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Weekend horse racing featured some rather spectacular upsets with equally stunning payoff for winning bettors, a Japanese Derby winner who remains undefeated and a pair of 2-year-old fillies whose first race may have earned a trip to Royal Ascot.

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Woodbine back racing this weekend

Woodbine Entertainment on Monday announced that live racing is back on track at Woodbine Mohawk Park and Woodbine Racetrack starting this weekend, as horse racing continues to be the first major sport to return to live competition in Canada.

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Return of horse racing in Wales confirmed

Welsh courses and the British Horseracing Authority announce the resumption of racing behind closed doors in Wales - first fixture is scheduled for Monday 15th June at Chepstow

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Frankie Dettori to ride for Ballydoyle in 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket

Frankie Dettori has revealed he will ride for Aidan O'Brien in the rescheduled Qipco 2,000 Guineas (3.35) at Newmarket on Saturday.

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'I can't see it much before September' - racecourse warning over attendances

As British racing resumed on Monday behind closed doors at Newcastle, the sport was warned those doors are unlikely to open much for a considerable time.

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Godolphin's Victor Ludorum stamps authority with French 2,000 Guineas success

Pinatubo has yet to face his Classic date with destiny but all those connected with Godolphin now know they already possess a colt of exceptional quality, after Victor Ludorum blew away his rivals with an emphatic display in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains.

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Dream And Do delivers first Group 1 for Frederic Rossi in French 1,000 Guineas

Maxime Guyon had barely turned 20 when winning his first Group 1 but for trainer Frederic Rossi, the long wait is over, after Dream And Do just held off the late charge of Speak Of The Devil in a pulsating running of the French 1,000 Guineas.

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Masks, temperature checks and intense media interest as racing gets going again

The opening race at the opening fixture of the strangest Flat campaign ever staged was restricted to horses rated 65 and below and it was worth just £2,782 to the winner but it might as well have been the Derby as far as racing was concerned.

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Oaks mover Frankly Darling lights up Britain's first fixture after shutdown

Frankly Darling became the latest exciting youngster trained by John Gosden to advertise her talents at Newcastle, producing an impressive five-length success to light up the first fixture after British racing's shutdown.

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Victor Ludorum heads Fabre trio in fascinating Poule d'Essai des Poulains

Backers of Victor Ludorum can be reasonably assured that they will see a much better performance than when a moderate third in the Prix de Fontainebleau on May 11, and the layers have taken no chances in making him favourite to overturn that form with The Summit and Ecrivain.

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Rouget v Fabre - or is the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches more than a match race?

The market bills this as a duel between Tropbeau and Simeen, each representing one of France's mighty powerhouse yards.

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BHA keen to allow owners back on racecourses as soon as possible

The BHA on Sunday acknowledged the "huge contribution" made by owners to racing and to supporting the industry through the shutdown, and stated that efforts to get them back on to the racecourse are continuing.

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Ocean Atlantique disputing favouritism for Jockey Club after Listed romp

The Andre Fabre-trained Ocean Atlantique boosted both his own reputation and that of his Longchamp conqueror, Pao Alto, with a dominant display in landing the Listed Prix de Suresnes.

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Stradivarius in Coronation Cup mix as four-day Guineas meeting takes shape

Supreme stayer Stradivarius could take a significant drop in trip on his return to action after featuring among 11 entries for the Group 1 Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup over 1m4f at Newmarket on Friday.

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Ziyad out to gain compensation for aborted Dubai bid in Grand Prix de Chantilly

Classy five-year-old Ziyad will bid for compensation in the six-runner Group 2 Grand Prix de Chantilly at Deauville on Sunday, having missed out on an intended date on Dubai World Cup night earlier this year.

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Marcialis hoping Sestilio Jet can turn tables on Batwan in Prix du Gros-Chene

The Prix de Saint-Georges earlier this month looks the key piece of form when it comes to Sunday's Prix du Gros-Chene, with the first seven home reopposing in Group 2 company at Deauville.

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Rust 'very confident' heightened health measures will protect attendees on track

BHA chief executive Nick Rust is “very confident” racing will be able to showcase itself in the best possible way when the sport makes its return on Monday, with extensive health and safety measures set to be implemented to mitigate against Covid-19 infection.

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Government gives green light for British resumption on Monday

UK horseracing has been given the all-clear to return at Newcastle on Monday with UK culture minister Oliver Dowden declaring on Saturday “the wait is over” for the return of live sport

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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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