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Monday 24 September 2018

David Menuisier eyes Canadian International after Thundering Blue claims victory in Stockholm Cup
Trainer David Menuisier is eyeing a tilt at the Canadian International with Thundering Blue after his stable star secured another big prize with a decisive victory in the Group Three Stockholm Cup at Bro Park in Sweden.
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Sunday 23 September 2018

Ayr Gold Cup: Favourite Son Of Rest and outsider Baron Bolt in dead-heat photo finish
The Ayr Gold Cup finished in a dead heat as favourite Son Of Rest and outsider Baron Bolt could not be separated in a photo finish.
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Saturday 22 September 2018

Reluctant partners will ride to the rescue of British pool betting
Agreement on plan to keep Tote on British tracks is imminent.
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Saturday 22 September 2018

Rachel Richardson aiming to make history in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup
As a teenager she was landing titles as a beauty queen but at Ayr this afternoon Rachel Richardson will aim to be the punters' queen.
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Saturday 22 September 2018

Trainers warned of product containing anabolic steroids
British trainers have been electrified this morning by receipt of an email from the BHA saying that a product which has been in widespread use contains an anabolic steroid. Not only must trainers cease to use Regumate immediately, they must get any bottles of it out of the yard right away.
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Friday 21 September 2018

Ayr Racecourse considering compensation claim against Tesco after cancelling 2017 Western Meeting
Ayr racecourse could seek compensation from supermarket giant Tesco in the belief that water draining from the store's carpark onto the track was a contributory factor in last year's Western meeting being abandoned for the first time in living memory.
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Friday 21 September 2018

BHA gives guarded welcome to Labour plan to ban TV gambling
The British Horseracing Authority offered a cautious welcome on Thursday to a proposal by the Labour party to ban gambling advertising around televised sporting events should it form the next government – but did so only on the basis that racing’s TV coverage would be exempt from a ban.
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports
Tom Watson announces raft of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’
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Thursday 20 September 2018

Melbourne Cup hope Withhold may need prep race in Australia to get a run
Roger Charlton, whose gelding Withhold has been a leading ante-post contender for the Melbourne Cup since winning the Northumberland Plate in June, said on Wednesday that he may be forced to give the gelding a preliminary race in Australia next month to get him into the final 24-runner field for the race that stops the Australian nation on 6 November.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Poet’s Word joins top runners ruled out of action after injury
A devastating week for the equine stars of Flat racing continued on Tuesday when it was announced that Poet’s Word had suffered an injury and will not be seen again in public this year. The news followed two days after the retirements of Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Stronach Group announce expansion to Pegasus race concept, resulting in $16m prize fund
The Pegasus race concept will be extended in January when a $7million Turf race will be added to the $9m Dirt contest staged at Gulfstream Park in Florida.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Roaring Lion pushing for Cartier Horse of the Year
Roaring Lion has emerged from one of the busiest weekends of the year in terms of Group One races as the top point scorer in the race to become Cartier Horse of the Year.
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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Where was the security on St Leger day at Doncaster?
Video of prolonged tomfoolery on Saturday suggests security presence was inadequate for a busy and prestigious raceday.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

No watering of track before Saxon Warrior and Alpha Centauri injuries
There was no advance watering of the section of Leopardstown on which Saxon Warrior and Alpha Centauri raced on Saturday, a racecourse official confirmed on Monday. The decision was taken at the end of last week to water the inner track, which was used for Saturday’s first four races, but not the outer track, on which both those star three-year-olds suffered career-ending injuries.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Staff of trainer John Gosden £100,000 better off thanks to exploits of star stayer Stradivarius
Under the terms of the WH Bonus, Gosden's staff were entitled to £75,000 but that was topped up six figures by Bjorn Nielsen, owner of Stradivarius.
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

How Colin Tinkler nearly ruined Red Rum's big day
Here is a quiz question; apart from Tim Easterby and John Quinn, which current Malton-based trainer has sent out two Cheltenham Festival winners?
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Tuesday 18 September 2018

Draw bias and the Ayr Gold Cup
The Ayr Gold Cup – and its more recent siblings, the Silver and Bronze Gold Cups – are the feature races this coming weekend from a betting point of view, which means that, as ever, punters will invest considerable amounts of time, energy and ultimately money in trying to second-guess the effect of the draw.
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Monday 17 September 2018

Saxon Warrior & Alpha Centauri retired after injuries at Leopardstown
Two of the leading horses of the year's Flat racing season - Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior - have been retired after suffering injuries on Saturday.
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Monday 17 September 2018

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: French strengthen Arc challenge with Kitesurf and Waldgeist trial victories
Horses trained in Britain and Ireland still dominate the betting for next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after the traditional trials over the big-race course and distance here on Sunday, but what had promised to be an almost token Arc challenge from France strengthened significantly over the afternoon, as André Fabre took the Prix Vermeille and the Prix Foy with Kitesurf and Waldgeist respectively.
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Sunday 16 September 2018

St Leger: Aidan O'Brien's Kew Gardens beats Lah Ti Dar
Aidan O'Brien's 3-1 shot Kew Gardens won the final Classic of the year - the St Leger Stakes at Doncaster.
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