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Date: 05/22/2010

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Racing leapfrogs rugby in Britain's popularity stakes (Reuters)

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(Reuters) - Horse racing has regained second spot in Britain's popularity stakes in terms of attendance after a year's absence, leapfrogging rugby with nearly six million people going to meets in 2016. Football is still the most popular sport by far, but racing recovered after dropping a place in 2015 because of the impact of the Rugby World Cup in England. "The five-year growth trajectory highlights that a day out at the races continues to increase in popularity," Stephen Atkin, chief executive of the Racecourse Association, was quoted as saying by the Times.


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Horse racing-Racing leapfrogs rugby in Britain's popularity stakes (Reuters)
Horse racing has regained second spot in Britain's popularity stakes in terms of attendance after a year's absence, leapfrogging rugby with nearly six million people going to meets in 2016. Football is still the most popular sport by far, but racing recovered after dropping a place in 2015 because of the impact of the Rugby World Cup in England. "The five-year growth trajectory highlights that a day out at the races continues to increase in popularity," Stephen Atkin, chief executive of the Racecourse Association, was quoted as saying by the Times. [more]

No new equine herpes at track; some quarantine could end (The Associated Press)
Louisiana's agriculture secretary says a track-wide quarantine at the New Orleans Fair Grounds could end by Saturday, since the last new equine herpes infection was detected Dec. 31. In addition, 39 horses that tested positive are being cared for in an isolation barn. [more]

Prize Exhibit wins $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita (The Associated Press)
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Prize Exhibit rallied from fifth with three furlongs remaining and won the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes for older fillies and mares by 1 1/4 lengths Monday at Santa Anita. [more]

Green Gratto by a head in Aqueduct's Toboggan Stakes (The Associated Press)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Green Gratto held on to win the $125,000 Toboggan Stakes by a head on Monday at Aqueduct. [more]

 
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