It is sheer coincidence that I got to see two horse race within a span of three months. The first one was in October at the Pune Race Course.
Had been to Mumbai many times but this is the first time I have been to the Mahalaxmi Race Course. The Race was a part of the Christmas Fest held by the Indo German Chamber of Commerce.
Had a look at the VIP and the VVIP stands and I am sure that they are just as they were from the British era.
These doors with these special handles could be a later addition.
Some photographs of Queen Elizabeth on her 1961 visit were on display.
Was impressed by this security guard who came up to me and checked my I-card to see if I was really authorised to take pictures.
These judges had to climb up and be seated at the finishing line before the commencement of every race
A girl having a close look at the horses as they pass by
while this little guy is wondering what all the fuss was about
(he also gets a lot of footage at the end of the video)
You get to see a good cross section of the people from the city at the races
These young ladies wanted their group picture to be clicked with their mobile phones and later agreed to pose for my camera too.
I was impressed by the outside ambiance of this eating place which is connected to the race course.
I assume these are some regulars over here, but I liked the relaxed attitude that they had, meeting other like-minded people and discussing things in general.
Concluding with a shot of the place in the day time and how it looks at night.
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