Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy’s Royal Conquest ridden by Rajendra Singh claimed the South India Corporation South India Derby Stakes, the star attraction of the races held here on Thursday (Feb. 21).

1. PONGAL CUP (Div. I), (1,400m), rated 00 to 25: Appolonaire (C. Umesh) 1, Salute The Star (Anand Kumar) 2, Mystic Powers (Zulquar Nain) 3 and Rudimentary (Saddam Iqbal). 3/4, 1 and 1-1/2. 1m 28.82. Owners: M/s. R. Rajendra Prasad, M. Pushparaj, Miss P. Ruby Merlin and Mr. R. Prabu. Trainer: R. Karthik.

2. TURF AUTHORITY CUP (1,000m), rated 100 & above: King Atlantis (Ross) 1, Sky’s The Limit (Casey) 2, Autumn Pearl (Babul) 3 and Emperor’s Crown (Rajendra Singh) 4. Shd, 2 and shd. 1m 1.45s. Owner: Rm. Lakshmanan. Trainer: R. Foley.

3. DR. M. A. CHIDAMBARAM GOLD CUP (1,400m), rated 80 & above: Precious Forever (Prem) 1, Winning Glory (N. Rupa) 2, Millenium Rose (Casey) 3 and Heroic Epic (Kabdhar) 4. 2-1/2, 1-3/4 and 1-1/4. 1m 31.06s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: R. Foley.

4. KUMARARAJAH M. A. M. MUTHIAH GOLD CUP (1,000m), 3-y-o only (Terms): Sweet Love (N. Rupa) 1, Midnight Oasis (Babul) 2, Dashing Stars (Casey) 3 and Commander Bond (Ross) 4. 1-3/4, 2-1/4 and 1-1/2. 1m 6.05s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. R. Muthiah. Trainer: R. Foley.

5. SOUTH INDIA CORPORATION SOUTH INDIA DERBY STAKES (2,400m), 4-y-o (Terms):

ROYAL CONQUEST (ALWAYS A RAINBOW – NOBLE CAVALIER) RAJENDRA SINGH 1,

ROYAL COLLECTION (FOYER – CRYSTAL BOUNTY) ROSS 2,

ROMANTIC ENCOUNTER (ALWAYS A RAINBOW – BRILLIANT LEGEND) N. RUPA 3 and

BLUSHING ROMEO (MARCUS ANDRONICUS – CUPID’S GLORY) PREM 4.

2-1/4, 3 and 1-1/4. 2.52.14s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: R. Foley.

6. P. T. SAMPATHKUMARAN CUP (1,200m), rated 60 to 85: Dancer’s Wave (Kabdhar) 1, Golden Symbol (M. Venkatesh) 2, The Honorable (Casey) 3 and Style Ikon (Prem) 4. 1-1/2, 2-1/4 and 1-1/4. 1m 15.34s. Owner: Mr. Rm. Lakshmanan. Trainer: B. Suresh.

7. GUINDY LODGE CUP (Div. I), (1,000m), rated 00 to 25: One Cool Cat (C. Umesh) 1, Arsenio (Saddam Iqbal) 2, Baby Darling (Ayaz Khan) 3 and Gold Vault (S. Manohar) 4. 1-1/2, 1-3/4 and 2-1/2. 1m 2.06s. Owners: Mr. P. S. Ranganathan, Mrs. K. Lakshmi & Mr. M. P. Biddappa. Trainer: Uthaiah.

8. TAMILNADU COMMEMORATION GOLD CUP (1,200m), rated 40 to 65, 4 and 5-y-o only: Distant Drums (Kabdhar) 1, Mystic Goddess (M. Venkatesh) 2, Birthday Serenade (Casey) 3 and Always Precious (Prem) 4. Dist, 1-1/2 and 1-1/4. 1m 16.07s. Owner: Mr. M. A. M. Ramaswamy. Trainer: B. Suresh.

9. GUINDY LODGE CUP (Div. II), (1,000m), rated 00 to 25: Magical Star (Anand Kumar) 1, Back Me Up (C. Umesh) 2, Grand Legend (Shahar Babu) 3 and Prince Pirate (Kalyan Singh) 4. 3, nk and 2-1/4. 1m 3.37s. Owners: Mr. K. S. Mandanna, S. Ganapathy & S. Vijayanambi. Trainer: Mandanna.

10. PONGAL CUP (Div. II), (1,400m), rated 00 to 25: Ice Man (C. Velu) 1, Luck By Chance (Zulquar Nain) 2, Champs Elysees (Saddam Iqbal) 3 and Supersticous (Bopanna) 4. 3-1/4, 1-3/4 and nk. 1m 30.33s. Owner and trainer: Mr. M. M. Uthaiah.

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