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One Million Yuan Inglis China-Australia Cup Announced
Australian thoroughbred auctioneer Inglis yesterday announced a ¥1,000,000 thoroughbred race in China to reward their existing clients and foster further growth in the country's fledgling horse racing industry. The inaugural ¥1,000,000 Inglis China-Australia Cup will be run at Yulong Racecourse in Shanxi Province in September 2016 as part of the China Horse Racing Grand Prix circuit, which also includes meetings in Chengdu and Wuhan. The Inglis China-Australia Cup forms part of Inglis’ program to support horse racing in China, which includes sponsorship of the China Equine Cultural Festival (CECF) in Wuhan this weekend. Arthur Inglis will represent the company at the CECF, ensuring Inglis’ uninterrupted partnership with the event since its inception in 2013. "There are over 150 Inglis sold thoroughbreds in China and with growing awareness of Australian racehorses competing on the China Horse Racing Grand Prix circuit we feel the time is right to bolster our involvement," said Inglis Managing Director Mark Webster. Horses previously purchased through Inglis and raced by existing clients such as the China Horse Club, Mengjun Horse Club, Rider Horse Group, Dongxing Horse Club, Jinghuaxing Horse Club and others will all be eligible to pay a small entry fee into the ¥1,000,000 Inglis China-Australia Cup. The entry fee will also be same for horses purchased at the upcoming The Star Ready2Race Sale and other Inglis sales.