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Dettori pays tribute following death of top miler Aljabr at 22

Frankie Dettori paid tribute on Thursday to leading Godolphin miler Aljabr, who has died in Kentucky aged 22.

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'Hard as nails' Vinndication cut for spring targets after Huntingdon strike

Vinndication, described as 'hard as nails' by trainer Kim Bailey, enhanced his credentials for the spring festivals with a comfortable success in the Listed Sidney Banks Memorial Novices’ Hurdle at Huntingdon on Wednesday.

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Jenkins heads maximum field for Britain's richest handicap hurdle,at Newbury on Saturday

A maximum field of 24 is due to go to post for Britain's richest handicap hurdle, the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle (3.35pm), staged on Betfair Super Saturday, February 10, at Newbury Racecourse.

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Reach High brings class into Jebel Ali Friday feature

Racing at Jebel Ali on Friday afternoon is highlighted by a fascinating 1600m handicap for which ten have been declared - all eyes will be on Godolphin’s Reach High, victorious in two of his three career starts to date, but making both his local and dirt debut her

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NZB Filly of the Year Series leader faces stamina test

Top filly Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy) will put her stamina to the test when she attempts to extend her New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series lead in Saturday’s $100,000 Group 2 Cambridge Stud Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (2000m) at Te Rapa.

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Huge prize: new player on international scene with promise of $17m race

The Saudi Arabian General Sports Authority announced on Wednesday it planned to stage a new racing championship, which aims to place the country at the heart of the international battle to host the world's best horses.

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Fred Done: I would have stopped Chelmsford switch to RUK if I could

Betfred founder Fred Done described the controversial decision for all Irish racing along with Chelmsford to transfer to Racing UK from next year as a "backwards step" and bad for both racing and betting.

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Fellowes looking forward to Finals Day as five go in Friday's Fast-Track Qualifier

Carolinae heads five runners for the £20,000 totetrifecta Pick The 1,2,3 Fillies' Conditions Race (3.10pm) over a mile on Polytrack at Chelmsford City on Friday.

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Three Group 1 winners top Maktoum Challenge R2

Thursday’s fifth meeting of the 2018 Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse is a quality one with three feature races on dirt, as well as the Meydan Classic Trial on the turf. The official feature is the 1900m Group 2 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 2 sponsored by Gulf News, a race Saeed bin Suroor has won no less than ten times, including in 2003 with subsequent Dubai World Cup (G1) hero Moon Ballad.

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Convey and Deauville top betting as 31 go forward for Winter Derby

Last year's winner Convey is among 31 confirmations for the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby over 10 furlongs at Lingfield Park on Saturday, February 24.

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Dubai World Cup Carnival Notes: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Juddmonte Reflects on Arrogate’s Dubai World Cup - Zaman and Comicas Ripe and Ready for Appleby - All Eyes on World Approval - Freshly Crowned Roy H Regal in Return - Quick Hits: Forever Unbridled, Hoppertunity, UAE 1000 Guineas, Maktoum Challenge Round 2, Gilt Complex

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Henderson comments on his five contenders for Britain's richest handicap hurdle

Nicky Henderson hosted a well-attended stable visit ahead of Newbury's Betfair Super Saturday, February 10th - he commented on his five contenders for the £155,000 Betfair Hurdle, Britain's richest handicap hurdle, and Altior, making his comeback in the G2 Betfair Exchange Chase

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HRI move prompted by fear over a drop in betting shop revenue

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh has revealed a fear that the value of Irish racing’s betting shops rights would take a significant hit led to the situation that has enabled SIS to control which broadcaster ends up with the direct-to-home (DTH) pictures.

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No second channel for Irish racing as Chelmsford joins exodus to RUK

Racing UK will not create a second channel to cater for Irish racing but it will be rebranded before the January 1 launch, it emerged on Tuesday, when it was also revealed Chelmsford is to join RUK's roster.

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$1m Juvenile Turf Sprint added to Breeders' Cup menu

A new contest has been added to this year's Breeders' Cup programme in the shape of a $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint, bringing the total number of Cup races to 14 at Kentucky Derby venue Churchill Downs on November 2-3.

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Xbox (NZ) shows versatility and class in Waikato Guineas

Having previously won over 1100 and 1500 metres, classy three-year-old Xbox (NZ) (Niagara) passed his first stamina test with flying colours in Tuesday’s $100,000 Group 2 Warren Storm Lifebrokers Waikato Guineas (2000m) at Te Rapa.

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Dominic Gardiner-Hill appointed as BHA Head of Handicapping

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced on Tuesday that Dominic Gardiner-Hill has been appointed as the governing body’s new head of handicapping

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2018 Dubai World Cup Day nominations released

In 2018, nominations for the Dubai World Cup include American champions West Coast and Forever Unbridled, as well as Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Talismanic, Japan’s Champions Cup (G1) winner Gold Dream and the previous two winners of the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1), Diversify and Hoppertunity - other G1-winning nominees of note include Thunder Snow, Apollo Kentucky and Seeking the Soul

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Market Rasen and Sedgefield call inspections due to cold snap

Tuesday's two jumps meetings are at the mercy of a forecast cold snap with racing at Market Rasen and Sedgefield the subject of inspections.

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Altior entered at Newbury as Henderson plots superstar's return on Saturday

The ten-month wait for the next glimpse of the outstanding Altior on a racecourse is near its end after he was entered to run at Newbury on Saturday.

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