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Yoshito Yahagi bids to fulfil long-term dream with King Hermes

Japanese trainer Yoshito Yahagi admits it would be an “honour” if King Hermes can turn a dream that first materialised 32 years ago into reality and continue what has been a whirlwind 12 months by securing victory in the Darley July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday

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History not on the side of Artorius

Before any local punters commit to backing Artorius in the Group 1 Darley July Cup at Newmarket this coming weekend they could do a great worse than consulting the History Books for Australian sprinters to have contested the race before failing to show anything like the form to which everyone had grown accustomed.

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Robert Havlin's ban overturned by BHA without need for appeal

Robert Havlin has had his five-day ban for careless riding in the Lancashire Oaks quashed without the need for appeal after the BHA reviewed the controversial decision taken by local stewards to reprimand the jockey.

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British Racing School chief to step down

Grant Harris is set to step down as chief executive of the British Racing School (BRS) at the end of the year to become head of the Alborada Trust, the charitable foundation set up by Kirsten Rausing.

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Adayar scratched from King George defence but star-studded Ascot field remains

Adayar will not defend his title in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes after trainer Charlie Appleby scratched last year's Derby winner on Tuesday morning.

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Gosden - Frankie needs to be more focused and less part-time

The rift between Frankie Dettori and John Gosden appears to be over - the jockey partnered Emily Upjohn in her work on Tuesday morning and the trainer confirmed Dettori will ride that filly in the Irish Oaks this month and will be on board the unbeaten Inspiral at Newmarket on Friday

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Christophe Soumillon to appeal against 12-day Coral-Eclipse careless riding ban

Christophe Soumillon will appeal against the lengthy ban he received for careless riding when celebrating Vadeni's win in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday.

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Tudhope changes tactics to Thunder home on Royal Ascot runner-up

Having come from behind on Thunder Beauty to finish second in the Group 2 Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Ascot three weeks ago Danny Tudhope switched to front-running tactics as the filly dropped to Listed company in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Pro Pipalong Stakes (1600m) at Pontefract on Tuesday

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Newmarket gallops

@FrankieDettori reunited with Emily Upjohn this morning for a gallop @NewmarketRace - Dettori back on the Gosden trained filly - jockey Ryusei Sakai on board King Hermes in the parade ring for trainer Yoshito Yahagi - Can he win the Darley July Cup, 20 years after Agnes World

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

The second half of the year promises racing excitement galore after superstars Life Is Good, Ce Ce, Shedaresthedevil, Aloha West, Vadeni and Mishriff all sparkled like prime fireworks on the Fourth of July weekend

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New Zealand news briefs

Important Cambridge assignment for Noble Win - Danny Walker enters new training partnership

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Sam Freedman discusses Artorius ahead of the July Cup

@samueljfreedman discusses the work Artorius has been doing since he arrived in the UK, and the improvement he's made heading into the July Cup at Newmarket on Saturday

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Owen says Flaming Rib deserves July Cup bid

Owner Michael Owen believes his Commonwealth Cup second Flaming Rib is improving with every run and hopes he can be right in the mix in Saturday's Darley July Cup after being supplemented on Monday

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Vintage tilt could be next for Dornoch Castle after making it two from two

Mark Johnston will look at Group options for unbeaten two-year-old Dornoch Castle after he made it two wins from two starts when taking the 7f novice under Cieren Fallon at Ayr on Monday

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Drumlee Watar returns in style for Greatrex

Warren Greatrex believes he made the right decision in resting Drumlee Watar after he made a winning return in the 2m7f novice chase at Worcester on Monday

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Quotes and analysis for Pipalong Stakes

Running to a three-figure Racing Post Rating has been the requirement to land the Listed Pipalong Stakes (1600m) at Pontefract in nine of the last ten years and four of the fillies in the field have hit those heights recently

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Weld eyes Matron for 'extraordinary' Homeless Songs after sidestepping Falmouth

Dermot Weld is eyeing an autumn campaign for Ireland's highest-rated three-year-old Homeless Songs, with the Matron Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend in September at the forefront of his mind.

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Sixteen engaged in Darley July Cup as Flaming Rib supplemented

A total of 16 horses go forward today for the highlight of the Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket this week – the Group One Darley July Cup on Saturday

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New Zealand news briefs

Innes enjoying retirement - 200 wins for Barnes - Prima Donna all horsepower at Wingatui

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Eclipse day attracts its lowest uncapped crowd this century

Sandown has blamed the cost of living crisis and the challenges of attracting spectators in a "post-Covid" world after Coral-Eclipse day on Saturday attracted its lowest crowd outside Covid restrictions this century.

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