A forty-page bumper edition of the bible of French racing is the envy of all other racing nations where a national racing daily newspaper does not exist and trotting struggles to get a few column centimetres of coverage if any and ranks third behind thoroughbred racing and dog racing in Australia.
A great publication like the Paris-Turf, a national institution in France, not only brings unrivalled betting information to the commited handicapper but also creates genuine stars from the sport, both equine and human, and can help capture the adoration of the public.
The front page showed the two main protagonists, the greatand the rising star Up and Quick, the best of a new breed of super trotter that combines French stamina with scintillating speed.
The back page features last year's winnerand there are full pages of coverage on the international brigade, historic races, great older trainers and their analysis of the race and great graphics on all manner of Prix d'Amerique minutiae.
And that's not counting all the expert analysis, historical stats, and finely detailed form that any handicapper might need to pick the winner.
Take a bow Paris-Turf. The coverage was tres magnifique.by David Sanders for Harnesslink.com