City racing trials deemed at success at Aintree

City centre racing moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday morning with a successful public trial at Aintree. The aim of the people behind it is to stage a series of six-race meetings in cities around the world.

I am not too sure about this, seems a bit gimmicky.

I fear it could easily become all about ticket sales and corporate entertainment revenue rather than horse racing. Lots of people wanting 'to be seen' there and the horse racing actually taking a back seat; but I am trying to keep an open mind.