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Friday, August 6, 2004



ST LEGER DAY AND LADIES DAY A SELL OUT IN MEMBERS'




Doncaster Racecourse would like to announce that the members enclosure for both St Leger day (Saturday, September 11) and Ladies Day (Thursday, September 9) is sold out.


However, tickets for the grandstand and family enclosures are still readily available on St Leger day and Ladies Day.

Badges and tickets (in all three enclosures) are still available for the Wednesday and Friday of the St Leger Festival (September 8 & 10).




TIMEFORM'S JIM MCGRATH NOMINATED AS SECOND INDEPENDENT BHB DIRECTOR




Jim McGrath, Managing Director of Timeform and Channel 4 Racing broadcaster, has been nominated as an Independent Director of the British Horseracing Board, once the new structure of the BHB Board has been ratified.


McGrath would join Baroness Mallalieu as the second Independent BHB Director, in addition to the Chairman. It is anticipated that the restructuring of the Board, which entails a reduction of sectional interests and increase in independent and executive representation, will take place in September 2004.


BHB Chairman Martin Broughton said: "Jim McGrath is an individual of outstanding calibre, who will make an invaluable contribution to BHB's decision-making process. As British Racing continues to modernise, it is our duty to ensure that the interests of all the sport's customers are taken into account, and the Board's Independent Directors will play a large part in this."

Commenting on his nomination by the BHB Nominations and Remunerations Committee as the second Independent Director, Jim McGrath said: "I am delighted to have been nominated as an Independent Director of BHB. These are exciting times for the sport, and The Modernisation of British Racing represents a strong blueprint for further progress. I hope I can use my experience within Racing to help it achieve further gains and prosperity."

BHB Chief Executive Greg Nichols added: "Jim is renowned for his objectivity and integrity across the wide spectrum of our industry, and will undoubtedly bring a fresh angle to Board discussions with his forward thinking. He has a comprehensive knowledge of our sport, and respect for its history and traditions. Jim's nomination as an Independent Director is great news, and he should help to ensure that British Racing continues to go from strength to strength."


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