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Track switch helps sway decision to run 'tough and capable' Deirdre in Champion Stakes

Japanese challenger Deirdre will bring her four-race European adventure to a close in the Qipco Champion Stakes on Saturday with those closest to her confident she remains in prime condition to resume her rivalry with Magical.

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Singing in the rain: Arc hero Boudot relishing the chance to shine at Ascot

Ascot-loving Pierre-Charles Boudot is dreaming of more autumn glory 13 days after his landmark Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe success on Waldgeist, with this week's rain heightening his chances.

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Aidan O'Brien reports Magna Grecia in top form for QEII mission on Saturday

George Washington is the only horse to have completed the 2,000 Guineas-Queen Elizabeth II Stakes double for Aidan O'Brien, but the master trainer is hoping Magna Grecia can provide him with a belated birthday present by following in his footsteps 13 years later.

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Palmer hoping Hamish Macbeth can deliver as seventh All-Weather Championships begin at Newcastle

Season seven of the All-Weather Championships begins at Newcastle next week, Tuesday, October 22, and culminates with the hugely popular £1-million All-Weather Championships Finals Day at Lingfield Park on Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

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Watson excited for new UAE season

After more than a quarter-century in Dubai, six-time UAE champion trainer Doug Watson still gets excited this time of year, especially with the UAE flat season commencing at Meydan Racecourse for the first time on October 24.

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The Butcher Said out to continue winning streak at The Showcase

Promising novice hurdler The Butcher Said will go in search of his fifth straight win over hurdles in the £20,000 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle (2.00pm, 2m 5f) at Cheltenham on day one of The Showcase, Friday, 25 October.

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Day Three of Tattersalls October Book 2

A colt by SiyouniI was the star turn on the final day of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale at Newmarket on Wednesday at 600,000 guineas as the sale returned a record turnover and median whilst the highest price for a yearling at this fixture was broken twice

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Frankie Dettori top of the shop on Champions Day and set to star again

Frankie Dettori’s possible book of rides for Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday has bookmakers as concerned as they were at the height of summer and it is little surprise, given he is the most successful rider in the lucrative raceday’s eight-year history.

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Jonjo O'Neill jnr suspended for 12 days after taking wrong course in hurdle

Conditional jockey Jonjo O'Neill jnr was hit with a 12-day ban for taking the wrong course on Project Bluebook in the 2m handicap hurdle at Wetherby.

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Wetter the better: Doyle hoping inner track slow enough for Addeybb in Champion

James Doyle is concerned that switching British Champions Day to the inner hurdles track at Ascot on Saturday may help the opposition as he seeks a second win in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes.

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Ascot Champions Day card switched to hurdles track with more rain forecast

With further rain expected and Ascot's round course already waterlogged, clerk of the course Chris Stickels has moved the three affected races on Saturday's Qipco British Champions Day card to the inner hurdles track.

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Perfect six puts Pinatubo in pole position for Cartier Racing Awards honours

Pinatubo has stormed to the head of the Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt category in this year's Cartier Racing Awards following his determined victory in the G1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes.

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Day Two of Tattersalls October Book 2

A colt and a filly by Archipenko and Night Of Thunder respectively shared top billing at 425,000 guineas during the second session of Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, at Newmarket on Tuesday as trade continued in robust style.

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Japan a doubt for Champion Stakes but Magical remains in mix for Aidan O'Brien

Dual Group 1 winner Japan, fourth in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on his last start, is likely to miss the Qipco Champion Stakes on Saturday and could be finished for the season.

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She'll be back! Enable to race on in 2020 with a third Arc victory the aim

Superstar mare Enable will race on as a six-year-old in 2020, her connections revealed on Tuesday.

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IFHA announces new chairman of the Gene Doping Control Subcommittee

Dr Natasha Hamilton, the Director of the Equine Genetics Research Laboratory in Scone, New South Wales, named Chairman of the Gene Doping Control Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Equine Prohibited Substances and Practices

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Prize-money to be slashed in South Africa as betting turnover falls

Prize-money is set to be cut in the majority of South Africa's racing centres by an average of 13 per cent from next month with Cape Town’s showpiece race, the Sun Met, the biggest sufferer.

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Nottingham under threat as rain forces inspection for Wednesday fixture

Nottingham's meeting on Wednesday is under threat as the course has been forced to call an inspection at 8am on raceday morning.

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'I don't think he's been better' - Meade's hopes high for Advertise at Ascot

Martyn Meade is undeterred about the prospect of heavy ground at Ascot on Saturday as star sprinter Advertise looks to bring the curtain down on a fabulous career with a fourth top-level success in the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes.

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Spinal Research charity raceday kicks off new season at Wetherby

Wetherby's new Jump season starts with its annual Spinal Research charity raceday on Wednesday, October 16.

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