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Cheltenham stewards' report and crowd update

Another cracking day's racing at The November Meeting, held in lovely early-winter temperatures under a blue sky, completed a happy day at Cheltenham - stewards' report

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Joseph O'Brien has his first century of Flat winners in a calendar year

The training career of Joseph O'Brien seems to reach new heights on an almost daily basis and another milestone was set when he saddled his 100th winner on the Flat in a calendar year, with the victory of Equitant in the Floodlit Friday Nights Rated Race at Dundalk on Friday evening.

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Assignment produces first-class performance

The Ian Williams-trained First Assignment justified 6/4 favouritism with a clinical victory in the Listed Regulatory Finance Solutions Handicap Hurdle over three miles.

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Moore grabs Gold with Baron Alco

Baron Alco (8/1) won by two lengths from Frodon (16/1), with Guitar Pete (12/1) another eight lengths back in third. Mister Whitaker (6/1f), was a further three-quarters of a length behind, fourth of the 18 runners in an incident-packed race at Cheltenham on Saturday

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Hobbs plans Aintree for Rock The Kasbah

Trainer Philip Hobbs will plot a route to the Grand National at Aintree on April 16 for Rock The Kasbah following the eight-year-old's victory in the G3 £60,000 three-mile, three-furlong BetVictor.com Handicap Chase at odds of 9/1.

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Ibis Du Rheu provides Cobden with double

Past Cheltenham Festival winner Ibis Du Rheu got back to winning ways at Cheltenham on Saturday, landing his first success since the big meeting in March, 2016.

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Quel Surprise: Another good winner for Nicholls

Quel Destin became Paul Nicholls' fifth winner of the G2 JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday, taking the two-mile contest from Cracker Factory by a length and a quarter at odds of 100/30.

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Media Sensation wins New Zealand 1000 Guineas

Media Sensation (I Am Invincible) was a $425,000 yearling purchase at Karaka and already had a Group 3 victory to her name, but on Saturday she took her value to a whole new level - the classy bay filly scored an outstanding Group 1 victory in the prestigious $300,000 Gavelhouse.com New Zealand 1000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race All Weather programme at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 11 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 5.00am AEST Sunday in Australia. Races 7 to 11 are broadcast on Sky Racing commencing at 8.10am AEST Sunday morning on Sky Racing1 and from 8.42am AEST on Sky Racing2.

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UK racing this weekend looks to Cheltenham

The three-day November meeting is seen by many, myself included, as the real start of the jumps season proper and although Friday will be over by the time you read this, we still have two days of action to look through.

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Jebel Ali doubles for Al Rayhi, Jara, Mullen and Seemar

Jebel Ali Racecourse staged its second meeting of the new season on Friday afternoon, a seven-race card highlighted by a 1200m rated conditions contest won stylishly by Above Normal.

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All systems go for Avie’s Flatter in Coronation Futurity

Avie’s Flatter heads into the 115th running of $225,000 Coronation Futurity, set for Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack, in top form for owner/breeder Ivan Dalos.

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O'Brien at the double thanks to Coolanly

Fergal O'Brien recorded a 152/1 double on day one of the November Meeting at Cheltenham following 7/2 shot Coolanly's smart success in the concluding Grade 2 Ballymore Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham on Friday.

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Faugheen, Samcro and Supasundae ready to rumble in Morgiana Hurdle

A barnstorming Unibet Morgiana Hurdle is in the offing on Sunday at Punchestown, with Faugheen, Samcro and Supasundae set to clash in the Grade 1.

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Cheltenham going news

The going at Cheltenham Racecourse this morning, Countryside Day, remains unchanged.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Two-year-old's take center stage this weekend as the racing season winds down, providing a glimpse of the year that will be, while the initial returns of the awards season invite us to look back at the year that was.

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Woodbine moves turf racing to Tapeta track due to weather concerns

Following discussions with jockeys on Wednesday night, Woodbine Entertainment decided to move this weekend’s scheduled turf races to the Tapeta surface due to the weather forecast resulting in safety concerns.

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GBI weekend preview

Reigning champion trainer Nicky Henderson is out to make an impact at one of the most important meetings in the first half of the season and could saddle the favourites in the two most valuable contests of the weekend.

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Muarran returns in Friday's Jebel Ali feature

Three weeks after staging the first meeting of the 2018-19 UAE racing campaign, Jebel Ali Racecourse hosts its second on Friday, a seven-race fixture highighted by two conditions races and featuring the return to Jebel Ali of course specialist Muarrab over 1200m

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Davy Russell bags Samcro Morgiana ride – but Elliott wants ground to ease

Davy Russell will be the supersub for Samcro on Sunday if the ground is deemed suitable for the six-year-old to take his chance in the Grade 1 Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.

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