proved beyond doubt that nothing can make up for Class. The Jaydev Mody-owned gelding, ridden competitively by

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Jan

23

Moonlight Romance Blossoms, Flirting with Derby

The joint-owners of Moonlight Romance (China Visit – Wandering Star), Mr Rakesh Kumar Wadhawan and Mr Prem Tharani would be sitting pretty

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Jan

23

Shirke & Partners’ Amadeus – A Potential Champ

Two talented juveniles made their mark to get noticed on the eventful Indian Oaks day on sheer inspiring performances. Sledgehammer took his name

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Jan

27

Doi Moi Comes Good With Ease

Doi Moi (Royal Kingdom - Count The Stars) lived up to his pre-race expectations and scored a relatively easy victory even though the margin may

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Feb

13

Cabriolet, Weizhou Bag Graded Races

Cabriolet, who ran an eye-catching fourth in a blanket finish in his last outing, was much better prepared for the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Eclipse

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Feb

13

Windsor Manor Turns a Multi-Millionaire

Windsor Manor (Placerville-Amber Windsor) lifted the Kr. Rajendra Singh Memorial Golconda Juvenile Million (Gr.III), the feature event of

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Feb

20

Black Magic Woman Zaps, Elena – Bewitched!

Black Magic Woman (Placerville – One Magic Moment) paid due homage to her late father - Placerville, by pulling off a sensational victory in

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Feb

24

Goldie Brown Brigade Glitters at Mumbai

The Dr MAM Ramaswamy’s camp had a lot to cheer on Thursday, as the famed stable notched a double with fancied horses at lucrative odds.

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Feb

27

Gallop, Glamour & Gaiety Ushers Poonawalla Day

  The RWITC and its sponsors have taken upon themselves to shoulder the social responsibilities with their resources. This is indeed a

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Feb

27

Caribbean Queen Reigns Supreme

Caribbean Queen (Steinbeck – Dazzling Queen) with Ruzaan on board continued her good form and latched on to her early advantage to stave off

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Feb

27

Pasquier Unveils a Picasso Masterpiece

The Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million (Grade 1) amply delivered its promise of a pulsating finish! Three of the top juveniles in contention

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Mar

13

Sixteen Is Indeed Sweet For Native Knight

Native Knight (Placerville – Native Tactics) finally provided a huge relief to his owner Mr Madhur Bajaj and the Chetak Racing syndicate

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Mar

20

Pronto Pronto, Haunting Fantasy Emerge Victorious

Trainer Imtiaz Sait celebrated ‘Holi’, the festival of colours, saddling a wonderful quadruple on Sunday, which included one of the

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Mar

24

Camacho Posts Handsome Victory

Pesi Shroff strengthened his stranglehold on the trainers’ Championship for the season sending out a fine treble on Thursday that included

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Mar

27

Onassis Wins Prive Karl Umrigar Turf Championship

Emotions, sentiments and an interesting co-incidence surfaced at Mahalaxmi on Sunday, which saw Pesi Shroff, the brother-in-law of the late

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Jan

05

Venus Rosewater Adds To her Mumbai Tally

Venus Rosewater (Senure – Zealous) put up another ‘zealous’ performance on her favourite Mahalaxmi track to record her fourth

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Jan

12

Bespoke Juggernaut Rolls on to 5th straight Victory

Bespoke (Ikhtyar – Sartorial) seems to have made winning a habit and the connections aren’t complaining at all. The Shroff-trained

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Jan

15

Brilliant Cardinal, Astute Prakash Clinch Ruia Gold

Pesi Shroff trained Cardinal (Placerville – Haunting beauty) owned by the Shirke and Dhunjibhoy combine, produced an electrifying gallop in

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Jan

15

Ranthambhore Thunders Home in an Awesome Display

Ranthambhore (Hymn – Radiance), trained by young trainer Adhirajsingh Jodha, plundered his rivals with a tremendous turn of foot and

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Jan

19

Native Knight Tames Gritty Clarion Call

Native Knight (Placerville – Native Tactics) huffed, puffed and finally thundered to pull back Clarion Call in a dramatic finish for the

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Jan

22

Holy Roman Emperor! What an ‘Exquisite’ Win!!

Smashing (Holy Roman Emperor – Exquisite) shrugged off her Guineas defeat and re-discovered her Pune magic dazzle to outlast and outshine

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Jan

22

Hachiko Hacks Rivals for Gool Poonawalla Million (Gr3)

The Gool S Poonawalla Million (Gr3) the added attraction to the Zoom Indian Oaks (Gr1) day, saw MK Jadhav’s Hachiko (Noverre –

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Jan

28

Elizabeth Wins In a Spectacular Finish

The Sahaan Multi-Million lived up to its promise and saw a thrilling finish. Elizabeth (Glory of Dancer – Queenscliff) surfaced from the

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Feb

03

What The Experts have to Say

It’s time to study the line-up for the McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby and try to zero in on the pick of the lot. This year, 13

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Feb

03

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth

Astapi: I have one victory to show from 7 starts and that was over a sprint. My master believes I can go over a trip and I am eager to prove him

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Feb

04

Kunigal Bred Days Best Wins Kunigal Breeders’ Produce Stakes

Days Best (Burden of Proof – Enduring Image) owned by Shiven Surendranath representing the Diamond Band Racing Syndicate & Mr Neil Shah

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Feb

05

Super Achiever Shines Bright In The Spotlight

Capt Jamshed J Appoo surely would have been the happiest amongst the 30,000 odd people that thronged the Mahalaxmi Racecourse for the iconic race

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Feb

05

Rehan’s 'Victorious March' to Rattonsey Multi-Million

Victorious March (Diffident – Roman Eagle) owned by M/s Vinod Agarwal and Sunil Anand in partnership with the trainer set off on a start to

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Feb

04

Dancing Glances Pockets Black Dog Trophy

Dancing Glances (Placerville – Dancing Greens) owned by the Poonawalla Racing Syndicate II and trained by Altaf Hussian got the measure of

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Jan

27

Becket Goes To Mumbai

“I fell in love with him the first time I looked at him,” a relieved but ebullient Padmanabhan confessed to his adoration for his four

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Feb

08

Derby Comes to a Fairytale End

There is one person at Mahalakshmi on Sunday who let his imagination do the talking moments after the Derby. “We have a fairytale

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Feb

14

Icebreaker, Forest Flair Score Decisive Victories

Icebreaker (Alnasr Alwasheek – Iceberg), owned by the Poonawallas and trained by Padmanabhan, came into her own to win the Byramjee

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Feb

18

De Sousa Powers Slickkit to Superb Victory

Slickkit (Senure – Baloustar), from the stables of trainer Altamash Ahmed and well ridden by S A De Sousa romped home to beat favourite

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Feb

21

Mystic Dawn Wins Forbes India Million

Mystic Dawn (Diffident – Angel Heights), owned by Dr MAM Ramaswamy and trained by S Ganapathy, was astutely ridden to victory by jockey B

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Feb

25

Saint Vincent Demolishes Opposition

Saint Vincent (Ikhtyar – Magick Sword), from trainer Pesi Shroff’s stables and ridden by jockey C Ruzaan demolished the opposition to

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Feb

28

Beautiful Stranger Wins Poonawalla Multi Million

The Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million (Gr1), popularly accepted as the ‘Juvenile Derby’, saw a new Junior Champion emerge from

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Feb

28

Impressive El Tropico Wins Serum Institute Trophy

Trainer Siraj Sunderji had a prolific day as three of his trainees came out with flying colours not to mention the second and third places in the

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Mar

07

Indian Racing Awards - A Night of Grandeur

The Indian Racing Awards Night, hosted by the RWITC at their Polo Grounds in the centre of the racecourse on Saturday evening, was hugely

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Mar

12

RWITC Terminates Prof Uppal's Contract

The committee of the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) Ltd has terminated, with immediate effect, the contract with Prof Uppal, consultant and

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Mar

14

Icebreaker Adds Wadia Cup to Her Tally

Icebreaker (Alnasr Alwasheek – Iceberg) extended her scintillating form to notch up yet another victory and bag the CN Wadia Gold Trophy

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Mar

21

Macchupicchu, Moonlight Romance Reign Supreme

The popular theory that a juvenile usually finds it difficult to give weight and beat his own-age rivals proved creditable as both Beautiful

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Mar

21

Ocean Emperor Thumps Opposition for Naiade Cup

Ocean Emperor (Placerville – Sky Rocket) from the yard of trainer SK Sunderji won the Naiade Cup with awesome authority sparing over five

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Mar

25

Cole Race Book Turns 90 This Year

The racing action at the Mahalaxmi began in the early 1920s. Scores of Champions have won fiercely fought battles. Champions come and go by the

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Mar

25

Cambiasso Wins Mehta Trophy

Cambiasso (Razeen – Gourgandine), owned by Dr Vijay Mallya, was ably ridden by jockey B Prakash to victory in the PR Mehta Trophy, the

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Mar

28

Change of Luck Lives up to Her Dam’s Name – Stunning

Change Of Luck (Placerville – Stunning) was languishing in the background for far too long. As ‘Gypsy Magic’, she underperformed

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Mar

28

Diego Rivera Wins Karl Umrigar Trophy

Diego Rivera (Diffident – Rahy’s Serenade) proved that he still possessed his zest for racing and put in a gutsy performance to ward

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Feb

12

Forest Flair Scorches To Record-Shattering Victory

Dr MAM Ramaswamy owned six-year-old gelding Forest Flair (Placerville – Tide of Fortune) produced the fastest gallop ever on the Mahalaxmi

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Apr

03

Misschevious Trot Blows Harmonica Away

Misschevious Trot (Storm Trooper – Puzla), trained by Imtiaz Sait, came from behind and snatched victory close home to win the Topmost

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Apr

04

Sea Star Wins R M Golculdas Gold Cup

Sea Star (Maria’s Mon – Chanteline) won the RM Goculdas Gold Cup after a slight hiccup when Spitz provided a keen challenge in the

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Apr

10

Sunlight Wins Bannatwalla Trophy by a ‘Ray’

Five firm favourites obliged in a seven-race card and the followers of the market trends enjoyed a lucrative day. Jockey B Prakash stood out

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Feb

16

Sorrento Provides an Encore

Sorrento (Diamond Green – Sonatina) from trainer Shyam Habbu’s yard made every post a winning one as she led early and held on bravely

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Nov

11

Well-groomed’ Mumbai Season Gets the Leg-up

The stage is set for another electrifying Mumbai Racing Season and the RWITC’s enormous efforts in putting together a promising 42-day

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Dec

30

Dr Vijay Mallya’s Stromboli Scales to Glory

Stromboli (Bertolini – My Hansel), owned by Dr Vijay Mallya, turned in a winning performance despite running green to shock fancied Mountain

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Feb

19

Trevor Pilots Maple Star to AGP Multi-Million

Dr MAM Ramaswamy owned Maple Star (Mull of Kintyre – Sonic Symphony) came alive with a spirited gallop at the business end to storm ahead to

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Feb

23

Enlightenment Sizzles to Pip Batista on the Post

Malesh Narredu trained Enlightenment (Razeen – Forest Treasure) emerged against all odds to produce a sizzling stretch run and to pip

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Feb

26

Gallant Hachiko Wins Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million

It was ‘mission accomplished’ of sorts for childhood mates, one a top notch owner, Mr Vijay Shirke,  the other a trainer of

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Feb

26

Mahalaxmi Racecourse Goes Green - Shirke Colours Glow

Vijay Shirke’s horses with their jockeys donning the famous Green silks, dominated the races at the Mahalaxmi racecourse. Shirke did not

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Feb

29

Nazak Chenoy’s Svelte Lady Scores Stylish Victory

A longish ten race card was in the offing for the rare Wednesday schedule. With the Invitation Cup weekend on the threshold and no racing this

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Mar

07

Trainers Vindicated

A fresh development in the infamous Boldenone case, that implicated top trainers namely, Pesi Shroff, Cooji Katrak and SK Sunderji, may vindicate

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Mar

08

Strategic Change Wins Pegs Back Sergeant Pepper

The Radha Sigtia Trophy looked an interesting proposition even though only five were in the fray. Each runner could win or lose and both

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Mar

11

Washington Irvine Stumps Opposition, Wins Wadia Gold

Washington Irvine (Razeen – Magic Fountain) pulled off a sensational victory in the CN Wadia Gold Cup. Counted among the least fancied

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Mar

15

Ranthambhore Roars to Victory

Ranthambhore (Hymn – Radiance), after finding his Classic assignment a bit too hot to handle, resumed his winning ways in style. He was a

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Mar

18

Blue Ace, Maple Star Corner Glory

The Shapoorji Pallonji Breeders’ Juvenile Championship (Gr 3) turned out to be hotly contested by two lesser fancied contenders. Hachiko,

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Mar

22

Capital Attraction Wins a Thriller

Capital Attraction (Home Affairs – Luminary), ably ridden by Sandesh, won on a close call with the fast finishing Jewelled failing by a

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Mar

25

Onassis Brings ‘Home’ Karl Umrigar Trophy

The Karl Umrigar Turf Championship Trophy is one race that means a lot to trainer Pesi Shroff. Karl was Shroff’s brother-in-law and

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Mar

29

Astapi Storms To Victory In Style

  Astapi (Placerville – Blurr) ridden by A Sandesh, scorched the turf with a terrific final furlong gallop to stretch out and away

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Apr

01

Forceful Beautiful Stranger Fends ‘em Off

Beautiful Stranger (Glory of Dancer – Double Wish) carrying the top weight (62) galloped on resolutely to ward off a pack of hounding rivals

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Apr

07

Coccinella Sizzles to Fourth Victory on the Trot

Pesi Shroff trained Coccinella (Alnasr ALwasheek – Palazzio) carried on her sublime form to score yet another victory – her fourth on

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Apr

08

Days Best Wins Shaman Juvenile Million

Days Best (Burden of Proof – Enduring Image) proved too good for his opponents in the Shaman Juvenile Million and literally cantered home to

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Apr

08

Tachyon, Sikandar Post Maiden Victories

The two Division I & II of the Adler Trophy  saw two horses get their sweet taste of success after showing promise in the races leading

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Apr

14

Imtiaz's Yuville Packs a Punch, Wins Easing Up

Imtiaz Sait’s Yuville (Placerville – Yutai) produced a scorching stretch-run to fox her rivals and score a resounding victory to

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Apr

15

Adhiraj’s Ranthambhore Reigns Supreme

Ranthambhore (Hymn – Radiance) passed the test by fire to beat a tough set of top class rivals and bring home the Maharaja Sir Harisinghji

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Apr

21

Signor Sassi Wins Charon Trophy in a Thriller

The Shirke-owned Signor Sassi (Alnasr Alwasheek – Si Senorita), trained by Pesi Shroff was assisted ably in the saddle by rookie Tushar

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Apr

22

Brilliant Amadeus Shatters Course Record

The Penultimate Sunday of the Mumbai Season 2011 -12 saw some starry performances. Amadeus ran the best race of his life, in fact the best race

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Apr

28

Mable and Manyatta score Emphatic Victories

Trainer M Narredu’s youngsters Mable and Manyatta won the Division I & II respectively, of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club Trophy,

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Apr

29

Sumo Wins Bennett, Coleman-Procam Gold Cup

The Mumbai Season 2011-12 concluded after five-and-half months of exciting racing action on the famed Mahalaxmi racecourse. Some outstanding

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Nov

20

Portia Edges Out Maple Star to Win Morvi Trophy

The opening day of the Mumbai season 2012-13, rescheduled for Tuesday from Sunday originally, took a hit with most of the patrons staying at their

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Nov

23

Tushar Nemane Suspended following Appalling Ride

Thursday’s races at Mumbai began on an ominous note as one watched in utter disbelief, young apprentice jockey Tushar Nemane snatching

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Nov

22

Sandesh Hits a Purple Patch

Day two of the Mumbai Season belonged to jockey A Sandesh. The joint Pune Champ was at his best as he dished out winner after winner tallying four

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Nov

25

Shroff On a ‘Song’lark - Stable Fires Four-in-a-Row!

Sunday’s races brought in substantial glitter to the Mahalaxmi racecourse what with Cine Star Sonakshi Sinha making her first appearance at

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Nov

29

Fluent Emerging Star Sprints to Victory

The two trophy races slated for Thursday’s races were won on contrasting styles. The first of the two was the Shantidas Askuran Trophy a

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Dec

02

RAJASTHAN ROYALS WINS AC ARDESHIR TROPHY (GR 3)

The IGCC Christmas Fest saw a large family crowd pouring into the racecourse to wring in Christmas early in Mumbai. As usual, the fest was

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Dec

06

COCCINELLA ROMPS HOME IN FEATURE EVENT

Thursday’s races at Mumbai saw some facile finishes but not all the easy winners were prime favorites. Coccinella however, was an exception

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Dec

09

ZERVAN, SHROFF PARTNER TO RAKE IN ‘MILLIONS’

The high-point of Sunday’s races were the two’ Million’ races for the Gen-next among the equine wannabes with the Sahaan

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Dec

13

GITANJALI INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS, Gr.1

Thirteen fillies have been left-in for the first Indian Classic of the year. There could be a couple or more which don't make the

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Dec

13

DASHRATH SINGH OPENS HIS ACCOUNT--FINALLY!

Trainer Shyam Habbu-saddled Monet (Ikhtyar – Allies) came to the fore with a lively effort to win the Siachen Trophy, beating prime

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Dec

16

VIJAYS PRIDE ADMIRABLE DESPITE SHOWIN'OFF

The race for the Gitanjali Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr 1) was as exciting as it can get. The climax that unfolded, in this race that determines the

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Dec

16

STAR TRAINER BURSTS THROUGH TO WIN A THRILLER

While the Gitanjali Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr.1) stole the show with a belligerent finish and Vijays Pride hogging the limelight with a stupendous

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Dec

21

NAKSHATRA INDIAN 2000 GUINEAS, Gr.1

The Indian 2000 Guineas, Gr.1 is a race which has seen it all. It has had a dead-heat (the only one in an Indian Classic) when the camera failed

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Dec

20

PRABHU NAIDU GUIDES WHITE KNIGHT TO VICTORY

Jockey Prabhu Naidu played a good part in guiding White Knight to victory in the feature event, the Maharaja Sir Pratapsingh Gaekwad Trophy for

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Dec

23

MACHIAVELLIANISM BLITZKRIEG FLOORS ALL 17 OPPONENTS

The 18 colts and geldings that lined-up for the Nakshatra Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1) were expected to rough it out among themselves and that there

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Dec

23

CENTRESTAGE WINS RUNGTA GOLD TROPHY

Centrestage (Noverre – Naivement) provided jockey Joseph O’Brien his first successful ride in India, in only his second attempt. He

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Dec

27

IMTIAZ'S DÉJÀ VU STORMS TO VICTORY

Déjà vu (Black Cash – Bon Sang) put to rest all speculations that the pre-race suspense of the A Campbell Trophy presented.

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Dec

30

ONASSIS RISES TO SCORE A SMASHING VICTORY

Onassis (Glory of Dancer – Rahy’s Serenade) plunged into an all out offensive in the final furlong and launched his fiery old gallop

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Jan

03

STORM TRACKER, DANCING PRANCES, WIN IMPRESSIVELY

Storm Tracker (Weather Warning – Wolanstonita) showed no signs of rustiness on reappearing on the race track after about 11 months, while

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Jan

06

AWESOME RAJASTHAN ROYALS WINS WIRHOA MILLION

Rajasthan Royals defied the odds stacked against him and the weight he has giving to his illustrious rivals to establish his class and superiority

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Jan

10

RODEO STOPS CAESARS STARS’ ROLL

Any field with just three runners could come about as a dampener in racing, particular when one of them is redundant, completely out of the

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Jan

15

AN ACQUIRED TASTE FINALLY GETS VICTORY FLAVOR

The Ramnivas Ramnarian Ruia Gold Cup (Gr2) lived up to expectations and the top three contenders were involved in a gripping fight.

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Jan

17

INDIAN OAKS, Gr.1

In the last 23 years, the Indian Oaks, Gr.1 has always had a sponsor except once in 2005 when the Indian 1000 Guineas, Gr.1 winner and the

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Jan

20

MAPLE STAR PROVIDES DR MAM 561st CLASSIC SUCCESS!

Winning a Classic is not just about having a horse of caliber. It takes meticulous preparation coupled with a good strategy in place. The jockey,

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Jan

20

MARIINSKY WINS GOOL S POONAWALLA MILLION (GR.3)

  The long card of 10 events lined up on Sunday’s card brought the best out of one young man who has been consistently making his

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Jan

24

NATIVE KNIGHT FLAUNTS HIS STAYING PROWESS – AGAIN!

Narendra Lagad trained Native Knight (Placerville – Native Tactics) at seven years of age, did commendably well to beat three younger rivals

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Jan

30

McDOWELL SIGNATURE PREMIER INDIAN DERBY, Gr.1

With 17 runners having accepted, the 71st renewal of the Indian Derby is all set to have a big field. The same number went to the post

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Feb

01

WHAT THE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY

With a fairly long line-up of Seventeen contenders in the fray for the McDowell Signature Indian Derby (Gr 1) the 2013 edition looks wide open.

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Feb

03

SUPER STORM RIPS THROUGH RIVALS, WINS THE INDIAN DERBY

In the field of seventeen contenders for the McDowell Signature Premier Indian Derby (Gr1) 2013, few rooted for Super Storm, the challenger from

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Feb

02

DEJA VU PIPS NEONA TO WIN BLACK DOG TROPHY

The Mahalaxmi racecourse was adorned with extensive Maroon and Gold hoardings with McDowell Signature branding all across the racecourse. The

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Feb

03

TRANCE WINS BK RATTONSEY MEMORIAL MULTI-MILLION

The Derby day is all about special performances and there were a few on record. Among the major races on the D day was the BK Rattonsey Maidens

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Feb

10

NEFYN DISPLAYS SPEED AND CLASS

Two Graded races highlighted the Sunday after the Indian Derby with a card of nine events, all trophy races - one a lightning scramble for the Dr

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Feb

14

ZERVAN PILOTS CLINTON TO VALENTINE’S TROPHY TRIUMPH

Jockey Zervan Suratia, whose first love seems to be professional riding, for the moment at least, got fitting returns when he won the

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Feb

17

DANCING PHOENIX SCORES A FASHIONABLE ENCORE

The AGP Multi-Million day had all the ingredients of an exciting day of racing. The festivities, Celebs, Fashion Shows and also a dramatic climax

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Feb

21

BOMBARDIER BLASTS HIS WAY TO MAIDEN VICTORY

The compact six-race card for Thursday’s races saw a few upsets and some well-fought finishes, no horse really dominating or winning by a

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Feb

24

BULLISH MURIOI CHOOSES RICH PBMM FOR MAIDEN WIN

Dr MAM Ramaswamy’s Murioi (Dubawi – Zacheta’s Girl) bred at the Hazara Stud Farm, shrugged off his ‘maiden’ status

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Feb

24

HACHIKO RELIVES PBMM GLORY, CREATES NEW RECORD

Do horses have a good memory? Hachiko seems to do so. He had provided the Shirke camp the privilege to lead in a Poonawalla Breeders’

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Feb

27

FORTUNE FAVOURS SCORES IN CLOSE FINISH

Lesser fancied Fortune Favours (Glory of Dancer – Vantage) (20/1)fought out with another outsider in Cactus Cash (12/1) in a close finish

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Mar

07

HURRICANE WIND BLOWS OPPONENTS AWAY

Hurricane Wind (Steinbeck – Santorini Star) won the Radha Sigtia Trophy a lot easier than expected. He sailed past stable mate Swift

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Mar

10

MONET BRUSHES ASIDE TOP CLASS OPPONENTS

The CN Wadia Gold Cup day was as colourful as Mrs Maureen Wadia always makes it with delightful performances by adorable little children. The

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Mar

14

SILVER STREAK GALLOPS TO A SPARKLING VICTORY

Dallas Todywalla schooled Silver Streak (Verglas – Optimal) lived up to expectations and the promise he showed last time out while scoring a

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Mar

17

SPARKLING STARRY EYES SIZZLES TO FORBES FILLIES'VICTORY

 The 31st day of the Mumbai Meeting saw two new champions crowned in the juvenile category. It was the fillies that lined up first for the

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Mar

17

BLUE ACE WINS PRONTO PRONTO TROPHY

Dallas Todywalla was seen leading-in winners more often than his professional adversaries as he ran through races two, three and four to bring out

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Mar

21

ALEJOR GALLOPS TO MAIDEN VICTORY, WINS RJ KOLAH TROPHY

Thursday’s races saw a 50:50 result between favourites and non favourites. Four of the day’s eight races were won by prime fancies.

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Mar

24

‘ACE’ DANCING PRANCES TRUMPS TALENTED AMELIA

The ‘Amelia Vs Dancing Prances’ claim for the Forbes India Million couldn’t have been more accurate or exciting. The pair sailed

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Mar

28

ZERVAN CROSSES THE HALF-CENTURY MARK

The leading professionals’ titles look firmly settled even with another month of racing still to go. Pesi Shroff (37 winners) and his stable

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Mar

31

MANYATTA WINS TATA HOUSING TURF CHAMPIONSHIP

Manyatta (Rebuttal – Picture Show) trained by M Narredu rose to the occasion in a splendid manner and fought off a determined late bid from

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Apr

06

BRAVE VISION TRIUMPHS WITH A MEASURE OF COMFORT

The ten-race card slated for Saturday panned out a fair day for both the bookies and the punters alike as four prime fancies obliged and most

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Apr

07

BULLSEYE BEATS TOUGH OPPONENTS WITH STUNNING EASE

Pesi Shroff trained Bullseye (Kheleyf – La Cienega) owned by M/s Vijay Shirke, KN Dhunjibhoy and Berjis Minoo Desai, put her

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Apr

13

APPRENTICE JOCKEYS TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE

An interesting and innovative proposition will take off over the two days racing this weekend at the Mahalaxmi race course. An apprentice

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Apr

14

CROWDS WELCOME SINGAPORE – INDIA MATCH

The Singapore Vs India clash of the Apprentice jockeys couldn’t have got a better start as both teams received an over whelming response

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Apr

13

STILETTO STRIDES AWAY TO IMPRESSIVE MAIDEN VICTORY

  The Mumbai season may be drawing closer to the end, but the fizz and sparkle on the day was as fresh as can be. The first ever Clash of

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Apr

14

SADDAM HUSSAIN LEADS INDIAN BOYS TO VICTORY

The four-four race match between the Singapore and Indian Apprentice Jockeys culminated with honours shared as each team won two races, however,

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Apr

20

COLOURFUL PRINCE ROMPS HOME FOR MAIDEN VICTORY

Dr Vijay Mallya owned Colourful Prince (Burden of Proof – Color Me Red) trained by Dallas Todywalla scored a facile victory in the hands of

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Apr

21

MONTEZUMA ZOOMS TO VICTORY

Montezuma (Placerville – Amazing Princess) saddled by Shyam Habbu in the absence of Pesi Shroff, posted a facile start to finish victory

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Apr

27

WAR HORSE SCORES AUTHORITATIVELY, CATCHES THE EYE

The eagerly awaited fight for supremacy between Zervan and Sandesh was not as electric as one expected. Both had a list of engagements lined up

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Apr

28

CHAMPION ZERVAN FINISHES OFF IN STYLE

The concluding day of the Mumbai Season 2012-13 got a boost with the arrival of the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Honourable Shri Prithviraj

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Aug

13

RWITC STEWARDS ENHANCE MARTIN DWYER’S SUSPENSION

The Stewards of the RWITC in a meeting held at the Mahalaxmi racecourse on Monday, ruled to enhance jockey Martin Dwyer’s suspension, from

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Sep

13

TEHMINA SHROFF BREATHES HER LAST

Noted educationist and mother of legendary Jockey turned trainer Pesi Shroff, Mrs Tehmina Shroff breathed her last in the wee hours on Friday,

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Nov

17

EASY WINS FOR ALAINDAIR AND STARRY EYES

The excitement to the start of the new Mumbai Season was on expected lines as thousands arrived to watch the first day action. The followers of

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Nov

21

SIZZLING SANDESH GUIDES MINT APPROACH TO THRILLING WIN

It was another money spinning day for followers of favourite as fancied horses ensured they ran to form in almost all the races on the second day

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Nov

24

RE-CHARGED MURIOI – BACK WITH A BANG!

Sunday’s flow of events at the Mahalaxmi race course was another entertaining day out, the RWITC offering a complete package. Top notch

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Nov

28

SILVER ARROW SLICES TOP CLASS RIVALS

Hot favourite Silver Arrow was bang on target, achieving his fourth successive victory and opening his Mumbai campaign in a stylish manner. He

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Dec

01

CLINTON RISES TO THE BIG LEAGUE, STUNS TOP RIVALS

The IGCC Christmasfest attracted a huge crowd that included a large number of junior citizens to the racecourse which was good to see. The IGCC

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Dec

05

ROSIE SUNSHINE SPRINTS TO IMPRESSIVE VICTORY

Rosie Sunshine (Lawman – Fresh Bread) enhanced her reputation as one of the fastest fillies in the game. She strolled to victory without

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Dec

08

NEFYN PROVES HIS CLASS, ‘FORTUNE’ FAVORS THE BRAVE!

The Gracias Saldanha Memorial day at the races saw plenty of action on and off the track. While the action on the track was at its thrilling best,

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Dec

13

DELTIN CASINOS INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS, Gr.1

The 71st running of the Indian 1000 Guineas on Sunday sees a new sponsor and fifteen fillies are still left in. At the end of last Mumbai season,

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Dec

12

BRINDABAN FIGHTS HARD TO DOWN SPIRITED INVINCIBLE

A solitary ticket on the jackpot is every punter’s dream and one lucky Jackpot Pool hunter walked away with a sizable pot-return of well

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Dec

15

MARIINSKY PROVIDES 4TH 1000 GUINEAS WIN FOR MALLYA

Dr Vijay Mallya makes his appearance to the Mahalaxmi racecourse now and then, but when he is around, he does make his presence felt. The

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Dec

15

57:70 SECONDS FOR FIVE FURLONGS – THAT’S WAY OUT!

Mariinsky’s Classic Conquest, a couple of new kids on the block, and a record-breaking sprint was how the Deltin Casinos Indian 1000 Guineas

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Dec

20

DELTIN CASINOS INDIAN 2000 GUINEAS, GR.1

Having won the fillies' version last Sunday, the Burden of Proof filly Mariinsky will be back on the Mahalakshmi track once again, this time

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Dec

19

JOCKEY HANUMANT SINGH DAZZLES WITH A DOUBLE

Jockey Hanumant Singh, rose to the limelight and for one who has not exactly been scoring too many, the Thursday sandwiched between the first two

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Dec

22

“MURIOI CAN STAY TILL COWS COME HOME” – DR MAM

Whatever the temperament that Murioi possesses, it’s evident that he loves the Mahalaxmi track. Believed to be bullish, temperamental, and

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Dec

22

STORM TRACKER BATTLES TO WIN JHUNJHUNWALA MILLION

The Deltin Casinos 2000 Guineas day saw majority of the first favourites oblige and where they didn’t the second fancies scored victories.

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Dec

26

DANCING PRANCES AMBLES TO EFFORTLESS VICTORY

Dancing Prances (Ace – Dancing Greens), trained by Altaf Hussain and owned by Mr Ashok Ranpise, Sopher Racing Syndicate and Mr Dinsha Shroff

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Dec

29

PARSI COMMUNITY PUTS UP COMMENDABLE SHOW AT RWITC

The 10000-strong crowd that thronged the Mahalaxmi racecourse on Sunday had a healthy number representing the Parsi community. Over 1000 delegates

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Jan

02

DOMINGO WINS THE SWEEPING SUCCESS TROPHY

Nina Lalvani trained Domingo (Mull of Kintyre – Sonic Symphony) dominated his rivals in the straight to draw away in the final furlong and

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Jan

05

ROSIE SUNSHINE BLASTS OFF TO WIN WIROHA MILLION

The followers of favourites ought to have enjoyed a profitable day as six of the nine races were won by top fancies. However, the other races

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Jan

09

MURIOI MAKES A STRONG STATEMENT WITH RUIA CUP VICTORY

The Ramniwas Ramnarain Ruia Gold Cup (Gr2) was bereft of any competitive interest and the only exciting prospect was of the manner in which Murioi

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Jan

16

VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS, GR.1

Fourteen fillies have accepted for the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks, Gr.1 to be run for the first time on a Saturday since 1957 when

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Jan

16

ZOOM ZOOM WINS THE GREATER MUMBAI POLICE TROPHY

The ten-race card framed for Thursday's Mumbai races saw the races proportionately shared as not a single pro scored more than once. Each race

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Jan

18

ISN’T SHE SPECIAL … INDEED SHE IS!

Great successes in sports, it is generally believed, bears fruit more often when the mind is strategically applied and is backed with a

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Jan

18

SHIVALIK STORM WINS GOOL S POONAWALLA MILLION (GR3)

The Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks day was an all-trophy day and with the Mid-Day Trophy also featuring on the card, along with the event

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Jan

23

OKAVANGO STAYS COMMENDABLY TO WIN BYCULLA CUP

Malesh Narredu trained Okavango galloped back into form right to score a surprise win and bag the prestigious Byculla Club Trophy. What makes his

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Jan

30

MCDOWELL SIGNATURE INDIAN DERBY, Gr.1

The 72nd running of the Indian Derby is upon us and a good quality field of 15 runners will report to the Starter on Sunday. It will include

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Feb

02

DERBY DAY

The morning of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby carries a sense of expectancy with it, almost like a pre-race hangover from the night

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Feb

01

BE SAFE BOLTS IN TO WIN KUNIGAL BREEDERS’ PRODUCE STAKE

Dr MAM Ramaswamy could not have asked for a more auspicious lead-up to the Derby day, as his horses won four of the ten races, a day before the

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Feb

02

STUNNING ALAINDAIR WINS MCDOWELL SIGNATURE DERBY

Jockey Y S Srinath returned a hero and Alaindair the Star! The McDowell Signature Indian Derby had a competitive line-up of 15 worthy aspirants.

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Feb

01

DR MAM’S GOLDIE BROWN SILKS DOMINATE DERBY EVE

The famous colours of Dr MAM Ramaswamy dominated Saturday’s races at the Mahalaxmi with the turf baron striking with four winners in the

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Feb

02

MERCHANTOFVENICE WINS RATTONSEY MULTI-MILLION

The McDowell Signature Indian Derby day had two other traditional races sandwiched in the card - The BK Rattonsey Multi-Million and the RN Kanga

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Feb

09

AMELIA CLINCHES DR SC JAIN SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP

After the huge success of the McDowell Signature Indian Derby last Sunday, the Jains along with Mr Byramjee Jeejeebhoy showcased another

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Feb

13

GREEK GOD MAKES AN IMPRESSIVE WINNING DEBUT

Dallas Todywalla trained Greek God (Chevalier – Pas de l’Argent) had a memorable debut and he looked the part in the paddock as well.

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Feb

16

DAD BEZAN & DADDY'S GIRL NAZAK 'ACHIEVE' HUGE SUCCESS

It was a memorable day for the Chenoys as Bezan and his daughter scored a grand double each as they dominated the 24th day of the Mumbai

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Feb

20

ZANDER GALLOPS TO STYLISH MAIDEN VICTORY

The sedate seven-race card slated for Thursday saw minor flutter in the first half, then settled as prime fancies obliged in the last three races

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Feb

23

SHIVALIK STORM BREEZES IN TO WIN PBMM

The Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi Million saw another glittering day of fashion and festivities at the Mahalaxmi racecourse. A crowd of about

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Feb

23

MYKONOS WINS SERUM INSTITUTE TROPHY

Prime Fancy Mykonos (Noverre – Land Ahead) finally came good to score a fashionable victory to clinch the Serum Institute of India Trophy to

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Feb

26

DOC HOLLIDAY WINS FK VAKIL TROPHY

Wednesday’s races stung the followers of favourites as only three obliged in the eight-race card, of which two were at non-backable odds.

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Mar

06

REYNOLDS EDGES OUT WENTWORTH IN CLOSE FINISH

The bumper ten-race card saw mixed fortunes for followers of favourites as four prime fancies obliged during the day. The biggest disappointment

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Mar

09

KEUKENHOF WINS CN WADIA WITH AN ELECTRIFYING RUN

The CN Wadia Gold Cup day had a good turn out and the Gladrags Contest for Women and children was the attraction off the track. One filly marked

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Mar

13

JACK FROST WINS SAHACHARI FOUNDATION CUP

Sunday’s races saw a minor crowd unrest due to hot favourite Apache (10/4 on) falling after shaping up well in the homestretch. What got the

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Mar

16

TIGER TOPS, QUASAR KEEP DATES WITH VICTORIES

Both, the Forbes Breeders’ Juvenile Fillies’ Championship and the Shapoorji Pallonji Juvenile Colts’ Championship panned out on

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Mar

20

MOUNTBATTEN ROMPS HOME WHILE RIVALS SLUG IT OUT

Fancied horses took a beating as only two prime favourites obliged in the eight-race card scheduled for Thursday’s races at Mumbai. Trainers

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Mar

23

SUPREME STAR WINS RM & RUKMANI GOCULDAS MILLION

Favourites took a back seat as only two first fancies obliged in the eight-race card on the Forbes India day at Mumbai, which saw the Super

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Mar

27

NEGOTIATOR SMOTHERS FALCON TO WIN SHANTIDAS TROPHY

Lesser-fancied Negotiator (Steinbeck - Romantic Liaison) stumped his opponents as well as the racing pundits to boot home the bottom-weight

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Mar

30

MANYATTA CHURNS OUT STERLING PERFORMANCE

The Mahalakshmi racecourse 130 years day had a sizable crowd-attendance and the collections in the various pools was high indeed. With the RWITC

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Apr

05

BRYNHILL WINS KAILASHPAT SINGHANIA TROPHY

Saturday’s races were profitable for the followers of favorites as five of the eight races saw punters cashing in on clear first favorites.

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Apr

06

ACCLAIMED RESUMES WINNING WAYS, POCKETS BTC TROPHY

Sunday's races saw fancied horses perform well and although a couple of horses won at 10 to 1 or over, they were not completely out of the

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Apr

10

MUMBAI RACECOURSE DRAMA

Just when champion trainer Pesi Shroff was getting ready to appeal against the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) stewards' decision to

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Apr

12

MINE FOREVER, BULLION EXPRESS LOG MAIDEN VICTORIES

Two quality three-year-olds made a splash in the two divisions of the Mr. Greedy Trophy the concluding events on Saturday’s races. Mine

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Apr

13

Dr MAM’s SUPREME STAR REIGNS SUPREME

  Supreme Star (Rebuttal – Mullagh) completed a commendable three straight wins on the Mahalakshmi track, (he ran off board at

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Apr

19

MOUNTBATTEN, PROVIDENCE PICK UP TROPHIES

Favourites took the back seat as horses with nourishing odds scored in most of the races on Saturday at Mumbai. While Wild Waves was the lone

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Apr

20

MOUSSAEIF, CEZANNE SCORE MAIDEN VICTORIES IN STYLE

Moussaeif, Cezanne Score Maiden Victories in Style Assertive Sandesh Boots Home Trebleof victories The two divisions of the Dady Adenwalla Trophy

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Apr

26

ADAM POSTS IMPRESSIVE VICTORY

D S Daman, from the new batch of apprentice riders who were let loose last week, became the the first youngster to taste the heady wine of success

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Apr

27

CHAMPION SANDESH CREATES HISTORIC RECORD

The longest racing season in the country finally came to an end on Sunday. As has been the wont through the season,

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May

13

OUTSTANDING ARC RAISES THE BANNER FOR INDIA

The 35th Asian Racing Conference held between May 5-8 in Hong Kong was an outstanding success on every major parameter- organisation, venues,

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Nov

17

GLITTERING SEASON AHEAD AT MUMBAI

Keeping with the trends and enjoying the ‘premier club’ status, the RWITC announced the richest stakes on offer this season. The

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Nov

20

FAVOURITES DOMINTATE DAY ONE AT MAHALAXMI

The start of the Mumbai season panned out on expected lines and followers of favourites couldn’t have returned happier as all but the first

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Nov

24

JOCKEYS STAY OFF MORNING TRACK WORK IN MUMBAI

Jockeys in Mumbai have deliberately stayed away from the morning track work to press their request for accommodation within the racecourse

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Nov

23

ROTARIANS CONGREGATE, PUT UP GOOD SHOW

All was going well until the finish of the seventh race on a day that was touted as one for humanity. The Rotary Club Race day had several races

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Nov

27

RWITC NEEDS TO ADDRESS ISSUES WITHOUT FEAR OR FAVOUR

Bitten by the bug,  the decision makers of the  Royal Western India Turf Club are unable  to detect and clean out the virus from

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Nov

27

SHEER CLASS GALLOPS AWAY TO WIN MYSTICAL TROPHY

The warm day at the Mahalaxmi racecourse brought in the chilling news of the sad demise of Aussie cricketer Phillip Hughes. Sport is a global

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Nov

29

RWITC PONDERS EMPLOYING PROFESSIONAL STEWARDS

The recent public flare-up and ugly mobbing at the paddock and weighing room has raised many questions about the security measures and the

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Nov

30

POLICE WITNESS TURNS OVER RECORDINGS TO RWITC

Deepak Popat provides club with vital evidence in doping of mare; possibility of identities of individuals involved in alleged conspiracy being

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Nov

30

STYLISH CIRCLE OF BLISS PICKS UP ARDESHIR TROPHY (GR3)

Sunday races proved a nightmare for bookmakers as punters, for a change went laughing to the banks. Way Out was the only exception; however, she

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Dec

04

TOP COMMANDER WINS MAYOR’S TROPHY

Top Commander (Rebuttal – Ridawana, Hazara Stud) finally kept his date with a long pending win to clinch the Mayor’s Trophy. However,

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Dec

08

SWING HOLDS KEY ON TRICKY ELECTION WICKET

It is not so much the pace and bounce but swing holds the key on this tricky wicket. It is not so much the technique but the self belief  to

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Dec

07

MOUNTBATTEN LORDS OVER RIVALS TO WIN IGC CUP

The RWITC and the IGCC Group played hosts to more than a thousand happy chirpy kids at the designated Marquee where options of games, skill

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Dec

11

ADAM MAINTAINS HIS UNBEATEN STREAK

Adam (Multidimensional – Adesina, Usha Stud) galloped fluently to notch up his fourth straight win and once again he proved too good for his

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Dec

12

NEW HOPE INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS, Gr.1

Pesi Shroff has just last month completed his first decade as a trainer. In that time, he has sent out five winners of the Maharaja of Morvi

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Dec

18

KHUSHROO DHUNJIBHOY BACK AT THE HELM

First  things first.  Let’s congratulate  Team Dhunjibhoy  for  their victory  in the elections.  Amidst

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Dec

18

GODSPEED DIGS DEEP TO WIN THE INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS

The Mahalaxmi racecourse was a venue of high octane drama with the speculations and excitement of the first Indian Classic and the overdue

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Dec

18

AQUAMARINE CANTERS, STAKES CLAIM FOR INDIAN OAKS

If you had an eye for the paddock looks, Thursday’s races would have proved to have been profitable. Most of the winners, particularly the

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Dec

20

ABV NUCLEAS INDIAN 2000 GUINEAS, Gr.1

In the nine horse field for the ABV Nucleas Indian 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, Be Safe (Holy Roman Empire - Oriental Lady) stands tall like a colossus. A

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Dec

21

BE SAFE SHOWED GLIMPSES OF LEGENDARY PROPORTIONS

Those at the Mahalaxmi racecourse could hear the thudding of the hooves loud and clear as tens of thousands across the turf centers and over the

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Dec

21

MARIINSKY SIZZLES, WINS JHUNJHUNWALLA MILLION

Be Safe hogged the limelight on the day of the second Indian Classic conquering the rich spoils and the glittering trophy for the ABV Nucleus

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Dec

25

SOLOMON REIGNS SUPREME, POCKETS DESYLVA TROPHY

The atmosphere at the Mahalaxmi racecourse was festive with a special live band playing peppy, foot-tapping numbers, both new and some old

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Dec

28

AMAZING GRACE SHE IS!

Amazing Grace proved yet again that she is the undisputed empress of the turf while winning the Jewel Royals Maharaja Jiwajirao Scindia Trophy

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Jan

01

SOLOMON BLOWS AWAY SPEEDY RIVALS

Star sprinter Solomon (Rebuttal – Dhahab, Hazara Stud) owned by Dr Vijay Mallya representing United Racing & Bloodstock Breeders Ltd

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Jan

04

BE SAFE DOES JUST ENOUGH, YET, BREAKS COURSE RECORD!

Dr MAM Ramaswamy’s champion colt Be Safe (Holy Roman Emperor – Oriental Lady, Hazara Stud) showed out yet again while conquering the

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Jan

08

RAVELLO PROPELS HARD TO WIN INDIAN AIR FORCE TROPHY

Ravello ((Ace – Charedi’s Peak, Villoo’s Greenfield Stud) put up a gritty fight in the able hands of jockey A Sandesh to ward

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Jan

14

COMMANDER CONQUERS RAJPIPLA TROPHY

The eight-race card threw few surprises although some of the winners offered rich returns. Commander (Noverre – Momentarily, Sohna Stud) was

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Jan

17

VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS (GR.1)

The Indian Oaks is considered the Ladies’ Derby and prefixed with the charismatic Villoo Poonawalla, lends that poetic justice to this

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Jan

17

VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS, Gr.1

In 2011, 1902  Thoroughbred foals were born making it the largest crop ever in the history of Indian breeding. About 225  (11.83 %) of

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Jan

18

TIGER TOPS POCKETS VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS

A fairly good number of enthusiastic people filled the stands to witness the third Indian Classic – the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks (Gr1)

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Jan

22

IMPRESSIONIST, SUGAR BAY & SOUL SPEAK WINNING DEBUT

Thrusday’s races saw many high level performances and three juveniles achieved their first success in the races restricted to maidens.

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Jan

24

PHOENIX TIGER RISES TO WIN SITLANI MULTI-MILLION

The Sitlani Trader 7 Multi-Million had a small field of four, yet for a change the odds on offer for each horse was encouraging. Christmas Eve was

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Jan

26

SIGNATURE INDIAN DERBY

Every sport has its pinnacle of glory. World Cups for cricket, football and hockey. Wimbledon for Tennis, Olympics for field events and so on. For

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Jan

29

McDOWELL SIGNATURE INDIAN DERBY, Gr.1

There has been a flurry unprecedented activity in the month of January, with horses covering long distances to compete in big races with short

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Jan

31

ETERNAL FLAME WINS KUNIGAL BREEDERS PRODUCE STAKES

The decision to get Eternal Flame (Arazan – Yutai, Poonawalla Stud) proved spot on for trainer S Ganapathy as the Bangalore based filly ably

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Feb

01

BE SAFE WINS SIGNATURE INDIAN DERBY IN RECORD TIME

Adjectives fall short for the praiseworthy manner in which Be Safe (Holy Roman Emperor – Oriental Lady, Hazara Stud) achieved the feat of

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Feb

01

COLOMBIANA WINS BK RATTONSEY MEMORIAL MULTI-MILLION

After countering stunning upsets on day one of the Derby weekend, punters staged a comeback of sorts as fancied horses obliged on the Derby Day

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Feb

08

CHAMPION ALAINDAIR SCORES ASSERTIVE VICTORY

Alaindair (Multidimensional – God’s Grace, Usha Stud) bounced back to winning ways claiming the Byram Jeejeeebhoy Eclipse Stakes of

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Feb

12

GULLFOSS STARTS ON VICTORIOUS NOTE

Zadmal Singh trained Gillfoss (Chevalier – Girl From Ascot, Ruia Stud) made a successful start to his career claiming the AFS Talyarkhan

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Feb

15

AGELESS POCKETS AGP MULTI-MILLION

The high voltageIndia-Pak World Cup fixture may have eased the traffic on the roads, however, the streets leading to the racecourse saw the usual

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Feb

17

INVITATION CUP TRIVIA

The first Indian Turf Invitation Cup was run at Mumbai (Bombay in those days) in 1963 and was won by the southern challenger Mount Everest. Since

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Feb

19

OMKAR INDIAN TURF INVITATION CUP, Gr.1

One thing that the opening of the Invitation Cup to older horses has done is to provide an early, perfect setting for the clash of generations. In

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Feb

19

HOT FAVOURITE MOGADISHU SCORES SCORCHING VICTORY

Mogadishu (Phoenix Tower – Leeward Passage, Manjri Stud) recorded his maiden win with a powerful gallop in the final furlong, drawing away

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Feb

22

POONAWALLA MULTI-MILLION GR.1

Any competitive event is not only about the participants and never all about winning, although that should be the primary goal for those closely

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Feb

22

COSTA DEL SOL BAGS POONAWALLA MULTI-MILLION

The Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million day had its charm in full swing and the crowd was as enthusiastic as the day has seen for the last 26

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Feb

23

DELTIN CASINOS STAYERS' CUP, Gr.1

There are four Gr.1 "invitation" races to be run over the week-end as usual. In the 21st century, 56 have been run and the stats are

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Feb

25

ATTILA SPRINTERS' CUP, Gr.1

The 37th renewal of the Sprinters' Cup is sure to provide a good, competitive field and a pulsating finish. A runaway winner in a top class

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Feb

26

MAJOR P.K. MEHRA MEMORIAL SUPER MILE

The inaugural Super Mile was run in 1983 when Hyderabad hosted the Invitation Cup week-end for the first time and it was won by 10 to 4 on hot

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Feb

28

DR MALLYA’S SOLOMON CROWNED KING OF SPEED TIMES

The brightest moment of the otherwise gloomy day was Solomon’s sizzling performance on the track. Unlike in the SC Jain, Solomon darted

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Mar

07

QUASAR STEALS BE SAFE’S THUNDER, WINS INVITATION CUP

It didn’t take too long for sheer disbelief to turn a dramatic aftermath as Malesh Narredu trained Quasar (Seeking the Dia – Belle

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Mar

07

DREAM DEBUT FOR TRAINER VISHAL WITH ZACHARY

The invitation Cup day was a memorable one especially for new trainer Vishal, whose first representative was Zachary. Vishal has honed his skills

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Mar

08

SHVALIK SHOWERS WINS CN WADIA GOLD CUP (GR2)

Shivalik Showers (Dancing Forever – Sun Shower, Hazara Stud) scored an encore in much the similar fashion as he did last time, bagging the

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Mar

12

QUICK FIRE RAGES ON TO WIN SOUTHERN EMPIRE TROPHY

C Rajendra trained Quick Fire (Phoenix Tower – Star Qualitites, Manjri Stud) put in a scorching finish to pull of a thrilling win and claim

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Mar

15

ETERNAL FLAME, MOGADISHU WIN FILLIES’ & COLTS’

Dr MAM Ramaswamy’s Eternal Flame (Arazan – Yutai,Poona Stud) put in a blazing stretch-run to win the Forbers Breeders’ Juvenile

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Mar

19

JACK FROST POWERS AHEAD TO WIN CAMPBELL TROPHY

Hot favorite Jack Frost (Kingda Ka – Breeze And I, Nanoli Stud) owned by Mr Peter Duebet in partnership with Mr Xerxes Shaihiwalla & Mrs

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Mar

22

DANCING PRANCES, YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY SHARE SPOILS

The ultimate thrill of racing was experienced by one and all who witnessed the chilling dash to the finish in the RK & Rukmini Golculdas

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Mar

26

BRAHMACHARI BREAKS MAIDEN STATUS ON FIRST ATTEMPT

Niobrara yet again suffered a shock defeat towards the closing stages of the race after looking good to score coming into the final furlong.

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Mar

29

SHIVALIK SHOWERS WINS RWITC TURF CHAMPIONSHIP

Trainer CD Katrak may be recuperating post a stint in the hospital, however, his wards are charging with dazzling display on the turf. Shivalik

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Apr

04

VISHAL’S LE FEMME FLEUR POSTS SEASON’S FOURTH WIN

April signals the beginning of the end of the Mumbai season. However, this time there is something to look forward to with trials of night racing

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Apr

05

POLISHED CHROME, ACE FANTASY EXTEND POONAWALLA WINS

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla’s famous silks came to the fore second day running with another grand double for the business tycoon on Sunday. While

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Apr

09

STAGE SET FOR DAY/NIGHT RACING CARNIVAL IN MUMBAI

The day-night racing scheduled to hit the high road on Saturday, April 18 at the Mahalaxmi race course has generated maximum

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Apr

11

CLINICAL JACK FROST POSTS THIRD SUCCESSIVE VICTORY

The day’s shortest priced runner Jack Frost (Kingda Ka – Breeze And I, Nanoli Stud), owned by sporting and passionate owner Peter

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Apr

12

AUTHENTIC SIZZLES, SCORES IMPRESSIVE VICTORY

Authentic (Tejano – Auberge, Yeravada Stud) made his trip to Mumbai count when he trounced the opposition with a stamp of authority to

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Apr

16

EVENING RACING A DAWN OF A NEW ERA FOR THE RWITC

Night Racing, or more appropriately evening racing on this weekend, thought impossible for long, is potentially the dawn of a new era for the

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Apr

16

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! NIGHT RACING IN MUMBAI

The countdown seems to be dragging for the opening day of the ‘Trial Run of Sundown Racing’ as the wait seems never-ending. Once again

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Apr

18

NIGHT OF MIGHTY SPLENDOR @ RWITC

The sheer number of people in the jam-packed stands was testimony to the enthusiastic response that RWITC’s Sundown racing campaign

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Apr

19

ANOTHER CONQUEST WINS JIMMY BARUCHA TROPHY

The crowd, for the second day of sundown racing trials at the Mahalakshmi racecourse was encouraging and the Club has decided to hold another card

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Apr

25

MAKE WAY FOR ME MAKES A WINNING DEBUT

Followers of favorites ought have profited as six out of the eight races were won by fancied horses. You could make that seven as debutante Make

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Apr

26

SWEEPING STAR, GOLD BAG POCKET FINAL DAY MILLIONS

The Mumbai Season 2014-15 concluded on a ‘bright’ note what with the concept of Sundown racing being well received by the masses.

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Jun

26

TRAINER DAMODARAN PILLAI PASSES AWAY

Veteran trainer Damodaran D Pillai, fondly called ‘Damu’ by his friends and fellow trainers at the RWITC, passed away on the afternoon

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Aug

08

POLITICS – THE BANE OF HORSE RACING

Today, when one stands in the weighing room at Mumbai/Pune which was once off-limits to all but those with an interest in the forthcoming race,

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Aug

30

WILL BOA GIVE SHROFF, JADHAV BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT ?

In a game of chess dominated by the Kings, Queen and Knights, played out at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) ,  champion trainer

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Oct

14

ASIAN RACING CONFERENCE IN MUMBAI AFTER 20 YEARS

The Asian Racing Conference 2016 returns to Mumbai after twenty long years and the RWITC will play host to around 1000 delegates from all over the

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Nov

20

TOP RACES, NEW SPONSORS ADD GLITTER TO MUMBAI SEASON

The Mumbai Season 2015-16 kicked off with a press briefing held at the Mini Club House, Mahalaxmi racecourse on the eve of the opening day. Mr

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Nov

19

PHOENIX TIGER, NIFTY FLEX MUSCLES FOR FURTHER GLORIES

The opening day’s races had all the excitement that the glorious sport of horseracing offers. Photo-finishes, objections, dominance, close

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Nov

22

COLOMBIANA LIVES UP TO EXPECTATIONS

Colombiana (Noverre – Wonder Smile, Sohna Stud) came into his own dishing out a neat performance to shake off his spate of finishing

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Nov

26

PROVIDENCE WINS SMART CHIEFTAN TROPHY

Prime fancy Ageless suffered a narrow loss more due to misfortune when she lost a stride or two nearing the turn and then simply not getting a

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Nov

28

KINGFISHER STEPS IN AS JOINT SPONSOR FOR INDIAN DERBY

Mr Vivek Jain, Chairman of the Marketing wing and Mr Zavaray Poonawalla, Chairman RWITC after having reached an amicable settlement with the

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Nov

29

SHIVALIK STORM WINS AC ARDESHIR TROPHY (Gr.3)

A moderate seven-race-card for the fourth consecutive meeting had no alarms and form horses fared well right through the day. Siobhan (Burden

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Dec

03

DEEP DIVER DIGS DEEP, WINS SHANTIDAS ASKURAN TROPHY

Thursday’s races were punctuated with mourning and condolences pouring in over the sad news of Dr MAM Ramaswamy’s passing away. The

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Dec

06

QUASAR DOMINATES THE TURF YET AGAIN

The IGCC race day had a good turn out and action both on and off the track was hectic as always seen during the Christmas fest. Amidst the

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Dec

10

THE UNICORN WINS MYSTICAL TROPHY WITH EASE

Although there were no shockers through the day, prime favourites ruled the early half whilst, horses were nourishing odds, but within the form

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Dec

13

MYRTLEWOOD DAZZLES TO BLOW OPPOSITION AWAY

Pesi Shroff trained Myrtlewood (Multidimensional – Adamile, Usha Stud) stood out in her performance and made it an open and shut case in

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Dec

13

SHROFF RULES COMPANY INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS DAY

Pesi Shroff had a fruitful day leading in four winners including the Eat India Company Indian 1000 Guineas (Gr1) on Sunday. Shroff started his

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Dec

17

RULE DOWNUNDER WINS EDGER DESYLVA TROPHY

Two young Jockeys Trevor Patel and Neeraj Rawal were on song on Thursday, winning six of the nine races slated for the day. Trevor was at his best

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Dec

20

PHOENIX TIGER WINS DELTIN INDIAN 2000 GUINEAS (Gr.1)

Charismatic owner Mr Shapoor Mistry could not hide his delight when jockey Colm O’Donoghue successful steered his colt Phoenix Tiger

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Dec

20

MINE FOREVER SMASHES COURSE RECORD

The Deltin Casinos Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1) day saw Phoenix Tiger crowed the juvenile champ, but Mine Forever wrote his own script to carve her

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Dec

26

KOROL WINS CROW GAMING CHRISTMAS HANDICAP

Trainer Faisal Abbas reaped rich rewards sending out three winners, each at lucrative odds, while also claiming the Crow Gaming Christmas Trophy,

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Dec

27

SHIVALIK SHOWERS KEEPS DATE WITH VICTORY

Shivalik Showers (Dancing Forever – Sun Shower, Hazara Stud) put up another bold start-to-finish performance and galloped on gamely to win

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Dec

31

MALEFICENT WINS PD BOLTON TROPHY IN STYLE

Maleficent (Iffraaj – Mufradat, Exhilaration Stud) bounced back to winning ways shrugging off her last start close-finish loss. Maleficent

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Jan

03

DANCING PRANCES GALLOPS MAJESTICALLY TO VICTORY

Dancing Prances (Ace – Dancing Greens, Poonawalla Stud) powered his way to his 12th career victory (21 starts) to stamp his superiority over

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Jan

07

CAPTAIN COURAGE GETS THE MEASURE OF BE CAUTIOUS

The form held good for most of the day for Thursday’s races with most of the races seeing backed horses obliging and at lucrative odds at

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Jan

09

HOW ABOUT A DATE…UNDER THE FLOOD LIGHTS?

RWITC, in an attempt at wooing in more patrons to throng the racecourse, present a new option for enjoying a thrilling evening out. For a city

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Jan

09

ZAVARAY POONAWALLA EVENING RACES ENTHRALLS ALL

A huge applause from the appreciative crowd thundered on as Mr Zavaray Poonawalla uttered “Let the lights be switched on” and in an

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Jan

14

FINAL ENCOUNTER WINS AIR FORCE CUP

Final Encounter (Ace – Amazing queen, Exhilaration Stud) lived up to expectations and justified the short odds to win the Air Force Cup

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Jan

17

YASH NARREDU STEERS COLOMBIANA TO BEAT PHOENIX TIGER

The Zavaray Poonawalla Evening Racing is here to stay! With the crowds thronging the racecourse in larger number this time, the masses certainly

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Jan

20

COUNTDOWN BEGINS FOR ARC INDIA 2016

The RWITC is gearing up for the Asian Racing Conference (ARC) at a fast rate with the opening day of the five-day conference just round the

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Jan

21

GLORIOUS EYES CLINCHES SINGAPORE TURF CLUB TROPHY

Glorious Eyes (Multidimensional – Glorieuse, Usha Stud) produced a late but dazzling burst to shock favourite Kingston Heath on the last

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Jan

24

MYRTLEWOOD WINS VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS

The Mahalaxmi racecourse wore a festive look as the Turf Authority of India welcomed the delegates for the 36th Asian Racing Conference 2016. The

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Jan

24

QUASAR WINS BREEDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP IN RECORD TIME

Champion colt Quasar (Seeking the dia – Belle Jour, Hazara Stud) yet again pulled his might and this time went a notch further to create his

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Jan

27

36TH ASIAN RACING CONFERENCE OFF TO A GREAT START

The National Sports Club of India which has played host to several top of the league ceremonial programs was abuzz with activity as the racing

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Jan

28

DAY 2 OF ARC - RACING MEDIA AND THE 21ST CENTURY FAN

The delegates of the 36th Asian Racing Conference went through hectic business sessions. The fourth session on Day 2 was on the topic of Racing

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Jan

30

THE CURTAINS COME DOWN ON THE 36TH ARC

The curtains came down on the 36th Asian Racing Conference on Thursday with a taste of ‘Bollywood’ at the sprawling

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Jan

30

ST ANDREWS MAKES A SMASHING DEBUT

The opener of the day was a true scurry to the wire, with as many as 4 runners looking like landing the spoils in the straight. Upon jumping out

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Jan

31

RICHEST EVER STAKES FOR KINGFISHER ULTRA INDIAN DERBY

The Mahalaxmi racecourse will come alive yet again! The time has come to host a mammoth crowd as Mumbaikars and fellow citizens from across the

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Feb

06

“WILL SPONSOR THE INDIAN DERBY FOR ALL TIME TO COME” – VIJAY MALLYA

The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature has Begun to churn up the excitement the city of Mumbai experiences early in the first

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Feb

06

BOLD MARCH WINS KUNIGAL BREEDERS’ IN A THRILLER

The first weekend of February brings a different air at the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the electrifying vibes of anticipation with the running of

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Feb

07

TOTAL FAITH IN DESERT GOD, BLESSED WITH INDIAN DERBY!

A mammoth crowd turned up to witness the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby (Gr1) partnered by Signature and the Mahalaxmi racecourse was swarming with

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Feb

07

PAPAKURA WINS DR MAM RAMASWAMY SPRINT MILLION

The Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby partnered by Signature had a long list of starry guests, but the ones to draw the attention most were Saif Ali

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Feb

14

QUASAR DOMINATES YET AGAIN

Malesh Narredu trained Quasar (Seeking the Dia – Belle Jour, Hazara Stud) continued his successful march of multiple conquests adding the

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Feb

20

MINE FOREVER WINS OTTERS CLUB TROPHY

The RWITC’s initiative of organizing a All Clubs Day at the Mahalaxmi racecourse proved to be a master stroke and highly successful. The

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Feb

21

CHA CHA CHA PUTS HIS BEST FOOT FORWARD

The Dr Govind R Gurbaxani Memorial Trophy was the feature of the day and Narendra Lagad’s charge Cha Cha Cha (Verglas – Chibcha,

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Feb

25

JEFFERSON, SYDNEY HARBOUR SCORE FACILE WINS

The compact Thursday card saw fancied horses rule and the jackpot hunters had their bankers coming through. Both Jefferson, the shortest priced

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Feb

28

ACCOLADE POCKETS POONAWALLA MULTI-MILLION IN STYLE

The mix of the Poonawalla Breeders’ Multi-Million with the Zavaray Poonawalla Evening Racing was heady and the crowds poured in large

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Mar

02

LADISLAUS WINS CAMPBELL TROPHY IN A THRILLER

Form horses came to the fore on Wednesday’s races at Mumbai and punters ought to have returned happier than the bookmakers. With four clear

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Mar

12

MUMBAI RACES TO GO LIVE GLOBALLY

The Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) has taken a major step towards promoting its races globally. Starting today the racing action on the

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Mar

12

WHOMAKESTHERULES POCKETS AUDI MULTI-MILLION

The Zavaray Poonawalla Evening Racing day that featured the Audi Multi-Million proved profitable for the followers of favourites, despite two hot

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Mar

13

DETERMINED AZZURRO CLINCHES CN WADIA GOLD CUP

The ‘Wadia Day’ commemorating Sir Wadia’s tremendous contribution to the RWITC has its usual glamour and entertainment quotient

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Mar

17

COMMODORE OPENS ACCOUNT WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN

Pesi Shroff trained Commodore (Danejhill Dancer – Antioquia, Manjri Stud) had showed in his last start that he would deliver the next time

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Mar

20

CATALEYA, STAR COUNCILLOR ARE JUVENILE CHAMPIONS

The Zavaray Poonawalla Evening Racing day saw two juveniles crowned champions. Cataleya shocked the fillies’ lineup with a determined start

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Mar

26

SOLOMON PRANCES TO IMPRESSIVE VICTORY

The glamour quotient on another colourful Zavray Poonawalla Evening Racing day was full to the brim with the presence of stunning beauties

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Mar

27

MAKINO WINS IN A THREE WAY THRILLER

The first race of the day saw the highly thought of Airco (Arabian Gulf – Sandslash / Manjri) pull off a much overdue victory. Kandinsky on

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Apr

02

MELINDA KEEPS HER DATE WITH VICTORY

Champion Jockey A Sandesh thrilled those who followed him winning three races atop fancied horses. Melinda (Dancing Forever – Superlative,

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Apr

03

GRITTY COLOMBIANA WINS GODREJ TURF CHAMPIONSHIP

The pre-race notion of an engaging finish for the Godrej Properties Turf Championship (Gr3) lived up to expectations. It was forecast that the

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Apr

09

HOLY SMOKE! IT’S FOUR IN A ROW

Trainer Faisal Abbas has had a fairly successful season and his ward Holy Smoke (Phoenix Tower – Little Treasure, Manjri Stud) has made

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Apr

10

RULE DOWNUNDER SNATCHES CLOSELY FOUGHT VICTORY

Seasoned campaigner Rule Downunder (Aussie Rules – Fatat Alarab, Capricorn Stud) showed out in a breezy finish to carve out a narrow win in

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Apr

16

MELINDA DAZZLES AGAIN TO WIN STORM AGAIN TROPHY

Melinda (Dancing Forever – Superlative, Hazara Stud) continued her winning streak scoring an impressive three-in-a-row while winning the

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Apr

17

PHOENIX TIGER SHOWS HIS CLASS

Phoenix Tiger ended his Mumbai campaign on a high note, bagging the Lighting Technologies Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy (Gr2) in an emphatic

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Apr

23

MALEFICENT BOUNCES BACK TO STUN FANCIED RIVALS

The penultimate race day of the ongoing Mumbai season saw just two favourites oblige, however the others winners were not exactly bolts from the

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Apr

24

IPL FEVER AT THE RACES… TREVOR CLOUTS A SIX!

The concluding day of the Mumbai season 2015-16 saw an inspired performance from champion jockey and soon groom-to-be P Trevor. He surely must

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Sep

14

JAIN HEADS THE NEW RWITC COMMITTEE FOR 2016-17

Mr Vivek Jain returns to lead the RWITC Managing Committee. He was formally re-elected as Chairman at the Club’s AGM held on Monday, 12th

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Oct

06

RWITC DECLARES 25 CRORE LOSS

RWITC writes to 9,300 members: Please donate Rs 5,000 each to keep treasured open space alive The Mahalaxmi racecourse, dubbed the lung of

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Oct

07

RWITC RULES OF RACING

The administration of the RWITC Ltd. has slipped up in a big way in the manner in which important weight-for-age races in Western India are

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Nov

13

“OUR COMMITTEE STANDS UNITED IN HANDLING CRISIS" - VIVEK JAIN

The managing committee of the RWITC is on a war footing. The state of affairs of the Club, even before our honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra

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Nov

19

MUMBAI RACING SEASON TO TAKE OFF THIS SUNDAY

The charisma of Mumbai races can never fade away or diminish even slightly, no matter what happens in the world outside. The chaotic situation

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Nov

20

IN MY DREAM BREAKS THE SHACKLES, SCORES MAIDEN WIN

The Mumbai Season 2016-17 couldn’t have asked for a better opening! The crowds made a bee line and the mammoth parking space was filled to

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Nov

24

MOON DUST RACING CARNIVAL GENERATES BIG BUZZ

Do the Mumbai racing buffs want evening racing? Yes is the answer. Are the owners, pros and the railbirds looking forward to the evening racing

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Nov

24

TEMERITY GALLOPS FLUENTLY, WINS IN A CANTER

The first day of the Evening Racing saw a lukewarm response compared to the heavily crowded Day 1 of Mumbai racing. Being a weekday coupled with

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Nov

27

CYCLONE SIZZLES TO WIN STYLECRACKER SPRINT IN A THRILLER

Sunday’s races saw an array of entertainment with the popular Stylecracker day offering a range of activities off the race track. The racing

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Nov

30

BEHRAM A. ENGINEER, SECRETARY RWITC, RETIRES

Mr Behram A. Engineer is a personality that is stern yet friendly, demure in nature but aggressive at the work desk and also a task master, yet

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Dec

01

AIRCO SCORES THUMPING WIN, BAGS MYSTICAL TROPHY

Airco (Arabian Gulf - Sandslash, Manjri Stud) had it easy in the Mystical Trophy, a mile race for Class I horses. The 10 to 6 on favourite ambled

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Dec

04

ALAINDAIR STILL A FORCE TO RECKON WITH

Alaindair (Multidimensional – God’s Grace, Usha Stud) proved too good for his rivals as he stretched away to score yet another fluent

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Dec

08

SEVERUS SIZZLES TO WIN HOMI MODY TROPHY

Severus (Conkney Rebel - Love Emerald, Nanoli Stud) finished on with a sizzle to bad the Homi Mody Trophy upsetting the apple cart of on-money

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Dec

11

MRS PATMORE WINS GITANJALI INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS (GR1)

The relatively inexperienced Mrs Patmore (Holy Roman Emperor - Eliza, Nanoli Stud) owned by Mr & Mrs Vijay Shirke, Mr Jay Shirke & Mr KN

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Dec

15

DENNY CRANE SWAMPS OPPOSITION

Denny Crane (Arazan - Blue Horizon, Poona Stud) justified the cramped odds and thrilled his supporters by dishing out a fluent gallop leaving his

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Dec

18

SERJEANT AT ARMS ACHIEVES BLOODLESS CONQUEST

While the Shirke colours dominated last Sunday on the Gitanjali Indian 1000 Guineas day, his partner and buddy KN Dhunjibhoy’s silks

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Dec

22

YELLOW DIAMOND PUTS OUT SPARKLING PERFORMANCE

ON a day when form horses came to the fore in most of the races, two prime favorites won their respective assignments with aplomb. Yellow Diamond

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Dec

25

MALESH’S COLOMBIANA SNATCHES DRAMATIC VICTORY

Malesh Narredu trained Colombiana (Noverre – Wonder Smile, Sohna Stud) has pulled off some sensational wins in his career, however, this one

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Dec

29

DENNY CRANE SIZZLES WHILE SCORING AN ENCORE

Prime favourite Denny Crane (Arazan – Blue Horizon, Poona Stud) yet again proved too good for his rivals while winning the Sir Charles

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Jan

01

COMMODORE LIFTS VELVET ROPE TROPHY

Arlene’s run of success was halted by stable-mate Commodore (Danehill Dancer – Antioquia, Manjri Stud) the latter, making amends for

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Jan

05

MASTEROFBALANTRAE MAKES IT TWO OUT OF TWO

Vishal Gaekwad trained Masterofbalantrae (Multidimensional – Botswana, Usha Stud) won his second career start after making a winning debut

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Jan

06

BOOKER JONES POCKETS BYCULLA CLUB TROPHY

SS Attaollahi trained Booker Jones (Kingda Ka – Giocosa, Nanoli Stud) galloped away to a thrilling win to bag the Byculla Trophy and he was

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Jan

12

PESI SHROFF'S MATHAIYUS COMES UP TRUMPS

The question on everyone’s mind was Shroff’s choice of jockey to ride Mathaiyus as Srinath carried an overweight of 5.5 kilos. Well,

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Jan

15

SERJEANT AT ARMS REVS UP FOR INDIAN DERBY

The Ramniwas Ramnarian Ruia Gold Cup (Gr2) may had seen a small field of three and with Serjeant At Arms in the fray, it may have further been

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Jan

19

GOD’S OWN WINS SINGAPORE TURF CLUB TROPHY

The ‘experience’ filly God’s Own (Diffident – Winged Light, Yeravada Stud from trainer Narendra Lagad’s yard, scored

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Jan

22

TEMERITY WINS VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS (GR1)

Pesi Shroff trained Temerity (Intense Focus – Narmina, Nanoli Stud) bounced back to her winning ways after an aberration in the Indian 1000

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Feb

04

TUTANKHAMUN WINS KUNIGAL STUD BREEDERS STAKES

The excitement and the anticipation for the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby (Gr1) building up was evident on the eve of the mega race and the

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Feb

05

GRITTY HALL OF FAMER WINS KINGFISHER INDIAN DERBY

The 75th edition of the Indian Derby sponsored by Kingfisher Ultra partnered by Signature unfolded to a near-perfect script. The entire race, as

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Feb

05

MYRTLEWOOD BAGS RN KANGA GOLD TROPHY (GR3)

Hot favourite Myrtlewood (Multidimensional – Adamile, Usha Stud) completed the formality of going about her gallop and bounce back to

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Feb

12

DANCING PRANCES WINS DR SC JAIN SPRINTERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP (GR2)

Two graded race and two contrasting wins panned out on another glittering day at the Mahalaxmi racecourse. With the Mid-Day Trophy, the Jagjit

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Feb

18

LUCAS BAGS A CAMPBELL TROPHY

ON a day when most favorites took the tumble, Nazak Chenoy trained Lucas (Phoenix Tower – Trinity Joy, Manjri Stud) stood out with a gritty

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Feb

19

BOTTEGA LOUIE MAKES A SMASHING DEBUT

Sunday’s races started as expected with Mathaiyus (Multidimensional – Yana, Usha Stud) romping home in a common canter to formally

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Feb

21

CHERISH LIFE, SWING TO THE BEATLES & FEEL GOOD TOO!

It's a good life! One to Cherish until it lasts. After all we only have one, so why not have a blast all through and go with a smile of

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Feb

23

ST ANDREWS ROMPS HOME TO WIN WITH EASE

The All Clubs day saw a fairly good representation of some of the premier Clubs’ bigwigs gracing the RWITC lawns and racing in general was

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Feb

26

RUFFINA SHOWS OFF CLASS & SPEED WHILE WINNING ‘JUVENILE DERBY’

Dr Cyrus S Poonawalla, breeder and part owner of Ruffina (Excellent Art – Miss Danehill, Villoo’s Greenfield Farm) was visibly

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Mar

09

KRAMER BAGS NADIA MARY HOMI WADIA TROPHY

Kramer (Phoenix Tower – Meydana, Manjri Stud) earned his maiden success in his second start with a strong start to finish essay, but he had

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Mar

12

DETERMINED JACK FROST WINS CN WADIA GOLD CUP (GR2)

The fashion and glamour quotient is always on a high on the CN Wadia Gold Cup day. Mrs Maureen Wadia, an ambassador of style herself, presents an

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Mar

16

GOVERNOR GENERAL WINS KAILASHPAT SINGHANIA TROPHY

With the focus on the three ‘A’s – Allora, Ancient Glory and Alishas Pet it was Governor General (Phoenix tower – Dancing

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Mar

19

THEMIS, PURE ZINC WEAR JUVENILE CHAMPIONS’ CROWN

The Breeders’ Juvenile Championship day sponsored by the Shapoorji Pallonji Group saw the two grade III races being fought to the finish by

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Mar

25

KRAMER WINS JIMMY BHARUCHA TROPHY

The followers of form ought to have had a profitable day with fancied horses obliging in most races through the eight-race card. Kramer, one of

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Mar

26

COMMODORE IS TATA HOUSING TURF CHAMPION

Commodore (Danehill Dancer – Antioquia, Manjri Stud) showed mettle of steel going over the tricky distance of 1800m start to finish and

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Apr

01

DAFFODIL CLINCHES NANOLI STUD JUVENILE STAKES

Evening racing may have come as a relief to the horses what with the mercury soaring high and the first race at 5 pm seemed welcome to all.

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Apr

02

ORACLE SNATCHES THRILLING VICTORY

Prime Fancy Oracle (Phoenix Tower –age of Magic, Manjri Stud) was under threat after Wise Child arrived to smother his start to finish bid,

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Apr

08

TURNING POINT BAGS STYLECRACKER JUVENILE GOLD CUP

The Mahalaxmi racecourse was abuzz again with the Stylecracker presenting a festive atmosphere with an array of entertainment for all ages, right

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Apr

09

B FIFTY TWO WINS AC ARDESHIR TROPHY (GR3)

Imtiaz Sait trainee B Fifty Two (Phoenix Tower – Baileys on Line, Manjri Stud) scored a gallant start to finish victory, settling his own

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Apr

15

TEXAS GOLD WINS JD & PEGGY BANATWALLA TROPHY

The concluding weekend of the Mumbai season was marred by the absence of bookmakers who refused to operate. The reasons for this were alleged

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Apr

16

SHROFF, TREVOR, SA AMIT EMERGE SEASON’S CHAMPIONS

An enjoyable Mumbai Season, not the best ever though, came to a conclusion with a crispy three-way finish in the last race of the season with

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Nov

18

RACING FANFARE RETURNS TO MUMBAI

The Mumbai racing season 2017-18 will get off the blocks on this Sunday, 19th November 2017 and the 39-day season is packed with exciting races

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Nov

19

RUFFINA BEGINS MUMBAI CAMPAIGN WITH STYLISH WIN

Trainer Dallas Todywalla and jockey David Allan picked up the first two races of the Mumbai Season 2017-18. The first race of the new season had

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Nov

24

MANIFOLD WINS MAHARAJA SIR PRATAPSINGH GAEKWAD TROPHY

Another Classic aspirant from ace trainer Pesi Shroff’s yard limbered up for bigger glories with a victory. Manifold (Multidimensional

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Nov

26

CASTLEBRIDGE WINS TOYING WITH THE OPPOSITION

It was undoubtedly jockey P Trevor’s Sunday at the Mahalaxmi racecourse and the champion rider was on fire ripping through the middle of the

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Nov

30

SUMMER RAYS WINS MAYOR'S TROPHY

Imtiaz Sait trained Summer Rays (Phoenix Tower – Donttellmewhattodo, Manjri Stud) struck winning form and she dished out a commendable

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Dec

03

TEMERITY WINS AC ARDESHIR TROPHY IN A THRILLER

The AC Ardeshir Trophy (Gr3) went all the way to the wire and Temerity (Intense Focus – Narmina, Capricorn Stud) ridden powerfully by jockey

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Dec

14

BRACE UP FOR DOUBLE CLASSIC WEEKEND!

While it did early damage on its course including disrupting the racing schedule at the Mahalaxmi, Cyclone Okchi presented a providential

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Dec

14

RINCON SUSTAINS TO WIN DHUN KOTHAVALA TROPHY

The current Mumbai season has not been in the same exciting vein as we have been used to and most days so far have been ordinary with an

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Dec

16

LADY IN LACE WINS SPARTAN POKER INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS

The first Indian Classic day turned out to be as exciting as it could be with a colourful crowd to fill up the Grand Stands and the

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Dec

17

CLASSY CASTLEBRIDGE WINS JACQUELINE INDIAN 2000 GUINEAS

Classy colt Castlebridge (Burden of Proof – Castle Queen, Kunigal Stud) galloped to victory in his own style, dictating the terms of the

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Dec

22

WILL THE LADY CROSS THE BRIDGE IN FEB?

THE double classic "dhamaka" at Mahalaxmi threw up few surprises, but has raised a mouth-watering prospect for a clash of the sexes in

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Dec

22

SUPREME GENERAL PICKS UP RAJPILPLA TROPHY

Friday’s races saw favorites obliging in five of the eight race card and the followers of favourites would not be complaining. Masquerade

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Dec

24

TEMERITY ASSERTS HER SUPERIORITY

Pesi Shroff trained Temerity (Intense Focus – Narmina, Capricorn Stud) proved her class and superiority while scoring a facile victory and

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Dec

28

CHANGE OF GUARD AT THE TOP: RWITC STEWARDS’ BODY

There is rarely smoke without fire, and the long rumored change of guard at the helm of the Stewards body at the RWITC proved to be bang on, with

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Dec

28

YANNA RASCALA PICKS UP EDGAR DESYLVA TROPHY

Trainer Pesi Shroff had a fruitful day at office as he reaped a rich harvest of three winners all of them backed with confidence. He began the day

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Dec

31

EXCELLENT GOLD EXCELS, WINS BOLTON TROPHY

Narendra Lagad trained Excellent Gold (Excellent Art – Only For Gold, Poonawalla Astonish Stud) fought hard and did not give an inch to

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Jan

04

THE YEAR OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL

AT THE end of the year, the media is full of stories of sporting achievements in different categories with most of the space devoted to cricket.

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Jan

04

NEW ENGLAND SCORES IMPRESSIVE WIN

It was a memorable day for champion jockey P Trevor and a profitable day for the followers of the young jockey. Trevor rode each of his four

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Jan

11

ORACLE LIFTS INDIAN AIR FORCE TROPHY

It was a mixed day for the followers of favourites as four firm favourites obliged in the eight-race card of Thursday’s races at Mumbai. The

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Jan

14

ROCHESTER PULLS OFF STUNNING VICTORY

“It’s never over until it’s over,” goes an ancient cliché in sport and how true that is! In one of the most

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Jan

16

RWITC AUCTION SALE RETURNS TO MAHALAKSHMI PART 1

When organized horse racing first began in England, the sport was restricted to royalty, nobility and the aristocracy. Any trade in Thoroughbreds

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Jan

18

PALATIAL CANTERS TO WIN BYCULLA CUP

Palatial (Pivotal – Pink Palace, Bhaktawar Stud), trained by Waheed and ridden by Trevor,  scored an easy victory to claim the

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Jan

21

RWITC AUCTION SALE RETURNS TO MAHALAKSHMI PART 2

The first part of this article appeared last week and can be accessed here. Viewing the catalogue through the prism of the dams of the lots,

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Jan

21

MANIFOLD WINS VILLOO POONAWALLA INDIAN OAKS (GR.1)

Pesi Shroff schooled Manifold (Multidimensional – Dhaawiah, Usha Stud) won the Villoo Poonawalla Indian Oaks (Gr I) in great style,

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Jan

25

ABBEY FIGHTS HARD TO WIN SETH RAMNATH DAGA TROPHY

Prime favourites took a back seat with only three obliging in the nine race card slated for Thursday’s evening racing at the Mahalaxmi

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Jan

28

RWITC AUCTION SALE RETURNS TO MAHALAKSHMI PART 3

The first two parts of this article appeared during the last two weeks and can be accessed here and here. As should have become evident by

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Feb

02

‘ULTRA’ GLAMOROUS WEEKEND AT MAHALAXMI RACECOURSE

Every sport has its own pinnacle and grandeur to go with it. While few sports in India have matched the euphoria of this cricket crazy nation, the

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Feb

03

PIONEER WINS EBCO WORKSMART BREEDER’S PRODUCE STAKES

Competitive racing and thrilling finishes panned out through the eve of the Kingfisher Indian Derby and with superb entertainment at the

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Feb

04

ROCHESTER SIZZLES TO WIN KINGFISHER ULTRA INDIAN DERBY

In one of the most sensational stories of grit, courage and determination, Rochester’s success in the Kingfisher Ultra Indian Derby (Gr1)

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Feb

04

DANCE THE DREAM POCKETS RATTONSEY MULTI-MILLION

Dance the Dream (Western Aristocrat – Breeze And I, Nanoli Stud) made a dream debut winning the BK Rattonsey Memorial Maiden

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Feb

10

DAZZLING RUFFINA BAGS DR SC JAIN SPRINTERS'

There were two top class fillies in the two Grade II races on the day, both at crammed odds. One sailed through with a crushing win and the other

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Feb

15

IMPRESSIVE CLYMENE REIGNS SUPREME

Faisal Abbas trained Clymene (Western Aristocrat – Magdalena, Nanoli Stud) was the most impressive winner on the day, justifying the cramped

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Feb

18

MADAGASCAR A ‘MILLION’AIRE ON DEBUT

It was that kind of a day where empathy and emotions of people emerged amidst a good day of racing. Mrs Blanche Saldanha, w/o Late Mr Gracias

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Feb

23

STEPPENWOLF PULLS OF MAIDEN WIN

Three-year-old bay colt Steppenwolf (Dean’s Kitten – Rania) shrugged off the missed chance on his debut and pulled off a neat win to

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Feb

25

CORFE CASTLE REIGNS SUPREME

Corfe Castle (Excellent Art – Miss Danehill, Villoo’s Greenfield Farm) showed a dazzling turn of foot to floor his opponents and bring

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Feb

28

TIMELESS WINS A CAMBELL TROPHY

Timeless (Surfrider – Showstopper, Ruia Stud) the firm favourite to win the A Cambell Trophy turned in a flawless performance to score his

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Mar

08

DIXIELAND WINS DPC KAPADIA TROPHY

Pesi Shroff trained Dixieland (Holy Roman Emperor – Maun Vrat, Nanoli Stud) pulled off a neat start to finish victory, her first from five

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Mar

11

THEMIS WINS CN WADIA GOLD CUP (GR.2)

Mania Jadhav trained filly Themis (Lord Shanakill – Soul Society, Hazara Stud) romped to an emphatic win to claim the prestigious CN Wadia

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Mar

15

SELFIE STAR BAGS RADHA SIGTIA TROPHY

After a lull in the classics, Selfie Star (Excellent Art – Maharanee, Exhilaration Stud) returned to winning ways notching up her fourth

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Mar

18

SURAJ SHINES BRIGHT WITH FILLIES’ & COLTS’ DOUBLE

Ace jockey Suraj Narredu thundered home winners in both the feature races on Sunday, a rare and commendable feat.  He first struck with

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Mar

23

TURNING POINT SNATCHES VICTORY ON THE POST

Turning Point (Surfrider – Avec Plaisir, Ruia Stud) produced a late but effective finishing burst and spoiled the party for Moonshine to

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Mar

25

NEW ENGLAND WINS RM & RUKMANI GOKULDAS MILLION

Imtiaz Sait ward New England (Arazan – Autumnal, Highgrove Stud) after some consistent performances returned to his own while winning the RM

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Mar

30

GLYNDEBOURNE KEEPS DATE WITH VICTORY

Punters got the better of the bookmakers as form held good in most of the races as four firm favourites obliged in the six-race

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Apr

01

MADAGASCAR WINS BANATWALLA TROPHY

It was a mixed day for followers of favourites on Sunday and if favourites didn’t oblige, generally fancied horses scored in most races. The

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Apr

07

GOVERNOR GENERAL BAGS MADRAS CLUB TROPHY

Governor General (Phoenix Tower – Dancing Highness, Amanali Stud) took full advantage of the bottom weight and scored a well-fought victory

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Apr

08

YOUR ROYAL MAJESTY SHOWS CLASS AND CONSISTENCY

Your Royal Majesty (Multidimensional – You Are My Miracle, Usha Stud) is getting better with age and his consistency throughout his career

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Apr

14

ALLORA WINS KAILASHPAT SINGHANIA TROPHY

Sanjay Kolse trained Allora (China Visit – Serrafina, Usha Stud) scored a fluent win to pick up the Kailashpat Singhania Trophy with a

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Apr

15

PRICELESSGIRL WINS A THRILLER

Fancied runners ran true to form through the day and most winners had good support in the betting ring, barring Pricelessgirl (12/1) in the

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Apr

21

CAPRISCA WINS HYDERABAD RACE CLUB TROPHY

Imtiaz Sait trained Caprisca (Steinbeck – Xisca, Usha Stud) notched up his second victory on the trot with Zervan guiding him deftly. Zervan

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Apr

22

PESI SHROFF CREATES HISTORY, LEADS-IN HIS 1000TH WINNER

In a sport that is ruthlessly competitive, where every minute detail has to be managed, strategies and preparations need astute mind and then luck

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Apr

28

EDEN ROCK, CHARLES BRIDGE CLAIM GUJADHUR TROPHIES

The penultimate race day of the Mumbai season saw only two favourites obliging. The Rajcoomar Gujadhur Trophy had two divisions and Enchanted, the

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Apr

29

EXCELLENT KEEPS DATE WITH VICTORY

The five and half month season in Mumbai finally concluded RWITC pulling off another successful season. The extended two weeks though were nothing to

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Nov

18

INTENSE STYLIST WINS MAHARAJA OF MORVI TROPHY

Form held good on the opening day of the new Mumbai season with fancied horses coming to the fore and giving the punters a decent start to the

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Nov

25

LINCOLN WINS ROTARY CLUB OF BOMBAY CUP

Trainer Pesi Shroff stole the limelight for the day saddling three impressive winners to surge ahead early in the season. Followers of favourites

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Nov

29

WISE CHILD WINS SHANTIDAS ASKURAN TROPHY

Jockey A Sandesh followed up his four wins at Hyderabad on Monday last, with another superlative display while winning three races one of which -

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Dec

02

CAMBRIDGE WINS DASHMESH STUD AC ARDESHIR TROPHY (GR3)

Pesi Shroff trained Cambridge (Burden of Proof – Chimerique, Kunigal Stud) produced another superlative display to gallop to his fifth

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Dec

09

LA RONDINE WINS SPARTONS POKER INDIAN 1000 GUINEAS

A sizable crowd thronged the Mahalaxmi racecourse to witness the first Classic of the season and they were treated to some dazzling performances

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Dec

12

A TWO-HERO POTBOILER

As the sun set at the Mahalaxmi Race Course on Sunday 9th December, all the talk was about the shock and awe that two top fillies winning earlier,

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Dec

13

LA MAGNIFIQUE WINS KAILASHPATH SINGHANIA TROPHY

La Magnifique (Shamardal – Ajaweed, Equus Stud) smartly ridden by jockey Neeraj Rawal, outfoxed her rivals with a quick rails run to win in a

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Dec

16

SIR CECIL ANNOUNCES HIS ARRIVAL WITH CLASSIC WIN

“Did we just watch one of the best equine superstars to grace the Mahalaxmi turf?”  Now that would have been the question in almost

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Dec

16

NEW ENGLAND WINS RANJIT BHAT MEMORIAL GOLD TROPHY

New England (Arazan – Autumnal, Villoo’s Greenfield Farm) carried the top weight to victory, fighting though the length of the long

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Dec

21

FOREST FAIRY WINS MAHARAJA SIR PRATAPSINGH GAEKWAD TROPHY

Forest Fairy (Arazan – Forest Fantasy, Poonawalla Stud), ably ridden by young apprentice jockey Kavraj Singh, timed her run to a nicety to

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Dec

23

JACK FROST BAGS JIWAJI RAO SCINDIA TORPHY (GR2)

Vinesh trained Jack Frost (Kingda Ka – Breeze and I, Nanoli Stud), owned by Peter Deubet in partnership with Mr Shahiwalla & Mrs Gaikwad,

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Dec

27

CHAMPION JOCKEY TURNED TRAINER B PRAKASH NO MORE

Sad news drifted in for the racing fraternity a day after Christmas - that of the untimely demise of champion jockey B Prakash, who succumbed to a

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Dec

30

DANDI MARCH WINS USHA STUD MILLION

Only one favourite – Eagleinthesky obliged in the seven-event card at Mumbai. Followers of form were confounded by at least some of the

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Jan

05

SIR CECIL - UNDER A ‘GREY’ CLOUD?

After Sir Cecil annexed the Villoo Poonawalla Indian 2000 Guineas (Gr1) in an impressive manner, he added scores of admirers including yours truly.

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Jan

06

RUFFINA WINS TAPIA MEMORIAL MILLION

Form horses come to the fore and this came as a big relief for the punters and followers of favourites after they had taken a severe drubbing on the

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Jan

10

FINDLERHOF WINS GREATER MUMBAI POLICE TROPHY

Findlerhof (Phoenix Tower –Mabaahej, Manjri Stud) built upon his last start second to score an emphatic maiden victory and claim the Greater

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Jan

12

STAR SUPERIOR KEEPS DATE WITH VICTORY

Rajesh Narredu trained Star Superior (Excellent Art – Ramjet, Poonawalla Stud) proved his superiority and did well to wear down Sacred Roman

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Jan

18

COSTA BRAVA WINS RAJPIPLA TROPHY IN STYLE

Form horses came to the fore and several favourites won without fuss, by healthy margins. Costa Brava (Phoenix Tower – Karakorum Splendour,

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Jan

20

ROBERTA TAKES SHROFF PAST VETERAN UTTAM SINGH’S OAKS RECORD

Certain turn of events in life are destined of which some appear as though it were preordained to add-in a lot more joy to a given fraternity. Top

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Jan

24

BATELEUR ROMPS HOME TO WIN RCTC TROPHY

Bateleur (Western Aristocrat – Al Khazneh, Nanoli Stud) took just one race after a long layoff to return to his blistering best as he romped

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Feb

02

TURNING POINT POCKETS EBDO LIVSMART MILLION

SK Sunderji trained Turning Point (Surf Rider – Avec Plaisir, Ruia Stud) completely turned around the order of running, coming from the rear

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Feb

03

STAR SUPERIOR STORMS AWAY WITH KINGFISHER ULTRA INDIAN DERBY (GR1)

Mumbai city is blessed with a kind charismatic splendour that few other cities can match. Be it the awe for Bollywood or the worship for cricket in

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Feb

03

SMASHER WINS SM SHAH ECLIPSE STAKES OF INDIA (GR2)

The Derby day was a huge success and the Kingfisher team along with the RWITC can take a bow for the grand show that they jointly put up. The fun and

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Feb

10

CAPTAIN COURAGE WINS DR SC JAIN SPRINTERS' CUP

With the late withdrawal of Ruffina, the Dr SC Jain Sprinters' Cup (Gr2) wore an open look. Captain Courage however, bagged the prize race with

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Feb

15

MASTER OF UNIVERSE SPRINGS A SURPRISE

The faith that the trainer from down south, Bipin Salvi, showed in his ward Master of Universe (Dancing Forever - Yamuna, Hazara Stud) was completely

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Feb

17

DANDI MARCH BAGS LONGCHAMP MILLION

Dandi March (Chevalier - Salt, Ruia Stud) put up stiff resistance to ward off favourite Thailand to bag the Longchamp Million the feature event of

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Feb

21

GALLANTRY WINS TALYARKHAN TROPHY ON DEBUT

Malesh Narredu trained Gallantary (Kingda Ka - Vittori, Nanoli Stud) took a while to warm up and finished with a steaming gallop to win the

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Feb

24

MISSING YOU WINS POONAWALLA BREEDERS' MULTI-MILLION (GR1)

Dr Cyrus Poonawalla, who has given so much to Indian racing and Chaired the Asian Racing Conference as well, perhaps enjoyed one of his most

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Mar

07

EXCELLENT KEEPS DATE WITH VICTORY

Excellent (Excellent Art – Skyelady, Villoo’s Greenfield Farm) scored a clinical victory, without having to put in any extra effort. The

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Mar

10

CAPRISCA WINS CN WADIA GOLD CUP (GR2) IN STYLE

Caprisca (Steinbeck – Xisca, Usha Stud) showed his class while carrying top weight to victory, clinching the CN Wadia Gold Cup (Cup) with

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Mar

14

SPEEDY KING KHALIL BREAKS RUFFINA’S RECORD

King Khalil (Multidimensional – Khalila, Usha Stud) displayed dazzling speed as he made every post a winning one, outpacing his rivals right

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Mar

17

KARIEGA, TROUVAILLE REIGN SUPREME

Vishal Gaikwad trained Kariega (Kingda Ka – Smoke Ring, Nanoli Stud) had it easy and looked far superior of the six fillies while winning the

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Mar

21

MOMENTUM GALLOPS TO THIRD SUCCESSIVE VICTORY

Pesi Shroff trained Momentum (Mull of Kintyre – Cockayne, Sohna Stud) extended his winning run to achieve a third successful victory while

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Mar

24

BATELEUR WINS RM & RUKMANI GOCULDAS MILLION

Bateleur (Western Aristocrat – Kahzneh, Nanoli Stud) excelled on the turf and notched up an impressive win, perhaps dishing out his best

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Mar

29

B FIFTY TWO CLAIMS HYDERABAD RACE CLUB TROPHY

B Fifty Two (Phoenix Tower – Bailey’s On Line, Manjri Stud) built well on his consistency to etch out a narrow victory to claim the

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Mar

31

MISHKA’S PRIDE DELIVERS ON PREVIOUS RUN PROMISE

Imtiaz Sait’s ward Mishka’s Pride (Total Gallery – Tsesebee, Mebajeona Stud) had shown a lot of promise while running second to

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Apr

05

THE MAHARAJA SIR HARISINGHJI TROPHY (Gr.2)

Named after the last ruling king of the princely state of Jammu & Kashmir, The Maharaja Sir Harisinghji Trophy (Gr.2) was first run as early as

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Apr

06

EXCELLENT ETCHES OUT THRILLING WIN

The Seth Ramnath Daga Trophy provided a electrifying finish with top weight Clymene fighting a gritty battle only to lose out on the last stride to

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Apr

07

SUPER MILER SERJEANT AT ARMS CANTERS TO VICTORY

Champion miler Serjeant At Arms (Ikhtyar – Rahy’s Serenade, Nanoli Stud) dropped no sweat while taking on lesser mortals to win the

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Apr

13

BETWEEN THE WATERS, JUNO’S GUEST WIN IN DRAMATIC DEAD-HEAT

The Racing Journalists Trophy saw a dramatic finish with favourite Between the Waters (Surfrider – Althing, Ruia Stud) and Juno’s Guest

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Apr

14

GALLANTRY BAGS STYLECRAKER MILLION

The Mumbai Season ended on a glorious note with veteran trainer SS Shah completing 50 years of training thoroughbreds and leading-in close to a 1000

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