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Race courses in India

By Aravind | 07-Apr-2020

Playing Arena is all important for any players in the world. It boost players confidence. Wimbledon, Olympics, Ferrari circuits to name some.

In Racing also when we enter few corses in India it boost our aptitude, gives some sort of pleasure being there, a positive vibration we win that day or lose doesn't make us to feel so much. Pune, Ooty,  Mysore. When we descend from cars,Auto at front of Ooty Race course we feel some fresh Air, scenic beautiful, Wellington Band, a clear view of Paddock, full view of course, bookies, totes, snacks, etc all at the length of our hands. No one interfere or disturb our focus. Next is Pune well maintained Entrance, maintaining English Era Garden, and Mysore a Royal view.  These feelings are if mine enjoyed untill a decade ago. Ooty lost  it's Greenary, Mysore never looks like a racing atmosphere, Pune somewhat maintaining its past glory.

Other race centers Chennai, Bangalore, Hydrabad, Delhi are like grave yards.

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Viswa said ...

On : 09-04-2020 06:08 pm

The present condition of the Ooty race course demands necessarily a mask on your part to protect you from smoke, dust, dirt and stinking toilets. 

Rudolph said ...

On : 09-04-2020 02:38 pm

Mahalaxmi racecourse in Mumbai was and is my playground of 25 years +as a morning jogger and afternoon/Night race punter till i quit punting in 2017. I havent visited Delhi and Madras racecourses but my preference of order in the scense of scenic beauty of Indian racecourses visited is as follows numerically.

1) Mumbai racecourse

2) Mysore racecouse with Chamundi hill in the backdrop.

3) Kokata Racecourse for its history.

4) Ooty Racecourse for its Hill station ambiance

5) Hyderabad Racecourse.

A.V.RAJA said ...

On : 09-04-2020 02:14 pm

I have visited all the race courses in India.

Of all no racecourse comes near to Kolkatta.  Typical English.  Breathtaking scenario on either side from grandstand.  big paddock and bookies ring.  South Indian dish Dosa available in the third floor.


Krish said ...

On : 09-04-2020 07:25 am

1 The most beautiful track: Mumbai

2 The most well maintained track: Hyderabad

3 Good quality turf track: Mysore

4 The most gareeb track: Delhi

Aravind said ...

On : 08-04-2020 09:18 pm

Mumbai course is the only Race course in India at present  reflect as true To the sports.  We have plenty of space to park,to roam around , plenty of entertainments, various type of ppls, we can heard all Indian lamguages there. Big money playing in the course. But still I feel all Mechanical. 

Pune is  the best.  Ooty and Mysore Scenic beauty. When first time went to Delhi, visited course in Nov'89. I was bit late and autowala droped me at road itself and when I asked passerby they didn't know Delhi race course Eventhough I was just away from the gate. Still Delhi race club maintain same rugged entrance even in 2013 my last visit there. U can witness only home stretch. Trainers,owners,punters easily mingle. It's like Circus tent. Chennai has many laurels, but now it's in horrible state. Hydrabad good Canteen also one center where huge money betting happening in this center. 

kolramsri said ...

On : 08-04-2020 07:24 pm

Indian Turf Invitation Inaugural year 1963. Winner MOUNT EVEREST.owned by AL.M.Muthukaruppan Chettiyar. at Bombay

The Sprinters Cup Inaugural year 1980.Winner GUINDY GIRLowned by M/s.S. Satyamurti &S. Calcutta.

The Stayers cup Inaugural year. 1981.Winner Own Opinion owned by M.A.M at Madras.

All the above Three are the representatives of Madras.

 Just look at the present condition of the Madras Race Club.

Hals said ...

On : 08-04-2020 05:09 pm

Ofcourse Ooty race course was a joy during early 80s with lot of tourists, celebrities and top owners like Suresh Mahindra n lot others. But right now it's a pity dirty, no maintenance at all. But Mysore course is spacious, lovely weather condition, variety of food, scenic beauty n the people are honest but only thing is the racing - unpredictable. Thanks

B.V.S.PRASAD said ...

On : 08-04-2020 12:32 pm

Pune race course in containment area and is in interior area no pollution no traffic nearby womens medical college the area totally maintained by army fully greenery I enjoyed every visit of pune. In mum race course is situated in the city but lot of parking place no such place found in any centre even 4/5 planes can accommodate that much space in front of club after entering into the club also you will get good feeling lot of open place there in front of grand stand as per accommodation in my view is mum race course is no.1 in the country, for silence & peace the pune is better.

Sean(UK) said ...

On : 08-04-2020 01:34 am

Hello Aravind, in your review you didn't mention Mumbai. Is there a reason why? Kind regards.

GC Raj said ...

On : 08-04-2020 12:21 am

Till now I visited Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Mumbai, Delhi race courses.

Considering all the factors my favorites in the order of 1 St to last is Mysore, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi.

After seeing your comments ,I will plan next to visit Pune.