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Racing Victoria Ups Prizemoney For Cranbourne, Bendingo, Ballarat Cups

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

Racing Victoria has "announced significant prizemoney rises in some of Victoria's most important country cups," a move that will allow local and overseas stayers more options of gaining a start in the Caulfield and Melbourne cups, according to Patrick Bartley of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Spoil...

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10/24/14
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IPC Athletics, the int'l federation for para-athletics, announced that the 2015 IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships will be held in London on April 26 in association with the Virgin Money London Marathon. Although the IPC Athletics World Championships will be held in Doha, Qatar in Oct. '15, ...

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10/23/14
HKFA Says It Learned From ARG Friendly

A top football official "revealed massive financial losses" amounting to HK$11M ($1.4M) for last week's friendly between Argentina and Hong Kong, "admitting a valuable lesson had been learned," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Only 20,230 spectators "turned out for the match ...

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10/23/14
Aintree To Give Free Access To Race

Aintree Racecourse "is set to provide free access to the Merseyside community for the Betfred Becher Chase raceday in December," according to Chris Wright of the LIVERPOOL ECHO. In an initiative supported by the industry’s broadcaster Racing UK, the Liverpool course "will be giving free access ...

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10/23/14
Chris Froome May Skip Tour De France

Team Sky rider Chris Froome said the 2015 Tour de France presented Wednesday "is about the mountains" and that he "could skip the race in favor of the time trial-heavy Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España," according to Gregor Brown of VELONEWS. Froome: "There’s no two ways about ...

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10/23/14
Ecclestone Considering F1 GP In Madrid

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is in conversations with a group of Spanish businessmen who "have presented a proposed Spain Grand Prix in Madrid, with a route running through the urban center of the capital," according to Javier Rubio of EL CONFIDENCIAL. The initiative has "received the approval of Eccles ...

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10/23/14
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Leaders Sport Business Summit New York will return to the city on March 4-5 for its second edition. Leaders will take the Summit to the Times Center in the heart of N.Y., growing the event by 60% to 500 of the most senior execs in int'l sport. In '14, 25 different countries and 20 sports were repres ...

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10/22/14
NZRU Cancels Match In Singapore

The "maligned pitch" at Singapore's expensive new National Stadium "has forced the cancellation of next month's Maori All Blacks clash with the invitational Asia-Pacific Barbarians, which could have ramifications for the team's Super Rugby bid," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The Maori All ...

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10/22/14
McIlroy Takes Time To Focus On Lawsuit

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10/22/14
Top 14 Narrows Host List For SemiFinal

French National Rugby League (LNR) President Paul Goze announced Tuesday that "only Bordeaux, Marseille and Nice remain in competition to host" the ‘14-15 Top 14 rugby semifinal on June 5-6, according to SPORT 24. Goze: “We cut down the list of cities while retaining Bordeaux, ...

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10/21/14
West Indies Women Focused On Cricket

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