• Punjabi Girl wins The Fillies Championship Stakes (Gr.1)
  • Sir Cecil wins The Colts Championship Stakes (Gr.1)
December 26,2010
Xisca Sinks ‘Alice’ in a Slow-run Oaks

As was speculated in this column, a slow pace set by the normally lazy Strike A Deal suited the 10-to-3-on favourite Xisca to the hilt and she edged out the fashionably bred

December 22,2010
Delphi, Oceanaire Set up C. Alford’s Double

‘All is well that ends well’ may be an age-old cliché, but that’s the way it was for punters at the Calcutta racecourse after Apyrous had sent shockw

December 18,2010
The ‘Prince’ and Paul Celebrate ‘King’s’ B’day in Style

Traditionally, the running of The Calcutta Gold Cup signals the commencement of the festive season at this centre. The high-quality polo matches inside the race-course inevit

December 16,2010
Agent Archie Seals C. Alford’s Double

That the Calcutta track is virtually Christopher Alford’s backyard was evident from the manner in which he piloted his two mounts (Ballibay and Agent Archie) to victory

December 8,2010
Ming Was Handled Expertly

It was another memorable day for punters at the Calcutta racecourse. Four favourites, one second favourite and two rank outsiders completed the scenario on a cloudy afternoon

December 3,2010
Xisca Leaves the Field Cold

The climax of a long and entertaining card of nine races was the running of the Calcutta 2000 Guineas. The mile classic was incident-free and went according to the script. Ti

November 28,2010
Alice Springs No Surprises

What a smashing year it has been for the stable of Dr Vijay Mallya and URBB. With still a month left before the New Year, the famous White-with-Black ‘V’ silks al

November 20,2010
Rimpuche Does the ‘Cha Cha Cha’

Horses recently imported from western India continued to rule the roost in Calcutta for the second day in succession as the local lot (who performed reasonably well during th

November 19,2010
Doubles for C Alford and Kadam

It was an afternoon when the stipes were happy to take a back seat as the thoroughbreds and professionals went about their business without too many glitches. The proceedings

November 14,2010
Art Excellence Finds Her Galloping Shoes

Before Sunday afternoon’s racing commenced, a minute’s silence was observed by all present in memory of Calcutta’s legendary trainer Haskell David of the se

November 10,2010
Vijay, C. Alford Notch up Trebles

The last four races went according to the script at the Calcutta racecourse on Wednesday but it was the first two events which raised concerns for punters. Trainer Vijay Sing

October 31,2010
Stephens Double Floors Punters

With the Deepavali festival a few days away, punters were hoping to fill their pockets on the opening afternoon of the Calcutta Cold Weather Meet to ensure a fruitful season