Société nationale du cheval de course

Société nationale du cheval de course

March 25, 2005 17:27 ET

SONACC: A Canadian Premiere in Pari Mutuel Activity


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FOR: SOCIETE NATIONALE DU CHEVAL DE COURSE

MARCH 25, 2005 - 17:27 ET

SONACC: A Canadian Premiere in Pari Mutuel Activity

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - March 25, 2005) -

Stephane Bibeau

Chief Operating Officer and Executive vice-president, SONACC

The Societe nationale du cheval de course has announced an important
joint venture between Quebec and South Africa. Live races telecast from
South Africa will be offered in Quebec beginning on March 29. All racing
fans will have the opportunity to see and wager on South African
thoroughbred races. The Societe nationale du cheval de course has
concluded a deal with Wyvern International, the North American agent for
the Phumelela Gaming Group of Johannesburg, South African Racetracks
representative.

The South African group conducts the global wagering pool for the DUBAI
WORLD CUP a racecard with more than 15 millions in purses. This
Saturday, March 26th will be the first time ever in Canadian pari mutuel
history that canadian wager will commingle in a foreign country. For
that Dubai card, 41 organisations worldwide will join together to create
a global pool.

The Societe nationale du cheval de course becomes the first organisation
within Canada to receive approval from Canadian Pari Mutuel Agency to
conduct such operations.

"It is an important step for Quebec racing industry and it is also the
creation of a global wagering pool which will ensure our clientele big
payoff", mentioned the COO of SONACC, Me Stephane Bibeau . Mr. Bibeau
offered his congratulations to the Canadian Pari Mutuel Agency for their
vision and saluted the leadership of its Executive director: Mrs
Elizabeth Massey pertaining to that matter.

"That will create all kind of new opportunities for the racing industry
and diversify the products offered to the customer", mentioned the
simulcast manager and head of the project: Yvon Giguere .

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Yvon Giguere
    Simulcast Manager
    (514) 739-2742 ext. 2361