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Friday, July 15, 2005


At The Races ("ATR"), the UK's most watched dedicated racing channel, is pleased to announce that its application to the High Court for an injunction to stop the British Horseracing Board ("BHB") instructing its suppliers to switch off the supply of pre-race data has been successful.

The Court decided to grant an injunction following which the BHB gave undertakings in the same form as the injunction to the Court. This will ensure that At The Races continues to receive pre-race data from the PA and SIS and the quality of its broadcast service will not be impacted, pending trial.

A trial date has been set in October where the issues raised in the injunction application will be heard. In the meantime, the BHB has been ordered to make an interim payment of £50,000 to ATR on account of its costs within the next 14 days.

Matthew Imi, Chief Executive, At The Races, said: "At The Races provides unrivalled exposure and promotion of horseracing in this country, and significant media rights payments to racing. It is sad that, contrary to our wishes, the BHB chose to pursue this legal route, but we are pleased that the Court has decided to grant an injunction and the BHB threat is withdrawn.

"We can now continue to promote racing to 1.2 million viewers a month, provide financial returns to the racecourses and help boost prize money levels through the Levy due to the increased betting turnover for all bookmakers derived from the At The Races channel."

NEW WIN FUND ROLLOVER for totescoop6

The totescoop6 is back to relative normality this week following a victory for one of the bonus hunters last week. A win for Mullins Bay in the John Smith's Cup meant that an extra £290,951 was added to the winner's pay packet bringing a grand total of £630,393. However, the win fund wasn't won last week so it does mean the win fund is in rollover mode with £58,403 starting in the kitty.

Races this weekend are divided between Newmarket Newbury and Market Rasen.

Paul Petrie commented "Following the biggest win fund of the year we are back to relative normality for the totescoop6 weekend. However, with £58,403 in the win fund already I am sure a winner will not complain if they mange to pick the six winners. Indeed a single winner of both could still walk away with £150,000."

totescoop6 TV Legs

Leg 1 2.10 Market Rasen
Leg 2 2.50 Newbury
Leg 3 3.05 Newmarket
Leg 4 3.25 Newbury
Leg 5 3.45 Market Rasen
Leg 6 4.00 Newbury

Win Fund - £58,403
Bonus Fund - £25,030

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