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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The Pacific Classic at Del Mar features Accelerate and Pavel while the Alabama at Saratoga stars Midnight Bisou and Talk Veuve to Me in highlights of weekend racing action.

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Sky Classic Stakes a ‘slam’ dunk for Attfield?

Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield will have two shots at taking Sunday’s $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Grade 2) at Woodbine with the streaking graded stakes winner Tiz a Slam and former Breeders’ Stakes champion Danish Dynaformer headlining a field of six set to face off in the 1-3/8 mile turf event

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Latest Intake of Godolphin Flying Start trainees commence their programme

The 2018 – 2020 Godolphin Flying Start trainees arrived at Kildangan Stud on Monday, August 13th - the twelve trainees represent five countries: Australia, Ireland, UK, USA and France

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O'Brien out to address alarming British strike-rate – starting at York

It was always going to be tough for Aidan O'Brien to repeat his record-breaking achievements of 2017, and the trainer's struggles to match last year's exploits are laid bare by statistics compiled by the Racing Post that reveal a marked decline in his strike-rate in Britain.

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Lyle Hewitson becomes first apprentice to win South Africa title since Roberts

Lyle Hewitson has become the first since Michael Roberts in 1972-73 to win the South African jockeys’ championship when still an apprentice.

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Blow for Harrington as Torcedor sold to continue career in Germany

Torcedor, a dual Group 3 winner and placed three times at Group 1 level for Jessica Harrington, has been sold to continue his career in Germany with Andreas Wohler.

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Joy for Godolphin as they register 5,000th winner worldwide

A meeting at La Teste de Buch in France on Thursday took on extra significance when Expecting To Fly triumphed to provide Godolphin with their 5,000th winner worldwide.

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Trainer Iain Jardine calls on BHA to take action over disgusting Twitter abuse

Trainer Iain Jardine has called on the BHA to take action over vile abuse that racing figures have received on social media.

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Kieren Fallon's 18-year-old son Cieren set for first ride at Newmarket on Friday

Cieren Fallon starts down the road that took his father Kieren to six jockeys' championships and 16 British Classic wins when he partners Rivers Of Asia in a 1m2f handicap at Newmarket on Friday evening.

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Gustav Klimt among eight in Saturday's Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes

G1 St James's Palace Stakes runner-up Gustav Klimt heads eight runners for £150,000 G2 Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes over seven furlongs, the feature race at Newbury on Ladies Day with Rudimental this Saturday

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Future of Towcester in doubt as racecourse enters administration

The future of the UK racecourse and greyhound track Towcester has been placed in doubt after the owners of the course revealed steps are being taken to place the business in administration with job losses already confirmed.

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Thundering Blue supplemented for Juddmonte International at cost of £75,000

Owner Clive Washbourn has supplemented Thundering Blue for Wednesday's Juddmonte International Stakes at York at a cost of £75,000 and is looking forward to seeing how his much-improved grey fares against stars such as Poet's Word, Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior.

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Knight To Behold crashes party as Study Of Man team turn to Longchamp

Knight To Behold stormed back to the sort of form he showed in the Lingfield Derby Trial under a canny ride from Oisin Murphy to land the Haras du Logis-sponsored Prix Guillaume d'Ornano, leaving the first three home in the French Derby toiling more than four lengths in his wake.

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Varian's Masaarr heads strong British challenge in Desmond Stakes

Roger Varian has secured the services of Ireland's champion jockey Colin Keane for Masaarr, who achieved the most important of his three career wins when landing a Listed event at Deauville on his most recent start 16 days ago.

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‘I will be disappointed if Elarqam finishes second in Sovereign Stakes’

The moment when Mark Johnston becomes Britain's winningmost trainer is nearing, but the trainer's eyes will be firmly set on seeing Elarqam bounce back to winning ways in the Sovereign Stakes on Thursday.

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Mark Johnston rubbishes BHA claim that cobalt is performance-enhancing

Mark Johnston on Wednesday suggested the BHA is misguided for focusing on cobalt in the wake of Robin Bastiman’s ban for administering the compound.

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Racing chiefs called unscheduled meeting as Brexit fears grow

Racing administrators from Britain, Ireland and France held an impromptu meeting in Dublin on Tuesday to prepare for every potential outcome to the Brexit negotiations – including the “worst case scenario” of a no-deal conclusion.

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LED advertising displays approved on landing side of fences for UK racecourses

Advertising on British racecourses will join other major sports by featuring digital LED (light-emitting diode) displays on the landing side of fences, the British Horseracing Authority announced on Wednesday.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's Turf and All Weather track meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2, from 9.16am AEST on Sky Racing1

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Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit presented to the Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien

The 2018 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit was given to the Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the driving forces behind Coolmore and the Ballydoyle Racing Stable, in Dublin on Tuesday.

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Study Of Man joined by Talismanic for a midweek treat of Group-race action

If France is to regain the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe bookmakers believe the most likely candidate is Study Of Man, who resumes his march towards the Longchamp spectacular with connections hoping a date at Deauville can provide a springboard to autumn glory.

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Nakeeta 'spot on' for bid to become first back-to-back Ebor winner in 95 years

You have to go back to 1923 to find the last dual winner of the Ebor, but trainer Iain Jardine believes last year's winner Nakeeta is "spot on" as he aims to end a 95-year drought next week.

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