Jockey Club de Sao Paulo, Brazil, Opens Bidding for Management of Betting Operations

    SAO PAULO, Brazil, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 13, 2004, the Board
 of Directors of Jockey Club de Sao Paulo opened competitive bidding for the
 purpose of engaging a company or consortium of companies to provide
 administrative, financial and operational services related to horse-race
 betting on premises belonging to Jockey Club de Sao Paulo and its agencies and
 agents, as well as audiovisual transmission of racing events.
     According to the Director of Operations and Marketing for Jockey Club de
 Sao Paulo, Bernardo Teixeira Vianna, the opening of competitive bidding
 follows a market trend that has as its two main objectives the promotion of
 horse racing and the creation of new jobs.
     Information on how to obtain the full announcement, which contains the
 conditions and supplementary guidelines for bidding as well as a draft of the
 contract to be signed by the parties, can be requested by calling
     Schedule of the bidding process:
     Cut-off date for questions and consultations with the Jockey Club:
     April 22, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Deadline for submission of proposal (containing the Statement of
 Qualifications, the Technical Proposal, and the Business Proposal):
     May 3, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Qualifications (Envelope 1):
     Opening of Envelope: May 3, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Announcement of qualified competitors: May 10, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Technical Proposal (Opening of Envelope 2): May 12, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Business Proposal (Opening of Envelope 3): May 19, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Announcement of the Winning Bid: May 26, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     Contract Signing: June 2, 2004, at 4:00 p.m.
     About Jockey Club de Sao Paulo
     Jockey Club de Sao Paulo is a nonprofit private association that has
 operated horse racing venues for 129 years in the city of Sao Paulo.
 Throughout its history, the Club has worked not only to promote the sport of
 horse racing and to advance the breeding of English thoroughbred horses but
 also to sponsor social events promoting closer ties among its associates and
 to generate new jobs.
     Bernardo Teixeira Vianna
     General Director of Operations and Marketing
     Telephone: +011-55-11-2162-8340 / 2161-8341 / 9916-6547
     Web site:

SOURCE Jockey Club de Sao Paulo

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