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    paieye
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    I am trying to check the date on which Preto Reserve  won the Starr Jameson Memorial at Bulawayo back in the 1950s.   Could any kind person suggest where I might find this information ?  Thank you !

    #36969
    Sal
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    Yikes.

    Try contacting ARO, http://www.aro.co.za, although if you are looking for this information you probably already know that!

    On the Contact page they have email addresses for their researchers, who may be able to help you.

    #36970
    paieye
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    Thank you, I have followed your suggestion and shall let you know if there is a result !

    #36971
    wit
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    British Library Newspapers seems to have a full run on microfilm of The Bulawayo Chronicle from 1895 to 1951, then The Chronicle  from 1951 to date.

    Its at Colindale Avenue, London NW9 5HE, access through general BL website:

    http://www.bl.uk/

    <br>they’re very helpful, but my guess is they will need some way to narrow down the likely dates.

    What month of the year would the race have been run typically?      

    If that’s what you don’t know, then it may be a question of a personal visit to flick through a year’s worth of the sports pages to find out, then check around that time in other years.

    i’m sure they can advise.  The email is: newspaper@bl.uk

    <br>best regards

    wit

    #36972
    paieye
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    Thank you, this sounds very promising.

    #36973
    paieye
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    The answer arrived today from a helpful correspondent whom I eventually found at the Zimbabwe Thoroughbred Association.    Thank you both for your interest.

    #36974
    Monkey
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    Paieye, now that you are armed with this information I hope your bookie finally pays out.

    #36975
    ToneLoc
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    I hate it when a betting slip is misplaced too. :biggrin:

    #36976
    Ultimate NightmareUltimate Nightmare
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    Must admit to never going to the track when i lived in Bulawayo in 79/80, Visited the bookies a few times but spent most of my time sampling the local nectars :biggrin:

    #36977
    paieye
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