Independent status for MRC

After years of relying on the Bangalore Turf Club, the Mysore Race Club gained independent Turf Authority status following a meeting of the Turf Authorities of India held at Hyderabad on Monday.

For years, MRC had depended on BTC for grants, but now they will get to set their own rules and hope to generate enough revenue at their centre for the smooth running of the club. 

MRC were also reliant on BTC’s officials to manage their races.With this development, MRC will have the freedom to run races as they deem it fit without relying on the BTC to step in and take decisions.

“There are a few pending issues that will be addressed in the meeting with BTC officials at the end of this month,” said MRC secretary KG Anantharaj Urs. “The decision will come into effect from April 1.”

When asked if the financial pressure would be too much for a small centre like MRC to handle, Anantharaj said: “That is something we will need to discuss with the BTC. Overall, it’s good for racing in Mysore. We will get to host the Indian Turf Invitation Cup soon and that is something that we are looking forward to.”

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