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Market favours a Legend for first Kranji Mile

The market favours a victory by the established Hong Kong firm of Caspar Fownes and Zac Purton in the first running of the S$1.5m, SGroup 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) at Kranji on Saturday with Fownes’ Southern Legend (AUS) looking in excellent form.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita headlines a strong lineup of races for the U.S. Memorial Day weekend while Canada, England, Ireland, France, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and Singapore all contribute to the international festivities.

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Gosden eyes fifth Cocked Hat with King Edward VII entry Main Street

John Gosden aims to win what used to be the last of the domestic Derby trials for a fifth time with Main Street, who is having just his second outing on turf in the seven-runner contest.

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Order Of St George bids for Saval Beg hat-trick en route to Ascot

Stradivarius staked his Ascot Gold Cup claims with a powerful performance in the Yorkshire Cup last week and now it is the turn of star stayer Order Of St George in the Saval Beg Stakes.

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Frankel colt Without Parole extends unbeaten run to set up Royal Ascot tilt

The second coming it was not but Without Parole did enough in the Listed Heron Stakes to secure his place in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, with trainer John Gosden adamant the best is yet to come from the son of Frankel.

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Moore opts for US Navy Flag as Keane chases first Classic on Would Be King

Ryan Moore's decision to stay loyal to US Navy Flag and ignore Gustav Klimt has led to a shake-up in the market for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday when champion jockey Colin Keane is chasing a first Classic success on one of only two runners in the race who have yet to win, Would Be King.

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Stud owner Nicky Hartery appointed new chairman of Horse Racing Ireland

The ongoing saga of who would replace Joe Keeling as chairman of Horse Racing Ireland is over after it was announced that Nicky Hartery, a well-known businessman who owns Caherass Stud in County Limerick, is to begin a five-year term with immediate effect.

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Curragh boss McGrath says racegoers can expect better facilities this weekend

The Curragh will be more comfortable and cosier for racegoers in 2018 according to chief executive Derek McGrath, who is not anticipating the same backlash from racegoers as the flak he received for the Guineas meeting in 2017.

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UPI Horse RacingWeekend Preview

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita headlines a strong lineup of races for the U.S. Memorial Day weekend while Canada, England, Ireland, France, Japan, Hong Kong, South Africa and Singapore all contribute to the international festivities.

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Battaash headlines 11 runners in Saturday's Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes

Star sprinter Battaash, the highest-rated five-furlong performer in the world last year, faces 10 rivals as he returns to action in the £100,000 G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (4.00pm) at Haydock Park on Saturday.

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New dawn for Kranji

International racing returns to the Singapore Turf Club’s Kranji racecourse on Saturday for the first time in three years with the first running of the invitation $S1m, SGroup 1 Kranji Mile (1600m) - “It puts us back on the international stage again and if they get the right races carded on the international days we can compete, that is what we want to do is to compete."

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NZTR announces changes to handicapping policy

Changes to the handicap rating bands will be introduced by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing for the 2018-19 racing season. In addition, from 1 June 2018 most races will have a re-rating ceiling for the first five placegetters

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The big questions and trainer quotes for the National Stakes

Havana Grey won this 12 months ago for Karl Burke and his North Yorkshire counterparts Tim Easterby and Richard Fahey send southern raiders with optimism the trip will not be wasted.

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Without Parole out to make up for lost time with big run in mile feature

Newmarket's loss could be Sandown's gain when exciting colt Without Parole puts his unbeaten record on the line in this mile feature for three-year-olds.

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Poet's Word the one to beat in Sandown highlight in which Stoute is well versed

Poet's Word takes a drop in trip and class in a bid to get his head in front for the first time in nearly ten months in a race his trainer Sir Michael Stoute has won eight times.

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BHA plans to trace horses from cradle to grave

The BHA is looking into ways of building a better picture about the post-racing care of racehorses as part of the overall welfare strategy for the sport.

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Gustav Klimt and US Navy Flag to lead O'Brien's bid for 12th Irish 2,000 win

Gustav Klimt and US Navy Flag will lead Aidan O'Brien's bid for a 12th Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas win at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Frankie Dettori to ride Hazapour in Derby for Weld and Aga Khan

Frankie Dettori will have his first ride for the Aga Khan in Britain for well over 15 years on the biggest stage of all after being booked to ride Hazapour in the Investec Derby at Epsom a week on Saturday.

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Deal worth up to £150m sealed for Tote in 'defining moment' for racing's funding

A group claiming the support of industry heavyweights responsible for more than a thousand racehorses has clinched a deal worth up to £150 million which they say will secure the future of the Tote and be a "defining moment" for the funding of British racing.

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Hills very happy with world champion Battaash ahead of Saturday's Temple Stakes at Haydock Park

Trainer Charlie Hills is eagerly anticipating the world's top five-furlong horse Battaash returning to action in the G2 Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes at Haydock Park on Saturday

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BHA statement on chairman Steve Harman

British Horseracing Authority Chairman, Steve Harman, is taking up a new industry wide role to engage with Government to tackle the potential impact of last week’s FOBT announcement – which threatens £40 to £60 million of income per annum to the industry.

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