Hyderabad Turf Club
Records show that racing has taken place in this area since 1868 when the Nizams gambled and raced. The site was known to be at Maula Ali Racecourse; the races were known as Deccan Races and it was predominantly the English who contested the events. It was some 18 years later, in 1886, that records show that racing had moved to Malakpet on the land owned by the ruler of the region, H.H.Nawab Mir Mahboob Ali Khan who, for mainly selfish reasons wanted the racing to be close to his palace. At this time the course was run by the Royal Calcutta Turf Club and they later developed a racecourse at Secunderabad.
A pivotal moment in Indian racecourse history was the formation of the South India Turf Club in 1956 and Secunderabad became one of three Clubs to join forces. This encouraged everyone to plan the development of a new venue on land sold by Nizam. It was in 1968 that Hyderabad Race Club were able to open the present day Malakpet Racecourse, although it was to be a further 9 years before the club became independent of the South India Turf Club. A feature of the racecourse is the Indian Classic race, the Invitation Cup, whilst another important race is the Deccan Derby, which is always contested annually on 2nd October. Other prestigious races are the President of India Gold Cup and the Nizam's Gold Cup, the Fillies Championship Stakes, the Colts Championship Stakes, which are run during the Monsoon Racing Season.
2008 Deccan Cup was won by STAR PRESENTATIONS trained by S Ganapathy and ridden by Y S Srinath
2009 Deccan Cup was won by SPARKS trained by Shezad Abbas and ridden by Pradeep Chouhan
2010 Deccan Cup was won by XISCA trained by Pesi Shroff and ridden by B Prakash
2011 Deccan Cup was won by IN THE SPOTLIGHT trained by S Padamabhan and ridden by L Stephane
2012 Deccan Cup was won by BORSALINO trained by S Padamabhan and ridden by David Allan
2013 Deccan Cup was won by JEREMIAH trained by Pesi Shroff and ridden by S Zervan
2014 Deccan Cup was won by SPREADEAGLE trained by Arjun Mangalorkar and ridden by Trevor Patel
2015 Deccan Cup was won by DESERT GOD trained by S Padmanabhan and ridden by David Allan
2016 Deccan Cup was won by STAR NIJINSKY trained by Hidayat Khan and ridden by Y S Srinath
2017 Deccan Cup was won by PREVALENT FORCE trained by Darius Byramji and ridden by Y S Srinath
2018 Deccan Cup was won by STAR SUPERIOR trained by Rajesh Narredu and ridden by Suraj Narredu
2019 Deccan Cup was won by CONSIGLIORI trained by L V R Deshmukh and ridden by Ajeeth Kumar