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The Centralian advocate Fri 2 Jun 2006



The Centralian advocate Fri 2 Jun 2006


Centralian Advocate; NewspaperNT




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Community newspapers; Northern Territory; Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.); Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.); Australia, Central

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 60 no. 3

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Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited



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60 Centralian Advocate, Friday, June 2, 2006 PU B : C A D V D A T E : 2-JU N -2006 PA G E : 60 C O L O R : C M Y K League official under fire: P58League official under fire: P58 Big boost to race stakes HORSE RACING By ANDREW ALOIA But officials say $100K not enoughRACING in Alice Springshas scored a much needed financial boost with stakes set to increase by more than $100,000 next season. IN THE MONEY: Alice Springs Turf Club boss Andrew OToole walks the track at Pioneer park with Jami Huish on Kev Reversal. Picture: JUSTIN RAYMOND Turf Club manager Andrew OToole yesterday announced that the Clubs committee had decided to bolster stake money ahead of the new season starting on August 1. But industry observers complained the increase should have been double that. Figures released to the Centralian Advocate show increases to: Jockey fees up $5 to $125. Unplaced runner subsidies up $25 to $265. Stake money for Open races up $900 to $7000. Stake money for Special Conditions races to $7000 from $5800. Class one to six races run for $6500 up from $5800. Maiden and classBboosted to $6000, up $700. Cup Carnival stake money, which this year totalled $420,000, will remain unchanged under the new provisions. On top of the increases across the board, the ASTC plans to add additional money to selected meetings. Continued Page 55 Jason Hill Champ cancels Finke double FINKE By ANDREW ALOIA REIGNING Finke Desert Race bike champion Jason Hills plans to ride next weeks classic twice on both bike and buggy have been dashed. Hill finally conceded that his plans were a flop this week when his buggy was still sitting in the shed minus panels and a working engine. He said: The car isnt finished. Im still waiting on parts to come from the US. The thing is still about three or four weeks away from being finished. Only last month Hill was optimistic about pulling off the extraordinary challenge of driving a converted Chevrolet truck to Finke then returning via helicopter to complete the course again onhisHondaCRF450R. Hill admits it was a vicious blow when it became apparent that it would be impossible. He said: I was shattered when I found out. I guess these things happen. Because it is a speciallymade vehicle a lot of parts need to come from overseas and that takes time. Unfortunately I dont have any more time. Finke organisers are scrambling to get volunteers on board for the four days of racing starting next Friday. Another sign up day has been organised for this Sunday from 9am at the start/finish line off the south Stuart Highway. PUBLISHED BY Greg Thomson for the Centralian Advocate, 2 gap Road, Alice Springs, NT and printed at that address. (Recommended retail price only. Freight 20c) Registered by Australia Post - Publicaiton No SACO116 INSIDE TODAYINSIDE TODAY Yanks here to train: Page 57 Smith racks up 200: Page 56