ASTRAC

AcronymDefinition
ASTRACAging Transport Systems Rulemaking Advisory Committee
ASTRACAutomatic Simultaneous Train Control (General Electric)
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When it comes in for the 116th time Astrac will have raced at all 35 British racecourses that stage races on the flat, in an 11-year career covering almost 100 miles.
He will contest in the Skybet ASTRAC Record Breaker Claiming Stakes over seven furlongs and his owner Clive Titcomb said: "It was about two years ago when we worked out that Astrac was very close to having run at every Flat racecourse in the country.
He won the valuable Coral Sprint Trophy on Astrac at York in 1994, the first year of their association.
Astrac won the corresponding race five years-ago and showed his well-being when winning an apprentice event at Catterick in midweek.
"I was just creeping on to the cold list and this gets me off that," said King of her first winner in 46 days, and a first atWolverhampton since Astrac scored for Kieren Fallon here some years ago.
ASTRAC made racing history last night when he became the first horse to run at all 35 flat tracks in Britain.
Warwick-based ASTRAC, which came 17th, won the Pinsent Special Award for Maintained Fast Growth.
A special Pinsents Award for Maintained Fast Growth was also presented to Warwickbased, Astrac Holdings.
He reached his target of 10 winners this season when sprinter Astrac won an apprentice race at Catterick on Tuesday.
Wedmesday: - Little Heart (Folkstone 2.00), Fountain Bank (Folkestone 2.30), Campeche Bay (Folkestone 3.00), Mr Invader (Folkestone 4.30), Disco Tex (Musselburgh 1.50), Astrac Trio (Musselburgh 4.20), Mosquero (Wolv 2.10), Infamous (Wolv 2.40), Classy Cleo (Wolv 3.10), Riddle (Wolv 4.10).
Sanders has already enjoyed success at Royal Ascot, on Astrac in the Wokingham Handicap in 1995 and Wunderwood in the Duke of Edinburgh Handicap three years ago, but last year he missed the whole of the meeting after picking up an eightday ban for his use of the whip on Confidential Lady when the pair won the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.
CLIVE TITCOMB, the head of Warwickshire firm ASTRAC, has been chosen as one of the eight Central England finalists for the British Small Business Awards 2003 to be held on September 24 at Nailcote Hall, near Coventry.