You can be the 1000th reader of an article on the Dostihovy svet web pages

Most articles on this English language website do well to reach 100 readers, but two have done particularly well. Both were written by Giancarlo Fochesato 'our man in italy' at the beginning of this year, giving an interesting insight into issues in Italian racing, especially at Merano racecourse. The article that you can click on to below has currently had 995 readers, and is about the issue of who would take over the management of Merano racecourse for the 2013 season

No racing at Prague Velka Chuchle at least until autumn. Czech Derby looking for a racecourse

Prague Velka Chuchle racecourse is entirely covered with muddy water, and it is clear that the last two meetings before the summer break cannot be held there. Karlovy Vary racecourse, which is the best available alternative for the Czech Derby, is also not in a fit state. The Czech Derby was scheduled for June 23rd at Prague Velka Chuchle. Discussions are taking place about what to do, and an announcement is expected today.  (The only realistic options are Most racecourse, or postponement, or both)

June 2013 newsletter

I am told that May was an unusually cool and wet month here – but I think those of you living in northern Europe, would happily have exchanged your weather for ours in the past month. Except in the mountains, we did not have a frost in May.