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UK racing this week looks forward to Newcastle

This weekend we may well be best to start off focusing on the Far East with both Hong Kong and Tokyo putting on racing of great interest, and at Sha Tin all eyes will be on the jockey title battle between Zac Purton and Joao Moreira and the debut of Australian import Lucky Express, who won two of his three starts as a juvenile at Bendigo and then Caulfield back in 2019 when known as Prince Of Sussex

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Flutter Entertainment raises £800 million from investors to fuel expansion plans

Flutter Entertainment has raised more than £800 million in a share sale, a move designed to reduce debts and fund expansion plans, especially in the US

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Harrington snaps up champion jockey Murphy for Millisle ride in 1,000 Guineas

Oisin Murphy and Jessica Harrington will team up for the first time at Newmarket on Sunday week as the champion jockey has been booked to ride last year's Cheveley Park Stakes winner Millisle in the Qipco 1,000 Guineas.

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Fabre aims five at the French Guineas as principals all head for Deauville

Nine colts and 12 fillies have been declared for the first two European Classics of the season, the Emirates-sponsored Poule d'Essai des Poulains and Pouliches.

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Godolphin employees embark on epic trek for coronavirus charity challenge

The staff across Godolphin's global operation are coming together to raise money for charity, attempting to travel 28,300 miles for charities supporting the fight against coronavirus.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Churchill Downs and Santa Anita carry the heavy end of the weekend racing load with important graded stakes at each track.

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Hopes rise for return of racing to Chantilly while Paris tracks may have to wait

French prime minister Edouard Philippe has announced that much of the north east of France has been cleared of its coronavirus 'red zone' status, opening the way for important venues such as Chantilly and Compiegne to be freed from lockdown in the coming days

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Spinning Memories advertises her worth ahead of sale date with Group 3 success

Spinning Memories potentially signed off in style for trainer Pascal Bary, as the mare landed the Group 3 Prix du Palais-Royal at Clairefontaine on Thursday.

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Ballydoyle could run three in Coronation Cup and 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket

Aidan O'Brien could be triple-handed in both the Coronation Cup and Qipco 1,000 Guineas next week at Newmarket, with Investec Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck among a host of Ballydoyle stars preparing to get their seasons belatedly under way.

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O'Brien: no concerns over Arizona's stamina ahead of third clash with Pinatubo

Aidan O'Brien is confident leading Qipco 2,000 Guineas contender Arizona will not be troubled by the stamina demands of the Rowley Mile at Newmarket, with the Coventry Stakes hero on course to clash with Pinatubo for a third time next week.

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The Derby is the dream' - Burrows aiming high with Epsom dark horse Hukum

Trainer Owen Burrows says the Investec Derby is the ultimate aim for exciting three-year-old Hukum, who will bid to put his name in the Epsom picture when running in the Listed Newmarket Stakes on June 6.

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Blow for Henderson as Pentland Hills set to miss season with leg injury

Cheltenham Festival-winning hurdler Pentland Hills is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following the discovery of a leg injury while away from Nicky Henderson's Seven Barrows base.

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South Africa to resume racing behind closed doors on the 1st of June

The NHA on Thursday announced that Horseracing in South Africa will resume on 1 June 2020 behind closed doors.

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Raabihah eyes Cleopatre, French Oaks

Prix de la Seine (Listed) winner Raabihah, now a perfect two-for-two, firmly placed herself in the picture for the classic Prix de Diane (G1) (French Oaks) with a one-sided victory on May 14 at Saint-Cloud, but before she takes on the best fillies in France, she will likely have one more run

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NY Breds to be catalogued as a group at Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale

All New York-bred yearlings entered at Fasig-Tipton’s Midlantic Fall Yearlings Sale will be catalogued together as a group in 2020, the company announced on Wednesday.

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In-form Spinning Memories out to bag another Group 3 in Prix du Palais-Royal

Spinning Memories wasted no time in getting her campaign off to a flyer in Listed company on French racing's return fixture at Longchamp earlier this month, and Thursday's Prix du Palais-Royal looks another good opportunity for the classy mare to add a Group 3 to her tally.

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