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Avenches

(äväNsh`), anc. Aventicum, town, Vaud canton, W Switzerland. During the 1st and 2d cent. A.D., Avenches flourished under the Romans as the chief town of HelvetiaHelvetia
, region of central Europe, occupying the plateau between the Alps and the Jura mts. The name is derived from the Roman term for its inhabitants, the predominantly Celtic Helvetii, who were defeated (58 B.C.) at Bibracte by Julius Caesar in the Gallic Wars.
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Dubai: Jockey Olivier Placais rode a tactical race aboard Nil Ashal to record a well-deserved victory in the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Global Arabian Horse Flat Racing Festival's Wathba Stud Farm Cup race in Avenches, Switzerland, on Saturday.
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Within 24 hours it was announced she would join the John Whitaker International Pony Team who will represent Great Britain at the 2008 Pony European Championships to be held in Avenches, Switzerland next week.
CROSS COUNTRY: American Deena Drossin (Agoura High graduate) lost her lead in the final 250 meters of the 5-mile race at the World Championships in Avenches, Switzerland, and finished second to Ethiopia's Werknesh Kidane.
Superbly ridden by Jean-Baptiste Hamel, Rami, owned by Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, romped home to his third successive win and fourth of the season in Avenches, Switzerland.
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Avenches, Switzerland The initiative of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, to promote Purebred Arabian racing reached yet another country and Switzerland's Avenches, the ancient capital of Roman Helvetica is the latest venue for today's Wathba Stud Farm race.