Royal return of pounds 51 on the Tote for 5-1 winner
Wednesday 20 November 1996
Racing started 15 minutes late because of the wet conditions and there was no on-course Tote betting in the opener. The "machine" managed to work for the next three races but was out of action again for the last three contests.
The Tote's racecourse manager, Jennifer Hurley, explained: "Our computer wouldn't talk to the Wigan computer for the first race. Then it froze after the off for the fourth race and we had to pay out manually."
When Royal Action won the delayed opening race, he was returned at a starting-price of 5-1. But he paid pounds 51.30 to a pounds 1 stake on the Tote because of the computer fault at the track Tote wagers were possible only via course-to-course betting at Newton Abbot and Wetherby and at betting shops.
Five days before his Japan Cup attempt, Helissio was crowned champion of Europe last night in the sixth annual Cartier awards. The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner, currently in Tokyo being prepared for Sunday's pounds 1m contest, was also acclaimed best three-year-old colt for winning most points in pattern races. Bosra Sham was top three-year-old filly.
The dual French Group One winner Revoque was champion two-year-old, although pattern-race points gave Bahamian Bounty and Pas De Reponse the titles of best two-year-old colt and filly respectively.
Frankie Dettori received an award of merit in recognition of riding all seven winners at the Ascot Festival in September.
Latest in Sport
Luckless Abou Diaby full of confidence as he attempts yet another Arsenal comeback
Arturo Vidal: Midfielder must ask to join Manchester United, say Juventus
Scottie dogs in Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'disrespectful to Muslims', say Malaysian politicians
Calum Chambers joins Arsenal: Gunners complete £16m transfer of right-back
Manchester United latest: Angel Di Maria move no closer as Juan Mata emerges as Louis van Gaal's favoured No 10 as prospect of signing
- 1 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 Is Ebola coming to Britain? UK health officials issue warning to doctors as outbreak fears grow
- 4 Richard Dawkins says 'date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse' on Twitter
- 5 Danish TV reporter is all business up top, all party down below
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
Were 'Poor Doors' added to mixed developments so wealthy residents don't have to go in alongside social housing tenants?
Competitive: The Green Recruitment Company: The Organisation: The Green Recrui...
£350 - £400 per annum + competitive: Orgtel: Project Manager (specializing in ...
£40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive: Progressive Recruitment: Embedded Sof...
£50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits: Progressive Recruitment: Working for a m...