Turkey






History

The Turkish equestrian world passed through many phases both before and after the foundation of the Turkish Republic in 1923. Races had been organized primarily in Izmir, then in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Sanliurfa and Elazig. First individuals and later the Horse Owners' Association were responsible for the organization of races, whose contributions to horse racing and horse breeding in Turkey were of great importance. In 1929 the Great Turkish Leader Ataturk ordered the establishment of a High Council for improvements in horse racing. This body met with the Prime Minister of the day, Ismet Inonu and had organized racing which began in the same year.

In 1941 the Turkish Racehorse Owners and Breeders Association was formed, which organised racing under their banner in 1945. People who generated ideas about the development of horse races - Sait Akson and Ozdemir Atman among them - gained the opportunity to implement their ideas in 1950. With the approval of the President and Prime Minister, the Jockey Club was established in November 1950 by Mr Karaosmanoglu of Izmir, a minister whose family had been involved in horses for generations, representative and retired General Mr Onhun, former horseman Mr Gürkan, Mr Evliyazade of Izmir and Mr Akson. The first Board of Directors comprised the founding members. On April 14, 1951, the first Racing Clubroom was opend in Ankara with a ceremony honored by the presence of President Celal Bayar. The Club was sanctioned by the Cabinet as a non-profit organization and was given the name Turkish Jockey Club. In July 1953, ordinance number 6132 took effect, giving the club authority to organise races for 20 years, under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture. Jockey Club of Turkey organised its first race in September 1953 and rapidly launched several projects to improve breeding, training and infrastructure. Since its inception, members of the board have strengthened the Club and played the most important role in making horse racing a profitable industry for the Country. In October 1986, a decision mandated the headquarters of the Club to move to Istanbul. The number of permanent members, which was 24 in 1950, has reached 125 today.




Name of Racing Authority: Jockey Club of Turkey

Postal Address: Ekrem Kurt Blv., Veliefendi Racecourse, 34144 Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Türkiye

Tel: (+90) 212 444 65 33

Fax: (+90) 212 414 69 33


Web Site:www.tjk.org

President: Mr. Serdal ADALI

Board Members:

Mr. Sadettin Atig (General Secretary)
Mr. Adil Mert Kaya (Treasurer Member)
Mr. Tugban Izzet Aksoy
Mr. Yuksel Gokturk
Mr. Ahmet Ozbelge
Mr. Hakan Yuceturk

General Manager: Mr. Tuncel Aydin

Assistant General Manager: Mr. Burak Konuk, Mr. Murat Kuluozturk, Mr. Ahmet Kilinc and Mr. Mehmet Sirin Bozkurt

Racing Manager: Mr. Murat Kaya

Betting Manager: Mr. Inanc Inal

IT Manager: Mr. Ozgur Ozaslan

Contact for Overseas Liason/Information: Mr Okan Ozeren


Racecourses:


Istanbul Veliefendi Racecourse

Mr. Cetin Ozdemir, Racecourse Manager
Address: Veliefendi Hipodromu, Ekrem Kurt Blv. 34144 Bakirkoy - Istanbul/ TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 212 414 65 60
Fax: (+90) 212 414 69 40

Bursa Orhangazi Racecourse

Mr. Devrim Evcim, Racecourse Manager
Address: Bursa Osmangazi Hipodromu, Besevler Mevkii Küçük Sanayi Sitesi Karşısı Bursa / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 224 413 07 58
Fax: (+90) 224 413 07 53

Adana Yesiloba Racecourse

Mr. Feyyaz Bora Guralp, Racecourse Manager
Address: Adana Hipodromu, Mersin Yolu 8km, Adana / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 322 428 6673
Fax: (+90) 322 429 4140

Izmir Sirinyer Racecourse

Mr. Cuneyt Ertan, Racecourse Manager
Address: Izmir Hipodromu, MD Aydin Hat Boyu, No. 275 Sirinyer Izmir / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 232 487 29 60
Fax: (+90) 242 429 90 62

Ankara 75th Year Racecourse

Mr. Adnan Demirci, Racecourse Manager
Address: TJK Ankara Hipodromu, Emniyet MH, Ciftlik cd 26/A Ankara / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 312 249 50 15
Fax: (+90) 312 249 50 13

Sanliurfa Racecourse

Mr. Mehmet Kazoglu, Racecourse Manager
Address: TJK Sanliurfa Hipodromu, Viransehir yolu 15km, Sanliurfa / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 414 344 00 26
Fax: (+90) 414 251 34 00

Elazig Racecourse

Mr. Ozgur Kaya, Racecourse Manager
Address: TJK Elazig Hipodromu, 23 190 Yurtbasi, Elazıg / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 424 251 23 01
Fax: (+90) 424 251 34 05

Kocaeli Kartepe Racecourse

Mr. Ali Cumhur Ozertas, Racecourse Manager
Address: Fatih Sultan Mehmet Mah.Demokrasi Caddesi No.100 Kartepe, Kocaeli / TURKEY
Tel: (+90) 262 444 0 855


Statistical


Racing Season 2018
Number of Racecourses9
Number of FixturesFlat 734
Number of RacesFlat 5613
Thoroughbred Flat 3031
Purebred Arabians Flat 2582
Number of RunnersFlat 6168
Thoroughbred Flat 3478
Purebred Arabians Flat 2690
Number of TrainersLicensed 670 / Active 554
Number of JockeysLicensed 162 / Active 137
Number of ApprenticesLicensed 471 / Active 193
Number of Owners2203


Important Races of 2019


Name For Classification Date Prize Money for Winning Horse Purse Racecourse
1 Gazi Derby Thoroughbreds G1 30.06.2019 1.650.000,00 TL 2.805.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
2 Erkek Tay Deneme(2000 Guineas) Thoroughbreds G1 19.05.2019 570.000,00 TL 969.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
3 Disi Tay Deneme(1000 Guineas) Thoroughbreds G1 19.05.2019 570.000,00 TL 969.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
4 Cumhurbaskanligi Kosusu(Presidency Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 02.11.2019 820.000,00 TL 1.394.000,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
5 Avrasya Kosusu(Eurasia Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 28.07.2019 615.000,00 TL 1.045.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
6 Kisrak Kosusu(Oaks Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 09.06.2019 760.000,00 TL 1.292.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
7 Ankara Kosusu(St. Leger Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 28.09.2019 380.000,00 TL 646.000,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
8 Turkiye Jokey Kulubu Kosusu(Jockey Club of Turkey Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 29.09.2019 430.000,00 TL 731.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
9 Çaldıran Stakes Thoroughbreds G1 27.10.2019 570.000,00 TL 969.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
10 International Bosphorus Cup Thoroughbreds G2 08.09.2019 380.000,00 TL 646.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
11 International Topkapi Trophy Thoroughbreds G2 08.09.2019 475.000,00 TL 807.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
12 International Istanbul Trophy Thoroughbreds G3 07.09.2019 475.000,00 TL 807.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
13 International Anatolia Trophy Thoroughbreds G2 07.09.2019 330.000,00 TL 561.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
14 International Trakya(Thrace) Trophy Thoroughbreds G3 08.09.2019 238.000,00 TL 404.600,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
15 International Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Thoroughbreds G2 12.10.2019 238.000,00 TL 404.600,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
16 Cumhuriyet Kosusu(Republic Stakes) Purebred Arabians G1 02.11.2019 1.320.000,00 TL 2.244.000,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
17 International Malazgirt Trophy Purebred Arabians G3 08.09.2019 190.000,00 TL 323.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
18 International Ifahr Trophy Purebred Arabians Condition 9 07.09.2019 105.000,00 TL 178.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
19 TBMM (The Grand National Assembly of Turkey Stakes) Thoroughbreds G1 11.05.2019 820.000,00 TL 1.394.000,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
20 Nigbolu Stakes Purebred Arabians G1 28.07.2019 380.000,00 TL 646.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
21 Veliefendi Stakes Purebred Arabians G1 22.09.2019 430.000,00 TL 731.000,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi
22 Hatay Stakes Purebred Arabians G1 05.10.2019 570.000,00 TL 969.000,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
23 Tarım ve Orman Bakanligi (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Stakes) Purebred Arabians G1 01.06.2019 615.000,00 TL 1.045.500,00 TL Ankara 75th Year
24 Istiklal Savasi (The Turkish War of National Liberation Stakes) Purebred Arabians G1 30.06.2019 615.000,00 TL 1.045.500,00 TL Istanbul Veliefendi



Financial


2018 Prize Money (Local Currency – Turkish Lira)
430.526.362,50 (Prizemoney) + 82.504.150,65 (Breeeders Premium) : Total : 513.030.513,15
Average Prizemoney Per Horse: 83.176,15