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Last Updated: Wednesday, 29 August 2007, 18:35 GMT 19:35 UK
Flooded racecourse's 1.25m bill
Stratford Racecourse
The racecourse facilities were badly damaged by floods
A Midlands racecourse estimates it will cost 1.25m to repair damage caused by the summer floods.

Stratford-on-Avon racecourse was badly flooded on 21 July, causing major damage to all its buildings.

The Warwickshire course's owners say it will take six months to complete the refurbishment works.

Racegoers' facilities have been vastly reduced, with the buildings currently having no power, no toilets, kitchens or ground-floor accommodation.

Two race meetings have however already taken place since the flooding with managers expecting the rest of the season's fixtures to go ahead.

The owners say electric power is expected to be restored and toilets back in use in time for the meeting on 8 September.



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