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Hold fire! Gosden issues Derby warning after Lion roars to an impressive victory

Roaring Lion was no bigger than 7-1 for the Investec Derby on Thursday night after running away with the Betfred Dante Stakes at York on Thursday – but trainer John Gosden advised punters to hold fire as a tilt at the Epsom Classic is far from a certainty.

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FOBTs described as a 'social blight' as UK Government cuts stakes to £2

FOBT stakes are to be reduced to £2 from £100, the UK Government has announced, with culture secretary Matt Hancock describing them as a "social blight".

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST. Selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2 and from 9.14am AEST on Sky Racing1.

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Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) (G1) - Preview

Last week, eighth pick Jour Polaire shone brightest in the Victoria Mile and this week, on Sunday, May 20, the spotlight remains on the girls at Tokyo - the 3-year-old's 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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Godolphin swoop for Andre Fabre's exciting charge Mer Et Nuages

Godolphin have purchased Andre Fabre's exciting three-year-old Mer Et Nuages from the trainer's wife Elisabeth, who bred and owned the colt.

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All you need to know as Classic dreams are put on the line in big Derby trial

The Easterbys have been synonymous with racing success for decades but the family name and the Derby have rarely gone together - thanks to a strapping and potentially top-class colt called Wells Farhh Go that could change on Thursday.

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Difference of opinion over trip means no Oaks nod yet for Give And Take

Based on the reaction of bookmakers it seems the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes at York on Wednesday may not have unearthed the Oaks winner. It may not even have unearthed an Oaks runner.

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Sprint star: Harry Angel shows his rivals a clean pair of heels to land Group 2

Harry Angel took his first step on what connections hope will be a long and prosperous road with a commanding victory in the Duke of York Stakes at York on Wednesday on his seasonal comeback.

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Ascot Gold Cup hero Big Orange ruled out for the season

Last year's Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange will not defend his crown this year after trainer Michael Bell revealed his star stayer has an injury which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

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Entries for richest-ever G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown Park

Entries were announced for the £750,000 G1 Coral-Eclipse, the richest race ever run at Sandown Park, which takes place on Saturday, July 7

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Cracksman could have up to 12 rivals in G1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom Downs

Europe's top-rated horse Cracksman headlines 13 acceptors for the G1 Investec Coronation Cup (3.10pm) at Epsom Downs on Friday, June 1, Investec Ladies' Day, following the latest scratchings' deadline, details of which are released on Wednesday.

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Dante Festival at York Preview

The jewel in the crown of Flat racing in the North of England, York racecourse hosts its first action of 2018 this week as the three-day Dante meeting comes to town.

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Limato on song ahead of Saturday's G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury

Dual Group One winner Limato cantered on Tuesday out of trainer Henry Candy's Kingston Warren stables, north of Lambourn, organised by Newbury Racecourse ahead of the £350,000 G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes this Saturday

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End of the road: Ger Lyons splits with Qatar Racing over 'difference of opinion'

The highly successful association between Ger Lyons and Qatar Racing has come to a sudden and unexplained halt after what David Redvers, racing manager for Sheikh Fahad's ownership vehicle, described as a "difference of opinion".

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William Hill geared up to take New Jersey sports bets after Supreme Court ruling

William Hill could be taking sports bets at Monmouth Park racecourse within weeks as the industry gambling industry reacted to the momentous verdict delivered by the United States Supreme Court on Monday.

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Oaks hopes on the line: the lowdown on Wednesday's famous Classic trial

Ralph Beckett may have won the Investec Oaks twice and the Lingfield Oaks Trial three times but he has never won the Musidora and his latest hope Ceilidhs Dream is not even entered at Epsom.

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Harry Angel: returns to action in the Group 2 Duke Of York Stakes

The Godolphin-owned speedster landed two Group 1s last year – the July Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup – in scintillating style, and his trainer Clive Cox reports him to be a "stronger, more mature" horse now.

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Gold Cup hero Native River tops 2017/18 Anglo-Irish Classifications

2018 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River has been announced as the highest rated Jumps horse of the 2017/18 season at the annual Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications press conference on Tuesday,

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Ascot Racecourse fined over standard of sampling box

Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority fines Ascot Racecourse over standard of sampling box

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Cracksman set to stand in for injured stablemate Enable in Coronation Cup

Cracksman is to add further spice to the Derby meeting at Epsom as connections have revealed he will be rerouted to the Group 1 Investec Coronation Cup on Oaks day on June 1.

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