The Mahalakshmi (Mahalaxmi) Racecourse, located in the heart of Mumbai, comes alive during the racing season that  season starts in mid November and ends in the last week of April. On the first Sunday in February, the Indian Derby is conducted and is attended by many of the city's glitterati. The Mahalaxmi Racecourse is a replica of the Melbourne Racecourse. The ground is run by the Royal Western India Turf Club. Mahalaxmi Racecourse also features the famous restaurant, Gallops.