08 Sep 1999 Pre-2014 Releases

Twelve members of the Czech Association of Thoroughbred Breeders and Racehorse Owners (CATBRO) arrive on Friday (10th September) for a visit to Britain.
The group will be in the country for a five-day tour to experience British racing and take a first-hand look at British bloodstock available for purchase. The visit is a direct result of an Outward Trade Mission to the Czech Republic in June this year by a delegation representing British racing and breeding, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry.
The tour will include the St Leger meeting at Doncaster, Doncaster Sales, followed by three days in Newmarket, where the CATBRO members will visit trainers yards and the gallops, the National Stud, Dalham Hall Stud, Tattersalls, the Animal Health Trust, the British Racing School and the National Horseracing Museum.
The members, headed by Mr Alaxandr Eremias, the President of CATBRO, will also have the opportunity to meet industry professionals and a farewell dinner will be held for them at The Jockey Club Rooms in Newmarket on Monday 13th September.
The tour has been organised by the British Horseracing Board’s (BHB) international marketing executive, Jackie Hutchinson, and is backed by the organisations contributing to the joint international marketing initiative, namely: BHB, Doncaster Bloodstock Sales, the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (GB) Ltd, Tattersalls, the Thoroughbred Breeders’ Association (TBA) and Weatherbys.
Nigel Elwes, BHB Director and TBA Chairman said:
“”I am very excited at the prospect of welcoming this important group of thoroughbred breeders and owners from the Czech Republic. The visit comes as a direct result of our recent Trade Mission to their country, and we look forward to building on the business relationships we established.””
Mr Alaxandr Eremias, President of CATBRO, said:
“”The Czech Association for Thoroughbred Breeders and Racehorse Owners are looking forward to our trip to Britain. We hope our visit will be informative and educational, and we also aim to raise awareness of the Czech Racing Industry. I believe the visit will provide an excellent opportunity to meet a variety of business contacts within racing and look at British horses to purchase. This tour can only be to the benefit of both the Czech and British Racing Industries.””