By Diane Prion-Gelman
For millennia humanity has traveled the celebs, construction empires that span 1000s of light-years. these empires are domestic to a myriad of complicated civilizations. This sourcebook takes an in-depth examine the cultures and societies of the powers of the BattleTech® universe. Take a candid examine what existence is like within the internal Sphere, no matter if you are a Capellan who simply won citizenship or a Federated Suns pupil trying to achieve front to the distinguished New Avalon Institute of technology. the internal Sphere sourcebook presents details at the 5 nice homes -- Kurita, Davion, Liao, Marik, Steiner -- in addition to the lesser powers of the outer edge. the internal Sphere additionally deals basic histories of every society, accomplished maps and a bit detailing ten key worlds of the interior Sphere.
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Doncaster and Yarmouth were run by special Corporation Race Sub-Committees. 11 York and The racing business between the wars Lincoln leased their races to voluntary, unpaid Race Committees, composed mainly of middle-class private citizens. Chester was leased to a limited company, at a percentage of gross income, and gained significant revenue from the races. 12 Other courses were privately owned by upper-class groups and individuals. Newmarket was owned by the Jockey Club, Ascot by the Crown, and Goodwood by the Duke of Richmond.
It was unevenly distributed, and highest in major weight-for-age races like the Ascot Gold Cup (where a sliding scale ensured older, usually stronger horses carried more weight than younger ones), and in the classic sweepstake races for three-year-olds, like the One Thousand Guineas or the St Leger. Such races were run at the more prestigious courses and owners contributed nearly all the prize money. Handicaps, races where a handicapper allocated weights differentially to horses depending on their age and previous form to help equalise their chances, had lower prize money.
10 Epsom was run by predominantly middle-class members of its Grandstand Association, who were still buying up the Downs in 1925 to ensure control. There were several other forms of ownership. Given the traditional support for racing right across classes it is perhaps unsurprising that, as in the nineteenth century, some courses were owned by local corporations, although their actual management varied. Doncaster and Yarmouth were run by special Corporation Race Sub-Committees. 11 York and The racing business between the wars Lincoln leased their races to voluntary, unpaid Race Committees, composed mainly of middle-class private citizens.