The S.A. Poonawalla Million, one of many mega occasions of the Pune racing season, will likely be staged right here on September 15 (Sunday). Together with this occasion, one more Million race — the Villoo C. Poonawalla Million for maiden three-year-olds — shall be run in reminiscence of Villoo C. Poonawalla, the spouse of Cyrus Poonawalla.
The S.A. Poonawalla Million (Gr.3) is called after the late Soli A. Poonawalla, an ardent lover of unpolluted horse racing, a pioneer of thoroughbred breeding in India and the daddy of Cyrus and Zavaray Poonawalla. He stepped into breeding race horses in 1946 when the business was in its infancy.
The race run over a mile belongs to the troika of races thought to be conventional tips to the upcoming classics.
The Poonawallas will likely be making a gift of prizes price ₹four lakh in a contest of ability. The winner will drive dwelling a Maruti Alto or take away a LED TV or a laptop computer. Members, who will get a free contest kind, must appropriately nominate the primary 4 horses within the order of ending within the S.A. Poonawalla Million.
Although it’s small area, with six horses vying for supremacy, the occasion wears an open look. Coach Altaf Hussain’s Sultan Suleimain, who gained impressively in his final begin, could rating over his rivals.
Pesi Shroff’s ward Mzilikazi, who ran second to Golden Visitor within the final outing, runs with probability on handicap. S.Ok. Sunderji-trainee Trouvaille might pose a critical menace as evidenced by his monitor performances.
Outstation coach Deshmukh’s ward Prince Valiant, winner of two races at Hyderabad, is in fine condition and will win.