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Iconic Trainer To Host Leading 2017 Racing Tour
Hall of Fame trainer John Wheeler will lead a very exciting racing tour to England and Dubai next year. Wheeler, who put the polish on gallops luminaries Rough Habit and Our Poetic Prince, also has a close affinity with jumps racing, having made multiple forays on Oakbank (South Australia) and Warrnambool (Victoria). The trip, organised by Epic Tours, includes attendance at the world famous Cheltenham Jumps Festival (boasting 24 Group and Listed events over 4 days), as well as the Dubai World Cup meeting where aggregate purses of US$30 million will be battled over in 6 Gr1 and 3 Gr2 events that culminate with the iconic Dubai World Cup. Staying at 4 or 5 Star hotels, the tour's inclusion are substantial – there are 20 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners, as well as a hospitality package in Dubai, rugby union tickets in Wales, and musicals. With 6 days in Cyprus too, the 23-day March sojourn sounds like the racing holiday of a lifetime.