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Aintree Racecourse  Martell Grand National      England    Welcome to Aintree, Home of the Martell Grand National   for the latest news on the World's Greatest Steeplechase

AJC    Australia     Royal Randwick Racecourse Alison Road  Randwick  NSW 2031   Warwick Farm Racecourse Hume Highway  Warwick Farm  NSW 2170

Ascot Racecourse - News     England    Ascott    Ascot, founded in 1711 by Queen Anne, is the World's most famous Racecourse.  It was while Queen Anne was out riding on the edge of Windsor Great Park that she noticed a natural clearing near the village of East Cote, now called Ascot. Queen Anne ordered her Master of the Buckhounds, The Duke of Somerset, to lay out a course 'for horses to gallop at full stretch' and so the Royal Racecourse was born.  The original course was designed by the Duke and constructed at a cost of some 606 pounds, 17 shillings and 1 pence.  The first day's racing was held on Saturday 11th August 1711 and the second on Monday 13th August when horses competed for The Queen's Plate worth £100.  In 1714 racing was cancelled following the death of Queen Anne. Subsequently there was only one more day's racing before the course was closed until 1744. The Duke of Cumberland then revived Ascot and, in June 1768, the first four-day meeting was held and has continued to the present day.  Today Ascot stages 24 days of top class racing each year. Royal Ascot in June is an international occasion of fashion and style and the four days of racing are the finest anywhere in the World. Britain's most popular race meeting welcomes over 230,000 people annually. The highlight of each day is the Royal Procession before racing.

Assiniboia Downs Racetrack     Canada    Manitoba    Winnipeg     Assiniboia Downs, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, is owned and operated by the non-profit Manitoba Jockey Club Inc. The MJC oversees the operations of Assiniboia Downs with a mandate to promote and protect live thoroughbred racing in Manitoba.  Live racing returns to Assiniboia Downs Sunday, May 9, 1999. We will continue to provide simulcast scheduling information through the site during the winter season. General Information  Post Times, Contact Numbers, General Track Information, and more.  Group Event Packages  Planning your group's next outing? Treat them to a very special day or night at the races at Assiniboia Downs! Dining and Group Package Information.    Calendar of Events  Daily Listing of Live Race Days, Post Times, Simulcast Schedules, Special Events, and our 1997 Stakes Schedule.  Manitoba Derby - 50th Anniversary  50th Running of the Manitoba Derby - History of the Event and Previous Winners. Monday, August 3rd, 1998    Handicapper's Corner   Daily Racing Form columnist George Williams will contribute pre-race analysis for Assiniboia Downs live racing 48 hours prior to post time. Live racing begins May 10/98.   Race Office  Your link to Assiniboia Downs Overnight Entries, Race Results, Track Programs, Workouts, and Jockey/Trainer Statistics.  Racing Network  Now you can enjoy all the excitement of horse racing - right in your own home. Tune in for fun you can bet on with the Assiniboia Downs Racing Network and Telephone Account Betting (TAB).  Racing Definitions  Learn How To Speak Thoroughbred with Common Terms and Definitions.   ASD Newsletter  Sign up to receive your copy of the ASD Newsletter direct to your Email.

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Can-Am Horse Racing Group     Canada    Ontario    The Can-Am Horse Racing Group is a unique marketing partnership between Buffalo Raceway, Finger Lakes Race Track, Fort Erie Racetrack and Western Region Off-Track Betting. Our goal is to co-operatively promote horse racing in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

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Canterbury Park     Australia    Canterbury Park is situated about 11 kilometers south - west of Sydney's city centre and is readily accessible by public transport from all parts of the metropolitan area. The course is a short walk from Canterbury railway station, serviced by regular trains from the city and suburbs. Connecting bus services are available from either Canterbury or Ashfield stations.   Ample, free parking is available in the infield car park which is serviced by both vehicular and pedestrian tunnels. Canterbury Park Racecourse has 7 bars, 6 snack outlets, as well as bookmakers and tote facilities on levels 1 & 2. All levels are accessible via escalator, elevator or stairs. There is also wheelchair access to all amenities. No smoking laws apply to all Restaurants and appropriate signed levels. The Sir Clyde Kennedy Stand has air-conditioned tables with views of the entire course and are available for all patrons wishing to enjoy the excitement of race day in complete comfort.  Racecourse Information   Course proper (fully Grassed) Circumference 1,578m Length of straight 317mWinning Post width 22.5m

Cheltenham Racecourse   England     Cheltenham race course.

Chepstow Racecourse     England    Chepstow Racecourse, the youngest Racecourse in Britain, was opened in 1926 and stages racing all the year round both on the flat and over the jumps. Since that historic year it has forged spectacularly forward in the popularity stakes. It has endeared itself to so many people, not only because it is one of the most beautiful racecourses in the county, but because it has been the scene of so many exciting and famous events.

Curragh     Ireland    Classic Race meetings normally start at 2.15pm, others at 2.30pm. The Derby day start time will be published nearer to the date. Check press for details.You can buy a combined race admission & return ticket for just £12 - Dublin (Heuston Station) - Curragh Racecourse for all Saturday & Sunday race meetings.  Check train schedules before you go -contact larnrod Eireann for details +353 1 836 6222.  Racing By Bus  FOTO - The Federation of Transport Operators run a central booking office for coach parties,Telephone:- +353 45 879 007  A race bus leaves Busaras, Store Street, Dublin 1, for the Curragh each race day and departs the racecourse a half hour after the last race. Departure times from Busaras may vary, contact Bus Eireann for details at +353 1 836 6111.  Restaurant   The Horseshoe Restaurant at the Curragh is the finest restaurant in Irish Racing. Open from noon on racedays, telephone Masterchefs +353 1 6261466 to reserve tables for lunch and afternoon tea.  BARS  The Curragh View Bar and Horse Shoe Bar on the first floor have clear views over the course and finishing post. The Curragh View Bar has a hot/cold deli and baguette bar. The Vintage Crop Bar is situated under the West Stand adjacent to the bookmakers ring.  Other bar and food areas are opened to meet with demand. These will be clearly signposted on the day.  Self-Service   Just off the Tote Hall there is a hot beef roll bar and a self -service area with top class hot meals and snacks served from noon onwards.  Information   PA system relays full race commentary to all areas of the Course. Closed Circuit TV in all Public Areas of Stand, Bar and Food areas, private suites and balcony. Results of UK meetings displayed on board beside Weigh - Room.  Children   A creche is provided at the West End of the Stand. An outdoor Children's playground is available in the same area. Both areas are under the supervision of qualified nursing and child care staff. Playground closed on Budweiser Irish Derby Day.

Down Royal Racecourse - Horseracing     Ireland    The Race Track  The course is a right-handed, 1 mile 7 furlong circuit with a 4 furlong straight and a 5 furlong chute. It is regarded to be a reasonably wide-galloping track. Both Flat and National Hunt racing take place throughout the year. Race Meetings  There are 11 race meetings per year at Down Royal and each race meeting usually consists of 6 races taking place at half hour intervals. Fixtures include St. Patrick's day, May day and Boxing day with the highlight of the racing calendar being the highly popular Ulster Harp Derby in July. Race Meetings normally commence between 1-2pm. Contact Us or check Press for details. It is advisable to arrive at least 1 hour before the start of the first race  Grandstands & Amenities  The racecourse has a modern Grandstand with a capacity for 2500 people and incorporates the following public amenities:  •Large Island Bar •Fast Food Counters •Carvery Counter •Tote Hall •Seating and Tables •Toilets •Close Circuit TV •Viewing Windows overlooking Parade Ring   There is also a second smaller Stand and additional Bar and Catering outlets.  The Parade Ring is situated at the rear of the Grandstands and provides an excellent opportunity to view the horses prior to each race. Information Service  An excellent PA System relays race day information (including full race commentary) to all public areas. The Closed Circuit TV system shows all races at the course as well as coverage of other racing taking place in GB and Ireland.  Betting Facilities  Tote Betting and Bookmakers Betting facilities are both available at the racecourse. The computerized Tote betting also gives you the chance to win a Jackpot every race day by selecting the winners of the four Jackpot races. Details are given in the race card.   Remember: On-Course Betting is Tax Free!  Disabled Facilities  The car park attendants have been instructed to ensure that cars conveying wheelchair passengers and those displaying a valid 'Orange Badge' are able to park as close to the entrance as possible. Disabled Toilets are situated in the new grandstand. Plans are underway to improve the disabled facilities at the Racecourse including the provision of a wheelchair viewing platform and additional toilet facilities - keep in touch for developments.   Children & Families  Children under 12 years old are admitted to the racecourse free of charge. Kids Entertainment is provided at major race meetings and families are encouraged to come along and picnic on the grass bank overlooking the parade ring.  Owners, Trainers & Jockey Facilities  The racecourse has a stabling enclosure which includes watering bays and 78 stables. Full veterinary, doctors and first aid facilities are provided. The weigh-room, jockeys changing rooms and Owners & Trainers bar and catering facilities are situated beside the Owners & Trainers Car Park. Access to the Owners & Trainers Car Park is strictly for valid pass holders only.  Galloping and Schooling of horses on the race track after each race meeting is available depending on track conditions - please Contact Us for further details.

Durban Turf Club (Greyville)    South Africa    Durban    Tel: 27 31 309 4545  Fax: 27 31 309 2553   150 Avondale Road, Greyville  Durban  4001  South Africa  P.O. Box 924, Durban 4000   General Manager: David Furness   Deputy General Manager: Wayne Simpson   Marketing Manager:  Ken Tweddell.

East Cape Racing Club     South Africa    Racing in the Eastern Cape took a giant step forward in May 1994 when the Port Elizabeth Turf Club and the St. Andrews Racing Club merged to form the East Cape Racing Club. Racing in the Eastern Cape Province is now administered by one body with one set of goals and objectives.  Notwithstanding in the recent amalgamation of the racing clubs in the Eastern Cape, racing in the province dates back to 1857 when a few sporting gentlemen got together to form the P.E. Turf Club. In 1882 the Stewards of the P.E. Turf Club, led by the then Chairman, Mr. H.B. Christian, founded the Jockey Club of South Africa. The St Andrews Racing Club was closely associated with the P.E. Turf Club for almost 50 years prior to the amalgamation and through the joint efforts of both clubs over many, many years the stage was set for the birth of the East Cape Racing Club in 1994.

Fairyhouse Racecourse and hospitality, Ireland     Ireland    Welcome to  Fairyhouse Racecourse   Ratoath Co. Meath EIRE  Fairyhouse Racecourse, home of the Jameson Irish Grand National, offers a superb range of facilities on race days and is an ideal venue for exhibitions, parties and special occasions.   On Race Days   As well as excellent racing for our large crowds, there are splendid opportunities for corporate hospitality, sponsorship of races and related promotional activities. A large range of packages is available for businesses of all kinds, both very large and small. For more details, see the relevant section of the site.  When there is no racing  With a large array of function rooms and suites, Fairyhouse is the ideal place to host parties, hold conferences & exhibitions and organize almost anything which requires large areas of space, indoors and outdoors. There is limitless parking for cars and coaches and the racecourse is within easy reach of the centre of Dublin and Dublin Airport.  On Sundays   The racecourse becomes the venue for Ireland's No. 1 Sunday Market. There's a vast range of bargains and stalls selling almost anything.

Flamboro Downs     Canada     Ontario    Flamboro    From the starting gate to the finishing line, flamboro downs offers an outing for individuals or groups of people who are looking for an entertaining afternoon or evening.  Set on 220 acres on Highway #5 just west of Brock Road, the racetrack buildings have expanded since April 1975 when the racetrack opened. Races are held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 6:20 p.m. on Sundays. A live race card will include 10 to 12 races. In addition to the live races, horseracing from other racetracks including Woodbine, Mohawk and Windsor, to name a few, are simulcast daily from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.  A new teletheatre network offers racing from 15 outlets in the Niagara Peninsula. Under new policies now in place at flamboro downs there is no charge for parking or for admission to the track, so it is possible to spend an afternoon simply watching the horses run. Trotters and pacers are decked out in their identifying colours and the public can enjoy the show from beside the track or from the comforts of a climate controlled grandstand.   For the members of the public wishing to place bets on winning horses, wagers can be placed on live races as well as those being run at other tracks and viewed on specially dedicated TV monitors located throughout the grandstands. In addition to the concessions that are open whenever racing is on, there is a 10 tier restaurant, called the Top O' The Turn, which seats 255 people. All seats in the dining room have an unobstructed view of the track and overlook Canada's fastest half mile racetrack. Open an hour before race time on Saturdays and Sundays, or for special events, the dining room is fully licensed and offers an all-you-can-eat roast beef buffet, including hot potatoes and vegetables, a salad bar, a choice of dessert and tea or coffee. Marketing and Promotions Manager, Ron Barr, says that the restaurant "offers the only dining that boast 88 performers that are chomping at the bit to please you."   flamboro downs also offers a wide range of fundraising packages that have become popular with large and small groups who wish to raise money for their organization while all those involved enjoy a great meal and have an evening or afternoon of fun and excitement. Make fundraising - Fun Racing at flamboro downs, let us show you how to raise funds for your group or organization. We have the package to suit every need and budget.  For information on race times, dining, or to discuss fundraising activities, call   flamboro downs at 627-3561

Fraser Downs    Canada     British Columbia    Cloverdale    Welcome to the new racing season at Fraser Downs. People of all ages and from all walks of life enjoy harness racing. To accommodate the growing interest, Fraser Downs offers fabulous facilities for harness racing enthusiasts.  From Canada's newest 5/8's mile track to luxurious hospitality facilities, to a variety of simple and convenient ways of betting, Fraser Downs proves itself as the best facility for everyone to enjoy in this exciting sport.   You can browse web site areas full of information on any topic related to one of Canada's premiere harness facilities. Just click on an area of interest and away you go!  What's New lets you know about all the exciting innovations that are taking place at Fraser Downs constantly.  Our Facilities section outlines the wonderful food and beverage areas at Fraser Downs, while the Betting section clearly outlines all your options for placing bets on races.    There are also regular updates made to our web site giving you up-to-date information on past and upcoming races. Our Race Schedule section gives you a month by month view of all the races and activities during the racing season. For the latest changes to races, entries and results, check our Race Info section.    Look at our Contact page to find out how to contact Fraser Downs. Check out our sponsors on the Sponsors page. Feel free to give us any Feedback on the web site and Fraser Downs, in general. Your comments are more than welcome!

Galway Races     Ireland    The Galway Races are held at Ballybrit, which is situated three miles from the city and approximately one mile from Galway Airport. All routes to the Race-course are clearly marked by A.A. signs and continuous bus services operate to and from Eyre Square on race days.  History of Galway Races   What time should I arrive   It is advisable to arrive at least one hour before the advertised time of the first race.  What is shown on television ?  All races will be shown on Closed Circuit Television each day, also S.I.S. coverage of English racing each day.  The July/August horse race meeting at Ballybrit is probably the largest and the most popular in the country. As always, the Summer Festival Meeting, guarantees exciting racing from Monday July 27th to Saturday August 1st inclusive. This is followed by the 3 day September Meeting Monday 7th to Wednesday 9th September inclusive. To end the racing season, the October Bank Holiday Meeting will be held on Sunday and Monday, October 25th and 26th 1998.   Facilities and services provided  Facilities for the disabled include a viewing stand which is adjacent to the Steward's Stand, and disabled WC's are also provided.   ATM Facilities are available on course.    Doctors, nurses and Order of Malta personnel are in attendance in the Ambulance room, beside the main entrance.  A new creche has recently been built.   A new Amenity building has been built, which incorporates a self-service carvery, a restaurant and snack-bars.   All races are shown on Closed Circuit Television each day, in various locations around the stand.   Computerized boards, erected throughout the Race-course, give Bookmaker's Ring prices and information pertaining to racing, including results.  Mobile Public Telephones are installed for Race Meetings.   Corporate Entertainment Facilities available, including private suites.   Tables may also be reserved in the Blazers Pavilion, which is ideal for smaller groups.   Lost property is generally reported to the Secretary's office, and is kept there until claimed by it's owner.

Gloucester Park    Australia     Welcome to harness racing at Gloucester Park.

Hastings Park Racecourse Home Page     Canada    British Columbia    Vancouver     Welcome to Hastings Park Racecourse in Vancouver,    We’re just four miles from downtown Vancouver in a location that provides breathtaking views of the North Shore Mountains and Vancouver’s beautiful harbour.  You can contact us at 604-254-1631.  We offer Live Thoroughbred and televised racing from around the world twelve months of the year. If you're new to Hastings Park Racecourse, our Facility has Restaurants, Lounges and outdoor amenities which are tailored to fit every racegoer's needs.  From Vancouver's Premier Sports Bar "Jeromes" to the unique and spectacular Terrace overlooking the home stretch, we'll cater to your every need.  If you're planning a Group Function pick an area of Hastings Park best suited to the ambience of your party.  If you're looking to combine your visit with one of our special events, our monthly Special Events calendar will let you know what's happening as well upcoming Major Attractions.  The Horseplayers' Centres located on the Grandstand, Clubhouse and Mezzanine levels, will answer your every question about Horse Racing. When you join the Horseplayers' Club, you will start earning points on all your wagering, which, in turn , can be redeemed for Players' Guides, Daily Racing Forms, Gifts, and top prizes of Wagering Vouchers.  Our Virtual Race Office will provide all the latest workouts, entries, and results. Today's racing changes and scratches and the racing program are available for download in PDF. If you're unable to visit us for racing, you can still play Hastings Park at any TBC Teletheatre location in British Columbia or by telephone worldwide.

Hippodrome de Montréal     Canada    Quebec    Montreal     Comment se rendre à  L'Hippodrome de Montréal situé au:  7440, boulevard Décarie,  Montréal (Québec) H4P 2H1 Tél: (514) 739-2741  Fax: (514) 340-2025   Un Plaisir Facilement Accessible Courses de chevaux attelés en direct:  Courses les mercredis, vendredis, samedis et dimanches) Courses en soirée : 1er départ: 19:30   Dimanche: 1er départ: 13:30   Courses de chevaux au galop et attelés inter - pistes:  * Tous les mois de l'année (courses 7 jours par semaine)  Tous les jours: à partir de 13h  Vaste stationnement général: gratuit  Avec service de valet: 4$  Sujets à changements sans préavis.  Service gratuit de transport par autobus de la station de metro namur à L'Hippodrome de Montréal

Hipodromo El Comandante    Puerto Rico    El Comandante Race Track - Overview  El Comandante is one of the fastest-growing racing entities in the world, with the unique achievement of having nearly doubled its handle and purse structure from 1991 to 1993, when most race tracks were suffering set-backs in their handles. The total handle for 1996 exceeded $234 million, a dramatic increase over the $128 million wagered in 1991.   According to information published in The Daily Racing Form, El Comandante repeatedly ranks among the first fifteen racetracks in the United States and Canada in terms of handle. The "handle" is the total amount wagered on any race day.   The purse structure at El Comandante also reflects its position as the foremost racing facility in the Caribbean and an industry leader in the hemisphere. During 1997, El Comandante paid over US$26.9 million in purses.   At the heart of this success story lies the modernization of off-track betting facilities (O.T.B.'s) carried out by El Comandante beginning in November, 1991. The new on-line betting system (SEA Hípico Sistema Electrónico de Apuestas) allows bettors to place their wagers with the same timing of the racetrack. The system has evolved to include over 675 such outlets with much room for continued expansion.   Also, the bettors are now able to enjoy the spectacle of live racing from their own homes or the neighborhood OTB over a local UHF television channel, and / or local cable TV.  Location & Racing Dates   El Comandante, Puerto Rico's only racetrack, rests nestled in a valley with the peaks of El Yunque National Rain Forest providing a spectacular backdrop. Located on Road #3, the 257-acre facility lies just 12 miles east of San Juan and the Condado, Isla Verde tourist zones and the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport.  Benefiting from the island's tropical climate, El Comandante is open year-round with races every day, except Tuesdays and Saturdays. Post time varies from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m., according to season. No races take place on Thursday or Friday of Holy Week.    The track itself is a one-mile dirt oval, with one chute for races at seven furlongs. The length of the stretch is 900 feet. One-turn races cover distances from five to seven furlongs. Races around two turns are contested from 1-1/16 to 1-3/16 miles. The width of the stretch is 85 feet, and the width of the backstretch is 75 feet.  The Grandstand and Clubhouse, a six-level structure, seat up to 11,000 spectators. Admission to all areas, including ample parking is free of charge.  Betting Information  El Comandante's seven to nine-race program offers, aside from win and place betting, five "exactas", three daily doubles, and one "Quiniela". In 1997, a "Pick 3" and a "trifecta" were added to the ample betting menu.  The 2nd through 7th races form the Pick Six. With each combination costing just 25 cents and the potential winnings surpassing $1,000,000. El Comandante's Pick Six is the "people's bet" per excellence. El Comandante's unique carryover, on which the National Pick-7 was patterned, awards the carryover amount only when one bettor picks all six winners. In the last three years, five fortunate bettors became instant millionaires after hitting the Pick Six in "solo" fashion. The size of the two wagers reflects the advantages of El Comandante's Pick Six method. One "solo" winner had 80 combinations at a cost of $20, while the other had but eight combinations for a $2 wager ... (in the latter case, the bettor made her selections based on which horses' names she liked the most!). In July, 1997, a lucky bettor carried a $1.7 million dollars prize, the largest amount ever paid in local horse racing history, with a $1.30 wager. The winner just chose as his selection the recommendations offered in a general circulation newspaper!

Kempton Park - UK Horse Racing      England    London    It's a new-look Kempton Park for 1998 following the £9 million redevelopment of the Grandstand, which has dramatically improved the facilities for racegoers and has made Kempton's main stand the equal of any racecourse in the country.  The Grandstand now includes a food and betting hall, extended Premier Enclosure facilities and a 400-seater tiered panoramic restaurant. This new Jubilee Restaurant provides the ultimate racing experience.    Overlooking the racecourse on one side and the Parade Ring on the other, the Jubilee Restaurant  facilities include a television monitor at your table, a great view of the racetrack and a Tote representative who will take your bets for you. You can relax in comfort at your table and not miss any of the action !   Restaurant packages starting at just £65 per person include Premier Enclosure admission badge, car parking label, racecard, 3-course lunch and coffee. Demand is obviously high so call (01372) 470047 now to reserve your table at your chosen meeting.  As part of this new dawn for Kempton, the Parade Ring ( incorporating the Winner's Enclosure ) has been moved to a position directly behind the revolutionary new Grandstand in order to make the real heroes of racing, the horses, the centre of attention. The Desert Orchid life-size bronze has been moved so that it overlooks the new Parade Ring.  A new era at Kempton Park has begun. Don't miss the experience at London's Racecourse.  for information call: 01372 470047

Le Paris Turf    France     The main racetracks :   •Auteuil •Chantilly •Deauville •Enghien •Longchamp •Maison Laffitte •Saint Cloud •Vincennes

 Mallow Racecourse : Co. Cork Ireland    Ireland    Plans are well advanced to redevelop the long established Mallow Racecourse. A total investment of £7 million has been earmarked for the project by Cork Racecourse (Mallow) Limited, a new company established to restore the famous course which is set in one of the main centers of the world famous Irish horse-breeding, training and riding traditions.  Significant local support is required to ensure that the targeted commencement of racing in Easter 1997 can be met. In all some £2.5 million of the total will be raised locally to ensure that Mallow's role can be restored to the national calendar at the level envisaged when it was first built in 1924. At that time it acted as a replacement for the Cork City Racecourse, closed to facilitate the location of the Ford Motor Company in Cork in 1917, and was always intended to be one of Ireland's major racing venues.

Newbury Racecourse     England    Newbury    Newbury lies in the heart of the South of England, with some of the best communications in the country. London and all the major commercial centers of the South of England are still within easy reach both by road and rail.  Rail  Newbury has it's own racecourse railway station only a few yards from the course, with a special raceday timetable. Hand in your rail ticket at the members' enclosure and you will receive a £2 discount into that enclosure. (This promotion is not in conjunction with any other offers).  Road  Newbury is well served by the motorway network. The M4 passes just a few miles from the course. Racegoers from London are advised to leave the Motorway at Theale (Exit 12) and to complete their journey on the A4; those travelling from the west are advised to leave at Exit 13. The A34 passes close to the course which is well signed. Parking at the racecourse is free, except in the Southmead car park where the charge is £2 per car.    Travellers from Basingstoke should take the Brimpton turning off the A339 and follow the route around Greeham Common ( the old air base) towards the Racecourse.   Travellers from the South travelling on the A34 should exit at the Penwood/Highclere junction (left) and join the A343 Andover Road approximately 1 mile away and continue into Newbury.   Air  There is a landing strip on the racecourse suitable for light aircraft available only on racedays.  Landing Permissions and details on request from the Racecourse office: Tel: (01635) 40015 / (01635) 41485

Newcastle Harness Racing Club     Newcastle Harness Racing Club

Newmarket Racecourses    England    Newmarket     It has already been a memorable season at Racing's Headquarters and the Autumn Meetings on the Rowley Mile Racecourse are certain to provide racegoers with an even richer store of the finest racing memories. Our 1998 Autumn program features the second annual Champions Day, already established as an unmissable day in the Turf Season.   Last year, two true champions, the five-year-old Pilsudski and the two-year-old Xaar, thrilled the huge crowd with emphatic victories in their respective Group 1 races - the £400,000-added Dubai Champion Stakes and the £200,000-added Saudi Arabian Airlines Dewhurst Stakes.  It was a fitting climax to another wonderful season of racing at Headquarters, and a hard act to follow. But we intend to do just that in 1998.

Newton Abbot Racecourse     England    Newton Abbot    Few experiences arouse the senses more than the sight and sound of thoroughbred race horses in full flight. It's a spectacle that's captured the imagination for more than a hundred years at Newton Abbot Newton Abbot offers 21 days of competitive jump racing, including summer jumping from June to September. Prize money has risen in recent years to over half a million pounds.   Newton Abbot racecourse is drained and watered providing consistent and near perfect going for all  year-round competitive fields. The course is supported by such well known trainers as Martin Pipe, Paul Nicholls and Phillip Hobbs and runs a popular competition for the most successful horse at Newton Abbot throughout the year.  Since 1995, cash betting can legally take place on the racecourse on Sundays and Newton Abbot have taken advantage in the law by providing an annual Sunday Fixture. This is a great opportunity for racing as a spectator sport. Newton Abbot will be proving an exciting day out for all the family

Northlands Park Horse Racing     Canada    Alberta    Edmonton     Facility: The Spectrum is a $21 million horse racing and entertainment centre, which was opened in May 1995.  The Spectrum is located on the Northlands Park site, west of Capilano Freeway at 75th Street and 115th Avenue -- just five minutes from downtown. Racing Administration phone: (403) 471-7379    Fax (403) 471-7134   Key Contact Phone Numbers:  •Spectrum Racing and Gaming Manager: Les Butler - 471-7379 •Spectrum Operations Manager: Richard Wallington - 471-7379 •Parimutuel Manager: Glen Weir - 471-7381 •ATN Manager: Sheri Holmes - 471-7321 •Race Secretary Thoroughbred: Alan Bott - 471-7275 •Race Secretary Standardbred: Robert Melnechuk - 471-7275 •Spectrum Communications Co-ordinator: Jonathan Huntington - 491-3408 •TV Production (Northlands Network): 471-7256 •TAB Accounts: 471-1111 •Colours Dining Room Reservations: 471-3380 •Talking Yellow Pages Race Results: 493-9000 - Enter 4076 for Harness results, 4077 for Thoroughbred results  Live Racing Dates  (Live horse racing is held on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays)  Early Season Harness - Jan. 24 to June 21    Thoroughbred - June 27 to Oct. 25   Late Season Harness - Nov. 6 to Dec. 27   Post Times:  Live Harness: 6:30 p.m. weekdays / 1:30 p.m. weekends and holidays  Live Thoroughbred: 6 p.m. weekdays / 1 p.m. weekends and holidays  Simulcast Racing  The Spectrum, through an aggressive simulcast schedule, provides racing fans with the best in thoroughbred and standardbred horse racing from tracks across North America and overseas on a daily basis.  For a current simulcast schedule, please call the Spectrum Racing Information line at 493-9000 (enter 4074), visit our Simulcast page or call the Fax On Demand number at 471-7117.     Telephone Account Betting (TAB)  To set up your TAB account, call 471-1111. Northlands Park will promptly mail you an application form. You can also set up your account at the Spectrum. Accounts are only available to residents of the province of Alberta in Canada.  Track Facts  •Track opened 1900 (the first horse races in Edmonton were in the Rossdale Flats area in 1881) •Track length: 5/8 mile •Surface: dirt •Length of Homestretch: 567 feet •Width of Homestretch: 70 feet •Starters behind gate (H): eight •Starters in gate (T): 12Hubrail Yes •Admission: No charge •Parking at Northlands Park is $5  Free parking for racing fans is available south and east of the Spectrum and in Borden Park.  Disabled parking is available south of the Spectrum (free of charge) •Grandstand seating: 2,000 (outside) •Indoor gallery seating: 526 •Box seats: 356 (outside) •Box seats: 44 (indoor) •Colours seating: 700 •Concession area seating: 200 plus •Uplinks Sports Theatre seating: 300 •Parimutuel Machines: 95 (eight are wheelchair accessible) •Televisions: 379 (160 TVs in Colours) •Big screen TVs: six 10- foot screens •Escalators: two •Elevators: two   Spinners Game Room (on the second level)  •More than 200 slot machines •a 23 seat SEGA Royal Ascot horse racing simulation game

Northolt Park Racecourse History    England    The racecourse opened in 1929. In the 1930s, it was the successful national centre for new sport of pony racing in the UK. After the Second World War a housing estate was built on it.

Pietermaritzburg Turf Club (Scottsville)     South Africa    Pietermaritzburg      Pietermaritzburg Turf Club   45 New England Road   Pietermaritzburg 3201  P.O. Box 44  Pietermaritzburg 3200    Telephone : +27 331 453405  TeleFax : +27 331 941141  Welcome to Scottsville Racecourse, home of the Pietermaritzburg Turf Club and one of the most scenic racecourses in Southern Africa. Compact and personal, Scottsville offers modern facilities and equipment and is considered one of the most user friendly racing venues around South Africa. Everything at Scottsville is geared to give both the serious racegoer and the casual visitor a particularly enjoyable day at the races.   Pietermaritzburg Turf Club has always been an innovator in the racing world. Besides being the first to introduce sponsored races in KwaZulu-Natal with the Gilbey's Stakes and later, the Smirnoff Plate, we also introduced the jackpot and place accumulator pools, the international jockeys' races, interprovincial racing, 'Skins' racing and many other innovations.  All our best features are used to great effect. Patrons have to walk only a few steps to view the runners in the parade ring and then to watch them race on track.  In fact, it is not necessary to leave one's respective grandstand level to enjoy every aspect of racing at Scottsville.   The restaurant and bar facilities offer great entertainment value, and all facilities have totalisator betting windows and television sets, providing a variety of information and entertainment, and all are fully air-conditioned. Every racegoer can take advantage of a class and variety of facilities once reserved for a select few.  Scottsville occupies a generous site in picturesque Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal. Racegoers from Pietermaritzburg all have easy access to this Scottsville urban venue. Visitors from Durban are a mere 76 km (45 miles) away and their journey up the N3 highway shouldn't take more than 40 minutes.   Explore our Internet pages on racing, facilities, feature races, forthcoming attractions and private functions for the full picture of what Scottsville has to offer. A world of entertainment awaits you at Scottsville racecourse - here winning is only half the fun.

Rosehill Gardens     Australia    Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is situated approximately 22 kilometres west of Sydney GPO in what is the geographical heart of the metropolitan area. Three of the city's major vehicular arteries - Parramatta Road, Victoria Road and the M4 Motorway service the course, while special raceday trains run from Hornsby, North Sydney, Wynyard, Town Hall and Central, direct to the race track. Patrons can also travel by Rivercat from Circular Quay to Parramatta and connect with a free bus service. All levels of the J.R. Fleming Stand and the new Members Stand are accessible via escalator, stairs plus wheelchair access, as do all amenities. No smoking laws apply to all Restaurants and appropriate signed areas. The popular Ascot Club, situated on level 4 of the J.R. Fleming Stand, offers patrons a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy the finest thoroughbred racing at Rosehill. With views of the course, air conditioned comfort, full buffet luncheon, wine with your meals and a racebook for an all-inclusive cost, why not reserve a table for you and your special guests today?   With reserved seating overlooking the course on level 5 of the Fleming Stand, the Baguette Room is the perfect place to enjoy fine dining while viewing the races.  Children are at the forefront when it comes to on-course entertainment at Rosehill. A day at the track offers many possibilities for kids with permanent playground facilities, featuring a variety of equipment. There is also a miniature train ride, a jumping castle, miniature dodgems, face painting, pony rides and fairy floss, all free! Children can also view the latest in popular video games in the special Video Games Room situated in the Longworth Stand, adjacent to the playground area at the southern end of the course.   Racecourse Information  Course proper (fully grassed) Circumference 2,048m Length of straight 408m Winning Post width20mTraining Tracks Inside grass1,538 x 27m Slow cinders track1,357 x 7mFast cinders track1,436 x 7m Sand track1,712 x 6m Equitrack 2,170 x 9m

Stampede Park Thoroughbred and Harness Racing    Canada    Alberta    Calgary     Welcome to Stampede Park! Centrally located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta Stampede Park plays host to live Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing seven months in 1998, plus simulcast wagering from across North America and Hong Kong year round. The Calgary Thoroughbred season opens April 3 and runs through June 21, 1998 at Stampede Park. Racing is scheduled Wednesday and Friday evenings with Post Time at 6:00 p.m. (MST/MDT) Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Post Time is 1:00 p.m. (MST/MDT). We have a tremendous line up of overnight and stake events scheduled for our 1998 Thoroughbred meet culminating with our showcase three-year-old event - the Alberta Derby June 20, 1998. Standardbred racing returns to the Stampede Park oval July 24 following the 1998 Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. The highlight of our 62 day Summer meet is the $200,000 Nat Christie Memorial Stake August 9, 1998. The richest stake in Western Canada, the Nat Christie has proven to be a stepping stone for such champions as Falcon Seelster, Falcons Future and Matts Scooter in its 15 year history. Racing is scheduled Wednesday and Friday evenings with Post Time at 6:30 p.m. (MST/MDT) Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Post Time is 1:30 p.m. (MST/MDT).

The official Rose of Tralee International Festival    Ireland    When one reflects on the fact that the Rose of Tralee International Festival Predates The Beatles, radio Telefis Eireann, The Late Late Show and Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, one is forced to the inevitable conclusion that there is something special about the universal appeal and popularity of this great festival.  Its primary appeal must be in the manner in which it celebrates Irish Culture and tradition through its worldwide network of Irish Centers. The bringing together of this International gathering of successful and vibrant young people is a celebration of the undoubted contribution of Irish Culture throughout the world.   Another great attribute of the festival has been its capacity to develop and change. The first steps were taken with 5 Roses and the Millstreet Pipe Band (still with the Festival) on the tarmac at Shannon Airport when Passports were issued to the 'Roses' at Feale Bridge in order to enter 'The kingdom'. The innovation of Street Entertainment, the Festival Dome, (later blown down), the new Dome, Birds Amusements, Fossetts Circus. The numerous artistes who made their debut at the festival later to go on to International fame. The advent of television and Gay Byrne. According to last years TAM ratings the Festival is as popular as ever with the viewers. It is also a tribute to our sponsors that they have continued to support us over these last 40 years. Our plans are already at an advanced stage for a big bang for the 40th year and then it's off again to the millennium and beyond.  Seamus O'Halloran  President  Festival of Kerry  1998

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Vaal Turf Club     South Africa   Free State     Vaal Racecourse   ViljoensdrifP O Box 1 Viljoensdrif  Free State 9580Telephone(016) 57-1124Telefax(016) 57-1113  How to get to Vaal Turf Club.   The Vaal Turf Club is situated in the heart of the Vaal Triangle, virtually equidistant from Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark and Sasolburg.   The easiest route to take from the Johannesburg area, is the R59 (the Sybrand van Niekerk Highway), continue on the R58 past the Vereeniging and Vanderbijl offramps (following the Sasolburg signs) until you have crossed the Vaal River. The first offramp left after the Vaal River is the Heilbron / Deneysville turn off and is also the route to the Vaal Turf Club. Continue left on this offramp, and turn left at the double crossing. Approximately 2 kilometres after the crossing, you will find the turn off to the right, directing you to the Vaal Turf Club.

Warwick Racecourse -- Horse Racing     England    Warwick    Welcome to Warwick Racecourse's Internet Site.  This distinguished Midlands racecourse, lying in the shadow of Warwick Castle, has staged racing since the mid-1840s and is home to both Flat and National Hunt racing.  The biggest race of the year at Warwick is the £15,000 added Tote National Handicap Chase over an extended three-and-a-half miles in January, won this year by Full Of Oats. The course also has excellent non-raceday facilities.

Wincanton Racecourse -- Horse Racing    England    Wincanton    The leading track in the West Country, Wincanton stages a number of important National Hunt races. Top horses like Kribensis and Alderbrook won the valuable Kingwell Hurdle at the course in February before going on to success in the Smurfit Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham the following month.  Wincanton staged a highly-successful first-ever Sunday fixture on October 22, 1995, when the feature race was the Desert Orchid South West Pattern Chase, won by Coulton. The Jim Ford Challenge Cup Chase is another target for some of the country's leading chasers, and is named after the trainer of Gay Donald, winner of the 1955 Tote Cheltenham Gold Cup.     Contact: Jenny Mitchell, 01963 32344  Fax: (01963) 34668  Wincanton Races Company Ltd  Wincanton Racecourse  Wincanton, Somerset  BA9 8BJ

Windsor Raceway    Michigan (Actually just across the border in Canada)    The track is located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Downtown Windsor is separated from downtown Detroit, Michigan by the Detroit River which is one mile wide. The Ambassador Bridge spans the river while the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel goes through it. Both carry thousands of cars and trucks daily. This international border crossing is the busiest in North America.  How to Contact Us  By Mail:   •Box 998, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6P6  •Box 44286, Detroit, Michigan 48244-0286  By Courier    •Highway 18 @ Sprucewood, Windsor, Ontario N9A 6P6   By E-mail    • youbet@wincom.net   By Telephone  •Windsor (519) 969-8311  •Detroit (313) 961-9545   By Fax   •(519) 969-0780