The first Chairman was Sri. S.V. Subramaniam who tried to revive both Horse Racing and Gymkhana Racing after the registration of the Club, but at that time, the finance and membership of the Club was very low. Then a few foresignated members enrolled the dynamic Sri Farrokh Irani, then Automobile King of Mysore, as the Committee unanimously and elected him as a Chairman in the year 1969. From that day onwards several members like: Sri J.K. Van Ingen, Sri W.T. Craig Jones, Mrs. Sheila Irani, Sowcar T.Thimmappa, Sardar K.B. Ramachandraraj Urs, Sri C.Srikantan, Sri Al. Rm. Ramanathan, Mrs. Naseema Sattar Sait, Sri. R.S. Irani, Sri. C. Seshachalam, Sri. Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, Sri. Athmanyadev, Sri M.R. Lakshmikantharaj Urs, Sri. M. Govindiappa, Sri. C.S. Mohanram and Sowcar T. Premanath came forward with financial help (which was returned later) which improved the economic position of the Club and this enabled Mysore Race Club to offer more attractive stakes amounts and better stabling facilities and other possible subsidies to the Owners and Professionals. We raced under B.T.C. Rules of Racing which we still continue. Bangalore Turf Club was good enough to send their officials to conduct our races. We race for 20 days during the three month period (August to October). The Mysore Race Club introduced Classic Races like Mysore 1000 Guineas (Grade II), Mysore 2000 Guineas (Grade II) and Mysore Derby (Grade I) since 1974 for which we have good competitive fields. With best of relationship with the parent Club B.T.C. and the racing officials, the Mysore Races picked up from strength to strength.
The Mysore Race Club conducts Intervenue Betting on almost all the centers of Racing in India - mainly Bangalore, Bombay and Pune, (Oaty, Madras, Hyderabad and Calcutta).
The present Race Course is leased to us from the Government of Karnataka in the year 1977. Sri Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar who owns Regency Stud participates very actively in racing with big string of racehorses in the Mysore races, continuing the Royal patronage.
We are proud to have one of the most modern Bookmakers Rings built by our own member (Mr. C.N.N. Murthy) in 1979. In 1982 MRC built the Club House offering facilities of recreations to Club members and also residential accommodation in the other Turf Clubs with regard to both Club House facilities as well as Racing.
We have formed a separate Mysore Race Club Charitable Trust in 1983 with a Trust Deed. The first Trustees being :-