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British Horseracing Authority To Boost Prize Money For '18 Fixtures

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

British horse racing's grassroots are "to be given a shot in the arm" of nearly £10M ($13M) in '18, when a record number of 1,508 fixtures are scheduled, according to SKY SPORTS. The funding is "being targeted at mid and lower-tier racing" through increases to prize money funding supported by ...

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Wembley To Host Women's FA Cup Final

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Authorities To Investigate Foley's Death

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Surprise Football Results Lift Ladbrokes

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UCI Head Says Team Sky 'Pushed Rules'

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