Hyderabad Race Club
Grandstand in 1880
|Location||Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana|
|Owned by||Hyderabad Race Club|
|Notable races||Deccan Derby
President of India Gold Cup
Nizam's Gold Cup
Horse racing in Hyderabad was started by the Nizam Asaf Jah VI in 1868 at Moula-Ali. In those days the races were called Deccan races and later the Hyderabad races. In 1886 the racing shifted to Malakpet by H.H Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, Nizam VI as he wanted the race course to be near his palace. Hyderbad Race Club started its operations in 1961 in Secunderabad and shifted to Malakpet in 1968 when the racing was revived under Hyderabad Race Club.
An annual event, Deccan Derby is held here which attracts the best 3 year olds in the country and is always run on 2 October.
The other prestigious races are the President of India Gold Cup and the Nizam's Gold Cup, the Fillies Championship Stakes, the Colts Championship Stakes, which are run during the Monsoon Racing Season. Racing will be conducted from July to October called as Monsoon races and from November to February called Winter races.
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