Mysore Race season to begin from August 14

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{image-Mysore Race Club_11082008.jpg www.oneindia.com}Mysore, Aug 11: A total stake money of Rs 3.82 crore will be offered for the 20-days Mysore Race 2008 season which commences here from August 14.

Newly elected Mysore Race Club Chairman N V Babu told newsmen here on Monday, Aug 11 that the stake money had would remain the same at the last year's level. This was due to the state government increasing betting tax from 2 percent to 4 percent. More then 700 horses are expected to participate in the season. Trainers from all over the country, but mainly from Bangalore would be racing their horses.

The following are the important races: The Mysore Million Gr-III (Aug 22), Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar Memorial Gold Cup (Aug 29), Karnataka Race Horse Owners' Association Mysore 1000 Guineas 2008 (Sep 12), Maharaja's Gold Cup (Sep 19), F K Irani Memorial Gold Cup (Sep 25), Fernhill's Palace Mysore 2000 Guineas (Oct 3), Chief Minister's Gold Cup (Oct 3), Mysore Dasara Sprint Championship (Oct 8), Govern's Gold Cup (Oct 17), Daisy Appoo Cup (Oct 26) and the Poonawalla Mysore Derby Gr-I (Oct 26).

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