Mysore Winter Races 2020-21 to commence from Nov. 11

Mysore Winter Races 2020-21 to commence from Nov. 11

November 9, 2020

Spectatorless racing to be live streamed on MRC website for free

The noise of horses’ hooves was silenced for almost eight months due to Corona-induced lockdown and aftermath. Now Mysore Race Club (MRC) Ltd. is all set to host Mysore Winter Races 2020-21 with six days of racing from Nov. 11  to Dec. 16.

This was announced by MRC Chairman Dr. N. Nithyanand Rao at a press meet at the MRC premises in city this morning in the presence of MRC Committee Members M.C. Mallikarjuna, B.N. Cariappa and H.K. Ramesh, Stewards Y.C. Udayashankar, T.D. Mahesh and B.U. Chengappa, Mysore Winter Races Secretary Dr. M.R. Jagannath and others.

Answering a query about losses incurred since pandemic crisis arose, the MRC Chairman said that they have incurred a huge loss during the period as racing was stopped in the beginning of March this year. The MRC has incurred direct loss of around three-and-a-half crore rupees apart from indirect loss, he added.

MRC’s Online Betting Portal was launched on the occasion. With this, MRC boasts to be the first Racing Club to launch such facility. Committee Member B.N. Cariappa, speaking about the online facility, said that any Digital Wallets can be used in this portal for payment.

Details of Mysore Winter Races 2020-21 are as follows:

STAKES: A total stakes of Rs. 70,20,000 is advertised for Mysore Winter Races 2020-21. 

RACING: About 400 horses are expected to participate during the season. The following trainers have been licenced by MRC to train during Mysore Winter Races 2020-21: M. Bobby, Bipin V. Salvi, S.M. Johnson, Dinesh Pujar, M. Eshwer, Ranjeet Shinde, C.D. Monnappa, Prashanth Pawar, Poorna Chandra Tejaswi, Md. Sajid Qureshi, C. Girinath, Rakesh, S. Santosh Rao, Pratap M. Kamath, G.T. Surender, G. Srinivas Babu, Vikram Appachu, Vishal Yadav and J. Sharavanan.

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TOTALIZATOR POOLS: Ticket for Win, Place, Second Horse Pool, Third Horse Pool, Quinella, Forecast, Trinalla, Treble, Mini Jackpot and Jackpot Pools is Rs.10.

Salient features:

> Spectatorless Racing

> COVID-19 protocols strictly followed

> Morning sales of tickets from 9 am till half-an-hour before the races commence

> No trophy presentation 

> Rs. 70 lakh stake money offered for 6 days

> Only 200 people allowed comprising

professionals and officials

> Races will be shown live on MRC website [visit] free to all 

> All necessary Government permissions have been obtained


> 1st Day : Nov. 11

> 2nd Day : Nov.18

> 3rd Day : Nov. 25

> 4th Day : Dec. 2 

> 5th Day : Dec.9

> 6th Day : Dec. 16

[NOTE: The above dates are subject to alteration]

MRC becomes country’s first: Turf Club to launch online betting

With a motto ‘Play Safe; Stay Safe’ amid COVID pandemic, the MRC this morning launched the online betting Portal — and — for Mysore Winter Races.

With this, MRC became the first Turf Club in the country to launch online betting. Permission has also been given by Karnataka Government to Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) but it has not yet started online activity. Also, Hyderabad Race Club (HRC) and Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) have got permission from their respective Governments and they too are yet to launch the online facility.

MRC’s web portal is user-friendly and is developed by NorthAlley, a software company, partner of MRC for this online portal. This online portal will help the racing public to place their bets from wherever they are. This webportal will be available on Android/i0S platform. Initially, only racing public of Karnataka will be allowed to use this portal. Users are required to register themselves in the portal to get started. Online software fulfils all the statutory compliance such as GST and TDS. 

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For details, public can call Mob: 96060-36015 or 96060-36016 or 96060-36017 or 96060-36018.


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