The Mahalaxmi Race Course is India’s premier race track. Located in the heart of Mumbai city, the race course is located at a spot near Mahalaxmi neighborhood that used to be a marsh land called Mahalakshmi Flats, which is about 91 hectares wide. It was constructed in 1883 and was designed to resemble the Caulfield race course in Melbourne, Australia. Facing the sea, the Mahalaxmi race track is oval in shape with a 2,400-meter long straight chute. This wide piece of open land was donated by Sir Cusrow N. Wadia. Today, the race course is on perpetual lease from the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) to the Royal Western India Turf Club or RWITF Club. Other than the nationally anticipated races, Mahalaxmi is also popular for its Grandstand, which was designated as a heritage structure.
RWITF is an exclusive club with more than 1,500 members of affluent Indians and foreigners. It is a highly regarded horserace club [Read more…]