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NOTICE

Please note that  as per Clause 40 of the General Conditions of the Prospectus for the Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2017-2018 a race wherein the sponsored stakes exceeds Rs. 6.30 lakhs, the 5th placed horse will not be eligible for any stake money. 

In view of the above, the stake money for the 5th placed horse in The Eveready RCTC Gold Vase held on 1st January, 2018 which was erroneously advertised and subsequently credited to the respective owner’s account will be reversed and proportionately distributed amongst the first four placed horses.

 

VP – Racing

20th April, 2018

 

 

NOTICE

In the light of certain revelations during a court of enquiry recently held at Headquarters Eastern Command, Fort William, Kolkata – 700021, trainers are strongly advised to ensure that the RCTC Departure Form and the Left Charge Form for retiring race horses contain the correct name, address and phone number of the person/organisation to where the horse is being despatched.

Should the name of the person/organization be incorrectly recorded the concerned trainers may be held responsible for any subsequent consequence.

 

VP – Racing

05.04.2018

 

ADDITIONAL REPORT

CALCUTTA RACES

SUMMER MEETING, EXTRA DAY, TUESDAY, 20TH MARCH, 2018

 

3rd RACE (192) THE BLACK BUCK HANDICAP – For Horses Rated 21-46, Rated 1-26 eligible – To be ridden by Jockeys of Indian Nationality (About) 1200 Metres (3.30/3.31) : 11 runners

The Stipendiary Stewards enquired into the observations made to them by Jockey P Trevor, the rider of PRANCING QUEEN, who stated that he was unable to improve his position between the 500 metre marker and the 400 metre marker as the riders of the two horses directly in front of him i.e., Jockey Sandeep Rajput (PERFECT BALANCE, trained by Mr. Patrick Quinn) and Jockey Afzal Khan (ROLLY POLLY, trained by Mr. Shafiq Khan) had failed to improve their position when they had every opportunity to do so.  The Stipendiary Stewards interviewed Jockeys Md. Islam (RABDA) and CS Jodha (TOMORROW FOREVER) who were placed behind PRANCING QUEEN.  Jockey Afzal Khan and Tr. Shafiq Khan were also interviewed.  Tr. Patrick Quinn when asked to be present at the Stipendiary Stewards enquiry along with his Jockey Sandeep Rajput, presented himself alone and stated that he had no idea who the Jockey was, had no contact with him whatsoever and that the Jockey was declared to ride the filly at the Owner Mr. Divya Chawcharia’s instructions.  The Stipendiary Stewards decided to continue with the enquiry and the result would be published at a later date.

In continuation of the enquiry the  Stipendiary Stewards  interviewed Tr. Ms. Arti Doctor, in-charge of PRANCING QUEEN, Mr. Divya Chawcharia, part owner/owner in ch f PERFECT BALANCE and b m ROLLY POLLY.

At the conclusion of the enquiry the Stipendiary Stewards while appreciating the observations of Jockey P Trevor, were of the opinion that no rules of racing had been transgressed by any of the two Jockeys namely Afzal Khan and Sandeep Rajput and as such no further action was warranted in this matter.  The enquiry was closed.  However, the statement of Trainer Mr. Patrick Quinn that he has no idea who Jockey Sandeep Rajput was and had no contact with him whatsoever was noted for future reference.

 

Sr. Stipendiary Steward                                                         Stipendiary Steward

Royal Calcutta Turf Club

 

6.4.2017

 

 

NOTICE

The Stewards, Royal Calcutta Turf Club, in exercise of their powers under the RCTC Rules of Racing, have decided to frame an Extra Race Day to be held on Tuesday, 20th March, 2018.

Prospectus for the above day shall be issued shortly.

 

VP - Racing

24.02.2018

 

The Stewards, RCTC in exercise of their powers under the RCTC Rules of Racing have decided to frame an extra race day, the prospectus of which is as under:

 

CALCUTTA RACES, SPRING MEETING

FRIDAY, 23RD February 2018

 

  1. THE REGAL CONNECTION HANDICAP

 

For Horses Rated 61-86, Rated 41-66 eligible
Distance – (About) 1100 Metres.

 

  1. THE TOUCH OF SILVER HANDICAP

 

 

For Horses Rated 41-66, Rated 21-46 eligible.

Distance – (About) 1600 Metres.

 

  1. THE ARTEMIS HANDICAP

 

 

For Horses Rated 41-66, Rated 21-46 eligible.

Distance – (About) 1200 Metres.

 

  1. THE MOSSY BEAR HANDICAP

 

For Horses Rated 21-46, Rated 01-26 eligible.

Distance – (About) 1600 Metres.

 

  1.  THE ROYAL CHALLENGE HANDICAP

For Horses Rated 21-46, Rated 01-26 eligible.

Distance – (About) 1200 Metres.

 

  1. THE STAR FLAME HANDICAP

For Horses Rated 1-26.

Distance – (About) 1400 Metres.

 

  1. THE TOKAIDO EXPRESS HANDICAP

For Horses Rated 1-26.

Distance – (About) 1200 Metres.

 

Entries for the above day will close at 10.30 a.m. on Sunday 18th February 2018.

 

 

 

VP Racing

29.01.18

 

NOTICE

All are hereby informed that the following changes have been made in the Prospectus of the Calcutta Races Cold Weather Season 2017-2018 :-

CALCUTTA RACES, WINTER MEETING

FIRST DAY

            Monday, 1st January, 2018

THE INDIAN PRODUCE STAKES

 

  1.  The name of The Indian Produce Stakes has now been renamed as “THE DELTIN DENZONG CASINO INDIAN PRODUCE STAKES”.
  1. A Trophy value of Rs. 40,000/-.
  1. A Sweepstakes of Rs. 30,000 each with Rs. 7,50,000 sponsored by the Deltin Group and Rs. 7,50,000 added from the fund.

There is no change in other terms and conditions of the race.

 

VP – Racing

2.12.2017

 

All concerned kindly note the under mentioned changes in the Prospectus of the Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2017-2018:

 

Calcutta Races Autumn Meeting
Fifth Day
Saturday, 25th November, 2017

THE BENGAL AREA CUP has been renamed as THE WHEELS HANDICAP 
 

Calcutta Races Autumn Meeting
Sixth Day
Tuesday, 28th November, 2017

THE WHEELS HANDICAP has been renamed as THE BENGAL AREA CUP
 

Calcutta Races Christmas Meeting
Fourth Day
Saturday, 23rd December, 2017

THE VIJAY SICKA MEMORIAL CUP has been renamed as THE PLAY BOY HANDICAP

 

Handicapper
17/11/2017

N O T I C E

MOCK RACE

 

 

Trainers are hereby informed that mock races held after the last race will not be made available for horses with immediate effect except for those horses running in Classics & Sweepstakes races which have not participated in any race during the ensuing Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2017-2018.   For those horses which have been ordered to do so by the Stipendiary Stewards/Starter they may be accompanied in the mock race by a horse of the trainer’s choice should there be no other participant in the mock race. 

 

All 2 turning 3 year old horses will NOT be permitted to participate in mock races.

 

 

Vice President – Racing

31.10.2017

N O T I C E

MOCK RACE

Trainers are hereby informed that mock races held after the last race will not be made available for horses with immediate effect except for those horses running in Classics & Sweepstakes races which have not participated in any race during the ensuing Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2017-2018.   For those horses which have been ordered to do so by the Stipendiary Stewards/Starter they may be accompanied in the mock race by a horse of the trainer’s choice should there be no other participant in the mock race. 

All 2 turning 3 year old horses will NOT be permitted to participate in mock races.

 

Vice President – Racing

31.10.2017

 

 

CALCUTTA RACES, AUTUMN MEETING

FIRST DAY

WEDNESDAY, 1 ST NOVEMBER, 2017


The Stewards, Royal Calcutta Turf Club have decided to cancel the above race day owing to paucity of
entries.

 


V P Racing
27/10/2017

 

CALCUTTA RACES, AUTUMN MEETING

FIRST DAY

WEDNESDAY, 1 ST NOVEMBER, 2017
 

All concerned kindly note that due to paucity of entries, the time for closing of entries for the above day has
been extended till 4:00 pm today i.e. Friday, 27 th October, 2017.

Handicapper
27/10/2017

 

Please note that the timings for the Calcutta Races scheduled to be held on Saturday, 9th September, 2017 have been revised as under :-

 

Race No                      Revised Timing

 

1st                                1.45 P.M.

2nd                                2.15 P.M.

3rd                                2.45 P.M.

4th                                3.15 P.M.

5th                                3.45 P.M.

6th                                4.15 P.M.

7th                                4.45 P.M.

 

 

VP – Racing

7.9.2017

 

All concerned kindly note the following change in the Prospectus of the Calcutta Races, Monsoon Meeting 2017: 

 

Calcutta Races, Monsoon Meeting

Sixth Day, Saturday, 12th August, 2017
 

THE STEAL THE GLORY PLATE

For Maiden horses 3 years old only Rated 21-46, Rated 1-26  eligible.

Distance – (About) 1400 Metres.
 

Handicapper

22/07/2017

 

SCHEME  :  DATED 1st MARCH, 2017

Horses Rated 27 & above at the centre where they last raced up to the age limit of 6 years and which have placed at least 1st or 2nd, or 3rd or 4th once in the current or the just concluded season are permitted to be brought into station on an application made by the trainers to the Racing Dept.  Three year old horses which have raced at least once at any centre are also permitted to be brought in under this scheme.  Such of these horses may be purchased/ owned by local owners or out station owners.  However, local owners will have first preference in availing of the scheme.  All applications will be vetted by the Racing Dept before permission is granted.

This scheme is applicable only for ‘A’ licensed Trainers who are permitted to bring in up to 6 horses under the scheme.  The upper limit of  “racing horses” that a trainer may have under his charge continues to be 70. 

Owners, both local and outstation, will be allowed to bring NOT more than 8 horses under the scheme.  Please note that a share in a horse will be considered as ownership of “one animal”.

Horses granted permission to be brought under this Scheme may arrive in station immediately, however, they will be allowed to participate in races from the forthcoming Calcutta Monsoon Meeting 2017 onwards.

 

VP – Racing

01.03.2017

 

NOTICE

‘A’ licensed Trainers desirous of bringing in 2-yr-old horses (foaled in 2015) may do so after obtaining prior permission from the Racing Department.  Such of these horses, to a maximum of 150, will be eligible for a fodder subsidy of Rs. 6,000/- per month from their date of arrival at the RCTC  till 31st October, 2017. 

To avail of the above subsidy the following terms and conditions will apply :-

a)     Horses on arrival must be certified “sound” by the Club’s Veterinary Department.

b)     An owner will be permitted to avail of this scheme up to a maximum of 20 horses (a share will be considered as a full animal).

c)      Horses will not be permitted to leave the RCTC till the conclusion of the Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2019-2020 but may, after seeking prior permission from the Racing Department, leave station for Classics or Sweepstakes races at other centres and such horse/s must return within a period of 15 days on completion of their designated race/s failing which the horse will NOT be permitted to race otherwise at any other centre.

 

VP – Racing

10.01.2017

SCHEME  :  DATED 26th  MARCH, 2016

It is hereby informed that this Office Scheme dated 26th March, 2016 has been modified as under :-

Horses Rated 46 & above at the centre where they last raced up to the age limit of 5 years and which have placed 1st or 2nd, or 3rd or 4th at least once in the current or the just concluded season are permitted to be brought into station on an application made by the ‘A’ licensed trainers to the Racing Dept.  Such of these horses may be purchased/ owned by local owners or out station owners.  However, local owners will have first preference in availing of the scheme.  All applications will be vetted by the Racing Dept before permission is granted.

The existing restriction on the number of horses that Owners, both local and outstation, will be allowed to bring under the scheme continues with the same number.  Please note that a share in a horse will be considered as ownership of “one animal”.

 

VP – Racing

31.12.2016

 

NOTICE TO OWNERS/TRAINERS

The revised rates of veterinary treatments rendered by the Club’s Veterinary Hospital, Hastings which will come into effect from 3rd December, 2016 are as under :-

 

SERVICES

Revised Rate

Cassliks

400

Castration

700

Dental Treatment

500

Dressing

30

Endoscopy

500

Examination

30

Gastroscopy

500

Guttural pouch wash

200

Intra Articular Injection

100

Intra Muscular Injection

10

Intra Uterine Treatment per treatment

50

Intra Venous Fluids

40

Intra Venous Injections

10

Nerve Block

300

Post-Mortem Examination

500

Put Down Injection

-

Rectal Examination

250

Spinal Back Injection (per space)

100

Splint Injection

100

Stomach Tube

20

Suturing Wounds

150

U S G /Scanning

500

Veterinary Certificate

50

X-Ray (per Exposure)

150

X-Ray (per Print)

150

Bronchio Alveolar Lavage

400

Trephining the Sinus(LA)

400

trephining the Sinus(GA)

700

Dentistry

100

Wolf Tooth Extraction

100

Arthrotomy for Bone Chips

2,000

Annular Ligament Dessmotomy

1,000

Hobdays Surgery

2,000

Kissing spine Surgery

10,000

Laryngeal Prosthesis

2,000

Myectomy

1,500

OPP (soft palate)

2,000

Osteosticsis

2,000

Patellar Desmotomy

1,000

Spint Bone Fracture Removal Surgery

1,500

Superior Check Ligament  Desmotomy

2,000

Tie forward

10,000

 

 

VP – Racing

 

01.12.2016

 

MOCK RACE

Trainers are hereby informed that mock races held after the last race will not be made available for horses with immediate effect except for those horses running in Classics & Sweepstakes races which have not participated in any race during the ensuing Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2016-2017.   For those horses which have been ordered to do so by the Stipendiary Stewards/Starter they may be accompanied in the mock race by a horse of the trainer’s choice should there be no other participant in the mock race. 

All 2 turning 3 year old horses will NOT be permitted to participate in mock races.

 

Vice President – Racing

17.11.2016

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

Stewards, Royal Calcutta Turf Club are pleased to announce the commencement of the Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2016-2017 from  Tuesday, 1st November, 2016.

The Meeting will comprise of 28 race days and will conclude on 29th   March, 2017.  There are 198 races scheduled to be run during these 5 months of which 80 will be cup races.

The Club presently has approximately 483 horses in station including 128 two-yearr-olds.  A  further number of horses are expected to arrive in station to compete during the Season. 

20 Trainers and 27 Jockeys have been issued ‘A licenses and at the moment there are 29 ‘B’ licenses Jockeys and 13 apprentices who will be seen in action.

A number of outstation Trainers have shown interest in racing their charges during the season which should make racing more competitive.

The important races scheduled to be run during the season are  as under:-

The Mayfowl Cup                                                                  -           12th November, 2016

The Calcutta 1000 Guineas (Grade III)                                  -           19th November, 2016   

The Hongkong Jockey Club Cup                                           -           29th November, 2016

The Calcutta 2000 Guineas (Grade II)                                   -           3rd December, 2016   

The Indian Gold Vase                                                             -           9th December, 2016

The Deepak Khaitan Memorial Calcutta Gold Cup (Grade II) -       17th December, 2016 

The Calcutta Oaks (Grade III)                                                -           17th December, 2016 

The Calcutta Juvenile Stakes                                                 -           17th December, 2016

The Army Cup                                                                        -           24th December, 2016

The Eveready RCTC Gold Vase                                            -           1st January, 2017        

The Kunigal Indian Produce Stakes                                       -           1st January, 2017

The Calcutta Bookmakers Association Cup                          -           1st January, 2017

The Sans Craintes Stud Farm Calcutta

Champion Sprint Trophy (Grade III)                                     -           7th January, 2017

The  Calcutta Derby Stakes (Grade I)                                  -           8th January, 2017

The Dashmesh Stud Farm Alokananda Stakes                      -           8th January, 2017

The Indian Champion Cup (Grade I)                                     -           23rd January, 2017

The Indian Champagne Stakes (Grade III)                             -           23rd January, 2017

The Queen Elizabeth II Cup (Grade III)                                 -           11th February, 2017

The Calcutta Million (Grade II)                                             -           11th February, 2017

The Governor’ Cup                                                                -           25th February, 2017

The Calcutta St. Leger (Grade III)                                         -           1st March, 2017

The Grand Annual      Handicap                                             -           8th March, 2017

PRIZES

The advertised stake money for the Season is Rs. 12,37,20,000/-.   A further sum of Rs. 22,75,000/- is the value of Cups and Trophies.

FEATURES

To encourage the local owners (residing in the State of West Bengal) an incentive of 15% of the advertised stakes will be given to owners whose horses are under the care of ‘A’ licensed trainers and have placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th in a race.

We welcome our new sponsors :-

  1.  Mr. S Pathy of M/s Sans Craintes Stud Farm for sponsoring The Calcutta Champion Sprint Trophy (Grade III) which will now be named as “The Sans Craintes Stud Farm Calcutta Champion Sprint Trophy (Grade III)”.
  1. M/s Dashmesh Stud Farm for sponsoring The Alokananda Stakes which will now be named as “The Dashmesh Stud Farm Alokananda Stakes”.
  1. The Eat India Company for sponsoring The Indian Champagne Stakes (Grade III) which will now be named as “The Eat India Company Champagne Stakes (Grade III)”.

We also thank M/s Eveready Industries India Ltd., M/s Kunigal Stud Farm, the Bookmakers Association of Calcutta  for their continued support to  racing in Calcutta.

 We would like to record our thanks to the Members of the Media for their continued coverage of thoroughbred racing in the City Of Joy.  We do hope our efforts will result in a happy, competitive and successful racing season and that the Turf Club will continue to be a destination for all those seeking thrilling entertainment. 

 

Robin Corner

Vice President – Racing

26.10.2016

 

 

NOTICE

Outstation trainers desirous of maintaining a racing establishment at the RCTC may apply with the name,   rating and ownership of horses.   All applications will be vetted by the Racing Dept before permission is granted.

Trainers are advised that the animals intended to be stationed at Kolkata must be Rated 27 & above at the centre where they last raced and  have placed at least 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th once in the current or the just concluded season.  Further, such horses should not exceed the age  of 6 yrs.  Three year old horses which have raced at least once at any centre are also permitted to be brought into station.  All relevant conditions of the Prospectus of the Calcutta Races will apply.

Trainers will also be required to be in attendance on race days a minimum of 50% of the time that their horses participate.

 

VP – Racing

13.10.2016

 

 

NOTICE

           SCHEME  :  DATED 26th  MARCH, 2016

 

Please note that this Office Scheme dated 26th March, 2016 has been modified as under :-

Horses Rated 27 & above at the centre where they last raced up to the age limit of 6 years and which have placed at least 1st or 2nd, or 3rd or 4th once in the current or the just concluded season are permitted to be brought into station on an application made by the trainers to the Racing Dept.  Three year old horses which have raced at least once at any centre are also permitted to be brought in under this scheme.  Such of these horses may be purchased/ owned by local owners or out station owners.  However, local owners will have first preference in availing of the scheme.  All applications will be vetted by the Racing Dept before permission is granted.

‘A’ licensed trainers will be permitted to bring in up to 6 horses under the scheme.  The upper limit of  racing horses that a trainer may have under his charge has been revised to 70. 

Owners, both local and outstation, will be allowed to bring NOT more than 5 horses under the scheme.  Please note that a share in a horse will be considered as ownership of “one animal”.

 

VP – Racing

13.10.2016

 

 

NOTICE

The Stewards, Royal Calcutta Turf Club, have decided to include the QuantiLAB, BioPark Mauritius” as a “Primary Laboratory” for testing of pre/post race urine/blood samples with immediate effect.

 

Vice President – Racing

Royal Calcutta

01.09.2016

 

 

NOTICE

All concerned are hereby informed that as directed by the Animal Welfare Board of India, the Stewards of the Royal Calcutta Turf Club have constituted a Racehorse Welfare Committee comprising of the following Members :-

  1. Enrico Piperno Esq, Steward RCTC.
  2. Mrs. Revaz Martin, Manager RCTC Riding Club & an Animal Activist.
  3. Mr. Robin Corner, Vice President – Racing RCTC.
  4. Dr. Shankar Kar, Jt GM – Veterinary Services

The Committee will oversee the welfare of horses racing under the Rules of the RCTC with particular reference to their stabling comfort etc,. and will report to the Stewards for action should they find anything amiss.

 

Robin Corner

Vice President – Racing

17.8.2016

 

N O T I C E

MOCK RACE

 

To prevent the surface of the race track from deteriorating, trainers are hereby informed that mock races held after the last race will no longer be made available for horses with immediate effect except for those horses running in Classics & Sweepstakes races which have not participated in any race during the Calcutta Monsoon Meeting 2016 and the Calcutta Cold Weather Season 2016-2017.   For those horses which have been ordered to do so by the Stipendiary Stewards/Starter they may be accompanied in the mock race by a horse of the trainer’s choice should there be no other participant in the mock race. 

All Calcutta based 2 turning 3 old horses will NOT be permitted to participate in mock races.

 

Vice President – Racing

19.07.2016