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Wednesday, August 25, 2004


SGB, the United Kingdom's largest scaffolding and access provider, is to sponsor the Group 2 Champagne Stakes at Doncaster on Friday, September 10.

The SGB Champagne Stakes, this year worth £100,000, is invariably won by an outstanding two-year-old who goes on to great things in the future. Last year's winner Lucky Story was jointly top-rated British-trained two-year-old colt in the International Classifications. Haafhd, this season's 2,000 Guineas hero, was third in the 2003 Champagne Stakes.

Other outstanding names on the modern-day roll of honour include Ribofilio (1968), Grundy (1974), Wollow (1975), Gorytus (1982), Lear Fan (1983), Sure Blade (1985), Don't Forget Me (1986), Warning (1987), Rodrigo De Triano (1991), Sri Pekan (1994), Alhaarth (1995), Noverre (2000) while in 2001 Dubai Destination memorably defeated Rock Of Gibraltar.

SGB, have a branch network throughout the UK and businesses in 18 countries employing nearly 5,000 people. The company offers a huge range of products and services to construction, civil engineering and related industries including the hire, sale, erection and dismantling of scaffolding, powered access, formwork and the provision of temporary accommodation.

Steve Shine, UK Managing Director at SGB, commented: "We are pleased to be supporting such a prestigious race as the SGB Champagne Stakes and for us as a sponsor, Doncaster is in a perfect location to entertain SGB clients."

John Sanderson, Chief Executive at Doncaster Racecourse, added: "We are delighted to welcome such an important company as SGB as a sponsor at Doncaster. The SGB Champagne Stakes has a long and distinguished history and we it look forward to its outstanding record continuing."

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