Hyderabad, July 24 (NSS): The Hyderabad Monsoon 2011 Races will commence from July 27 and conclude on October 24, 2011. Actually, the races were scheduled to start on July 20. But the events on July 20 and 21 were cancelled as the track was not conducive for racing in view of insufficient rainfall.
This was announced by the Chairman of Hyderabad Race Club Mr R Surender Reddy, at a media meet here Saturday evening. He said that an amount of Rs.8,39, 92,000 in stake money and Trophies of value of Rs,26,20,000 are on offer during the season as against Rs.7,40,91,000 in Stake Money and Rs.23,29,000 towards the value of Trophies offered last year.
The prestigious races to be run during the Hyderabad Monsoon Races 2011 are: ‘The Nizam’s Gold Cup’ on August 14, 2011, ‘The Andhra Pradesh Governor’s Cup’ on August 21, ‘The Deccan Bookmakers Fillies Championship Stakes’ on August 28, ‘The Deccan Bookmakers Colts Championship Stakes’ on September 4, ‘The President of India Gold Cup’ and the HRC Golden Jubilee Commemoration Cup on September 18, ‘The AP Chief Minister’s Cup’ on September 25, ‘The Deccan Derby’ on October 2, The Melbourne Racing Club Trophy on October 3 and ‘The Golconda St. Leger’ on October 16.
This year also, the added money for the President of India Gold Cup (Grade I) is 2 Million Rupees. Whereas, the added money for Deccan Derby (Grade I) is 3 Million Rupees, Mr. Surender Reddy said.
He said Hyderabad Race Club will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee this year and to commemorate the same, a sweepstakes race in the name of “The HRC Golden Jubilee Commemoration Cup” for 3 year old and upwards over a distance of 1600 meters has been framed on September 18 with a stake money of Rs. 1.5 million and trophy value of Rs. 1.50 lakhs.
Mr Reddy said that HRC gas opened an off Course Tote Cemtre at Kakinada on june 26 and they have recently received permission from the State Government for setting up off course Tote Centre at Rajahmundry. Permission is awaited for Tote Centre at Salarjung Colony, Hyderabad located between Tolichowki and Mehdipatnam. (NSS)