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No horse racing at Mijas racecourse this winter due to financial woes
30 January 2013 @ 10:09

Three of next month’s races will take place in Madrid and the Mijas Cup on 28th February has now been cancelled

The announcement follows a meeting in Madrid last week between the municipal company that runs the ‘Hipódromo’, Recursos Turísticos Mijas, and the LAE to discuss 2013’s racing schedule.

At that meeting, the LAE offered just six summer meetings to Mijas and a further limited number in winter and September, a plan the municipal firm disagreed with, due to its destabilising the “economic rhythm” of the facility, and consequently has said it has had to scrap its February schedule.

According to the Mijas representative, Lourdes Burgos, the move not to award more ‘State races’ to the ‘Hipódromo Costa del Sol’ might result in up to seven people losing their jobs.

“Hopefully, next year the situation might improve. It’s a fine racecourse, it’s great to have on our doorstep, and could and should be a money-spinning attraction”.

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