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INTERNATIONAL RACES IN TURKEY - 2023

The Jockey Club of Turkey has been organizing 8 International Races, in Ankara 75th Year Racetrack (Queen Elizabeth II Cup) and in Istanbul Veliefendi Racetrack (7 Int. Races). International races in İstanbul will be organized as an International Racing Festival in two consecutive days at the first weekend in September starting from the year 2008.

The International Bosphorus Cup G2 and the International Topkapi Trophy G2 earned black type status in 2003 and then, they have been promoted to Part I of the International Cataloguing Standards Book in the year 2009. In addition to Part I races, the International Istanbul Trophy G3 has been promoted to the Part I of the International Cataloguing Standards Book in the year 2013.

The International France Galop FRBC Anatolia Trophy G2 and The International Trakya Trophy G3 have been placed at Part II of the International Cataloguing Standards Book.


INTERNATIONAL RACING FESTIVAL 2023


TRANSPORT SUBSIDY FOR INTERNATIONAL RACES

18.000 $ shall be paid for round-trip, per horse arriving from the continents of America (North and South), Oceania, Africa and Far East countries.

12.000 € shall be paid for round trip, per horse arriving from Europe and United Arab Emirates.

Transportation subsidy is valid for horses coming from Part I countries in the International Cataloguing Standards Book. The horses scratched from the race by veterinary report still deserve transportation subsidy.

Jockey Club of Türkiye (TJK) will provide additional transportation subsidies, equal to the %50 of the amounts stated above, for the foals of the stallions owned by TJK.


1. INTERNATIONAL TOPKAPI TROPHY G3:

Date: September 3rd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Thoroughbreds (Fillies & Colts & Geldings)

Distance: 1600 m. Turf
4.690.000 TL total purse / 2.680.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

2. INTERNATIONAL BOSPHORUS CUP G2:

Date: September 3rd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Thoroughbreds (Fillies & Colts & Geldings)

Distance: 2400m. Turf
4.690.000 TL total purse / 2.680.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

3. INTERNATIONAL ISTANBUL TROPHY G3:

Date: September 2nd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Thoroughbreds Fillies & Mares

Distance: 1600m. Turf
2.450.000 TL total purse / 1.400.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

4. INTERNATIONAL TRAKYA (THRACE) TROPHY G3:
(International Trakya (Thrace) Trophy placed in the Part II of ICS Book)

Date: September 3rd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 2 yrs old Thoroughbreds (Fillies & Colts & Geldings)

Distance: 1200m. Turf
983.500 TL total purse / 562.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

5. INTERNATIONAL FRANCE GALOP FRBC ANATOLIA TROPHY G2:
(International France Galop FRBC Anatolia Trophy placed in the Part II of ICS Book)

Date: September 2nd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Thoroughbreds (Fillies & Colts & Geldings)

Distance: 2000m. Synthetic Track
1.496.250 TL total purse / 855.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

6. INTERNATIONAL MALAZGIRT TROPHY G3:

Date: September 3rd, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Waho registered domestic and foreign Purebred Arabians which at least four generations of parents identified as of 2011 backwards can participate in this race

Distance: 1600m. Turf
708.750 TL total purse / 405.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

7. INTERNATIONAL IFAHR TROPHY CONDITION 9:

Date: September 2th, 2023
Racetrack: Veliefendi – Istanbul
For 3 yrs old and upwards Waho registered domestic and foreign Purebred Arabians which at least four generations of parents identified as of 2011 backwards can participate in this race. (Fillies & Colts & Geldings)

Distance: 2100m. Synthetic Track
477.750 TL total purse / 273.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form

* Topkapı Trophy, Bosphorus Cup and Istanbul Trophy are placed in the Part I of ICS Book


Entry          : Before Wednesday , 02 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)
Confirmation of Entry                     : Before Wednesday , 16 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)
Supplementary stage for Confirmation of Entry    : Before Monday, 28 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)
Supplementary stage for Entry        : Before Monday, 28 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)
Declaration        : Before Monday, 28 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)
Jockey Declaration        : Before Wednesday, 30 August 2023 (by 17:00, local time)


SOME IMPORTANT NOTICES

* Please note that the above Turkish International Races are now open to geldings, with the exception of the Istanbul Trophy (Fillies and Mares only).

All payments due on the dates shown in the race conditions must be paid independently and on time. Please consider that there are no forfeit stages for all International Races and connections wishing their horse to remain engaged in the race must not fail to pay the entry, confirmation of entry and declaration fees as instructed. Otherwise, the horse shall be regarded as not engaged in the race any more, and payments shall not be reimbursed.

If any horse that is entered at the entry stage, but then drops out at the confirmation of entry stage, whether by design or by accident, can again be made eligible, if desired, by paying the supplementary fee at the supplementary stage.



SUPPLEMENTARY STAGES

(1) Supplementary Stage for Entry : : If the first entry stage is missed, the entry can be made by paying the declaration to run fee and an additional forfeit fee of entry, equal to 5% of the winner’s prize of the relevant race, by 28 August 2023 (05:00 pm by Turkish time)

(2) Supplementary Stage for the Confirmation of Entry :If a horse is entered to a race at the entry stage, but the confirmation of entry is not made, the horse can not run. However, at the declaration stage, if the fee of declaration to run is paid and in addition to that, a forfeit fee equal to 5 times of the confirmation of entry fee is also paid by 28 August 2023 (05:00 pm by Turkish time), the horse becomes eligible to run.



BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS         
BANK NAME                     : Turkiye Vakiflar Bankasi
BRANCH NAME AND CODE    : Zeytinburnu Branch Code 168
ACCOUNT HOLDER        : Turkiye Jokey Kulubu
ACCOUNT NUMBER (IBAN)        : TR46 0001 5001 5804 8012 4533 49
SWIFT CODE        : TVBATR2A

INTERNATIONAL QUEEN ELIZABETH II CUP G2:

Date: October 7th, 2023
Racetrack: 75th Year – Ankara
For 2 yrs old Thoroughbreds

Distance: 1400m. Turf
983.500 TL total purse / 562.000 TL to the winner
Please click here for the entry form



Entry                : September 20thst,  2023, Before Wednesday   17:00 local time 562 TL
Declaration                : October 2nd,  2023,  Before Monday   17:00 local time 5.498 TL
Jockey Declaration                : October 4th,  2023, Before Wednesday   17:00 local time