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Advantage Fabre in the search for rivals to Enable and Sea Of Class

A dozen years after the most recent of his extraordinary catalogue of seven victories in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Andre Fabre looks likely to be well represented in his quest for an eighth after all his triallists came through Longchamp's traditional day of rehearsals in rude health.

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Cromwell: this looks a nice opportunity for Princess Yaiza with ground to suit

Could the Listed Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes be Princess Yaiza's reward for bumping into stars all season?

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

A monumental weekend of international racing featured epic battles between Roaring Lion and Saxon Warrior and between Laurens and Alpha Centauri, only to end with two of those superstars forced into retirement with injuries.

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Fog of War a focused winner in Grade 1 Summer Stakes

Peter Brant’s undefeated two-year-old colt Fog of War kept his eye on the prize and split horses in the stretch to emerge victorious in the $250,000 Summer Stakes on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Godolphin's La Pelosa flies to victory in Grade 1 Natalma Stakes

La Pelosa, invading from England for trainer Charlie Appleby, rallied from well back and was in full flight through the stretch en route to a one-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 Natalma Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Silent Poet triumphs in Vice Regent Stakes

Silent Poet, favoured at 7-5, came through loud and clear when scoring by a measured length in Sunday’s $100,000 Vice Regent Stakes for Ontario-sired three-year-old's at Woodbine.

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Dunlop hope Robin Of Navan has 'optimum conditions' for Maisons-Laffitte test

Despite being trained in Lambourn, Robin Of Navan has spent far more time racing in France than anywhere else, and the trend continues on Monday as he takes on six rivals at Maisons-Laffitte in the Group 3 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte.

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Baker's duo: Buick and Doyle relishing new link-up with Classic-winning rider

William Buick and James Doyle will soon have their rides booked by former weighing room colleague George Baker, and on Saturday the two jockeys thanked agent Michael Haggas for his part in helping propel the pair to the top echelons of the sport.

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Laurens heads for the Sun Chariot after overseas adventures

Her owner's wish to win another top-level contest in Britain is behind Laurens' likely next port of call, trainer Karl Burke said on Sunday.

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Massive double injury blow as Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior are retired

Connections of two of this year's superstar performers, Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior, paid glowing tribute on Sunday after both were retired with injuries sustained in finishing runner-up at Leopardstown the day before.

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Flag Of Honour delivers second St Leger in 24 hours for O'Brien and Moore

A day after Kew Gardens' triumph at Doncaster, Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore achieved a memorable St Leger double when Flag Of Honour landed the Comer Group-sponsored Irish equivalent at the Curragh.

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It’s a Burke bonanza as Havana Grey hits top gear in Flying Five

Whether the race is deserving of its upgrade to Group 1 status is a conversation for another day but Karl Burke won’t complain as Havana Grey notched his first top-flight success in the Flying Five Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday, topping off a magical weekend in Ireland for the Yorkshire-based trainer.

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Quorto emulates Dubawi with decisive National Stakes win

Quorto hardened in the ante-post markets for the Qipco 2,000 Guineas and Investec Derby after emulating his sire Dubawi by stamping his authority all over his Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes opposition.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race All Weather and Turf programme featuring the $250,000 Summer Stakes (1600m) on turf at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 1 race programme commences at 1.05pm Canadian EDT, 3.05am AEST on Monday in Australia - watch the online broadcast of the meeting

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Johnny Bear repeats in Grade 1 Northern Dancer at Woodbine

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear turned in another thrilling victory, getting up in time to defend his title in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Grade 1) on Saturday at Woodbine.

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Yorkton wires Bold Venture

Yorkton was no match for superstar Pink Lloyd in two earlier meetings but benefited from the crowd favorite’s misfortune on Saturday in the Grade 3, $125,000 Bold Venture Stakes at 6 ½ furlongs at Woodbine.

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Second stakes win for She’s Poppy (NZ)

She’s Poppy (NZ) (Alamosa), who cost $40,000 at the 2013 Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, took her earnings past $200,000 with victory in Saturday’s $80,000 Group 3 Boehringer Ingelheim 1550 at Awapuni.

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Oscar Performance pitch perfect in Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Amerman Racing LLC’s Oscar Performance seized command early and played the pacemaker’s role to perfection while registering a 1 ½ length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile - earns a fees-paid berth into the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile

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Starship Jubilee upsets in Canadian Stakes

Trainer Kevin Attard and Soli Mehta’s Starship Jubilee pulled off an 11-1 upset with a last-to-first run to defeat the favoured Chad Brown trainees in the Canadian Stakes (Grade 2), Presented by the Japan Racing Association, during Saturday’s stakes-packed program at Woodbine Racetrack

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Moonlit Promise defends title in Sweet Briar Too

Moonlit Promise, the defending champion in the Sweet Briar Too Stakes, overcame a less than perfect trip to eke out a half-length victory at Woodbine in Saturday’s $100,000 renewal of the 6 ½ furlong overnight stakes for fillies and mares.

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