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Moroney buys Marathon Man at Goffs London Sale

One horse sold who will not be going to Ascot from the Goffs London Sale is Marathon Man, knocked down to New Zealand bloodstock agent Peter Moroney for £380,000 - the colt instead heads to Newmarket to join Ed Vaughan, where he will be conditioned to run in a Group One over 1600m on the Victoria Derby card at Flemington in November

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Woodbine's Turf Endurance Series is back

Woodbine's Turf Endurance Series, which will offer $40,000 in bonuses to the winning connections this year, will kick off with a 1-3/8 mile first leg featured on the undercard of the third day of the Queen's Plate Festival

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GBI's preview of Royal Ascot

The story of Royal Ascot is that of top-class racing right from the start with three Group Ones on the opening day.

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Trainer views on the leading contenders for the Queen Anne

Rhododendron, a Group 1 winner at two, three and four after success in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on her most recent start, is the only filly in the line-up and will be attempting to become the first of her sex to win this event since Goldikova in 2010.

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Gosden says ground will suit better, but Without Parole shouldn't be favourite

Without Parole will need to buck a trend, for it is unprecedented in recent years for a St James's Palace winner to have arrived at Royal Ascot without having already been tested at the highest level.

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Can Lady Aurelia cement Ascot legacy or will Battaash prove unbeatable?

Lady Aurelia is a bit special. Few horses become synonymous with the royal meeting, Yeats was probably the last, and the list of such types based on another continent was non-existent until Wesley Ward's speedster came along.

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Key pointers as Aidan O'Brien seeks ninth success in juvenile test

With eight victories to his name in the race, the art of spotting Aidan O'Brien's 'one' for the Coventry has become a major spring preoccupation of many punters.

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Record broadcast distribution for Royal Ascot 2018 meeting

This week's Royal Meeting will be available to view in over 200 countries, headlined by extensive domestic coverage on ITV - globally, coverage of Royal Ascot will have a reach of over 584 million households across a record 201 territories

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Gamble's Ghost with a spirited score in Trillium Stakes

Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied six-wide down the lane to capture Sunday’s $140,000 Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Pavel took a step forward with a win in the Stephen Foster, Blue Prize took the Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs and Oscar Performance gave a performance worthy of an award at Belmont Park in highlights of weekend racing action.

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Sibling double act as NZB graduates star in Singapore

Graduates of New Zealand Bloodstock Sales won five races at Kranji on Sunday, and remarkably that winning quintet included two half-brothers – Refresh (NZ) (Rock ‘N’ Pop) and Soonbaby (NZ) (Redwood).

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UK racing this week looks at Royal Ascot 2018

Personally, I still think Tuesday is the best day, perhaps because we wait all year and the anticipation is as important as the actual racing, or perhaps because I still have the stamina, the wallet, and the dream of riches to come until the gates open for the first race at least.

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Murphy hoping Eminent can bounce back in Prince of Wales's

A son of Frankel may well win the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday, but while most will expect the colt in question to be Cracksman, Oisin Murphy will be hoping it is Eminent.

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David Probert aiming for breakthrough Group 1 success on Tip Two Win

The colt he had behind him in the 2,000 Guineas has since won the Derby and now opportunity knocks for Tip Two Win, the Newmarket runner-up who bids to land a David v Goliath-style knockout blow in the St James's Palace Stakes.

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Limato out to silence critics with former partner James Doyle

Owner Paul Jacobs believes James Doyle’s Ascot experience could help turn the tide for Limato in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes.

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Laurens the magnificent puts Burke, Dance and McDonald in dreamland

The great Alec Head is fond of saying that a horse runs and wins with its heart, and there can be little doubt Laurens must have one of the biggest of any horse in training after her Prix de Diane Longines win at Chantilly on Sunday

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Ward excited about Lady Aurelia ahead of titanic clash with Battaash

A scintillating clash of speed awaits racegoers for day one of Royal Ascot with 14 sprinters declared for the Group 1 King's Stand Stakes on Tuesday.

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Pavel plays on his nerves and powers home for Stephen Foster victory

Doug O'Neill's decision to allow Pavel to become worked up prior to his latest Grade 1 assignment paid off handsomely, as the four-year-old surged to a maiden victory at the highest level.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine’s 12 race programme on Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 12 race programme on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Monday - watch the live online broadcast

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Mr Havercamp returns a winner in Steady Growth Stakes

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred stakes winner Mr Havercamp was victorious in his four-year-old debut on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine, defeating past winners of the Steady Growth Stakes in this year’s $100,000 edition

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