All set and ready to rumble! - Pune Times
Posted on - 15 Jul 2011
All set and ready to rumble!
HORSE racing in the country, as a stand alone sport, has come a long way in the past few years alone. The thrill and pure excitement associated with watching some of the best jockeys and horses in the country battle it out for supremacy is unparalleled! Pune has always been a ‘horse racing hotbed’ and what with the highly anticipated new racing season all set to kick start in July end, things are only going to heat up and how! Pune is all set to host a brand new season of pulsating, edge-of-the-seat, pure, unadulterated horse racing action over three months ending in October.
The New Season
The RWITC announces the start of the eagerly looked forward to monsoon season (starting July 21) at the Turf Club House. This season promises a lot more than just horse racing and the club and sponsors are pulling out all the stops to make the race day experience throughout the season one to remember! There is so much more to the sport than just the action on the turf which collectively contributes to the overall image of the sport. Apart from the on ground action, there will be a host of nonracing events such as the October Fest, Music Fest and more, being organised at the Pune Race Course aimed at pulling in the spectators and creating greater buzz around the sport. Talk about ‘galloping’ in the right direction!
As Pune readies itself for the dynamic 2011 season, the club has gone the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that this season becomes even more memorable. The race course has undergone commendable upgradation in infrastructure and its initiative with social media is gaining ground.
The top events in this season are the McDowell Indian St Leger on September 25 and the Nanoli Stud Pune Derby on October 9.
Says a visibly excited Vivek Jain, chairman of the RWITC, “Horse racing is a quintessential lifestyle sport. Its popularity has increased manifold in the last few years. Everyone eagerly looks forward to the commencement of the season as there is so much more on offer than just the best equines scorching the green turf in the quest for glory! The people, the fashion, the buzz in the air, the spirit of the sport is what makes our sport stand out! The RWITC is now a clear leader in the promotion of racing and has put in place the blueprint for the grandest Pune racing season ever!”
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