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Keeneland September Yearling Sale Day Four results

Two million-dollar colts – a son of Into Mischief from the family of Grade 1 winner Dunbar Road and a son of Street Sense from the family of champion Forever Unbridled – led Thursday’s fourth day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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New Zealand news briefs

Frontman a leading light at Hawke’s Bay - Champion mare helps alleviate Bishara’s lockdown blues - Oaks path possible for promising filly - Star mare Avantage retired - Surprise stable addition for Bedggood - El Vencedor continues family legacy - Rua Rocks breaks maidens at Taupo - Maasir makes winning return

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Francis-Henri Graffard to succeed Royer-Dupre as Aga Khan's principal trainer

Francis-Henri Graffard has described his new role as principal trainer in France to the Aga Khan as "a huge honour," following the announcement he will take over from the retiring Alain de Royer-Dupre at the end of 2021.

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New races for next year's carnival with prize-money boost for World Cup card

Several new races will feature in the programme for the 2022 Dubai World Cup Carnival, which is scheduled to get under way at Meydan on Thursday, January 13.

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Murphy to work his magic on Godolphin filly Silent Escape?

Silent Escape represents Saeed bin Suroor and is partnered by champion jockey Oisin Murphy, who steered her to an stylish success in a 7f handicap at Sandown last month on just her fourth outing.

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Shadwell to sell 'substantial' number of horses as part of restructuring

Shadwell Estates, the racing and breeding operation of the late Hamdan Al Maktoum, is set to significantly contract after a global reorganisation of one of the largest bloodstock empires ever created was announced on Thursday.

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William Buick narrows gap on Murphy to six after treble

William Buick was cut to 2-1 (from 7-2) by Paddy Power for the jockeys' championship after a treble moved him within six winners of Oisin Murphy in the title race.

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Keeneland September Yearling Sale Day Three results

Enthusiastic bidding for Thoroughbred racing prospects continued Wednesday during the third day of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale when yearlings by young sires lit up the bid board

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Desert Encounter goes for third straight Pattison Canadian International Crown

The affinity for Woodbine and the E.P. Taylor Turf Course will be put to the test again Saturday when Desert Encounter seeks to become the first runner to capture three consecutive runnings of the Grade 1, 1 ½-mile Pattison Canadian International

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St Mark's Basilica's future undecided as O'Brien reveals next targets for stars

A decision on the next stop for Saturday's Irish Champion Stakes winner St Mark's Basilica is at least a week away according to Aidan O'Brien, who revealed Snowfall and Love remain on course for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe despite defeats at the weekend - Mother Earth to Sydney

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Mostahdaf takes Listed feature as two smart juveniles emerge at Sandown

The Shadwell-owned and bred, Mostahdaf won the Listed Chasemore Farm Fortune Stakes, by a cosy half-length from Escobar and has now won all but one of his career starts.

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Alenquer set to take his chance in the Arc

The classy Alenquer is on course for a possible Longchamp rematch with last weekend's St Leger hero Hurricane Lane in the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on October 3, connections have confirmed.

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Over €17 million wagered as Ireland's first Tote World Pool event proves popular

Irish racing's first venture into the Tote's World Pool initiative has been described as a popular fixture with international punters after over €17.1 million (£14.6 million) was wagered on day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

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New Zealand news briefs

Hastings return for Llanacord - Williams set for dual role at Riccarton - rain the only drawback for heavily armed Richards

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Keeneland September Yearling Sale Day Two results

Keeneland concluded the premier Book 1 portion of its September Yearling Sale on Tuesday with vibrant trade among major domestic and foreign buyers that produced strong results and the sale of eight seven-figure yearlings,

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Could River Thames make a big splash?

High Chaparral famously made his debut at Punchestown and, while it would be ridiculous to suggest River Thames will make as big a splash, it was hard not to be impressed by the manner of his debut victory in the BetVictor-sponsored mile maiden.

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Tregoning aims Perotto at Sandown

There isn’t a Mohaather in his yard this year, but there is a Perotto and the three-year-old is the highest-rated horse in Tregoning’s stable this season judged on Racing Post Ratings.

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Prix de l'Abbaye 'definitely still an option' for Curragh tenth Winter Power

Nunthorpe winner Winter Power was reported in "A1 condition" after returning from a fruitless trip to the Curragh, where she could only finish a well-beaten tenth behind Romantic Proposal in the Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes.

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Irish and French officials eager to avoid future Curragh-Longchamp time clashes

Racing officials in Ireland and France are set to work together to avoid a repeat of Sunday's time clashes that saw Group 1s in both countries scheduled for the same time.

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New Zealand news briefs

Marsh holds strong Classic arsenal - Spring Tide coming into Hastings - Domestic targets for Rogerson stars

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