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LRC gears up for three exciting cup races today

By Asher Butt
November 26, 2023

LAHORE: Horse racing enthusiasts are in for a thrilling treat as the Lahore Race Club prepares for its 13th winter meeting, packed with three captivating cup events and four Gawadar plates. The action-packed day of racing is scheduled to take place today, Sunday, at the Lahore Racecourse.

The day promises a thrilling blend of competitive races, showcasing the finest thoroughbreds in action as the cup events take center stage.

The day’s highlights include three prestigious cup events: the Omar Mukhtar Cup, the Khalid Bin Waleed Cup, and the Royal Hero Cup. Each cup race promises to showcase the finest thoroughbreds competing for glory.

The Lahore Race Club logo. —Facebook/lahoreraceclub.official
The Lahore Race Club logo. —Facebook/lahoreraceclub.official

A Battle of Three-Year-Olds: The Omar Mukhtar Cup, a Term Race for three-year-olds, will see six promising youngsters vie for victory over 1400 meters. Farhan King stands as the favorite, with Spartacus tipped for second place and Sarpanch as a potential spoiler. Others in the run are, Redrock, Hizar, and All For Love.

A Clash of Class VI Horses: The Khalid Bin Waleed Cup features a select field of seven horses. Champ emerges as the frontrunner, with Galactica and Market Leader closely following in the race for glory. Other challengers are, Mighty Macs, Marryshah Pride, and Last Emperor.

A thrilling eight-horse showdown: The Royal Hero Cup, a Class VI and Division I&II race, promises an exhilarating contest. Samson, Shair-e-Niaz Baig, and Zarpash are the top contenders. Alongside the cup events, four Gawadar plates will add to the day’s excitement. The opening Gawadar Plate is set to be an exciting affair, with Merchant of Venus emerging as the clear favorite. It is a seasoned competitor with a proven track record and is expected to dominate the Class-VII and Division-VI&VII race. Galileo Lady (KRC) holds a strong position.