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Attraction of British racing is not reflected by Post's prizemoney table

9 January 2007

LONDON, England -- As reported by the Guardian: "The publication of international racing's prizemoney 'league table' for 2006 in the Racing Post last week appeared to carry an obvious warning.

"The top 10 slots in the list all belonged to races run outside Europe, while the Derby, Britain's highest - and only - entry in the top 40, occupied 15th place, well adrift of events including the Melbourne Cup and even the Japanese St Leger.

"The immediate conclusion drawn by many observers was that British racing is doomed as an international force unless it can find a way to compete with the cash on offer in places like Hong Kong, Japan, Dubai and America..."

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