Sat, 27 Jul 1996

Soeharto Cup to resume

JAKARTA (JP): More than 40 horses will take part in the 30th Soeharto Cup national horse racing championships first series at the Pulo Mas track tomorrow.

Committee chairman Ferialdy Adnoes said the national prestigious championships will feature nine races, with the 1,850 meter Derby Indonesia topping the main attraction of the annual event.

The organizer will provide a Rp 25 million (US$10,600) prize for the Derby race, with 12 horses from six provinces taking part.

Ferialdy said the preliminary round had been staged on July 14 at the same venue. The second series preliminary round of the championships will take place on Aug. 25. The second series and the final of the Soeharto Cup will be staged on Sept. 8. (yan)