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Enable strengthens Gosden's hand for Cartier Horse Of The Year

Enable gained a thrilling second consecutive victory in the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp, France, on October 7 and the brilliant filly may now create another piece of history by becoming the third horse to be crowned the Cartier Horse Of The Year twice.

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Scientific research into equine vision leads to trial of new fence and hurdle design to further improve safety in UK jump racing

Research by University of Exeter shows that horses see better and may jump differently over white and yellow obstacles compared to the orange currently used on hurdles and fences

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Tattersalls October Book 1 Day 1 report

Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale at Newmarket on Tuesday started on a remarkably strong note with a colt by Galileo becoming the highest priced yearling to be sold anywhere in the world this year when purchased by MV Magnier for 3.4 million guineas

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Pattison Canadian International Notes - Tuesday

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard.

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IFHA Announces Re-election of Chairman and Vice-Chairmen

Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities re-elected incumbent Chairman Louis Romanet and current Vice-Chairmen Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges (Asia), Jim Gagliano (Americas), and Brian Kavanagh (Europe).

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MV Magnier sets new world mark at 3.4 million guineas for Galileo colt

Newsells Park Stud sold a Galileo colt out of Shastye to Coolmore's MV Magnier for 3,400,000gns, setting a new world mark for this year and a Galileo colt out of Posset, to Godolphin for 1,100,000gns on behalf of breeders John and Tanya Gunther.

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'Absolute horror' for independents as betting tax in Ireland is doubled

It was billed as a “caring Budget” by the minister for finance but the betting industry in Ireland and beyond was left reeling on Tuesday when Paschal Donohoe doubled the rate of betting tax from one per cent to two per cent.

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Racing pays tribute after death of Denman owner Margaret Findlay

Margaret Findlay, the official joint-owner of 2008 Gold Cup winner Denman along with Paul Barber, died on Monday at the age of 86.

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Kingsport prevails in Bunty Lawless duel

Kingsport, benefitting from a ground-saving trip under Patrick Husbands, was headed in deep stretch but battled back for a very game neck victory in Monday’s Bunty Lawless Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Pattison Canadian International Notes - Monday

Trainer David Simcock, who won the 2014 edition of the Woodbine Mile, goes after a different Grade 1 trophy at the Toronto oval, this time with Desert Encounter in the Pattison Canadian International.

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52nd IFHA Conference Addresses Wagering, Jockey Health and Safety

Topics ranging from measures to stimulate turnover to rules harmonisation to the health, welfare, and safety of jockeys were highlighted during the 52nd Conference of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), held on Monday in Paris, France.

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Brexit proposals given positive hearing but issue remains a 'real problem'

Solutions to the problem of free movement of horses after Brexit have met with a positive response, but getting the industry's voice heard at the highest level has not been easy, an international conference was told on Monday.

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Laffon-Parias savours 'Group 1 of the year' as Recoletos heads to QEII

Recoletos has already acquitted himself with honour against Alpha Centauri this season and Carlos Laffon-Parias is anticipating another tough assignment for his stable star at Ascot on Saturday week.

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Longchamp facilities under fire as unhappy racegoers wrestle with long queues

Huge queues for food, drink, toilets and to place a bet, along with the significant rise in the cost of entry, will be among the criticisms organisers of the first Arc at the reopened Longchamp will be facing this week as they digest feedback from disgruntled racegoers.

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Unbeaten Ten Sovereigns enters the picture for star-studded Dewhurst Stakes

A Dewhurst Stakes that already looked the hottest ticket in town received a further sprinkling of stardust on Monday when Middle Park winner Ten Sovereigns was revealed as a potential gatecrasher.

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No Breeders' Cup for Sea Of Class as Haggas sets sights on second Arc challenge

There will be no seasonal swansong for Sea Of Class at the Breeders' Cup next month as connections of Sunday's gallant Arc runner-up have decided to draw stumps for the year.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

The Breeders' Cup qualifying races in the United States franked the form of some favorites and also opened the door to some massive long shots.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Monday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's eight race All Weather and Turf programme featuring the $100,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes at Woodbine on Monday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the online broadcast

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Avie’s Flatter golden in Cup and Saucer Stakes

Avie’s Flatter had experienced problems at the start in his first two appearances but was the consummate professional on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack as he cruised to a 5 1/4 length score in the 82nd running of the Cup and Saucer Stakes.

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Pattison Canadian International Notes - Sunday

The Grade 1 hits just keep on coming for the Chad Brown, the latest being Keeneland’s First Lady (A Raving Beauty) and Belmont’s Champagne (Complexity) and Beldame (Wow Cat) just yesterday - on Saturday, with Brown juggernaut will roll into Woodbine with the pair of Funtastic and Focus Group confirmed for the Grade 1 Canadian International

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