Hyderabad Race Club Entry Fee
20 per person for Daily Ticket (Above 12 yrs)
10 per person for Defence Personnel
50 per person on Inter Venue Betting Day
75 per person on Ordinary days (Hyderabad Monsoon race)
100 per person on Special days (Hyderabad Monsoon race)
150 per person on Ordinary days (Hyderabad Winter race)
200 per person on Special days (Hyderabad Winter race)
Hyderabad Race Club Phone
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Hyderabad Race Club Address: 16-10-1, a/1, Masjid Rd, Parvathi Puram, Afzal Nagar, Malakpet Extension, Old Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500036, India
Hyderabad Horse Race Club is close to the heart of the city, in Malakpet, old Hyderabad.
It is counted among the top racecourses in India. And unlike most racecourses in the country, Hyderabad Race Club owns the land where the tracks and other facilities are built. It is spread over 126 acres of land bought from the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Apart from two race tracks, this impressive club has a two-tier grandstand, which can seat 10,000 people at once. The Members’ Stand can accommodate another 1000-1500 people.
Snack bars, lobbies, and a state-of-the-art custom-built betting system with 200+ betting terminals are among the other features of Hyderabad Race Course and Club. It also houses around 800 stables, a swimming pool and ample training space for jockeys and their horses.
History of Hyderabad Race Club
As per the historical records, the rulers (Nizams) of Hyderabad loved racing, and it has existed since 1868. Back in those days, Maula Ali Racecourse used to be the venue, a few kilometres away from the city.
Later, the sixth Nizam of Hyderabad – Nizam Mahboob Ali Khan, wanted to shift the track near his place. And thus, by 1886, the game shifted to Malakpet, where it flourished under his patronage until 1896. Afterwards, the Royal Calcutta Turf Club regulated and organised the races. A new racecourse was built in the meantime at the Secunderabad Cantonment.
In 1956, after the formation of the South India Turf Club, the then Nizam, sold 126 acres of his land in Malakpet to set up the Hyderabad Race Club. And racing events began at Hyderabad Race Club Malakpet in 1968.
The club added a second track for Winter races in 1976. Until then, the racing season was restricted to the monsoon months.
Another development came up in 1988 when computers replaced the electro-mechanical betting machines. Customised software was installed and a fully automated totalisator betting environment was set up.
Things to do at Hyderabad Race Club
1. Enjoying a live race – Hyderabad Race Club has one of the best race tracks in India, and even the most skilled riders find it challenging. You will feel the excitement if you watch the races at Hyderabad Race Club live. It hosts the annual Deccan Derby event on 2nd October every year. President of India Gold Cup and the Nizam's Gold Cup are among the other races held at the race club.
2. Watching their training – During the racing season, you can catch the jockeys and horses at training in the morning hours. Apart from a wide sand track, the horses are trained at the main racing track too. Lunging and trotting rings and a modern swimming pool are the other facilities available for horses.
3. Meeting the horses – Apart from seeing the horses at training and races, you can meet them at their respective stables or the swimming pool. But take prior permission from the officials of the race club.
4. Visiting the museum – Hyderabad Race Club also houses a library and a museum. You can check various records and relish the history as you go through the tacks and trophies of various racing events. The entrance itself has a visual of horses fighting out a finish.
5. Betting on the horses – Along with enjoying the races, you can put bets on your favourite horses at Hyderabad Race Club. You can also bet on races taking place in other clubs in the country. Besides the counters at the racecourse, you can bet at the various Hyderabad Race Club - off-course tote centres, and it’s legal.
Hyderabad Race Club Entry Fee and Timings
The daily tickets of Hyderabad Race Club are available at ₹20, for anyone above 12 years of age. Defence Personnel are allowed entry at ₹10. But they should show their ID cards or be in their uniform. Children (below 12 years of age) aren’t allowed at the racecourse.
On Inter Venue Betting Day, the entry charge is ₹50.
During Hyderabad Monsoon races, the entry fee is ₹75 and ₹100, for ordinary days and special days, respectively. During the Winter races, those charges are ₹150 and ₹200.
The racecourse is open every day from 9.30 AM to 6 PM, except for Tuesdays. However, races are held only from July to March, divided into two seasons – Monsoon and Winter. You will find the full Hyderabad Race Club schedule on their website.
Interesting Facts about Hyderabad Race Club
1. The Hyderabad Race Club is the only club in the country that owns all the facilities it provides, and it is among the most profitable racing clubs.
2. Each racing season in the Hyderabad Race Club area, generally, consists of 28 racing days, stretching across four calendar months.
3. Most races are on weekends, and each day can have 6-8 races.
4. Race club complex also has the Apprentice Jockeys Training School, to train youngsters in becoming skilled jockeys.
5. The electronic system at Hyderabad Race Club betting windows was put into operation in February 1988.
6. The first off-Course tote centre was started in 1991. Today, they are present in Kurnool, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam too, apart from Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
7. The grandstand was built by 1993.
How to Reach Hyderabad Race Club?
Hyderabad Race Club is situated in the old city of Hyderabad. And you have got many options to reach the place. You can take an auto or taxi to the racecourse or book a cab from top car rental companies in Hyderabad to visit it. Then, you also have the option to board a bus or take a train to the race club. Malakpet railway station, 2 km away, is the nearest station to Hyderabad Race Club.
And now, here are the various ways to reach Hyderabad.
By Road – Hyderabad is connected to many major cities and neighbouring towns through the road network. Bangalore, Mumbai, and Kolkata are among the major places from where you can get daily buses, or you can hire a cab. Regular luxury buses are run by the state government and private companies as well. Most of them stop at Mahatma Gandhi bus station, which is about 4 km away from the racecourse.
By Rail – Hyderabad has three major railway stations which connect the city to other parts of India. Daily express trains from cities like Bangalore, Chennai, and Mumbai are available. Hyderabad railway station at Nampally is 5 km away from the Race Club, Secunderabad railway station is 9 km, and Kacheguda railway station is 4 km away.
By Air – Rajiv Gandhi International Airport connects Hyderabad to major cities across the globe. You can find regular flights from many middle eastern countries, South-east Asian countries, and the UK among others. The airport also has flights from most of the Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Lucknow, and Nagpur. It is about 20 km away from Hyderabad Race Club.
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