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THE DYNAMIC DUO AT RTC

THE DYNAMIC DUO AT RTC



We have all heard of the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin. The Royal Turf Club have their own Dynamic Duo in Wayne Wood, the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Stipendiary Stewards, as well as Sinclair Marshall who will perform the duties of Clerk of the Course, Stipendiary Steward and Riding Instructor. With excitement and activities up in Nuwara Eliya escalating, both Wood and Marshall have their work cut out for them, ensuring that the action on the race track is nothing short of perfect! “Having Sinclair here to support me in the daily routine work on the track such as regularly attending to trackwork supervision, advising ...

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New safe gate taking shape

New safe gate taking shape



RTC continues to take Giant Strides towards complete Horse and Human safety in Horse racing. With the Indian Engineers working hard to set up the new starting gates, which have just arrived from India, RTC's starting facilities now meets the standards maintained in Australian race courses which use the famous Steriline gates. The question of how to confine a 500 kg plus thoroughbred and rider safely within a 6 by 2 ½ feet box, even though for a minute or less has always been a challenge. Horse and riders have met with numerous injuries as they are exposed to steel when inside the starting gate. This will no longer happen at RTC as these gates are well p...

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Royal Turf Club Commences races on 20th August

Royal Turf Club Commences races on 20th August



img.img-responsive { width: 100%; } Nuwara Eliya is going to be buzzing again. It was almost as if the town had gone into hibernation thanks to the rain in the months of June and July, but suddenly there's a ripple of excitement in the air and it's all emanating from the Home of the Royal Turf Club - The Race Course in Nuwara Eliya. That's the one place that didn't go to sleep. It was a beehive of activity right through as they prepared to launch the August Festival of Racing. The countdown has begun and blast off is 20th August. Fashion shows by Ramona Oshini, music by popular bands, entertainment for kids and all the fun associ...

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Royal Turf Club launches next race season on 20th August

Royal Turf Club launches next race season on 20th August



06-August-2016 Canceled! Official Statement
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  • Due to the inclement weather, the launch of the forthcoming race season set for 6th August, 2016 has been postponed to 20th August . The Nuwara Eliya race course has received 103mls of rainfall this month with 45mls this week, while further rain is predicted over the next 10 days "Du...

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    The auction sale

    The auction sale



    Horses and the Sport of Kings – that’s the driving force or rather the passion that steers the Royal Turf Club, Nuwara Eliya in their quest to putting Horseracing in Sri Lanka on the World Map. The first six months of 2016 have been like a watershed in establishing a Sport that once held centre stage in the Emerald Isle. THE RTC Auction Sale slated to be held in Nuwara Eliya on the 20th of August, 2016 is yet another step in the right direction in a bid to promote the Sport. It will also be the first Auction of it’s kind in the Country, with 18 Thoroughbreds being put up for Sale in the Auction Ring to be knocked down to the highest bidder. It’s a great...

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    Royal Turf Club unfolds plans for the coming race season

    Royal Turf Club unfolds plans for the coming race season



    The Royal Turf Club [ RTC] , held a media briefing to appraise the public of the forthcoming race season that commences on 6th August as well as the other improvements to the facilities that have been taking place up at the Nuwara Eliya Race Track , not forgetting the investment that will come in to the country . Present were the committee members of the RTC, President Mr Suranjith Premadasa, CEO of the RTC Wayne Wood, Consultant to the RTC Cyrus Madan. Speaking on the occasion, CEO of the Royal Turf Club, Mr Wayne Wood, initially touched on the recently concluded April racing season. “Firstly I shall mention the running of the five (5) meetings that...

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    Generous donation by Deepthika Jayakody kickstarts Equine Hospital

    Generous donation by Deepthika Jayakody kickstarts Equine Hospital



    The leading owner over the recent April Horse Racing festival in Nuwara Eliya Ms Deepthika Jayakody in a display of generosity seldom seen on a racecourse has donated SLRs 3,000,000 to the Royal Turf Club for the construction of a much needed Equine Hospital. Ms Jayakody has further pledged that any future prizemoney earned from her runners will be donated to the RTC until the hospital is completed. Ms Jayakody, who passionate about the welfare of horses and was the driving forced behind the RTC enlisting the Sri Lanka Anti Doping Agency to conduct sampling of horses at the races, saw the requirement for an Equine Hospital following the fall of Charlatan in...

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    RTC to build Equine Hospital

    RTC to build Equine Hospital



    Dr Hasneyn Mirza, a leading veterinarian from India has been in Sri Lanka for the last two days advising the Royal Turf Club on the construction of a veterinary hospital on Nurwara Eliya racecourse. Also present was Professor Neville de Silva from the Equine Faculty at the Kandy University who had officiated at all the race days conducted by assisting and supervising the sampling of racehorses. Several sites were considered for the Equine Hospital with the final decision being the current saddling area. Dr Mirza has his own equine hospital and has advised on the design of several others in India. The hospital will consist of an operating theatre, recovery r...

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    CHARLATAN - NUWARA ELIYA's FIRST EQUINE MILLIONAIRE

    CHARLATAN - NUWARA ELIYA's FIRST EQUINE MILLIONAIRE



    BY CYRUS. J. MADAN There's been a magic in the air all week here in Nuwara Eliya. The pretty Hill Station town that looks straight of the Swiss Alps has never seen so many people. And on Saturday 16th April, part of that horde descended on to the Royal Turf Club race course which was all set to perform some magic of its own - THE KUNIGAL STUD MAGIC MILLION. The Royal Turf Club, Nuwara Eliya, was all geared up to host the first ever running of a Million Race. Stepping in to do the honours as a sponsor was one of India's leading Stud Farms - The Kunigal Stud, located on the outskirts of Bangalore, in the State of Karnataka. Run...

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    Royal Turf Club Inaugural Premier Cup

    Royal Turf Club Inaugural Premier Cup



    The Royal Turf Club held it's inaugural Premier Cup on the 20th of March 2016 at the Nuwara Eliya Racecourse. With much effort and planning put in to the event, the RTC committee and organizing team were able to pull off an event that was highly celebrated amongst the Horse Racing community in Sri Lanka. The Royal Turf Club aims to bring Horse racing back to it's prestigious position it once held here in Sri Lanka, enforcing all international standards and rules which all participants are required to adhere to. Among the distinguished viewers were the Hon. Minister Naveen Disanayake, Lord Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Mr. Mahinda Dodampega...

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