In the traditional press conference before the season this morning, Gilbert Merven, which can count on a comfortable majority in the Club, does no seem to be a president under pressure. Instead, he listed with conviction a series of measures which, he says, will help the horse industry to rebuild their place in the sun.
While justifying, despite the criticism, the return of Ian Paterson "after the failure occurred" in 2012 at the "racing department," Gilbert Merven dwelt on the benefits to the races following his meeting with the Minister Finance recently.
The official program, unlike previous years, will be released earlier from Thursday when the season will take place over 39 days. Evidence that the state began to listen to the grievances of the racing authorities.
On the agenda at the forthcoming talks with the government, the implementation of 'comingling' with South Africa and the Internet Betting, an issue on which Mauritius fills a lot of points behind.
Another measure that will help bring a breath of fresh air to finance the MTC is higher royalties paid by bookmakers at the paris.
The first official release of the President Gilbert Merven margins of the new season was also an opportunity for him to speak of the Duchess, an appointment will benefit the patronage classic Bet Play On Line and On Line. The company involves a "cash prize" of Rs 3 to coach remove this test three times from this year. This test, version 2013 will be played on March 30.
Moreover, the entries of the first day scheduled for this Saturday, March 23, are already official.
The main event, a sprint 1365m has attracted seven entries: Green Keeper, Chief Mambo, Seattle Ice, Casey's War, Elusive River, Bobby Bear and Mr. Tom Black