All is set for the 34-day Hyderabad Races scheduled to commence at the Malakpet Race course here from Tomorrow.
In all, 241 races will be gone through during the winter programme with the season’s blue-ribboned-the Golconda Derby Stakes- is scheduled for January 29, 2017.
The other stellar attractions of the season are: The Golconda 1000 Guineas (November21), the Juvenile Million (Nov28), the Golconda 2000 Million (Dec5), the Mayor’s Million (Dec 11), the Deccan Juvenile Million (Dec19), the Golconda Oaks and the Byerly Turk Million (Jan 2), the Hyderabad Juvenile Million (Jan10), the Darley Arabian Million (Jan 16), the Qutab Shahi Million (Jan 23), the Kakatiya Million (Feb 4), the Godolphin Barb Million (Feb 13), the Bhagyanagar Novice Million (Feb 20), and the Alcock Arabian Million (Feb 27).
A total stake money amounting to Rs 21,21,17,500 besides trophies worth Rs 31,56,000 would be given away during the season, according to the Winter races prospects bought out by the Hyderabad Race Club (HRC).
A notable feature of the winter racing season will be staging of exclusive races for “first timers” (two-year-old horses).
The racing will be held mostly on Sundays and Mondays except for five days (four Tuesdays and one Saturday).
All the Hyderabad-based trainers and jockey besides out station professionals who will be participating in the classic races would be vying for honours.
Everything points to a competitive winter racing season.