Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Ascot pre-opening meeting

Ascot, complete with new grandstand, holds its first meeting since 2004 on Saturday. The official opening of the new facilities will take place at the Royal Ascot meeting in June.

I think I'm correct in saying that attendance at Saturday's meeting is by invitation only. There will be no more than 11,000 spectators present; the idea is to have a 'dry run' before the royal meet.

I'd imagine the new facilities will be well received.

More to the point, the building work was finished on time, in stark contrast to what happened a few miles down the road at Wembley.

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