I see at a French meeting the races follow the usual 30 mins apart with 5 minute integers. There however always seems to be a regular race at 8 minutes past the hour? Any reason or significance.? The French 1000 Guineas tomorrow (15th may 2011) is an example
Answer: (supplied by Hugues GIRARD FRANCE GALOP)
Some races start at 3:08 PM because of TV national event.