Successful trials meant City Centre Horse Racing can become a reality soon
The drama around City Centre may finally unfold, and the outcome may come as a merry news to all horse racing enthusiasts in and around London. At Aintree, three mock races were conducted albeit low on intensity, but the three and a half furlongs across the Grand National Course. Organizers felt enthusiastic about their chances of conducting races at high streets, and the track for the trials were laid and taken off within 18 hours, while they believe a shorter time span may be required so that logistics doesn’t take a hit.
Modelled on the Constitution Hill, the race is planned to run through the Buckingham Palace, which may be a master stroke to attract more fans. Peter Philips, the Queen’s eldest grandchild sits at the chief executive spot of the company, and the Buckingham Palace plan doesn’t come as a surprise. City Racing was expected to run in Paris, but the French officials are expected to draw a huge check, which has abstained the authorities from halting their France plans. Dubai has also emerged as a possible prospect as the broad roads and the participation of ruler Sheikh Mohammad, expected to be a huge boost.
British Horseracing Authority to implement revised anti-doping inspection
The British Horseracing Authority has changed its stance from testing the winner automatically for dope testing to testing all top 4 horses across all major British horse races. The BHA had announced that the new rules will be implemented from 1st September 2018, and marks this as the eradication of ‘siege mentality’ which had crippled the body previously. The clear goal is to enhance integrity within races, and at first all grade one Flat races will follow the rule. The Logistical Challenges will be a tricky hurdle, but the body feels they have developed the plan in accordance to all possible issues. Champions Day will be one tricky affair but Brant Dunshea seems optimistic about it.
$1 million Queen’s Plate marks its 160th year and the calendar is set for June 29, 2019
Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto will host the first jewel of Canadian Triple Crown Series on June 29, 2019. The top thoroughbreds aged 3 years will be the major attraction among World Class dining and live entertainment the other themes to engulf Toronto’s most-sought after tournament. Ticketmaster.ca. will start selling tickets from December 6 and fans are urged to book the best possible seats.