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First A$10M Everest Horse Race Sells All 12 Berths

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 17

Racing NSW CEO Peter V'landys "has moved mountains to get what he needs done, so The Everest was never going to be any more than a speed hump to negotiate once the administrator and the team at the Australian Turf Club set about establishing the new race," according to Brendan Cormick of THE AUSTR...

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Liverpool To Bid For Commonwealth Games

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Final Home Game Sells Out In 90 Minutes

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Terrorists Intended To Target Euro 2016

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