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Elixir De Nutz set for test of Champion Hurdle credentials in International

Colin Tizzard is eyeing a Champion Hurdle bid with Grade 1-winning novice Elixir De Nutz, who could put his credentials on the line in Cheltenham's Unibet International Hurdle on Saturday.

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Australian challenger Big Blue on course for Unibet International Hurdle

Australian raider Big Blue will test his credentials in the £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle (3.05pm), the highlight at Cheltenham on Day Two of The International on Saturday.

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Beach racing could be on its way to Britain as Fakenham clerk hatches bold plan

Beach racing could be destined for British shores if Fakenham clerk of the course David Hunter can garner enough support for a Laytown-inspired event in North Norfolk, with some Newmarket trainers already showing an interest in the idea.

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Lostintranslation has everything to win King George says buoyant Colin Tizzard

Colin Tizzard has thrown his full support behind Lostintranslation's bid for Ladbrokes King George VI Chase glory, saying his nascent stable star has all the right attributes for Kempton's winter highlight.

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Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes (G1) - Preview

The focus for Japanese racing on Sunday, remains on the two-year-olds, only this time it’s the turn of the colts in the Grade 1 Asahi Hai Futurity Stakes, to be run at Hanshin Racecourse, the same venue as last week’s race for fillies

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Victoria Derby winner dies after training accident at Sha Tin

The 2018 Group 1 Victoria Derby winner Extra Brut (AUS) has died at Sha Tin on Tuesday morning after what was described as an unusual incident on a walking machine before the four-year-old Domesday entire was due to trial later in the morning

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Leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher makes surprise visit to Ascot sale

Among the spectators at the Tattersalls Ascot December Sale on Monday was leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher, who is in Britain to oversee the preparation of his yard's star hurdler Big Blue for the Grade 2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

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G1 victors Pentland Hills and Elixir De Nutz among entries for Saturday's Unibet International Hurdle

Pentland Hills headlines 10 entries for the feature £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham this Saturday, Day Two of The International - the two-mile, one-furlong contest is a leading trial for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle

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Min fends off surprise challenge of Hardline to retain John Durkan crown

Min overcame a few hairy moments to fend off Hardline and secure back-to-back editions of the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

In North American weekend highlights, Maximum Security ran strongly to win the Grade I Cigar Mile and likely earn some year-end honors while Spiced Perfection won the Go For Wand Handicap at Aqueduct.

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UK Racing compares Hong Kong to the world

Hong Kong International races review time, and despite the over the top news at home in the tabloid-led United Kingdom, the protests (or riots, depending on who you read), made no difference whatsoever to our routine.

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Media rights chair O'Neill 'very disappointed' as Durkan coverage suffers on RTV

Conor O’Neill, general manager of Punchestown racecourse and also chairman of Horse Racing Ireland’s media rights committee, on Sunday admitted to being “very disappointed” that the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday was broadcast on a split screen with no commentary in the early stages.

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BHA to revise procedure for announcing void races after Sandown chaos

The BHA is set to revise the system for announcing void races after a chaotic running of the London National led to confusion in the Sandown betting ring on Saturday.

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Admire Mars (JPN) in third Group 1 after Hong Kong Mile victory

Three-year-old colt Admire Mars (JPN) under Christophe Soumillon claimed his third Group 1 victory when taking the HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday over the Hong Kong contenders Waikuku (IRE) and Beauty Generation (NZ) with fellow Japanese runner Normcore (JPN) fourth

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The Moreira five - pictorial

Hong Kong's leading jockey Joao Moreira took the LONGINES Hong Kong International Race meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday by storm winning five of the ten races

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Glory Vase (JPN) in near Japanese clean sweep in Hong Kong Vase

The Japanese took a near clean sweep in the HK$20m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday with the appropriately named Glory Vase (JPN) demolishing the field under Joao Moreira for trainer Tomohito Ozeki

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