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Sands castles rivals to land first Group One prize

Sands Of Mali pulled off a 28/1 shock in G1 QIPCO British Champions Sprint under jockey Paul Hanagan.

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Stradivarius wins dramatic fifth win from five starts this year

Stradivarius squeezed through the smallest of gaps on the home turn for a dramatic fifth win from five starts this year in the £530,000 G2 Qipco British Champions Stakes.

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Valuable black type for Volks Lightning (NZ)

Four Karaka graduates combined for a spectacular finish in Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 Sweynesse Stakes (1215m) at Rotorua, with Volks Lightning (NZ) (Volksraad) scoring by a nose from Indecision (NZ) (Per Incanto), Julius (NZ) (Swiss Ace) and Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge).

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 12 race programme featuring the $125,000 Carotene Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 12 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 4.00am AEST Sunday - races 9 and 12 are broadcast on Sky Racing commencing at 8.11am AEST Sunday morning on Sky Racing2.

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UK racing this weekend and Champions Day

Four Group Ones will always attract the better horses though being in October the risk is the ground will be on the softer side so whether the winners are true Champions is open to some debate.

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Lion looks to roar over shorter trip

Roaring Lion drops back to a mile for the first time since May after connections decided against getting into a potentially stamina-sapping slog over his preferred trip in the Champion Stakes.

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Pointers and hot views as Cracksman bids to go out on a high in Champion Stakes

Cracksman bids to emulate his sire Frankel and bring the curtain down on his career with a stirring triumph in the centrepiece of Qipco Champions Day.

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Ladbrokes Coral parent company GVC Holdings announces strong financial results

A boost from this summer's World Cup in Russia helped GVC Holdings, the parent company of Ladbrokes and Coral, record strong financial results for the third quarter of the year

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Racing UK to show Caulfield Cup under new RMG deal

Racecourse Media Group has been appointed as the Melbourne Racing Club's distribution partner with Saturday's Caulfield Cup set to be shown on Racing UK as well as being streamed by UK bookmakers for the first time.

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Andrea Atzeni to miss Champions Day after BHA admits ban error

Andrea Atzeni has been ruled out of Champions Day at the 11th hour after a BHA "procedural error" meant he was told he could ride despite being suspended by the French racing authorities.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Friday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race programme at Woodbine on Friday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 4.00am AEST Sunday - races 9 and 10 are broadcast on Sky Racing commencing at 8.08am AEST Saturday morning on Sky Racing2.

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MacRae can’t ‘Pass’ up return to Grey Handicap

The current Toronto area weather forecast for Sunday is calling for a mix of sun and clouds, but it will be a grey afternoon, at least for one race, when the second edition of the $50,000 Grey Handicap takes the spotlight at Woodbine.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

British Champions Day at Ascot takes center stage in weekend thoroughbred racing, with the Japanese St. Leger and some rich state-bred festivals in the United Stakes sharing the spotlight.

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Jammin Still hopes to deliver another thrill in Grey Stakes

Jammin Still, a two-year-old son of Take Charge Indy, will look to build off an impressive career bow, this time in Sunday’s Grade 3, $125,000 Grey Stakes, at Woodbine

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Strong British challenge for Group 3 sprint in race visitors have dominated

First run in 2008, the Mercury Stakes has been dominated by British-trained sprinters who have won six of the ten runnings including the last four.

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Oisin Murphy: 'exceptional' Roaring Lion will have no problem dropping in trip

Roaring Lion will head to the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday in preference to the longer Qipco Champion Stakes with Oisin Murphy brimful of confidence his partner is ready to shine back at a mile.

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Henderson considering The Showcase at Cheltenham for dual G1 winner We Have A Dream's return

Britain's champion Jump trainer Nicky Henderson has a wealth of talent at his Seven Barrows yard north of Lambourn, with his team boasting superstars including Altior, Might Bite, Buveur D'Air and Terrefort.

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Zestina goes for stakes natural hat trick in Carotene

Stronach Stables’ homebred three-year-old filly Zestina will look to net her third straight added-money triumph in Saturday’s $125,000 Carotene Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 2 Concludes

Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale came to a conclusion at Newmarket on Wednesday with colts by leading first season sires No Nay Never and Kingman, and the established Dark Angel, leading the way.

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Enable leads the way as Euros figure tough in Breeders' Cup Turf

A North American turf division lacking a true standout was relegated to the deep end of the pool early Tuesday morning when it was confirmed Juddmonte Farm’s once-in-a-lifetime filly Enable (GB) will make the trip from Europe for the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs on November 2nd and 3rd.

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