Royal Calcutta Turf Club in Kolkata

Enjoy horse racing at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club

Enjoy horse racing at the Royal Calcutta Turf Club | Photo credit: Wikipedia/Biswarup Ganguly

Royal Calcutta Turf Club Overview

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A horse racing organisation that has maintained its prominence since its establishment in 1847 - the Royal Calcutta Turf Club (RCTC) is located in Hastings, Kolkata. Built in order to regulate all aspects of horse racing in the city, this club was initially involved in governing almost all courses in the sub-continent. Earlier, the spectators of the race were allowed to enter by invitation only, but as the interest for the game developed among the public, viewing stands were built in 1880. At present, the race course features three large viewing stands. The three-tier main pavilion flaunts intricate turrets and railings of wrought iron.

The building on which Calcutta Turf Club is housed at present was the erstwhile home of the Apcar family. It is a double-storey building build in Palladian style, with a spacious portico on the northern side and a verandah on the southern part. The high vestibule, marble floors, doors made of teakwood and beautifully carved wooden staircase grace the interiors of this building.

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Hastings, Kolkata, 700022, West Bengal