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Final meeting of the Sharjah season

Saturday is not only the sixth and final meeting of the Sharjah season, but also the best. It features both the Sharjah Marathon and their biggest race of the campaign, HH The Ruler Of Sharjah Trophy, a 1700m Prestige race for which 13 have been declared.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Review

Breeders' Cup winner Stormy Liberal and last year's Belmont Stakes runner-up Irish War Cry return to action this weekend.

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Telekinesis named Queen's Plate Winterbook choice

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse is blessed with a quartet of Canadian Triple Crown contenders led by Telekinesis, who was today installed the early 4-1 favourite for the 159th edition of The Queen's Plate.

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Improving Janoobi lands Zabeel Mile

The Group 2 Zabeel Mile was won, for a fourth time, by South African trainer Mike de Kock, who saddled winner Janoobi, as well as the third-placed Noah From Goa at Meydan on Thursday evening.

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Racing calls for help after warning of post-Brexit staffing crisis

Work riders and staff working in the breeding industry should return to the official list of occupations for which there are not enough resident workers to fill vacancies after Brexit, a body which advises government on immigration has been told.

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Staff walkout possible as Musselburgh ownership wrangle rages on

The union representing staff at Musselburgh racecourse has threatened industrial action if East Lothian Council proceeds with its plans to bring the track back under full council control.

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The New One - A Cheltenham love affair

Cheltenham specialist The New One is set for his 15th start at the Home of Jump Racing in the £325,000 G1 Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle on St Patrick's Thursday, March 15. It will be his first attempt at three miles and seventh appearance at The Festival.

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Clear Skies heads 10 runners for Betway Winter Derby

Irish challenger Clear Skies faces nine rivals as she bids to become the first filly or mare to win the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park this Saturday, February 24.

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Veteran stars lead the charge in Jebel Ali Friday feature

Jebel Ali legend Treble Jig is both the only horse to have won the Listed Jebel Ali Stakes twice, as well as to have landed said event and Jebel Ali Mile.

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Handicap entries for The Festival revealed

A total of 844 entries were revealed on Thursday, including 272 from Ireland, for the 10 handicaps at The Festival.

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Murray Baker reaches another milestone

Leading New Zealand trainer Murray Baker has notched 1500 wins in New Zealand - Baker reached the milestone when Trudeau provided the Cambridge horseman with the first leg of a winning treble at Avondale on Wednesday.

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Woodbine announces 2018 thoroughbred stakes schedule

Woodbine Entertainment has announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown.

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Championship and Ertijaal defend titles at Meydan

Thursday’s eighth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a high-quality one including three turf feature races, highlighted by the Group 2 Zabeel Mile Sponsored by District One Legacy.

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DWC Carnival Notes: Monday, February 21, 2018

Forever Unbridled out to Make History; Hong Kong’s Classic Emperor Ready for Dubai Debut; Drafted Delivering on Promise

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Watersmeet in command at Kempton Park as he bags second Fast-Track Qualifier

Watersmeet (Mark Johnston/Joe Fanning, 11/8) maintained his superb All-Weather record when taking the £25,000 32Red Conditions Race (7.15pm) over two miles at Kempton Park on Wednesday evening.

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Only four British entries for Irish National as Elliott and Mullins dominate

They were not wowed by the prize-money on offer at the Dublin Racing Festival this month and now British trainers are ignoring Ireland's richest jumps race as well with just four of the 97 entries for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National based in Britain and two of those are trained by the same man.

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Claisse refuses to panic over reports coming in of prolonged cold snap

A prolonged Siberian cold snap, with overnight temperatures plunging to as low as -10C in some parts of Britain, could have an impact on next month's Cheltenham Festival – if various weather forecasts are to be believed.

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Robbie Power reinstated as number one for Potts team as Cooper left in limbo

Robbie Power will be first-choice rider of all the Potts family horses at the Cheltenham Festival, including those trained in Britain.

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Cue Card still has choice of Ryanair Chase and Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup

Colin Tizzard, who believes stable stalwart Cue Card is back to his best form, said on Wednesday at a stable visit organised by Cheltenham Racecourse that no decision had been made about which race the evergreen 12-year-old will go for at The Festival next month.

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Corinthia Knight lands second Fast-Track Qualifier with all the way success at Newcastle

Corinthia Knight (Archie Watson/Edward Greatrex, 11/10 Fav) gained his second Fast-Track Qualifier of the 2017/18 All-Weather Championships when making all for an impressive success in the five-furlong £30,000 32Red Casino Conditions Race at Newcastle on Wednesday.

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Samcro and Footpad among latest acceptors for The Festival

The countdown to The Festival continues with the unveiling of the latest acceptors for the championship novices' chases and novices' hurdles, following yesterday's scratchings' deadline.

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