The horses came out on the grass, the Gazi Run fire was lit

The new season’s grass racing kicked off today at Veliefendi Racecourse, the temple of horse racing. Three-year-old English thoroughbred horses, contenders for the 95th Gazi Race, to be held on Sunday June 27, also showed up on the track on the first day.

The spring-summer racing season at Istanbul Veliefendi Racecourse started today with a program of 10 conditions. Horse owner and breeder Gülnur Gülecek, one of the board members of Turkey Jockey Club, made a statement to the press ahead of the new season.

GÜLNUR GÜLERCE: COMPETITION ON GRASS TRACK IS VERY DIFFERENT

Highlighting that there will be racing 3 days a week until November in Istanbul, Güler said: “The spring-summer season starts today at our Istanbul Veliefendi racecourse. With the new season, grass racing In Istanbul, racing in the spring-summer racing season is on Wednesdays from April to November. It will be held 3 days a week, Friday, Sunday. We opened the racing season in Bursa and Şanlıurfa on April 12 , and in Adana and Ankara on April 13. Today we open the racing season in Istanbul and Elazığ on April 14. Tomorrow we will open the racing season in Izmir With the spring-summer racing season, the foals of 2 year olds start racing for the first time. It’s time to organize the most important races, which we call group races and classic races, for 3 year old colts, which take place on the same dates every year.Foot trial, Sait Akson, Mare Race and of course r. we race in the name of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the excitement of racing our most prestigious races on the grass track is very different. Iran We will race on Sunday. Horse racing is a themed sport and of course it is enjoyable when shared with racing fans. Together, the excitement increases and it becomes enjoyable. All riders, jockeys and of course our horses are extremely sensitive beings. They feel the energy and excitement of the environment. We look forward to the days when we meet our racing fans at the racetrack and share that indescribable excitement. Of course, our priority right now is to end the pandemic as soon as possible with health and the measures taken. »

“THE TSE COVID-19 SECURITY SERVICE CERTIFICATE IS GIVEN TO ALL OUR RACECOURSES”

Stating that they acted in accordance with the rules of the pandemic with a multidisciplinary study, Gülnur Gülenler said: “As Jockey Club of Turkey, we have taken all necessary measures at the highest level since the first days of the pandemic and we continue to do this. We strictly follow all the rules. Thanks to our proactive and disciplined behavior, we have been presented as an exemplary institution by the official authorities. As a result of the inspections, the “TSE Covid-19 Security Service Certificate was issued to each of our racetracks by the Turkish Standards Institute. We are proud of it too. As a society, we must behave like this with discipline. We all want to return to normal life, but the only way to to achieve this is to protect ourselves and our environment and to strictly abide by the measures and rules taken to end the pandemic. I wish good luck to all n our community for the new season,” he said.

GÜLCEM WINS THE FIRST ROUND

The first race of the spring-summer season at the Veliefendi racecourse took place on a 1000 meter sand track. In the race where 3-year-old thoroughbred Arabian horses competed, the horse named Gülcem won the first place with his jockey Ayhan Kurşun.

GAZİ CANDIDATES ARE ON THE TRACK

On the first day when the excitement of the Gazi Race has already started, 3-year-old British Thoroughbreds also repeated this giant derby. In the Free Handicap Orhan Meker Run, which started on a 1,400 meter grass track, purebred jockey named Jacinda, Müslüm Çelik, dominated his rivals. In another big challenge of the day, the excitement of the Ergin Talay race was experienced on the 1400 meter grass track. In this race, Light Of Darkness, the only mare alongside 4 male rivals, came first with her jockey Özcan Yıldırım.

CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT RACES TO BE HELD THIS YEAR

Saturday May 8: Turkish Grand National Assembly

Sunday May 16: Male and female foal competition

Saturday May 29: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Sunday June 6: Mare and Sait Axon

Friday, June 25: Independance War

Sunday June 27: veteran

Sunday July 25: Eurasia, Nicopolis

Sunday, September 5: Topkapi, Bosphorus

Saturday September 25: Ankara

Sunday September 26: Turkey Jockey Club

Saturday October 2: Hatay

Sunday October 24: who call

Saturday October 30: Republic and Presidency

SIX HOURS GANYAN CHANGED

The Jockey Club of Turkey made a change within six hours of ganyan with their statement today. In the statement made, “As part of the new partial closure measures published by the Ministry of the Interior to come into force from 14.04.2021, due to the curfew being extended to 7:00 p.m. due to the pandemic; “Ganyan will start at 2:30 p.m. in day races and 5:30 p.m. in night races. This will be announced to our racing fans,” the statement read.

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