"In 2004, the WRC will operate with a reduced marketing and sponsorship solicitation program. In the meantime, a strategic planning committee appointed by the WRC Board of Directors at its January meeting will evaluate proposals to develop the series in 2005 and beyond. The committee's recommendations will be presented during a July 2004 meeting at Ascot Racecourse."This year's races in the series, all grade or group I, are the April 24 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup, May 16 Singapore Airlines International Cup, July 24, King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes, Aug. 14 Arlington Million, Sept. 5 Grosser Bugatti Preis, Sept. 11 Ireland The Food Island Champion Stakes, Oct. 3 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Lucien Barriere, Oct. 17
Pattison Canadian International, Oct. 23 Carlton Draught Cox Plate, Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge and
John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf, Nov. 2 Japan Cup, and Dec. 12
Hong Kong Cup.