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Rhododendron blooms in Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

It was four-year-old Rhododendron who came out on top in the famous contest run up the straight mile in the G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday, handing Britain and Ireland's champion trainer, Aidan O'Brien, a second Lockinge victory after Hawk Wing (2003).

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Redkirk Warrior could switch to King's Stand if the weather forecast is bad

Redkirk Warrior, destined to be the only horse to represent Australia at Royal Ascot, could switch to the King's Stand Stakes from the Diamond Jubilee if the weather forecast is bad.

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No joy for Mullins and Macaire as Wildriver scores for the Davids

Willie Mullins challenge suffered a blow before the start when Triumph Hurdle runner-up Mr Adjudicator was withdrawn by the stewards, while Saglawy and Msassa faded from contention as Wildriver sparked rarely-witnessed scenes of unbridled joy in the Auteuil winners' enclosure.

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Chester flop Eminent to head to royal meeting after getting clean bill of health

Eminent, who flopped when well fancied for the Huxley Stakes at Chester recently and was found to have a minor heart issue, is being aimed at Royal Ascot as trainer Martyn Meade says the problem has not resurfaced.

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Melbourne Cup a potential target for runaway Chester Cup winner Magic Circle

Convincing Chester Cup winner Magic Circle could be heading to Australia at the end of the year, with the Emirates Melbourne Cup a potential target.

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She’s Poppy (NZ) superb fresh in Rangitikei Gold Cup

In her first start for more than six months, $40,000 Ready to Run Sale purchase She’s Poppy (NZ) (Alamosa) produced an outstanding performance to win Saturday’s $50,000 Listed James Bull Rangitikei Gold Cup (1550m) at Awapuni, earning valuable black type.

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Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) - Comments from runners' connection

On Sunday the spotlight remains on the girls at Tokyo and the three-year-olds are back for the second filly classic of the year, the Grade 1 Yushun Himba, a 2,400-meter turf event more commonly known as the Japanese Oaks, or simply “the Oaks.

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The big questions and trainer views as Limato bids to shine in the main event

Limato returns for a fifth season on the track and a second crack at the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes, in which he was fourth when favourite two years ago.

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Two-runner fields at the wedding and Wembley but the Lockinge is packed deep

The royal wedding and FA Cup Final will grab the greatest global attention but at Newbury the prime attraction is far from a match. The Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is chock full of runners and interest.

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Gold Cup and bonus dreams are alive for Nielsen with Stradivarius

A summer of hopes and dreams awaits owner-breeder Bjorn Nielsen after star stayer Stradivarius boosted his Gold Cup claims and kept alive the possibility of landing the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million bonus with an impressive victory in the MansionBet Yorkshire Cup.

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Fillies' Classic Investec Oaks has 21 going forward

There are 21 three-year-old fillies going forward for the premier fillies' Classic, the G1 Investec Oaks, the £500,000 highlight of Investec Ladies' Day at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 1, following the latest scratchings' deadline, details of which were revealed on Thursday

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60 years of Royal winners celebrated at Newbury Racecourse on Saturday

The Group 1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes is a race with its own Royal heritage, with the first two runnings in 1958 and 1959 having been won by Her Majesty The Queen's Pall Mall - this year's renewal on Saturday will see a joint-record field of 16 of Europe's thoroughbreds compete over the straight mile at Newbury Racecourse

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The sun didn't shine on My Old Kentucky Home on Derby Day this year and it's unlikely to shine on Saturday's Preakness, either. But for Derby winner Justify, the rain disappeared as he took the track at Pimlico for the first time.

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Blurricane seeks Ballade Stakes repeat for Drexler

Hailing from the red-hot Martin Drexler stable, Blurricane will seek a repeat victory in the $100,000 Ballade Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares this Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Dixie Moon headlines Saturday’s Selene Stakes

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s highly-regarded filly Dixie Moon headlines Saturday afternoon’s featured $125,000 Selene Stakes (Grade 3) for three-year-old fillies at Woodbine Racetrack

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Rhododendron, Limato and Addeybb among16 going for glory in Saturday's Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes

Favourite Rhododendron is one of 16 declared runners for this year's G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury the centrepiece of the seven-race card at Newbury on Saturday

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Roaring Lion on the Derby prowl as he wins the Dante Stakes

Roaring Lion has been cut from 25/1, into just 7/1 for the Derby, following Thursday's impressive win in the Dante Stakes at York

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Key questions as potential staying star Stradivarius kicks off campaign

The historic Yorkshire Cup is Friday's feature race on the Knavesmire, with the returning Stradivarius heading a cast of eight set to go to post.

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Mullins unleashes powerful Auteuil army but Walsh remains sidelined with injury

Willie Mullins has finalised his French team for this weekend's Auteuil action with stable stalwart Djakadam set to tackle Sunday's Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris, but he will not have the assistance of Ruby Walsh.

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Government looks at extending levy to bets placed in Britain on overseas racing

The BHA believes more than a third of the money it estimates could be lost to the sport as a result of a cut in FOBT stakes could be offset by foreign racing after the government revealed it may look at extending the levy to bets placed in Britain on global racing.

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