Turf Authorities of India

The Turf Authorities of India is a body comprising of the six major Turf Clubs in India namely, Royal Western India Turf Club Limited, Royal Calcutta Turf Club, Madras Race Club, Bangalore Turf Club Limited, Hyderabad Race Club, Mysore Race Club Limited. This body has been formed so that different Race Clubs in India can co-ordinate to have common rules and resolve common problems. Each Club also hosts the prestigious Indian Turf Invitation Cup Race by rotation every year.


Royal Western India Turf Club Limited

Venue of the race day on 24th January 2016

The Royal Western India Turf Club Limited (RWITC) is one of the oldest and most well-known horse racing clubs in Asia. Since inception, it has been a premier club enjoying the patronage of socialites and eminent personalities alike.

Going by the fact that world dignitaries including the Queen of England, the erstwhile Shah of Iran and the King of Saudi Arabia made it a point to visit the Mahalaxmi Race Course in their crowded itineraries, it is no exaggeration to say that it is a showpiece of the Urbs Prima in India. The spontaneous accolades from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, herself a horse lover, owner and breeder par excellence, are a treasured memory in the Club Archives.

The oval-shaped 2400 metre Mahalaxmi race track, rated one of the best in Asia, has an even surface and a three-furlong (600m) straight. There is also a straight chute that allows races upto 1600 metres to be run with only the home turn. The race course was originally built under the direction and supervision of Major JE Hughes around 1883.

The RWITC is home to the Indian Classics and enjoys an enviable reputation of attracting record corporate sponsorships and alliances – probably one of the highest in the world by a racing club.

The Turf Authorities of India (TAI) with representation by six race clubs in India is a homogeneous body and sets policies to reciprocity between racing authorities in India and also hosts the Indian Turf Invitation Cup Weekend by rotation.

Mahalaxmi Race Course,
Keshavrao Khade Marg, Opposite Tulsiwadi,
Haji Ali, Mumbai – 400034
Tel : 91-22-23071407 / 1396
Fax : 91-22-23071437
Website : www.rwitc.com
Email Us on: arcindia2016@rwitc.com