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The RTC Governor's Cup, as it's known by now, will be the 148th installment in 2021 since its inception.


John Baker, the brother of Samuel Baker, is credited for introducing horse racing to Nuwara Eliya, who created a training course in the 1840s for his imported English thoroughbreds on a hill close to his home.


According to history the inaugural race meeting at Nuwara Eliya was held in 1875 and was organised by the Nuwara Eliya Gymkhana Club. These meetings carried on intermittently until 1900 when the current race course was laid out.


In 1910, in a meeting presided over by the Governor of Ceylon, Sir Henry Edward McCallum (1852–1919), it was resolved that the Colombo-based Ceylon Turf Club would be in a better position to manage the Nuwara Eliya course and the race meets.


Ever since the Governor's Cup became the pinnacle event in Sri Lankan horse racing calendar.

Thrill & Chill In Nuwara'Eliya

Thrill & Chill 

Thrill and Chill in Nuwara'Eliya. 

🏇🏇 RTC Governor's Cup 2021,Powered by EFL 🏇🏇

15th of April, 10am onwards.

Tickets available at selected locations, VIP Lounge - Rs.15,000


Be there and be a part of Sri Lanka's most glamorous event of the year! 


⭐ Dazzling Fashion Shows

⭐ Tantalising Live performance by celebrity artist Umaria Sinhawansa

⭐ Live Music Band - Redeemers 

⭐ Action packed races by Sri Lanka's best thoroughbred horses


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A Day At Royal Turf Club


Open the gates to the public, and the day begins. Enjoy breakfast and a coffee as the enclosures fill up.


Race 1 for class 5 horses begin


Race 2 for Class 4 horses begin


Race 3 for Class 3 horses begin


Race 04 (Queen's Cup) for Class 2 horses will begin


Race 05 (Governor's Cup) for Class

1 horses will begin


Day closes

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