What Happens During the Indian Derby
The Indian Derby was first held in the year 1943.
Traditionally, this race is run on the first Sunday of the month of February
every year. The race covers a distance of half a mile. This event is held at
the Mahalaxmi Racecourse in Mumbai in Royal Western India Turf Club. This
word-class turf club was constructed under the enthusiastic guidance of Major E
Hughes in the year 1880 and is a popular attraction for those planning a Mumbai holiday in Maharashtra.
One gets to see the elite class of society at this event
betting millions of rupees on their favorite horse. The event showcases a
battle of the humans as well the animals at the Mahalaxmi Race course. Also
known as the “Crown Jewel of the Triple Crown”, this race displays colts and
fillies not more than four years of age.
In addition to the race, Indian Derby also hosts other
attractions, such as international aerial ballet, professional salsa dancing,
and live bands performing and playing the tunes of Cliff Richard, Rolling
Stones and Beatles. Besides, enjoying the sport, tourists can include a trip to Mahabaleshwar which is a popular holiday destination very close to Mumbai.
Where Does This Event Take Place
The venue of the race is accessible from Haji Ali Dargah as
well as from the Khadye Marg. The Mahalaxmi racecourse is open all year round
to the general public. There is also an inner field in the area where polo
matches take place. The season of Mumbai horse-racing lasts from November to
April, but the grand races occupy a special place among all the other events. If you have time you can look for various packages from Mumbai for an extended holiday.
The Indian Derby offers the wealthiest price purse of all
that goes up to 10 million rupees with over six million rupees. The stakes that
are put on the racing horses run over millions of rupees. This high profile
event attracts a huge crowd every year is attended by a number of dignitaries
and celebrities of the country. Many tourists who are fond of the horse racing
events also attend this event with great fervor and fervor. Due to the leisure
and extravaganza of the event, more and more people choose to attend this event
and cheer the horse of their choice.