City centre horse racing in London moves step closer after successful trials

• Mock races took place on road next to Grand National course
• ‘Some have described the idea as racing’s answer to Twenty20’

City centre horse racing is a step closer to reality following a low-key trial at Aintree. Three mock races, which looked rather more like exercise gallops, were staged over three and a half furlongs on the road that runs inside the Grand National course in an experiment which satisfied the organisers that their ambitions are logistically possible, at the very least.

An artificial surface was laid the previous day in only 18 hours but those behind City Racing admit they will have to be even quicker at laying and removing the track if they are to be allowed to stage events in anyone’s high street.

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