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Indian Derby Weekend

by Madhav Srinivasan 1699 days ago

The Indian Derby is a horse racing event that takes place in Mumbai. It is one of the elite sporting activities of the place and also one of the major events in the Mumbai social calendar. This week long event and attracts around 25,000 people yearly.

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. 

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