Apprentice riders from India, Singapore to clash

Apr 03, 2013, 07:51 IST | Prakash Gosavi

As an innovative gesture, the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC) Ltd is planning a weekend competition between budding riding talents from India and Singapore in which five apprentice riders from both the countries will contest for the team as well as individual championship

Four special races will be framed for this purpose over the next weekend (April 13 & 14), two each on Saturday and Sunday.

“I think it’s a very good beginning,” RWITC chairman Khushroo Dhunjibhoy said.

“The Singapore boys will benefit from riding here, and our boys will also get good exposure when they go to Singapore in July. Basically, this will help in raising the level of co-operation between the two countries,” he added.

The Indian team, with ex-jockey Sherry Kapoor as coach, will consist of Ishwar Pardeshi and Akshay (from Mumbai), Vikash Tamang (Kolkata), Akshay Pawar (Hyderabad) and Saddam Hussain (Bangalore), while Singapore will be represented by Wei Li Tan, S Alif, Troy See, Dellorto and M Firdaus, and will be groomed by D Kinninmont. 

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