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Samcro runs in the Ballymore and that's final

The humming and hawing is over. Samcro will run in the Ballymore rather than the Supreme at next month's Cheltenham Festival, while Apple's Jade will swerve the Sun Bet Stayers' Hurdle to defend her OLBG Mares' Hurdle crown.

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Watersmeet and Lord George to clash at Kempton Park

Watersmeet is chasing a three-timer in the £25,000 32Red Conditions Race over two miles at Kempton Park on Wednesday, February 21.

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Corinthia Knight heads field of seven for 32Red Casino Stakes 3-Year-Old Fast-Track Qualifier

The Archie Watson-trained Corinthia Knight heads seven runners for the£30,000 32Red Casino Race (3.45pm) over five furlongs at Newcastle on Wednesday, February 21.

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Cheltenham to stage first-ever mares only Jump raceday

For the first time ever at a Jump racecourse, Cheltenham will host a raceday devoted exclusively to races for fillies and mares.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Bravazo earned a spot in the Kentucky Derby with an upset victory Louisiana while Sumahama clinched a spot in the Louisville starting gate with a win in Japan -- highlights of a busy and varied weekend in thoroughbred racing.

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Leading agents warn against internet scam

Oliver St Lawrence, chairman of the Federation of Bloodstock Agents (FBA), and prominent US bloodstock agent Charlie Boden have issued a warning to fellow industry professionals to beware of what they believe to be a fraudulent internet scam targeting the bloodstock industry.

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Berrahri second best in grand finale on St Moritz ice

John Best went close to signing off from the annual three-week White Turf meeting at St Moritz on a high on Sunday when Berrahri finished runner-up in the 79th Grosser Preis von St Moritz.

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Nicholls pays tribute to Zarkandar after retirement

Trainer Paul Nicholls paid tribute to Zarkandar on Saturday after retiring the 11-year-old following his run in the Rendlesham Hurdle at Haydock, in which he came home last of four finishers behind Donna's Diamond.

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Noel Fehily booked to partner Our Duke in Gold Cup for Harrington

Noel Fehily expressed his delight on Sunday after being booked to ride the back-to-form Our Duke in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Cue Card to be aimed at festival showpiece says owner Bishop

Cue Card will run in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with Paddy Brennan on board if the popular veteran's owner Jean Bishop's wishes hold sway.

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Al Tiryaq lands Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup

Racing in the capital on Sunday was highlighted by the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club Gold Cup, one of three Prestige races over 1600m on the card and won, in a thriller, by AL Tiryaq.

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Nonkono Yume scores powerfully in February Stakes

Fourth favorite Nonkono Yume captured this year’s February Stakes (1600m) at Tokyo on Sunday, one of the two major dirt races on the calendar with G1 status, after displaying an impressive stretch run to defeat the defending champion Gold Dreamin second. It is the six-year-old gelding’s second title at the highest level since his Japan Dirt Derby victory in 2015.

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On The Rocks (NZ) claims second stakes win in Avondale Guineas

Highly talented New Zealand Bloodstock Select Sale graduate On The Rocks (NZ) (Alamosa) picked up the second black-type win of his career with a tenacious victory in Saturday’s Group 2 Electrolux Avondale Guineas (2100m) at Ellerslie.

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Promising Run prevails in Balanchine

One of just two Saturdays to be staged during the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival the seventh meeting of this year’s international extravaganza was highlighted by the Group 2 Balanchine Stakes with a thrilling finish between Godolphin’s multiple G2 winner and race favourite Promising Run and multiple G1 winner Furia Cruzada

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Marie D'Argent lands French Fast-Track Qualifier

Marie D'Argent maintained her unbeaten record when booking her place for All-Weather Championships Finals Day, Good Friday, March 30, with a smooth success in the €52,000 Listed Prix Saonois over a mile on Polytrack at Cagnes-sur-Mer, France, today, Saturday, February 17.

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Waiting Patiently foils gallant Cue Card in race of the season

Waiting Patiently, sealed victory in the G1 Betfair Ascot Chase at the last fence as he was driven to a two and a quarter-length victory the day after the funeral of his former trainer Malcolm Jefferson took place.

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Yala Enki comes home unchallenged to crown fine week for Charlie Deutsch

Charlie Deutsch landed the biggest race of his career when partnering Yala Enki to win the £100,000 Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock on Saturday.

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Bryony Frost secures yet another big-race victory aboard Black Corton

One of the brightest stars of British racing, Bryony Frost, was again beaming for the ITV cameras this weekend after winning the Grade 2 Reynoldstown on board her most prolific partner, Black Corton at Ascot.

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Elgin captures another big prize as connections eye Champion Hurdle

Elgin bagged himself another good prize in what is proving to be an excellent season – and he could yet find himself being supplemented for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Our Duke proves too tough for top novice Presenting Percy in thriller

Those hoping for a thriller between an established star and a potentially top-class novice in a strong renewal of the Red Mills Chase were not to be disappointed, with Our Duke bouncing right back to form with a length defeat of RSA Chase favourite Presenting Percy

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