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Cobalt landmark: Rebecca Bastiman fined and father Robin banned for failed test

Trainer Rebecca Bastiman has been fined £5,000 in a landmark case in Britain regarding the use of cobalt in horses. Her father, former trainer Robin, has been disqualified for three years.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's Turf and All Weather track meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2, from 9.16am AEST on Sky Racing1

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Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit presented to the Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien

The 2018 Longines and IFHA International Award of Merit was given to the Magnier family and trainer Aidan O’Brien, the driving forces behind Coolmore and the Ballydoyle Racing Stable, in Dublin on Tuesday.

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Study Of Man joined by Talismanic for a midweek treat of Group-race action

If France is to regain the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe bookmakers believe the most likely candidate is Study Of Man, who resumes his march towards the Longchamp spectacular with connections hoping a date at Deauville can provide a springboard to autumn glory.

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Nakeeta 'spot on' for bid to become first back-to-back Ebor winner in 95 years

You have to go back to 1923 to find the last dual winner of the Ebor, but trainer Iain Jardine believes last year's winner Nakeeta is "spot on" as he aims to end a 95-year drought next week.

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Saxon Warrior out to tame Lion as he heads a strong O'Brien York challenge

Saxon Warrior is on course to renew rivalry with his Coral-Eclipse Stakes conqueror Roaring Lion in the Juddmonte International next Wednesday, when the 2,000 Guineas winner will spearhead Aidan O'Brien's York team.

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Alpha Centauri set to race on in 2019 with the Matron next up

Magnificent miler Alpha Centauri is likely to remain a firm fixture of Flat racing next year after Jessica Harrington revealed that she was unlikely to be retired at the end of her three-year-old campaign.

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Return to seven furlongs expected to suit Yafta in Hungerford Stakes

Newbury Racecourse stages Ladies Day with Rudimental this Saturday when the highlight is the £150,000 G2 Ladyswood Stud Hungerford Stakes over seven furlongs.

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Alpha Centauri best Irish three-year-old filly since Ridgewood Pearl

Alpha Centauri is officially the best three-year-old Irish filly since Ridgewood Pearl 23 years ago after her rating was upped 2lb to 124 on Monday, a day on from her magical Marois display.

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BHA welcomes parliamentary debate on welfare after petition meets threshold

The BHA has welcomed the possibility of a government discussion surrounding the subject of racehorse welfare after a petition started by Animal Aid reached the necessary 100,000 signature threshold to trigger consideration for parliamentary debate.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Trainer Chad Brown cleaned up on a very international edition of the Arlington International Festival of Racing, winning two of the three Grade I events with a 1-2 finish in the Million and a 1-2-3 sweep in the Beverly D

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Avie’s Mineshaft defeats Dixie Moon in Wonder Where

Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favoured Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Preditor (NZ) soars home to win Jumbo Jet Trophy

Savabeel six-year-old Preditor (NZ) produced an electrifying finishing burst to come out on top in an all-Karaka finish to Sunday’s S$200,000 Listed Jumbo Jet Trophy (1400m) at Kranji, registering his first black-type win.

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Decorated Solider earns his stripes in Seagram Cup upset

Longshot Decorated Solider earned his first graded stakes victory upsetting an accomplished field in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Grade 3) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack

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Cosgrave finds the answer as Best Solution strikes to tee up Australian raid

Saeed Bin Suroor pulled off his second successful German Group 1 raid in the space of two weeks on Sunday, when Godolphin's Best Solution got going late to run out a thrilling winner of the Grosser Preis von Berlin at Hoppegarten under a powerful McCoy-like Pat Cosgrave ride.

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'Amazing' Alpha Centauri treats fans to another star turn in Jacques le Marois

Like all great touring acts, Alpha Centauri gives her audience the impression she is giving the performance of her life every time.

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Advertise rises to the occasion in Phoenix Stakes as Meade's faith is justified

Martyn Meade's huge belief in Advertise was vindicated at the Curragh on Sunday, when the classy juvenile provided the trainer with Group 1 glory in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

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