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UK Racing this weekend and last weeks monster gamble

Elsewhere this week we saw a monster gamble pulled off on Mick Channon’s Jeanie B at Pontefract as the daughter of Bated Breath was backed from and early 20/1 to 12/1 overnight before eventually going off the 7/2 joint second favourite and coming home well to score by two and a half lengths.

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Stradivarius can star at Arc trip but will not tackle Enable, says owner

Stradivarius could be a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe contender but the presence of Enable, and the unavailability of star jockey Frankie Dettori, means owner Bjorn Nielsen is happy to wait until next year to challenge for Europe's greatest race.

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Hot Ayr Gold Cup favourite Buffer Zone ahead of handicapper after Curragh win

A historic handicap first run in 1804, which now boasts £200,000 in guaranteed prize-money, was shared for the first time last year when Son Of Rest, trained by Fozzy Stack in Ireland and the subject of a major gamble, was joined on the line by Baron Bolt to force a dead-heat.

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Pat Smullen 'overwhelmed' after more than 2.5m euro is raised for cancer trials

Pat Smullen has described himself as "overwhelmed" after the charity drive he spearheaded over Irish Champions Weekend raised more than €2.5 million for pancreatic cancer trials.

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Far side group dominates as Music Society lands the Ayr Bronze Cup

They will be on opposing sides in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup but Yorkshire stalwarts Paul Mulrennan and Tim Easterby teamed up to land the Bronze Cup on the eve of the feature race.

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Frankel filly Quadrilateral new 1,000 Guineas favourite after stunning success

Quadrilateral shot to the head of the betting for next year's Qipco 1,000 Guineas with an emphatic nine-length win at Newbury for Roger Charlton and Jason Watson.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

A showdown in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, a Breeders' Cup berth and another $1 million purse on the line for 3-year-old fillies, a big day at Laurel Park and some major sprints highlight weekend horse racing.

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IFHA Conference to feature horse welfare and the public perception of racing

The 53rd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will be held on the 7th of October 2019 in Paris, France - horse welfare and public perception will be the main focus of the Conference

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Ayr withdraws from the race to take control of troubled Musselburgh

As Scotland's biggest Flat meeting got under way, hopes of a union of two of the country's biggest tracks were dashed when Ayr revealed it had pulled out of the battle to take over Musselburgh.

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Government warns equine sector of extra red tape in event of no-deal Brexit

The government has warned the racing and breeding industries of the extra red tape they will have to negotiate if they want to move horses to and from the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Ground expected to quicken before Ayr Gold Cup with drying conditions forecast

Ayr Gold Cup runners and punters have been warned that the ground could be on the quick side for Saturday’s showpiece handicap.

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Confirmed runners, riders and draw for the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup ante-post favourite Buffer Zone is one of 25 declarations in a maximum field for Saturday's £200,000 sprint handicap.

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Aidan O'Brien eyeing Queen Elizabeth II Stakes for Guineas hero Magna Grecia

2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, who has missed most of the season, is being aimed for a return to action in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot next month.

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Unbeaten Earthlight ready to add to Godolphin juvenile riches in Middle Park

Impressive Prix Morny winner Earthlight is on course for a trip to Newmarket next Saturday and a potential clash with Mums Tipple in the Group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes, as Godolphin look to add to their two-year-old riches.

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Shaun Parker appointed as BHA Head of Stewarding

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Thursday announced tha, Shaun Parker – Chief Stipendiary Steward for the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa based in Durban – has been appointed as its new Head of Stewarding.

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Hugo Palmer tempted by Fillies' Mile bid with Guineas hope Powerful Breeze

Classic-winning trainer Hugo Palmer is considering supplementing May Hill winner and 1,000 Guineas hope Powerful Breeze in the Group 1 bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket next month.

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Magical back on top in bid to be crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year

Magical has regained top spot in the Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Older Horse categories after securing her second G1 of the campaign in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 14, day one of Irish Champions Weekend.

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