Event Notes: Melbourne Racing Club Wants To Feature Group 1 Finales Each Race Day
Melbourne Racing Club CEO Brodie Arnhold "wants to celebrate the spring carnival with a feature group 1 finale on each major race day." He said on Tuesday that "the club would run Saturday's star-studded group 1 Memsie Stakes as the last of an eight-race program" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 8/28). ... Twelve teams "will battle for honors in the football competition at this year’s Islamic Solidarity Games" -- down on the number at the first and only Games in '05. The 12 countries are Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Palestine, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and the UAE (JAKARTA GLOBE, 8/27).