|The records show that racing has existed in this area since 1777 and the venue was in Zamin Adyar. It was to be a further 60 years, in 1837 that a Madras Club was formed to look after the administrative matters of the racecourse.|
|It was to be a further 59 years before the Madras Race Club was formed in 1896 and 70 years after this time that it gained its independence.|
|Although the racecourse was closed during World War I hostilities, it was on 13th January 1922 that the Prince of Wales visited the course. This visit was later to be followed by a visit by Lord Derby from a famous English racing family.|
|One of the famous Classics of India, the Indian Turf
Invitation Cup, was held at the course in 1965.
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