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Friday, June 04, 1999 3:14 PM EST

Eventing fans used the Windsor International Horse Trials website to check out all the latest news and results from the world-famous equestrian event which took place over the bank holiday weekend.

The official website (found at www.windsor-horse-trials.co.uk) was specially designed for the Windsor International Horse Trials by Town Pages UK Ltd, based in Alton, Hampshire, England which operates an Internet-based interactive service in the UK.

Armed with a laptop, modem and a mobile telephone, equestrian consultant Paul Harris collated the results as they came through and regularly uploaded the data to Townpages' server using File Transfer Protocol (FTP).

The latest news from Windsor was then available on any Internet-connected PC anywhere in the world - or through Townpages network of free-access public touch-screen kiosks.

Townpages managing director Andrew Lyndon-Skeggs commented: "The Windsor website offers a real-time results service for an international sporting event."

"We are very active in the equestrian world and plan to cover polo and dressage events," added Mr Lyndon-Skeggs. "We are also looking to include many other sports in the Townpages' service."

Townpages sponsored the tenth fence at Windsor and exhibited one of its innovative free-access kiosks to showcase the Windsor International Horse Trials site and the company's range of other national and local information services.

Townpages also ran a photo competition, inviting people to capture the spirit of Windsor on film. More than 400 disposable cameras were distributed free of charge, with an invitation to return the developed pictures to Townpages for inclusion in the competition. The snapper of the winning photo will receive a GBP 100 prize and - together with the nine best runners-up - will see their handiwork displayed on the official Windsor Horse Trials website, as well as on Townpages at www.townpages.co.uk. - ends -

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TownPages' website can be found at www.townpages.co.uk 




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