The drinks company, racing's second oldest sponsor, backed the Schweppes Gold Trophy from 1963 and the event became known solely as the "Schweppes". However, a spate of abandonments prompted them, in 1987, to switch their sponsorship to the Golden Mile, run at Goodwood's Glorious meeting.
Random drug testing of horses in their stables will be introduced next year, the Jockey Club announced yesterday. Their vets will have the power to visit yards and take random samples. However the majority of visits will be made by appointment, unlike those possible in athletics. Toby Balding, of the National Trainers Federation, said: "Our view is that it is no business of the Jockey Club's. They've got plenty of chances of testing everything they want at the races."Reuse content