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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview
Saturday's big races for 3-year-olds are at Parx Racing near Philadelphia with Kentucky Oaks winner Able Tasman and up-and-coming West Coast heading the program - there are interesting sprints from coast to coast and a few juvenile races added for seasoning read full story
Major courses across Europe competing to attract Winx
The race is on to attract Australia's wondermare to some of the biggest European contests of next summer as one major racecourse after another delivered the same cry, "We want Winx!" read full story
More rain the better for Frankuus as he bids to bounce back
Dark clouds are filling the skies over the south-west coast of Scotland, which is nothing but a plus for Frankuus and his chances of claiming a first prize of nearly £37,000 in the Listed Doonside Cup on the first day of Ayr’s Gold Cup meeting. read full story
Betfred to close course shops and end sponsorship in £6m blow to sport
Betfred will in effect end their commercial relationship with British racing next July when their exclusive deal to operate pools betting expires, chief executive Fred Done has revealed, warning that the sport and his company "have got to learn to live without each other". read full story
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Happy Valley stewards' report
Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards' report from the meeting at Happy Valley on Wednesday night - Vincent Ho was reminded of his obligation in respect of the amount of whip to be used on horses which are not improving their position, particularly over the latter stages of the race read full story
Smart and Speedy, Purton snares a double at the Valley
Zac Purton notched a pair of contrasting wins to take riding honours at Happy Valley on Wednesday night - the former champion threw his all into driving top-weight Smart Boy to a short-head win over the Derek Leung-ridden Phantom Falcon in race five, and enjoyed a billowing surge down the lane to score by a length and a half atop Speedy Wally one race later read full story
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Friday meeting preview
As often is the case with stand-alone Friday meetings, most races have depth and winners can be hard to find - so it might be case of looking for some nice each-way types with one eye on the tote for value and following the horses that will give punters a fighting chance read full story
Race analysis and race selections for Friday's racing at Kranji
Race analysis and race selections for Friday's racing at Kranji - the nine race broadcast commences at 8.20pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central read full story
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Friday, Saturday and Sunday form
Friday’s meetings include Geelong-Synthetic, Scone, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Singapore’s Kranji, South Africa’s Fairview and Greyville, France’s Fontainebleau and Nantes, UK’s Ayr, Newbury, Newton Abbot and Ireland’s Downpatrick - Saturday’s meetings include Golden Rose meeting at Rosehill, Caulfield Ipswich read full story
The Rosehill track report
Rosehill Assistant Track Manager Shaun Patterson gives an update on the Rosehill track before the Golden Rose meeting on Saturday - track currently a Good 4, rail out 3m and Saturday's forecast for sunny weather and 34c read full story
Rosehill - feature Race Tips and Previews
It isn’t hard to land on the favourite in the Tips and Race Preview for the 2017 Golden Rose at Rosehill on Saturday - Menari may just be a class above read full story
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Golden Rose Day at Rosehill on Saturday
De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day on Saturday, 23 September at Rosehill will offer Sydney’s richest three-year-old race in spring, the Group 1 $1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose read full story
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