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Racing Unlikely To Return To UK Great Leighs Track
The prospects of racing ever returning to Great Leighs "nose-dived to virtually nil" overnight "after the joint-administrators in the stricken racecourse company admitted defeat in selling the site as a going concern," reported racingpost.com. The future of the Essex County Showground venue (which closed for racing in January 2009, after the British Horseracing Authority refused to issue a permanent racing licence to the operator) is now "firmly in the hands of the Royal Bank of Scotland".