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Flag Of Honour and Latrobe head a cast of six for staying Irish Classic

Not since 2005 has Aidan O'Brien gone through a season without winning at least one of the Irish Classics, but he needs one of his three runners in the Irish St Leger to do the business to extend that proud sequence.

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Ice-cool Murphy delivers Roaring Lion late to down brave Saxon Warrior

The Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes (1800m) at Leopardstown on Saturday was a race billed between two horses – Saxon Warrior and Roaring Lion – and it proved just that, with the John Gosden-trained 8-11 favourite Roaring Lion coming out on top in a thriller.

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Alpha Centauri's winning sequence comes to an end as brave Laurens prevails

Laurens returned to her brilliant best with a tenacious front-running shift to spoil what was supposed to be Alpha Centauri’s homecoming ceremonial in what turned out to be a thrilling edition of the Group 1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (1600m) at Leopardstown on Saturday.

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Kew Gardens in full bloom to deny Lah Ti Dar and give O'Brien another St Leger

Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore had no time to reflect on Kew Gardens’ authoritative victory in the English St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday, instead dashing for their helicopter to Leopardstown for the first day of Irish Champions Weekend as if they were catching the last chopper out of Saigon.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 12 race All Weather and Turf programme featuring the $800,000, Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 12 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST on Sunday in Australia - watch the live online broadcast

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UK racing this weekend discusses the St Leger and looks to Bath

This season we have a field of twelve going to post, which is pretty decent, headed according to the bookmakers by John Gosden’s Lah Ti Dar, an unbeaten daughter of Dubawi out of Dar Re Mi, so bred in the purple

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Lord Glitters in search of a sparkling performance in Woodbine Mile

A large contingent of European contenders for this weekend’s stakes races touched down in Toronto at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday night after a cancelled Monday flight from Amsterdam delayed normal shipping procedures.

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Da Silva Reaches 2,000-Win Milestone

Eurico Rosa Da Silva, Woodbine's leading jockey for the past four straight seasons, reached the 2,000th career win mark in North America with his first mount on the Friday afternoon program.

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Connections deliver their Classic verdicts as Lah Ti Dar sets out to steal show

Ten years have passed since Frankie Dettori planted a big kiss on the cheek of Sir Michael Stoute to mark what remains the superstar jockey's most recent success in the St Leger on Conduit - Should Lah Ti Dar triumph on Saturday, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Gosden at least know what to expect.

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Warrior does battle with old foe Lion for fifth time this season

A season that started so impressively with victory in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas has left Saxon Warrior with plenty to prove as he clashes once more with Roaring Lion in the Leopardstown showpiece on Saturday

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Seventh heaven! Andrew Balding enjoys remarkable across-the-card seven-timer

Andrew Balding enjoyed a brilliant day with seven winners across Friday's card and one in all four meetings staged in Britain.

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Long-absent Leger winner Capri set to return to action in Prix Foy

Last year's St Leger winner Capri is set to put his Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe credentials on the line when he returns from a long absence in Sunday's Prix Foy at Longchamp.

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Thomas Hobson 20-1 for Melbourne Cup as he leads home 1-2 for Mullins

Thomas Hobson returned to the sort of staying form that enabled him to win one race and place second in another at last year's Royal Ascot as he got the better of stablemate Max Dynamite to give Willie Mullins and owner Rich Ricci a one-two in the Group 2 Doncaster Cup (2600m) at Doncaster on Friday.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Friday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's nine race All Weather and Turf programme at Woodbine on Friday - selections by Jim Bannon - the nine race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Sunday - watch the online broadcast of the meeting

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Medaglia D’Oro Colt headlines Thursday session at Keeneland September Sale

Phoenix Thoroughbreds paid $2.1 million for a Medaglia d’Oro colt who is a half-brother to 2015 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) winner Stopchargingmaria to top Thursday’s fourth session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Weather is scrambling the late-summer, early autumn U.S. racing schedule with Kentucky Downs running some of last weekend's races midweek and Laurel Park rescheduling this weekend's turf stakes for later in the month.

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Moonlit Promise could shine again in Sweet Briar Too at Woodbine

Moonlit Promise seeks a second consecutive Sweet Briar Too on Woodbine Racetrack on Saturday, but will be making the seventh start of a campaign which has yet to yield a victory.

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Pink Lloyd favoured in full Bold Venture field

Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, will be among the numerous stars in the spotlight over Woodbine Mile weekend as he headlines a full field of sprinters set to run in the $125,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Grade 3) featured on Saturday’s undercard

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The latest LONGINES World's Best Racehorse rankings

While there are several newcomers to the Top 10, WINX (AUS) [130] returned successfully to the races, easily won the Winx Stakes (G1), and remains on top in the seventh edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.

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Japanese ace Clincher ready to get in the fight as Longchamp card takes shape

Japanese trainers have sent candidates with more obvious profiles for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, but trainer Hiroshi Miyamoto said on Wednesday he believes Clincher will be well-suited to the challenge.

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