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With Mourinho well ensconced among the Kentucky Derby favorites after an impressive win at Oaklawn Park, the "Road to the Roses" continues this weekend with races in Florida and California.

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Faatinah (AUS) never headed in 1200m turf handicap at Meydan on Thursday night

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum currently appears blessed with a strong team of sprinters worldwide. His Australian dual Group 2 winner Faatinah was never headed in the 1200m turf handicap, the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi World Class Healthcare Cup, en route to a proper Dubai bow.

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Trainers and HRI to hold crisis meeting over working practices decision

The Irish Racehorse Trainers Association will meet with Horse Racing Ireland next week to discuss the full implications of the decision reached by the Labour Court to dismiss an appeal by Ballydoyle Racing against compliance notices issued by the Workplace Relations Commission.

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Sam Spinner among entries for Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle

Rising star Sam Spinner headlines 38 entries for the G1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle, with boosted prize money of £325,000, over three miles at Cheltenham on the third day of The Festival, St Patrick's Thursday, March 15.

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Halley has high hopes as stable star Skipper returns in Kinloch Brae

Vincent Halley says it is all systems go for his stable star Arctic Skipper, who returns from over a year’s absence in Sunday's Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles, a race that has been won by subsequent Gold Cup winners Don Cossack and Sizing John for the past two seasons.

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Global Sprint Challenge suspended for 2018 due to horse movement restrictions

Due to the restrictions placed on the movement of horses between Hong Kong and Australia, organisers have taken the decision to suspend the Global Sprint Challenge in 2018, with a view to resuming the series in 12 months’ time.

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NZB Filly of the Year Series leader returns to the fray

The New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series continues on Saturday with the sixth leg, the Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham, and it features the return of table-topper Dijon Bleu (NZ)

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Dennis's Lincolnshire hero sets sights on another triumph

Cyclop loves a National and, fresh from winning the Lincolnshire variety, heads back to Wincanton on Thursday to try to atone for last year's exit and win the Somerset version.

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Buckley sings De Boinville's praises after handing him Brain Power ride

Punters believe Brain Power is on the upgrade and his owner is adamant the same applies to Nico de Boinville, who will team up with the big-race gamble for the first time on Saturday having been hailed the sport's most improved jockey.

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I'm off! Sunshine, Toast and a cool $16m lure Dettori to Florida early

Frankie Dettori has had enough of the cold weather in Britain and will head out to Miami earlier than originally planned in order to prepare for his ride on fancied outsider Toast Of New York in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup a week on Saturday.

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Rrynaldothewizard, Muarrab and Rayya lead star-studded STAR #DWCCarnival 2nd meet

Local legend Reynaldothewizard takes centre stage in Thursday’s second Dubai World Cup Carnival meeting at Meydan Racecourse.

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Buveur D'Air clear favourite for Champion Hurdle

Hot favourite Buveur D'Air is one of 23 entries for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle, worth a record £450,000, at Cheltenham on the first day of The Festival, Champion Day, Tuesday, March 13.

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Favourite Lalor handed 10st 6lb as weights revealed for Betfair Hurdle

Weights are unveiled on Wednesday for the £155,000 G3 Betfair Hurdle, Britain's richest handicap hurdle, run at Newbury Racecourse on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10, 2018.

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Volpe Veloce seeking rare Railway-Telgraph double

New Zealand galloper Volpe Veloce will be in rare company if she wins the Group I $250,000 Berkett Telegraph at Trentham on Saturday.

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Corinthia Knight's smooth Fast-Track Qualifier success at Kempton

The Evens favourite Corinthia Knight won for the first time over six furlongs in the £25,000 Matchbook Betting Podcast Conditions Race on Polytrack at Kempton Park on Tuesday evening.

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Counting down to the biggest Karaka Million yet

Tied in with a revamp of New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sales Series, which kicks off at Karaka the following day, the six-race Karaka Million Twilight programme has been given a massive upgrade.

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Gamble on Brain Power continues as Henderson star halves in price again

The gamble on Brain Power for Saturday’s Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase continued on Tuesday, with Nicky Henderson’s novice cut to as low as 9-4, having been available at 8-1 on Monday morning.

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Samcro likely to stick to Novices'

Samcro, favourite for the Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham, has been entered for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next month but is more likely to stick to novice company at the two-day Dublin Festival of Racing.

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Buveur D'Air and Faugheen could clash in Irish Champion Hurdle

Buveur D'Air and Faugheen, Champion Hurdle winners past and present, top the entries for the first day of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival on February 3.

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Cape Premier Yearling Sale bosses hopeful of attracting HKJC money

South African hopes are high that the Hong Kong Jockey Club will be buying in significant numbers at this weekend’s CTS Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Cape Town.

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