Horse racing is a popular sport in India, as it is in many countries across the world. Fans of the sport watch globally renowned big races like the English Grand National and the Kentucky Derby.
They can also follow racing form and place bets at online sportsbooks like ComeOn, as you can see here. However, some of the biggest excitement comes from visiting a racecourse in person. Obviously, the global pandemic is making this impossible right now, although horse racing is starting to make a return in India, without spectators. However, when spectators do return, there are several great racecourses in India to choose from. Let’s take a closer look at three of the best.
Bangalore Turf Club
The Bangalore Turf Club hosts two distinct racing seasons, from May to August and from November to April.
The course itself is not especially large, due to its city centre location. It covers an area of around 85 acres. However, despite its relatively small size, Bangalore Turf Club has all the facilities you would expect at a top-class racecourse. There is stabling for 1,000 horses as well as several training tracks, an equine swimming pool and a school for amateur riders.
Hyderabad Race Club
This course is one of the best places to visit in Hyderabad. It has a Grand Stand that can hold 10,000 spectators. These spectators can watch an impressive selection of races including the Nizam Gold Cup, the President of India Gold Cup and the Deccan Derby.
The club is actually home to two racetracks. The monsoon track is used from July to October and the winter track is used from November to March. This choice of track means that there is always an opportunity to watch the racing at Hyderabad Race Club.
Mysore Race Course
Mysore Race Club is operated by Mysore Turf Club and is located in the city of Karnataka. The course plays host to horse racing between August and October. The track is 2,000 metres long and is accompanied by a sand track which is used for other activities.
This is a beautiful course but unfortunately, it’s not open to everyone. There is a limit of 250 members who can attend races at the course. This makes it the ideal venue for real horse racing enthusiasts who enjoy the exclusive nature of the course.
These venues all provide a great opportunity to watch high-quality horse racing in India. Of course, things have been very different this year as many horse racing events have not taken place. Even now that horse racing is starting to return to India, spectators are not allowed to attend.
However, this will change once the current crisis is over. When this happens, people will start to attend race meetings again. They will buy tickets for races at any, or all, of these three great venues and enjoy the thrill of a day at the races.