Mumbai Meeting 2017/18 - Press release
Posted on - 17 Nov 2017
The 39 days of Mumbai Racing Season will commence from 19th November 2017 and end on 15th April 2018.
The Club which introduced “Dhamaka Contest” which was linked with totalizators was instant success during the Pune Meeting 2017. The winner took home a cash prize of Rs. 2 lakhs. The Mumbai Racing Season will also commence on the very first day with the “Dhamaka Contest” where the winner takes home a cash purse of Rs.2 lakhs. The Mumbai Racing Season will have many such Dhamaka contests ranging cash prize between Rs.2–5 lakhs which will be linked to totalizators
The advertised prize money, for the Season, is about Rs.11 croreswhich includes contributions towards stakes / trophies / guarantee amount. This will not include races run during the Indian Derby weekend February 3rd and 4th, 2018 and the actual disbursement will be much higher.
The Indian Derby Weekend is the biggest in Indian Racing scheduled to be held on 3rd and 4th February 2018, making it one of the richest sporting events in the country, and promoted with pomp and splendour.
The Club maintains its leadership position in attracting sponsorships and alliances, and the season ahead will be no exception virtually every weekend of racing featuring a Graded /Sponsored race. In addition to the prize money, the bigger days will be promoted, as always, as carnivals of leisure, entertainment and prizes, adding to the lure of the day.
The Club welcomes first time sponsors and thank for their magnanimous contribution towards the stakes, viz. “A la carte Company” sponsor of “The Indian 1000 Guineas”, M/s. Ebco, M/s. TSR Darashaw Pvt. Ltd., M/s.Shaze, M/s. Sakshi Art Gallery, Excalibur by Nahar Group and thank all our existing sponsors who have been associated historically.
Last year the first full Season of evening/night racing was a success. The good news is that about 23 days of evening/night racing has been scheduled once again during the Mumbai Racing Season.The first day of evening racing is scheduled for November 24th first time sponsor Excalibur by Nahar are on board.
A Food fest viz. “The Crazy Food Festival” city’s first Premier Gastronomic Celebration is scheduled on the first weekend of December.
The Style cracker weekend on November 25th and 26th called as “The Feel Good Fashion Festival” where 100 brands popup restaurants, personalised shopping are in store over the weekend.
Army Day is celebrated every year on 15th January in recognition to commemorate the Army Day Celebrations, the Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa Area are showcasing their equipment display, events, etc., on January 14th, 2018, evening race day.
The Club is associating with leading restaurant “Tote at the Turf” who will be catering on all evening race days with finger food, beverages and DJ.
The Club is happy to announce that after many years the Annual Auction Sale of two year olds Indian Thoroughbred which was held in Pune will be back in Mumbai during the month of February post Indian Derby weekend.
The Club is happy to announce that various prizes are in store on Club’s social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter, instagram to start the Club will conduct “Selfie with Legends Contest” on the first day of racing with Rs.50,000 betting vouchers to grab.
Hospitality partners viz. Ananda, Grand Mercure and Naturoville who will come on board and offer special stay voucher for members on race days as contest prize.
The Club is in the process of associating with leading newspapers as Print Partner and also radio channel to promote horse racing.
Mumbai Race Days:
November 2017: 19th, 24th*, 26th, 30th*,
December 2017: 3rd,7th*,10th ,14th*,17th, 22nd*,24th,28th*, 31st
January 2018 : 4th*,11th*, 14th*,18th*,21st,25th*
February 2018: 3rd, 4th, 11th,15th*,18th , 23rd *,25th,28th*
March 2018: 8th*,11th, 15th*, 18th,23rd*, 25th,31st*
April 2018: 1st*, 7th*, 8th*,14th*and 15th*
*23 Evening Race Days