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Dear Mr

MYSORE RACE CLUB LIMITED

 

MYSORE RACES 2011

 

P R E S S�C O N F E R E N C E

 

 

Gentlemen,

 

On behalf of the Members of the Managing Committee of�Mysore Race Club Limited, I have great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to all of

you to this PRESS CONFERENCE.

 

1.    The Mysore Races 2011 will commence on Thursday, 18th August, 2011 and conclude on Sunday, 23rd October, 2011.�20 days of racing

will be conducted and the races will be held mainly on Thursdays and Fridays.

 

2.    Stake Money:

 

The advertised stake money for Mysore Races 2011 has been increased by 10% on an average for all the category and the total advertised

stake money is Rs.5,37,50,275 including cups.�The category wise distribution of stakes is as under:

 

Category

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Total

 

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

Rs.

3 year olds

210000

105000

52500

31500

21000

10500

430500

80 & above

210000

105000

52500

31500

21000

10500

430500

60 & above

183750

91875

45940

27565

18375

9190

376695

40-65

157500

78750

39375

23625

15750

7875

322875

20-45

131250

65625

32810

19700

13125

6565

269075

25 & below

105000

52500

26250

15750

10500

5250

215250

 

3.    Racing:

 

35 Bangalore based Trainers and 18 Mysore based Trainers will participate in the ensuing season.�Outstation Trainers are also

expected to participate in this season.� Jockeys licensed by Bangalore Turf Club Ltd., as well as Jockeys of other centres will

be participating in Mysore Races 2011.� About 450 Mysore based horses along with Bangalore based horses are expected to

participate during the meeting.

 

4.    Sponsorship:

 

i)     The Poonawalla Mysore Derby 2011 (Grade I) will be sponsored by M/s Poonawalla Stud Farms as done last year with an

added money of Rs.30 Lakhs inclusive of Club`s contribution of Rs.15 Lakhs and an equal amount added by the sponsor. The total

stakes is expected to be above Rs.75 Lakhs and the winner is expected to get about Rs.44 Lakhs as on date.

 

ii)    The Khushro K Jalnawala Mysore Million (Grade III) will be sponsored by Mr.Khushro K Jalnawala. The added money

has been increased to Rs.20 Lakhs inclusive of Club`s contribution of Rs.10 Lakhs and an equal amount added by the sponsor

and a trophy value Rs.50,000/- presented by the Club.

 

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iii)  The Karnataka Racehorse Owners Association Mysore 1000 Guineas 2011 (Grade III) will be sponsored by Karnataka

Racehorse Owners Association with an added money of Rs.20 Lakhs inclusive of Club`s contribution of Rs.13 lakhs and Rs.7 Lakhs

contributed by the sponsor and a trophy value Rs.50,000/- presented by the Club.

 

iv)  The Fernhills Palace Mysore 2000 Guineas 2011 (Grade III) will be sponsored by M/s Maheshore Heritage Palaces,

Resorts & Spas Pvt. Ltd., with an added money of Rs.20 Lakhs including Club�s contribution of Rs.10 lakhs and an

equal amount added by the sponsor and a trophy value Rs.50,000/- presented by the Club and the sponsor (Rs.25,000 each).

 

5.    The following two races have been granted the Grade III status from the ensuing season and onwards.

 

a)    The Maharaja`s Cup (Grade III) for horses aged 4 years old and over, distance (about) 1600 Metres with an added money

of Rs.10 lakhs contributed by the Club and a trophy value Rs.50,000 presented by the Club.

 

b)    The Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship (Grade III) for horses aged 3 years old and over, distance (about)

1200 Metres with an added money of Rs.10 Lakhs contributed by the Club and a trophy value Rs.50,000 presented by the Club.

 

The important race days are as follows:

 

1

The Khushro K Jalnawala Mysore Million (Grade III)

19th August, 2011

2

The Karnataka Racehorse Owners` Association Mysore 1000 Guineas 2011 (Grade III)

9th September, 2011

3

The Maharaja`s Cup

15th September, 2011

4

The F K Irani Memorial Cup

22nd September, 2011

5

The Chief Minister`s Cup

29th September, 2011

6

The Fernhills Palace Mysore 2000 Guineas 2011 (Grade III)

30th September, 2011

7

The Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship (Grade III)

7th October, 2011

8

The Daisy Appoo Cup

13th October, 2011

9

The Governor`s Cup

14th October, 2011

10

The Poonawalla Mysore Derby 2011 (Grade I)

23rd October, 2011

 

6.    General:

 

 -  With timely rainfall the track has been maintained with utmost care and the underfoot condition is expected to be

good throughout the season.

 

- About 150 Betting Terminals will be in operation for the season.

 

-Rate of admission will be Rs.10/- for all days.

 

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- As usual, the Tipsters Tally Trophy will be given for Mysore Races 2011 to the publication which gives the

maximum number of winners for the season.�The rules can be obtained from the office.

 

- Visit our website www.mysoreraces.com for all latest information on racing.

 

 

On behalf of the Managing Committee and on my own behalf, I thank you all for the co-operation and support extended

to Mysore Race Club Ltd., in the past and expect the same in future also. I seek your wholehearted co-operation by providing

wide coverage for Mysore Races 2011.

 

I wish you and the racing public a successful meeting.

 

 

CHAIRMAN & SENIOR STEWARD

MYSORE RACE CLUB LIMITED

 

Date: 17th August, 2011.

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