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Denis Hogan aiming for Group 1 glory at Royal Ascot with Godolphin castoffs

One man's trash is another man's treasure. Denis Hogan has found gold rooting around in the Godolphin scrapheap and is looking forward to Royal Ascot with cheap castoffs Make A Challenge and Sceptical.

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'Formidable' Call The Wind shrugs off the miles to score for Head and Peslier

Call The Wind produced a performance of class and determination to get the better of Holdthasigreen under a perfectly judged ride from Olivier Peslier to land the Group 3 Prix de Barbeville.

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Top BHA exec 'incredibly confident' racing will return on June 1

Brant Dunshea, the BHA's chief regulatory officer, has publicly expressed what appeared to be total confidence that racing will be allowed to resume on June 1 and suggested the government has recognised its unique circumstances compared to other sports.

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Storms, floods and cost fears force four UK tracks to stay shut for the summer

Brighton, Carlisle, Nottingham and Worcester will have to wait to resume racing after failing to figure in the provisional summer fixture list.

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Godolphin's Maxfield enters Triple Crown picture after Churchill Downs victory

Maxfield entered the US Triple Crown picture with a convincing success in the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday

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Racing in Italy set to restart on Tuesday

Racing is to resume from Tuesday in Italy, one of Europe's worst-hit countries from the coronavirus, with a behind-closed-doors meeting scheduled for Capannelle in Rome.

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Tipster analysis and key stats for the Group 3 at Deauville

Star stayers Holdthasigreen and Call The Wind are separated by just 1lb on official ratings, but the head-to-head record is firmly in the favour of Call The Wind and the fact that he is in receipt of 6lb from his main rival suggests this year's edition of the Prix de Barbeville could be a one-horse race.

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Face masks, screening and temperature checks - BHA sets out path to going racing

Jockeys, trainers and others in danger of breaching social distancing guidelines will have to wear face masks when racing resumes behind closed doors.

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UK Racing this week still searches the world

One other horse to mention this weekend and I am less convinced than the bookmakers by the stamina of Japanese Oaks favourite Daring Tact and will have a small bet against her via Des Ailes with Damian Lane in the saddle

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France's premier jump races to remain at Auteuil but may be run in autumn

France’s premier jumps contest, the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, will be run at its traditional home course of Auteuil, ending speculation that Pau could host the country’s equivalent of the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Goodwood and Ebor to remain in usual slots as BHA publishes summer fixture list

A full fixture list for June, July and August was published by the BHA on Friday night - Glorious Goodwood (July 28 - August 1) and the York Ebor meeting (August 19 - 22), remain in their originally scheduled slots

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Simon Crisford and son Ed set to break new ground with joint trainers' licence

Simon Crisford and his son Ed are set to become Britain's first officially licensed training partnership, with the pair expected to have their initial runners once racing resumes in Britain

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Irish EBF increases annual sponsorship to €2.5 million ahead of season restart

Racing in Ireland has received a timely boost from the Irish European Breeders' Fund, with the country's largest sponsor increasing its 2020 sponsorship input to €2.5 million.

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New races unveiled as Royal Ascot broadens programme for prestigious fixture

Major revisions to this year's Royal Ascot have been unveiled including the introduction of six extra races, changes to the running order, consolation contests for prestigious handicaps and earlier start times throughout the week.

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Mick Appleby travels to Sweden in search of Listed honours with all-weather duo

As the lockdown of racing in Britain continues, Mick Appleby has travelled to Sweden with his sights set on a couple of Listed contests with two of his all-weather prospects, Star Of Southwold and Mohareb, at Jagersro near Malmo on Sunday.

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