Accessible from both the Haji Ali sea-face and Keshavrao Khadye Marg, this world-class turf club and racecourse was built under the enthusiastic direction of Major E Hughes in 1880. The Mahalaxmi racecourse is open throughout the year for the general public and most visitors come for a jog around the 2.2km inner circuit, only to regain the lost calories at Gallops. Dogs are permitted too, but may not be allowed around certain areas and the well manicured garden and play area is ideal for families and the elderly. An inner field hosts Polo matches, and the bleachers, though not that many, still prove comfy. Mumbai's horse-racing season runs from November to April and the big races are major social affairs. The annual Indian Derby falls on the first Sunday of every February. Apart from enclosures for the members and the general public, there's also a Punter's Ring. Seems like the Mahalaxmi Racecourse has an answer for everything!