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Group 1 winners clash in Cape Vedi at Meydan

Thursday’s six-race third meeting of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival is highlighted by the first of the Carnival’s two fillies and mares’ features, the Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi (race 4), which is ably supported by five valuable handicaps

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A busy year for Woodbine sets the stage for 2019 and beyond

The 2018 thoroughbred meet was highlighted by record-breaking race days for its signature events, The Queen’s Plate, Ricoh Woodbine Mile and Pattison Canadian International.

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Evan Williams: Silver Streak can run big race in Champion Hurdle

Evan Williams hopes his progressive six-year-old hurdler Silver Streak can outrun current odds of 50-1 and pinch a place in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.

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Dual winner Buveur D'Air headlines 27 entries for Champion Hurdle

The reigning champion Buveur D'Air stars among 27 entries, up from 23 last year, for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on day one of The Festival™ presented by Magners, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 12

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Mckinzie set to miss Pegasus as Smith anticipates big Dubai World Cup run

Legendary American jockey Mike Smith believes Mckinzie has the credentials to win the Dubai World Cup as he looks to follow in the footsteps of Arrogate.

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Leopardstown return on Sizing John's agenda – but Irish Gold Cup bid unlikely

Sizing John is set to make his first start since 2017 next month, with trainer Jessica Harrington on Wednesday springing a surprise by suggesting it will most likely be in the 2m1f Ladbrokes Dublin Chase, rather than the 3m Unibet Irish Gold Cup.

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No lights no action: Southwell floodlit racing delayed until March

Floodlit racing at Southwell has been hit by another setback and will not now begin until March.

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Group 1 filly takes shot at Filly of the Year Series lead

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series continues on Saturday with the sixth leg, the $70,000 Group 3 Williment Travel Group Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham - the talented field is headed by Valalie (Snitzel)

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Only certainty is uncertainty for racing after May's Brexit deal is thrown out

The failure of Theresa May's deal in the House of Commons on Tuesday appears to remove the one hope for some stability for British racing in the whole Brexit process, at least in the short term - possible ramifications for racing and breeding industry

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Plans set for Thunder Snow and Benbatl

Dubai news round up - while 2018 spoiled local racing fans with two of the best horses in the world in action four times each throughout the season in Godolphin’s multiple Group 1-winning pair of Thunder Snow and Benbatl, the UAE faithful will have to wait a little longer in 2019 - Comin' Through on schedule for first race - Muraaqeb breezes on turf course

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Distracted Tom O'Brien banned for seven days after failing to weigh in

Tom O'Brien had a day to forget at Lingfield on Tuesday, as he was scrutinised by stewards for one of his rides before later being banned for seven days for failing to weigh in.

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Supreme favourite Angels Breath 'something special' says excited owner Walters

Supreme Novices' Hurdle market leader Angels Breath puts his Cheltenham credentials to the test at Haydock on Saturday, with owner Dai Walters describing the festival favourite as "something special".

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Unbeaten Buster Valentine in line for Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

Trainer Ruth Jefferson is planning to send the unbeaten Buster Valentine for a crack at the £32,000 G2 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (3.00pm), one of seven races on Festival Trials Day, Saturday, January 26, at Cheltenham Racecourse.

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Aircraft Carrier sets new course record in Wolverhampton Fast-Track Qualifier

Aircraft Carrier, bought out of Aidan O'Brien's stable after winning a seven-furlong maiden in October, put up a career-best performance when setting a new course record over the extended two miles of the £19,000 Betway Conditions Race on Tapeta at Wolverhampton on Monday evening

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Big clash between Altior and Un De Sceaux on cards in Clarence House Chase

Un De Sceaux appears set to bid for a fourth straight success in Saturday's Matchbook Clarence House Chase (3.35) at Ascot after remaining on a collision course with Altior.

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Injury rules Mullins pair Great Field and Quick Grabim out of Cheltenham

Willie Mullins has been forced to cross two more names off his Cheltenham teamsheet, with Great Field and Quick Grabim the latest festival casualties from Closutton.

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Angels Breath favourite as 14 entered for Saturday's Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle

Hugely exciting novice hurdler Angels Breath headlines 14 five-day entries for the £30,000 G2 Sky Bet Supreme Trial Rossington Main Novices' Hurdle at Haydock Park this Saturday

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