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30 April 2002

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Competition!

A top class show comes to Southport and we have 2 pairs of tickets ticks to give away...

FOLK in Southport DO want to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee after all, it seems.  Traders report stocks of Golden Jubilee memorabilia are moving fast at last, there has been a series of applications for street parties across the county. Tickets for a special Golden Jubilee show on, 

SATURDAY 22ND JUNE. 2002, SOUTHPORT THEATRE, THE PROMENADE, SOUTHPORT,

MERSEYSIDE, PR9 0DZ, Box Office: 0870 607 7560, TICKETS £16.50 & £15.50 SHOWTIME 7.30PM 

Word of mouth led to the run on tickets for the special Golden Jubilee Mamma Mia Show . Promoter Mike Taylor of www.entertainers.co.uk said:- "We were selling tickets before we even advertised the event."  "It suggests to me that people want to go out and enjoy themselves over this Bank Holiday period."

This is a return visit for the show, which features Abba Magic, Bee Gees Magic, and the Rock Around Grease the musical, plus, Hooked on the Seventies, a celebration of seventies music which is wending its way round the country as a Golden Jubilee Tour.

The show features a special song to mark Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.

The show is two and a half hours crammed with non- stop music, dancing, dazzling costumes and a stunning light show, and is suitable for audiences of all ages. 

New this year is Rock Around Grease show, not before seen on this bill, with hits like You’re The One That I Want, Greased Lightning and Summer Nights, plus Hooked on the Seventies, a celebration of the music 

The Bee Gees hits include Tragedy, Staying Alive, To Love Somebody, You Should be Dancing, Grease, How Deep is Your Love all performed in style by Bee Gees Magic. 

The finale of the show is the top of the bill Abba Magic performing hits Super Trouper, Knowing Me-Knowing You, S.O.S, Does Your Mama Know, Dancing Queen and many more. 

Recording band Abba Magic is one of the most sought-after Abba tribute acts in the UK appearing on a non stop tour of the country. 


Tickets have been selling fast so thanks to the shows manager who has given us two pairs of tickets to give away to the winner of the competition.  The closing date is Nest Friday, so get emailing.   Only one entree per person and all applicants must follow our normal rules (see help).  

The Question is:-  

Who won the two flights to pairs competition in 2001 run by Southport.gb.com Ltd? 

To see an example of the show just click below!

www.mediaedit.co.uk/video/mammamia.wmv for the lower quality video

www.mediaedit.co.uk/video/mammamia4.wmv for the higher quality video

To get Windows Media Player 7.1 to look at the file the link click here.

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Above the Bee Gees Magic!
STOUTE ON A HAT-TRICK
Article by Gary Christie.

The first classics of the season take place on Newmarket's Rowley Mile course this weekend, with the 1000 & 2000 Guineas attracting high class fields. There are 29 colts left in the 2000 Guineas on Saturday at the time of writing, with my fancy King Of Happiness still in alongside strong favorite Hawk Wing. Kieron Fallon's mount won the Craven Stakes at Newmarket for this column a couple of weeks ago in only his second career start rather impressively. If he wins he will be maintaining an impressive recent record in the race for his handler Sir Michael Stoute, who won it in 2000 with Kings Best and last year with Golan. Champion trainer Aiden O'Brien from Ireland has the favourite Hawk Wing, and this imposing individual sets a very high standard having won the Group 1 National Stakes as a juvenile, and looks the type to improve a lot as a three-year-old. There are plenty of strong contenders however, not least Love Regardless trained by the best in the country in my opinion, Mark Johnston. This Storm Bird colt will be making his seasonal reappearance here, having won an egg and spoon race at Newcastle last year impressively on his only start to date. There are a few more with place claims of course, most notably the French-trained Massalani and the horse Frankie Dettori will fly back from Kentucky to ride, Naheef.

The 1000 Guineas, a race for the fillies, will be run on Sunday with short-priced favourite Queens Logic likely to take a lot of beating. She is another who was mentioned in this column when winning her prep race comfortably at Newbury, and that would have put her spot-on for this contest. By Grand Lodge her regular rider Steve Drowne has always thought the mile will suit her, and she certainly ran as if it would when defeating Rountree by 1 and three-quarter lengths. Her main opposition for me looks likely to come from the O'Brien stable once again, in the shape of Quarter Moon. She won a Group 1 at the Curragh last September and the conditions should suit her here, although I think she is likely to want further in time and is entered in the Vodafone Oaks at Epsom. Other Irish entries Lahinch and Dress To Thrill look good, and long time joint favourite for the race Gossamer must go well too.

This Wednesday see's a wonderful day of racing action at Ascot, with the Group 3 Sagaro Stakes taking top billing, where Solo Mio, Double Honour and the ever popular Persian Punch can fight out the finish if they all take their chance. There are two Listed races on the card as well as the seven furlong Victoria Cup.

Meanwhile, as reported last week, Mick Kinane was due at Portman Square to here if his appeal against a ban imposed by the Newmarket stewards, one which threatened to rule him out of the Kentucky Derby, had been successful. Unfortunately for the Ballydoyle number one it wasn't, and thus top colt Johannesburg is still without a jockey in the big race on Saturday.

As you may have already heard, talks have stalled in the deal for picture rights between the racecourses and the bookmakers. Therefore, as of this Wednesday May 1, no pictures or sound will be transmitted into betting shops with the exception of races being shown on terrestrial television, and overseas racing. If things don't improve soon, you'll be watching races between Gary Neville and David Beckham in the bookies for entertainment.

And finally for this week, it has emerged that top American jockey Gary Stevens will once again grace our shores, when he rides at Royal Ascot in June. He will be here primarily to partner American sprinter Morluc in the Golden Jubilee Stakes, but will be hoping to book some more top rides using some of his old acquaintances, possibly Michael Stoute.

Remember to email me with any questions about the sport:- gg@southportreporter.com

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