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Pakenham Synthetic's $7M Polytrack Track Receives Seal Of Approval

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 27 / 15

Pakenham Synthetic's polytrack race track "received a seal of approval from trainers and jockeys after the opening day of racing" at the A$9M ($7M) track, according to Michael Manley of the HERALD SUN. Pakenham Synthetic is the "second synthetic track to be opened in Victoria with the Geelong S...

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Russia WC Constructors Find WWII Bombs

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Sports Hub To Upgrade Playing Surface

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Sparta Prague To Modernize Stadium

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Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino said that construction on AS Roma's stadium "could start in the spring." The Giallorossi's plans for a new stadium are "currently being discussed by Rome's city council, with politicians deciding whether the club will be granted planning permission." A member of the council ...

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