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Muarrab can be a golden wonder
Reigning champion Muarrab (GB) is not the only previous winner among the field for the 1200m Group 1 US$2m Dubai Golden Shaheen sponsored by Gulf News, although when Reynaldothewizard (USA) landed the prize in 2013 it was on the old all-weather surface, not today’s dirt. read full story
Ertijaal out for Al Quoz glory
The Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on Saturday has attracted a field of 12 with much attention sure to be focused on Ertijaal (IRE) read full story
Ribchester could be the turf king
Robbed this week of last year’s victor, Japan’s Real Steel (JPN), there will be a new name on the trophy for the 1800m Group 1 US$6m Dubai Turf at Meydan on Saturday read full story
Korea going the whole Nine yards
South Korean horse racing has much at stake on Saturday night at Meydan. Triple Nine (KOR), the nation’s horse of the year in 2016, is set to run in the Godolphin Mile read full story
NZ Racing Codes welcome proposed changes to Racing Act over Race Fields fees
New Zealand’s three racing codes – New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing, Harness Racing New Zealand and Greyhound Racing New Zealand – have endorsed the proposed changes to the New Zealand Racing Act announced by Racing Minister Nathan Guy on Thursday read full story
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Amazing Kids tries Dubai for Size, Shaheen pair on track
John Size is taking aim at a new target - on Saturday, the trainer’s talented five-year-old Amazing Kids will become his first starter in Dubai, in the G1 Al Quoz Sprint read full story
So’s one-time Derby aspirant Breezes to another sprint victory
Trainer Chris So once held BMW Hong Kong Derby aspirations for Lotus Breeze, but he says that his attributes are best suited to sprinting in Hong Kong, a fact that was drilled home when the six-year-old took out the Class 3 Harbour View Handicap (1200m) at Happy Valley on Wednesday night read full story
Marvel Hero breaks track record in Happy Valley Vase for Dubai-bound Moreira
Rider Joao Moreira and trainer Caspar Fownes are set to do battle in Dubai on Saturday night, but they geared up for the weekend’s desert meeting by combining to plunder the Class 1 Happy Valley Vase (1800m) with Marvel Hero at the city track on Wednesday night read full story
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Race analysis and race selections for Friday's racing at Kranji
Race analysis and race selections for Friday's racing at Kranji - the nine race broadcast commences at 9.20pm AEST on Sky Racing1 and Thoroughbred Central read full story
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Friday, Saturday and Sunday form
Thursday night's meeting at Pakenham, South Africa’s Vaal, France’s Saint Cloud, UK’s Wolverhampton-All Weather, Chepstow, Ludlow and Ireland’s Cork - includes The BMW meeting at Rosehill on Saturday  read full story
Unlikely The BMW trifecta repeat for Waller stable
The Waller stable provided the trifecta last year for the Group 1 WFA The BMW (2400m) at Rosehill, however, while the stable have three runners in the 2017 renewal of the race with Who Shot Thebarman (NZ) at $17.00, Libran (IRE) at $26.00 and Grand Marshall (GB) at $71.00 the odds will be newsworthy should it happen again this year read full story
Track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Rosehill
Early track conditions, scratchings, market movers and form for Rosehill - Track Heavy 10 - rail out 6m for the entire circuit - 28mm of rain in the last 24 hours, 122mm for the last seven days - two scratchings read full story
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Victorian jockey suspended for three weeks
The Victorian Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board suspended jockey Dean Holand for three weeks for his ride on Barge and Charge at Moonee Valley on February 3rd - Mallyon hearing on similar charge adjourned  read full story
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