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BHA Could Block King George Move, Will Decide Based On Best Interest Of Sport

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 24 / 17

Plans by the Jockey Club to move the King George VI Chase to Sandown if it sells Kempton Park for housing "would need the approval of the sport's governing body and would not simply be a rubber stamp exercise," according to Mark Souster of the LONDON TIMES. British Horseracing Authority CEO Nick Rus...

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