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Thursday, May 25, 2000



BEST PRICES FOR HAYDOCK TOMORROW




3.00 TOTE BOOKMAKERS HANDICAP 1M

Initiative 50 C
Silk St John 8 Ch
Volontiers 9 T
Grand Ambition 66 C, Ch, T
Secret's Out 25 C, T
Fallachan 11 Ch
Tony Tie 10 C
Marching Orders 50 C, Ch, T
Tom Dougal 20 T
Scene 18 Ch
Parkside 14 T
Royal Artist 11/2 C, Ch
Open Arms 40 Ch, T
Weetman's Weigh 25 Ch, T
Taffs Well 3 Ch, T
Pennys Pride 18 C
Royal Arrow 50 Ch
Chief Monarch 16 T

C=Coral Ch=Victor Chandler T=Tote



LOTS ON OFFER AT SANDOWN'S BANK HOLIDAY BONUSPRINT MEETING




Having enjoyed a highly successful day at Kempton at the beginning of the month, the brands Bonusprint, Doubleprint and Tripleprint continue their unstinting sponsorship with a family day planned at Sandown Park on May 29. Worth nearly £150,000 in prize money, the meeting stages the day's most valuable and prestigious races, taking full advantage of the holiday racegoers and TV coverage on Channel 4.


Proceedings get underway at 2.05pm with the £10,000 added Bonusphoto Fillies' Handicap over seven furlongs for three-year old plus fillies and mares.

At 2.35pm the £40,000 Group 3 Bonusprint Stakes takes place over two miles and is one of the first races of the season for top-class staying horses. Last year James Fanshawe's Arctic Owl was victorious in the race after a thrilling finish when he just got up to pip Rainbow High by a short-head.


The emphasis switches from stamina to speed for another of the afternoon's highlights, the Group 2 Tripleprint Temple Stakes over five furlongs at 3.10pm. Among the 20 entries for the race are the in-form Monkston Point, with Godolphin represented by Sampower Star and Bertolini. Deep Space, a winner of the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot, is also an entry as is the popular old campaigner Perryston View.


The £25,000 added Doubleprint Rated Stakes (Showcase Handicap) over a mile at 3.45pm will be a typically competitive affair with 31 entries, is followed at 4.20pm by the Bonusprint European Breeders Fund Maiden Fillies' Stakes over five furlongs with 20 entered.


The day is rounded off by two handicaps, the Doubleprint Handicap over seven furlongs at 4.50pm and finally at 5.25pm the Tripleprint Handicap over a mile and a quarter.

George Ward, Chairman of the sponsoring brands, said, "Strategic promotion of our brand names is precisely why we sponsor race meetings of this nature. The exposure we receive on TV, in the press and on-course during holiday periods reinforces the strength of our brand names in the eyes of the public."




DESHAYES LEAVES NEWMARKET TO JOIN SUPER 12




Kim Deshayes, the current Managing Director at Newmarket, is to quit that position join the group of racecourses known as the "Super 12" as Chief Executive.


Up to now, Deshayes has been the acting Chief Executive of the "Super 12" and his appointment marks the first stage in establishing a full-time executive for the leading courses.




PLANS FOR FAIRLOP EXPECTED TO BE REJECTED




Plans for the proposed London City Racecourse at Fairlop Waters look set to be rejected at a meeting of Redbridge Borough Council tonight.

However, it is still very probable that there will be a public-inquiry following today's decision. Geoff Lansbury, finance director of the Wiggins Group who are behind the planned £40m development stated: "We always expected a refusal at this stage. If there was a positive outcome on Thursday I would be staggered. If the plan is turned down we will appeal, and we are very confident of a positive outcome through the public- inquiry process."


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