Mysuru, August 20:- The officials and the members of the managing committee of the Mysore Race Club (MRC) Limited announced the sweepstakes and classic races scheduled for Mysore Races 2018 from August 22 to October 21 in the city.
Addressing a press meet at MRC premises here on Monday, the Chairman of MRC G Venkatesh said “Eighteen race days have been advertised for Mysore Races 2018, commencing from August 22 to October 21. This time, efforts are underway to facilitate the racing enthusiasts including tourists for viewing the live races from a designated enclosure free of cost. About 21 local trainers and about 40 outstation trainers including few from Madras Race Club are expected to race their charges during Mysore Races 2018. About 100 jockeys including all the top riders in the Indian Racing circuit are expected to participate. The race track and the training tracks that have been maintained well during Mysore Summer Races 2018 will be continued to be maintained with all efforts. About 200 betting terminals will be in operation and the software has been updated this time.”
“New 18*30 big screens are being installed in front of the Grand Stand for the benefit of people and the jockeys will be continued to be subjected to breath-analyser test,” he added.
The management committee said that the renewal of the lease of land in favour of the club is under the active consideration of the state government.
This year, the Karnataka Racehorse Owners’ Association has continued to sponsor the Mysore 1000 Guineas 2018. The Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Golf Club will continue to sponsor Mysore 2000 Guineas 2018. The Country Stud Farms are sponsoring the Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship 2018.
G K Balakrishnan, Udayashankar, Chengappa, Abhriam, Nithyananda and others were present at the press meet.
Sweepstakes and Classic Races
The following are the major Classic/Sweepstakes Races
The Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar Memorial Million 2018 – for three-year-old to be run on August 23.
The Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar Memorial Trophy (Grade 3) – for four year old and Over- to be run on August 30.
The Maharaja’s Cup (Grade 3) for four-year-old and over to be run on September 13
The Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Gold Club Mysore 2000 – Guineas 2018 (Grade-3) to be run on September 27.
The Country Stud Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship 2018 to be run on October 12.
The Mysore Derby 2018 to be run on October 21. (HN, KK)