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Friday, January 9, 2004


Punters playing the Tote Scoop6 this weekend have a chance of betting into big rollovers, already worth over £300,000 in total. The 6 Scoop6 legs to solve are on the live Channel 4 races from Warwick and Uttoxeter.

With a Win Fund Rollover of £235,799 and a Bonus Fund Rollover of £101,057 already in the pot, a single winner of the Win and Bonus would be expected to walk away with up to £½ Million.

Top quality racing from Warwick will be the focus of tomorrow's racing, with the feature race being the 3.05 Tote Classic Chase.

The Scoop6 has proved difficult to win over the Christmas and New Year period, and tomorrow's Racing provides the ideal opportunity for someone to walk away with the first big Scoop6 pot of 2004.

Tote Scoop6 legs are:

Leg 1 1.35 Warwick - Pertemps Juvenile Novices Hurdle
Leg 2 1.50 Uttoxeter - Ladbrokes Handicap Chase
Leg 3 2.05 Warwick - Pertemps Handicap Chase
Leg 4 2.20 Uttoxeter - stanjamesuk.com Handicap Hurdle
Leg 5 3.05 Warwick - Tote Classic Chase
Leg 6 3.35 Warwick - Pertemps Handicap Hurdle

In the event that Uttoxeter is abandoned before 8am, a replacement Scoop6 will be announced.

If Scoop6 is decided on fewer than 6 legs, then the Bonus Prize Fund will not operate, and the day's Bonus Prize Fund stakes will be allocated between the Win and Place Funds.


John Heaton announced today his resignation as Chief Executive of the Horserace Totalisator Board. He said "Following the announcement by the Chairman of the proposed move of the Tote Head Office to Wigan I have discussed the issue with him and do not feel I can make the move myself".

Commenting on the announcement, Peter Jones, Chairman, said, "After 20 years with the Tote, and seven years as its Chief Executive, John's departure will mark the end of an era. John has played a vital role in the transformation of the Tote and in helping the organisation to achieve
its ambition of moving out of public ownership. We are enormously grateful for all his efforts and understand fully his desire to make a move."

" We will begin a search for a new Chief Executive later in the year when the Tote's new ownership structure is clear and in the interim the executive management team will be charged with continuing the development of the company."

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