Grand Pardubice Steeple Chase to take place as planned


The organizers of the Grand Pardubice Steeple Chase have rejected rumors that this year’s event is to be cancelled due to financial problems. Miroslav Petrán, head of the board of directors of the Czech Horseracing Association, said the 114th annual steeple chase would take place as planned on October 10, despite the ongoing financial difficulties. He said this was possible thanks to the generosity of several of the biggest shareholders who had boosted the association’s finances with a million crown loan.