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UK racing looks to Sha Tin this weekend

This week we have something a little different for you all and instead of picking you a few losers from the United Kingdom we probably have losers from Hong Kong instead.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Final preparations are well under way this week for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby, with contenders putting in final works at major tracks around the country and Churchill Downs gearing up for its final week.

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Tenno Sho (Spring) (G1) - Preview

As the dawn of a new era approaches in Japan, the racing run in honor of the Emperor will take place on Sunday, April 28 at Kyoto Racecourse, located just south of the city of Kyoto.

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£450,000 record top price headlines Doncaster Breeze Up Sale

A new record top price of £450,000 along with another three horses selling for £200,000 or more saw today’s Goffs UK Breeze Up Sale at Doncaster produce significant gains on last year’s figures and a new record average.

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Rock On Wood (NZ) continues rise in Anzac Mile

Exciting Karaka graduate Rock On Wood (NZ) has continued his perfect four-year-old season, recording his first black-type win in Thursday’s $50,000 Listed Manawatu ITM Anzac Mile (1600m) at Awapuni.

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Barney Roy in training with Charlie Appleby after flopping at stud

Failed stallion Barney Roy is on the verge of a return to the racing ranks and could make his comeback as early as Wednesday for his new trainer Charlie Appleby.

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Crystal Ocean bids to land another Gordon Richards Stakes

Nobody is better at getting the best from horses as they get older than Sir Michael Stoute, and you have only to look at the ten-time champion trainer's record in the Gordon Richards Stakes to see that.

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JLT hero Defi Du Seuil set for drop in trip in Ryanair at Punchestown

Defi Du Seuil's connections are leaning towards dropping him in trip at the Punchestown festival next week following his victory over two and a half miles in the JLT Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

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The key questions as exciting Bangkok puts Derby claims on line in Classic Trial

Silvestre de Sousa has proved an instant hit in his new role as retained rider for King Power Racing, and connections will be hoping Bangkok is a live contender for the Investec Derby.

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Punting pointers as Sharja Bridge steps up to Group class in bet365 Mile

The urge not to get too carried away with early-season form runs head-long into the seduction of a visually very impressive recent performance at Doncaster from Sharja Bridge.

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I like being the underdog - Lavery relishing Lady Kaya's 1,000 Guineas mission

Sheila Lavery says she is feeling sick with excitement as stable star Lady Kaya is readied for a crack at the Qipco 1,000 Guineas a week on Sunday.

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Richard Johnson: no way I'm giving up my crown without a dogfight

Richard Johnson, who is enjoying his second-most prolific season and has the 200-winner mark firmly in sight, had words of warning for any pretenders to his champion jockeys' crown on Wednesday when outlining his hunger and desire for a fifth title next term.

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Aidan O'Brien's first victory in the Investec Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs

Cape Of Good Hope provided Ireland's 20-time champion Flat trainer Aidan O'Brien with a first success in the £50,000 Listed Investec Blue Riband Trial (2.45pm, 1m 2f 17y) at Epsom Downs on Wednesday, the opening trial for the £1.5 million G1 Investec Derby back at the course on June 1.

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Unbeaten Coventry winner Calyx 6-1 for 2,000 Guineas

John Gosden will not be saddling long-time ante-post favourite Too Darn Hot in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas on May 4, but punters have latched on to another of the stable's stars and supported Calyx into as short 6-1 on Tuesday.

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Altior v Cyrname: Henderson star back to his best for possible Celebration clash

Altior has recovered from Cheltenham and is ready to be aimed at a record-breaking 19th straight win over jumps at Sandown on Saturday – where a clash with the highest-rated horse in Britain and Ireland is still on after Cyrname was also among the 12 entries for the bet365 Celebration Chase.

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Goodwood Racecourse gallops back into action with its much-anticipated Opening Saturday

On May 4, Goodwood's Opening Saturday fixture comes under starter's orders for an exciting afternoon of high-quality racing, food, drink and entertainment.

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Strong field for Wednesday's Investec Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs

The first recognised trial for the Investec Derby, Britain's premier Classic and most valuable race, has attracted a strong field on Wednesday

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Burrows Saint gives Mullins first Irish Grand National victory at Fairyhouse

A month on from landing his first Cheltenham Gold Cup with Al Boum Photo, Willie Mullins filled another void in his hugely successful career when Burrows Saint led home a 1-2-3 for his Closutton yard in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National.

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Siyarafina vaults into French Guineas picture with rare turn of foot

On a day rich with future promise on the three-year-old front, the biggest impression of all was made by Siyarafina, who made her debut only on April 4 but who must now rank as one of the favourites for the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas) back at Longchamp on May 12.

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Jett makes all to land Grade 2 Devenish Chase at Fairyhouse

Jett made all to run out an emphatic winner of the Grade 2 Devenish Chase and give trainer Jessica Harrington a double on the day.

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