Royal Turf Club
Royal Turf Club
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Milind Shah
Ahmedabad, India1,783 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
One of the very picturesque places in Nuwara eliya. The place is very peaceful and does not attract much tourists. You can enjoy ponney ride here and get a good view of the mountains nearby. A good place to spend a couple of hours.
Written 23 January 2020
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Christopher Mar... W
Australia, Australia15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
I had a Great Day in VIP Lounge. 31st March 2019 Races. met Brazil's Ambassador to Ceylon. This is a must for Race Goers Bucket List. Melbourne Cup, Birdsville Cup, Darwin Cup, Townsville Cup, Cairns Cup, Japan Cup Townsville Cup, Werribee Cup - NOW Nuwara Eliya CUP - Kangaroo Chris
Written 14 May 2019
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Aruni Jayawardane
Colombo, Sri Lanka27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our 1st time watching the races live. Was exciting. Apparently another big race happening on 15th April if anyone is interested
Written 31 March 2019
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Onasius Fernando
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka510 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Business
Like to go for a ride with the poney it’s a better to visit here and will be a good time in the evening is better and beautiful
Written 6 March 2019
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anhuetchen
Karlsruhe, Germany3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
I am not sure, wether this is the right place for writing a comment.
In front of the Royal Turf Club you can get some horse riding. It’s a real rip off, the course is shorter than they tell. And they are charging much more than agreed to make some money on their own, which they are not passing to the owner. Coincidentally we met the owner and there was a big argue about it. All in all it’s not a good experience.
Written 17 February 2019
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Kevin B
Ware, UK133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
A break in the rainy day allowed us to call the Royal Turf Club wh0 opened the Club especially for us to see 2 race horses and to provide a pony ride/lesson for our granddaughter. Very nice friendly and hospitable.
Written 10 January 2019
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Chris Q
29 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
Great to see how it’s still there and used fir the governors cup race in April ! Worth going to if you’re therevin april. At the entrance you can have a horse ride or nice for kid , but careful as they are charging shark prices ..ie a bit of a rip off .
Written 5 January 2019
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AZVI A.B.M
Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018
Nuwara Eliya Racecourse in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka is the only remaining horse racing venue in Sri Lanka. Situated 1,868 metres (6,129 ft) above sea level the race course is one of the highest in the world. The track has a circumference of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) (approx. 9 furlongs) with a 333-metre straight.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 1956 horse racing was banned in Sri Lanka, with the historic Colombo Racecourse in Cinnamon Gardens, Colombo together with the Nuwara Eliya course both closing. Nuwara Eliya Race Course became the only surviving race track in the country.
In August 2011, the Sports Ministry took over the ownership of the Nuwara Eliya Racecourse from the Sri Lanka Turf Club. The racecourse is now managed by the Sugathadasa National Sports Complex Authority, with race meetings being conducted by the Sri Lanka Turf Club.
Races
Five horse racing meets are held in Nuwara Eliya during the April season. Meets are also held in August and December. The most prestigious race being the Governor's Cup, a 9 furlong race for Class I thoroughbreds, which is held on the Sinhalese New Year (generally 14 April)and was first contested in 1833.
Written 14 September 2018
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Sejpoj
40 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
we walked through here at 0500 and it is very atmospheric and has a great feel to it and nice to see the sunrise and hear the birds
Written 13 September 2018
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Vasita S
Colombo, Sri Lanka52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
I would prefer if we could get to ride Horses based on a package( 3 different rates and roots) and guides to accompany too. As I never want to ride ponies, and other half breeds... I know as this was soon after there racing season and they could be high on certain vitamins :) you know what I mean... Hopefully looking forward to doing this next time ...
Written 11 June 2018
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