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Mysore Race Club

Mysore Race Club
It was the ruler of the Mysore region H.H.Sri Chamoraja Wadiyar who first introduced racing into the area at Kebbe Katte Bungalow in 1891. The first meeting to be held was a 4-day meeting, and racing continued at this venue for a further 29 years. A new racecourse, the current one, was built on a 152-acre site by H.H. Sri Nalvadi Krishnaraja Wadiyar, which included modern facilities like a paddock and a grandstand. Such was the popularity of racing that prolonged meetings were staged over 6 days, run by the Mysore Club, which were members of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club. The main event at the course in its early history was the Mysore Gold Cup Sweep. By 1951 the Bangalore Race Club was formed and races were run at the Mysore venue.

2000 Gents Member 2000 Lady Member 2005 Club Member 2005 Lady Member Official

 It was not until 15th April 1968 that the Mysore Race Club was formed as an independent company. A pivotal moment in the history of the company came in 1974 when Classic races along the English model were introduced. The Mysore Derby, 1000 Guineas and 2000 Guineas were first contested. Today the racecourse has a perimeter of 2000 metres, a home straight of 500 metres and is 30 metres wide. The Mysore Race Club continues to be successful, boasting a membership of 250 who enjoy racing between November and February, with the season beginning again in My and lasting until July.

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2011 Mysore Derby FIELD MARSHALL ridden by Martin Dwyer and trained by S Padmanabhan
2012 Mysore Derby WIND STREAM ridden by S John and trained by Tharun Thimmalah
2013 Mysore Derby SOUTHERN EMPEROR ridden by B Sreekanth and trained by S Ganapathy
2014 Mysore Derby BOLD MAJESTY ridden by A Sandash and trained by S Ganapathy
2015 Mysore Derby MOGADISHU ridden by Zervan and trained by Dallas Todywalla
2016 Mysore Derby ICE GLACIER ridden by David Allan and trained by S Padmanabhan
2017 Mysore Derby CASTLEBRIDGE ridden by Suraj Narredu and trained by Bharath Singh
2018 Mysore Derby SIR CECIL ridden by Trevor Patel and trained by S Padmanabhan
2019 Mysore Derby SOUTHERN RULER ridden by Y S Srinath and trained by S Ganapathy