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Spotlight falls on reducing fatalities as government backs BHA in debate

The government has rejected calls for a new independent body to take over the regulation of racehorse welfare but said that the spotlight should remain on reducing equine fatalities.

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Ascot downpour turns ground heavy ahead of Champions Day

Qipco Champions Day could be staged on testing ground after a weekend deluge at Ascot.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Desert Encounter and Rushing Fall won the weekend's Grade I turf races in North America while Almond Eye nailed down the Japanese filly Triple Crown and Redzel won the rich Everest Stakes in Australia for the second time.

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Turf Endurance Series wraps up at Woodbine

Camp Creek, saving ground throughout under Rafael Hernandez, moved to the lead on the final turn and drew off for a 3 3/4-length victory in the 2 1/4-mile finale of Woodbine’s second annual Turf Endurance Series on Sunday.

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Sharp trainee Devine Mischief ships in for Ruling Angel victory

Devine Mischief, the first Canadian starter for trainer Joe Sharp, was up in the last jump to edge out Glamanation and Jean Elizabeth in a thrilling three-horse conclusion to Woodbine’s 6 1/2 furlong Ruling Angel Stakes on Sunday

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Mullins battalion foiled as Brazos powers home to land the Irish Cesarewitch

Willie Mullins fired seven darts at the Irish Cesarewitch but none had the answer to the late charge of the John Murphy-trained Brazos who caused a minor upset to score at 16-1.

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British out of luck as Faltejsek wins the Velka Pardubicka on Tzigane Du Berlais

Tzigane Du Berlais stayed on best of all in the hands of Jan Faltejsek to land the historic Velka Pardubicka over the marathon 4m2½f trip at Pardubice in the Czech Republic.

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Three winners in Ireland disqualified due to positive tests

Grand National-winning trainer Martin Brassil was one of three trainers to have a winner disqualified by the referrals committee of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board as a result of testing positive for a prohibited substance.

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Almond Eye sweeps Japanese Three-Year-Old Fillies’ Triple

Heavy favorite Almond Eye landed the last leg of the Three-Year-Old Fillies’ Triple, the Shuka Sho to become the fifth Triple Crown winner in JRA history after previously claiming both the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) earlier in the season.

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Road Winner motors to Seoul win

Road Winner added to his burgeoning reputation at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon the Discreet Cat colt, who won the JRA Trophy on international weekend last month, running out a comfortable winner in Seoul’s class 1 feature handicap.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race programme at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the Woodbine Racetrack live online broadcast of the meeting races 9 to 11 are broadcast on Sky Racing on Monday morning from 8.08am AEST on Sky Racing2 and from 9.12am on Sky Racing1

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Woodbine turf is (E.P.) Taylor-made for jockey Andrea Atzeni

Sheikha Reika capped off a stellar Saturday afternoon at Woodbine for jockey Andrea Atzeni, winning the 62nd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares, one race after the rider teamed with Desert Encounter to reign victorious in the Grade 1, $800,000 Pattison Canadian International

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Desert Encounter triumphs in the Pattison Canadian International

Desert Encounter, closing stoutly on the outside under jockey Andrea Atzeni, ran down the 3-1 favourite Thundering Blue in the closing yards to score by a length and lead a 1-2 sweep for European invaders in Saturday’s Grade 1, $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Hembree rallies late for Nearctic victory

Hembree, finishing strongly down the centre of the track under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., was up in time to score by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Lookin to Strike strikes Ontario Derby paydirt

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike was kept in striking distance of the leader throughout most of the Grade 3, $126,750 Ontario Derby, before seizing the lead and then keeping another Mark Casse trainee at bay in the 1 1/8-mile added-money feature, Saturday at Woodbine.

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Stott strikes on rare French visit as Hello Youmzain comes out on top

Kevin Ryan scooped a second French two-year-old Group prize in eight days as Hello Youmzain took another step forward to take the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte.

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Push The Tempo bids to keep good run going in Grade 2 Persian War

When it comes to unearthing future stars, Chepstow’s Grade 2 Fox Family Persian War Novices' Hurdle has a fine record, with the likes of Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti, Fingal Bay and Blaklion among recent winners.

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Hot stuff! Too Darn Hot 7-4 for Guineas after Dewhurst strike

Never mind a race for the ages, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes may well have produced the horse of a lifetime as Too Darn Hot singed the Rowley Mile’s final furlong to maintain his unbeaten record in showbiz style.

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Can Mullins pull off Cesarewitch double?

Willie Mullins launches a seven-strong challenge as he bids to win this marathon handicap for the fourth time and complete a stunning weekend Cesarewitch double following Low Sun's success at Newmarket on Saturday.

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It's a Willie Mullins one-two as Low Sun denies Uradel in Cesarewitch thriller

A contest nicknamed by many 'the first race of the jumps season' lived up to that billing when Willie Mullins landed a one-two with Low Sun denying Uradel.

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