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Turkey Announces Richest Mile In Europe
Turkey "is making a strong bid to join the elite of international racing & this year's Gr2 Topkapi Trophy (to be run at Veliefendi in Istanbul on September 9) will be the richest race over a mile in Europe," reported racingpost.co.uk. First prize has been increased 4-fold to US$600,000 & the total prize fund is US$1.02 million. Turkish Jockey Club president Umur Tamer also announced the winner's prize for the Gr2 Bosphorus Cup (12 furlongs) "will rise from US$150,000 to US$400,000".