Located in Mumbai, India, the Mahalaxmi Racecourse is a famous horse racing track, built on the marshy land known as the Mahalaxmi Flats. The track is oval in shape and located right in the heart of the city of Mumbai. Built in 1883, the land on which the venue stands had been donated by Sir Cusrow N Wadia. At present, the venue is managed by the Royal Western India Turf Club, that has taken the land on lease. The race course is famous for conducting McDowell's Indian Derby Horse races and is counted amongst the greatest horse race courses in India. It is open to civilians for walking, Yoga and even Tai-chi. One can also learn horse riding here.