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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Ecton Balde looks the class horse of his crop and last year’s Champion Juvenile can confirm his status by adding the Minister’s Cup to the Korean Derby that he dominated last month

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Key questions as Laurens and Happily go in search of Classic glory

A decade ago Zarkava won the Prix de Diane Longines race, while it's five years since Treve burst on to the international stage. Are we due another superstar in what looks a high-quality edition?

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Charlton hopes Aspetar can maintain progress for Shoemark in Hocquart

Aspetar looks to take the next step up the ladder and provides Kieran Shoemark with a chance to show his talent on a big stage when lining up against seven rivals in the Group 2 Prix Hocquart Longines at Chantilly on Sunday.

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Redkirk Warrior on warpath for Royal Ascot after July course workout

Just like many overseas contenders before him, the Diamond Jubilee hope enjoyed the luxury of a pre-Ascot workout on the July course, where he powered out of the dip in a solo exercise under his lad Dara O'Meachair.

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Richard Fahey thrilled with Sands Of Mali's prep for Commonwealth

Sands Of Mali's preparation for the Commonwealth Cup has gone like clockwork according to trainer Richard Fahey, who believes the colt is perfectly placed to make a Group 1 breakthrough.

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Hills books James McDonald for Ascot trio headed by Equilateral

James McDonald, looking for a first Royal Ascot winner, is building a handy book of rides at the meeting headed by Commonwealth Cup favourite Equilateral, one of three for Charlie Hills on Friday.

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Olivier Peslier expects Recoletos to be firing on all cylinders in Queen Anne

Royal Ascot racegoers will on Tuesday see a different Recoletos to the colt who was no match for Cracksman in the Champion Stakes in October according to his big-race rider Olivier Peslier.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine’s 10 race programme on Saturday

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

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Gosden star Lah Ti Dar ruled out of Ribblesdale

Lah Ti Dar, a strong fancy for the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, has been ruled out of the race by trainer John Gosden.

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O'Brien delighted with progress of 'uncomplicated' Merchant Navy

Aidan O’Brien says Australian recruit Merchant Navy has what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Starspangledbanner and win next week's Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

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Fahey fields four in a bid to land sprint feature for the second time

Even by his own mob-handed standards Richard Fahey is usually not numerically strong in this £100,000 contest but breaks the rules this year by saddling four runners headed by Gabrial The Saint.

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Globetrotter Marmelo out to impress on first British outing in over a year

Globetrotter Marmelo has his first domestic outing in over a year in the Sky Bet Grand Cup Stakes, which has attracted a strong mix of established and up-and-coming long-distance types.

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Cox out to bag first Scurry Stakes with improving Koditime

The ten-strong field of the Randox Health Scurry Stakes have a hard act to follow in the curtain-raiser as last year it was won by the flying Battaash.

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Trainer Kim Young Kwan on course for Korean Triple Crown domination

There’s no Triple Crown on the line in the Minister’s Cup at Seoul Racecourse on Sunday afternoon, at least not for any of the ten equine contenders, but trainer Kim Young Kwan is still very much on course to claim all three jewels of the 2018 Series. He could even end up doing it with three different horses.

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Gamble's Ghost headlines Sunday's Trillium Stakes at Woodbine

Multiple graded stakes winner Gamble’s Ghost will be looking to add another to her resume in this Sunday’s $125,000 Trillium, a Grade 3 stakes over 1-1/16 miles for fillies and mares at Woodbine

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The latest LONGINES World's Best Racehorse rankings

Winx (AUS) [130] remains the highest-rated horse in the world, followed by Gun Runner (USA) [129] and Cracksman (GB) [125], in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

With the Triple Crown safely tucked away, action returns to Churchill Downs this weekend with a tasty "Downs After Dark" program on Saturday evening, featuring an appearance by none other than Justify.

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Former BHA board member Gunn concerned over interventions in Harman case

Former BHA director Ben Gunn has expressed concerns over the intervention of government minister Matt Hancock and leading racing figures during the recent disciplinary process involving BHA chairman Steve Harman.

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All the news from the International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket

Ascot and Newmarket Racecourses staged the annual International Challengers Press Morning in Newmarket this morning, Thursday, June 14, and connections of the overseas challengers plus other leading hopes gave their thoughts ahead of Royal Ascot.

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Sea Of Class shows Classic qualities with easy Listed success

The Investec Oaks may have come too soon for Sea Of Class but she appears to have all the qualities of a future Classic contender following an impressive victory in the Listed Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes at Newbury.

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