Tuesday, July 03, 2007

You've got to be kidding me!

~an Australian race track wants compensation for lost revenue for World Youth Day. The three-day event is scheduled to be at this racetrack. Whose bright idea was it to hold WYD at the racetrack?
It's a case of God versus Mammon in the continuing row over the use of Sydney's Randwick Racecourse for next year's Catholic 'World Youth Day'.

The event will actually run over three days, including a mass conducted by the Pope himself, and organisers say they've already got registrations for more than 125,000 people.

They claim the number of pilgrims could eventually reach as high as 600,000.

The event's expected to shut down racing at Randwick for 10 straight weeks.

That's a lot of races not won and bets not placed and horse trainers and owners want compensation.

The Australian Jockey Club and the Catholic Church have reached an agreement, but haven't yet hammered out the details.

And today the AJC warned that the bill to taxpayers could be in the tens of millions.
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