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Almond Eye sweeps Japanese Three-Year-Old Fillies’ Triple

Heavy favorite Almond Eye landed the last leg of the Three-Year-Old Fillies’ Triple, the Shuka Sho to become the fifth Triple Crown winner in JRA history after previously claiming both the Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas) and the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) earlier in the season.

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Road Winner motors to Seoul win

Road Winner added to his burgeoning reputation at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon the Discreet Cat colt, who won the JRA Trophy on international weekend last month, running out a comfortable winner in Seoul’s class 1 feature handicap.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race programme at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the Woodbine Racetrack live online broadcast of the meeting races 9 to 11 are broadcast on Sky Racing on Monday morning from 8.08am AEST on Sky Racing2 and from 9.12am on Sky Racing1

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Woodbine turf is (E.P.) Taylor-made for jockey Andrea Atzeni

Sheikha Reika capped off a stellar Saturday afternoon at Woodbine for jockey Andrea Atzeni, winning the 62nd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes for fillies and mares, one race after the rider teamed with Desert Encounter to reign victorious in the Grade 1, $800,000 Pattison Canadian International

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Desert Encounter triumphs in the Pattison Canadian International

Desert Encounter, closing stoutly on the outside under jockey Andrea Atzeni, ran down the 3-1 favourite Thundering Blue in the closing yards to score by a length and lead a 1-2 sweep for European invaders in Saturday’s Grade 1, $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Hembree rallies late for Nearctic victory

Hembree, finishing strongly down the centre of the track under jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., was up in time to score by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Lookin to Strike strikes Ontario Derby paydirt

Gary Barber’s Lookin to Strike was kept in striking distance of the leader throughout most of the Grade 3, $126,750 Ontario Derby, before seizing the lead and then keeping another Mark Casse trainee at bay in the 1 1/8-mile added-money feature, Saturday at Woodbine.

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Stott strikes on rare French visit as Hello Youmzain comes out on top

Kevin Ryan scooped a second French two-year-old Group prize in eight days as Hello Youmzain took another step forward to take the Group 2 Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte.

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Push The Tempo bids to keep good run going in Grade 2 Persian War

When it comes to unearthing future stars, Chepstow’s Grade 2 Fox Family Persian War Novices' Hurdle has a fine record, with the likes of Reve De Sivola, Silviniaco Conti, Fingal Bay and Blaklion among recent winners.

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Hot stuff! Too Darn Hot 7-4 for Guineas after Dewhurst strike

Never mind a race for the ages, the Darley Dewhurst Stakes may well have produced the horse of a lifetime as Too Darn Hot singed the Rowley Mile’s final furlong to maintain his unbeaten record in showbiz style.

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Can Mullins pull off Cesarewitch double?

Willie Mullins launches a seven-strong challenge as he bids to win this marathon handicap for the fourth time and complete a stunning weekend Cesarewitch double following Low Sun's success at Newmarket on Saturday.

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It's a Willie Mullins one-two as Low Sun denies Uradel in Cesarewitch thriller

A contest nicknamed by many 'the first race of the jumps season' lived up to that billing when Willie Mullins landed a one-two with Low Sun denying Uradel.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race Pattison Canadian International programme at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the Woodbine Racetrack live online broadcast of the meeting - Races 8 to 11 are broadcast in Sky Racing on Sunday morning from 8.05am AEST on Sky Racing2 and from 8.41am on Sky Racing1 - the Pattison Canadian International is Race 9 at 8.41am AEST

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Apprentice jockey Kimura wins five races at Woodbine

Apprentice jockey Kazushi Kimura enjoyed one of the biggest days of his promising career with a five-win performance on Friday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Stoute pays tribute to 'great competitor' Poet's Word as he retires to stud

Poet's Word, the joint-second highest rated runner this year according to the most recent Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, has been retired and enrolled onto the stallion roster at Nunnery Stud in Norfolk.

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Additional floodlit fixtures for UK

The British Horseracing Authority on Friday announced that an additional floodlit fixture will be staged each week for the next eight weeks having been agreed by British Racing's tripartite structure of BHA, Racecourses and Horsemen

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Longchamp loses final pair of Group 1s as ground maintenance takes priority

France Galop has elected to transfer the final three meetings of Longchamp's season to other courses in the Paris area in order to allow course officials to begin vital track maintenance ahead of schedule.

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Iridessa surges to head of Oaks market as O'Brien wins first British Group 1

The achievements Joseph O'Brien has managed to cram into such a short training career would not look out of place for someone who has held a licence for many decades. Yet courtesy of Iridessa, the 25-year-old was celebrating another significant milestone with a first Group 1 success in Britain.

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All you need to know as Too Darn Hot heads star-studded Dewhurst line-up

Fresh from conquering the Arc again with Enable, John Gosden turns his hand to domestic matters, and bids for a first success in the Dewhurst with Too Darn Hot.

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O'Brien saddles two in feature but Harrington confident over her chance

On a day when Aidan O'Brien launches big-race challenges in Britain and Australia, Ireland's multiple champion trainer will be represented by maiden winners Fightfortheroses and Sir Erec in Limerick's seven-runner feature which remembers one of Ireland's greatest jockeys.

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