Britain's newest racecourse Great Leighs, which opened in April of 2008 , had its licence withdrawn by the British Horseracing Authority on Jan. 16 and later that day went into administration, the equivalent of a receivership.
Read the Footnotes notched his first winner June 26 when Sapphire Prince won June 26 at Great Leighs in England in his second start.
The first new racecourse to open in Britain since 1928 is finally meant to stage a race meeting, April 20, over 18 months late.Great Leighs, which has a Polytrack surface, was meant to open in October 2006 but various delays, most involving planning and construction, have occurred
Great Leighs, due to be the first new British racecourse for nearly 80 years, has delayed its opening again.
Total prize money and attendance in Britain for 2005 fell just below the record levels reached the year before but the British Horseracing Board remains upbeat.
Four planned all-weather tracks in Britain have been given the go-ahead to apply for fixtures in 2006, meaning that dirt racing will become more widespread.
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