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'I think he'll take all the beating' says Meade as Frankel ace Eminent returns

A season of great expectations for Eminent begins at Chester on Friday when one of the most talked about sons of Frankel begins a campaign for Group 1 honours.

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Fountain Of Time the main attraction as Essex track splashes the cash

There is plenty of excitement away from Chester on the Flat on Thursday, not least at Chelmsford, where the seven-race card features a trio of £25,000 handicaps, a host of promising three-year-olds and has attracted top jockeys Frankie Dettori and James Doyle.

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Harman crisis: Horsemen's chairman Freedman urges fundamental review of BHA

Senior British racing industry figure Philip Freedman has said there is a need for a fundamental review of the BHA as the shockwaves of the potential ousting of the governing body's chairman Steve Harman hit the sport.

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Dream It Is shooting for stakes win in Woodbine return

Dream It Is will return to Woodbine, where she launched her undefeated juvenile campaign last year, for this Saturday’s $100,000 Star Shoot Stakes. The six-furlong sprint for three-year-old fillies will headline the May 12 program, which kicks off at 1 p.m.

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Fifty-seven horses eligible to The Queen's Plate

A total of 57 Canadian-bred three-year-olds are eligible to the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate set for June 30 at Woodbine Racetrack following the sustaining payment deadline on May 2.

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Harry Angel's exploits put him in frame for £7m Everest sprint in Australia

Harry Angel has established himself as one of the top sprinters in Europe, and those efforts have not gone unnoticed in Australia, with one of the slot holders for the Everest sprint interested in securing his services.

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2019 UK Fixture List aims to balance demands on jockeys and racing staff while generating increased revenue

The British Horseracing Authority on Wednesday confirmed the policies which it has been agreed will be applied during the formation of the 2019 Fixture List.

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Busy weekend for Ballydoyle including runners for both French Guineas

US Navy Flag, Europe's highest-rated juvenile last season, and Could It Be Love, an impressive maiden winner at Dundalk last month, will be on Classic duty for Aidan O'Brien at Longchamp on Sunday.

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Is Idaho the new Highland Reel?

There will never be another Highland Reel, there couldn’t be, but no horse is better qualified to take up the job of flying the flag internationally for Ballydoyle than his younger brother Idaho, who has already been clocking up the air miles.

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Rostropovich bids to play familiar tune for Aidan O'Brien

Chester must be indebted to Aidan O'Brien for keeping the credibility of the Dee Stakes as an Investec Derby trial afloat.

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Young Rascal states persuasive case to be crowned king of the castle at Epsom

Investec co-founder Bernard Kantor could find himself emulating Ryanair Chase-winning owner Michael O'Leary and picking up his own prize on the first Saturday in June after his Young Rascal defied inexperience to land a gutsy victory in the MBNA Chester Vase.

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Ryan Moore produces masterclass to make all on Magic Wand

Magic Wand dominated the Cheshire Oaks under a fine front-running ride from Ryan Moore to run out an emphatic winner of the Listed Classic trial, which went to trainer Aidan O'Brien for a sixth time.

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New breaks and earlier evenings for racing staff and jockeys amid burnout fears

The Professional Jockeys Association hopes the introduction of two breaks into the 2019 Flat racing schedule and earlier finishes to floodlit meetings will help prevent riders suffering burnout in the face of an increase in fixtures and longer working hours.

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Civil war at the BHA over future of chairman Steve Harman

Civil war has broken out on the BHA board over an attempt to oust chairman Steve Harman from his position.

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Chester May Meeting Preview

Chester May Meeting Preview - top-class racing action at the oldest racecourse in England

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All-weather hero Corinthia Knight aims for Group 3 prize in Texanita

The Archie Watson-trained Corinthia Knight is on a roll this season and, having already left France with the lion's share of the spoils after landing a Listed race at Chantilly in March, the colt is back on his travels.

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Study Of Man bursts into Classic picture after impressive Greffulhe success

The Investec Derby and Qipco Prix du Jockey Club will come under the most serious consideration for Study Of Man, who overcame a pedestrian early pace at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday to surge into Classic contention.

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Cheshire Oaks - Another Enable in the line-up?

It may be too much to expect another Enable to be lurking in the Cheshire Oaks line-up, or for that matter a filly to compare with Light Shift, who completed the same double in 2007. However, you never know.

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O'Brien out for a blast in Derby trial as Moore plumps for Hunting Horn

The Chester Vase has become ever so predictable. Perhaps this time, though, it is a little harder to predict.

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Curragh set for start of season at weekend as refurbishment passes halfway mark

Considerable progress has been made at the Curragh since last year, when facilities at the racecourse resembled a building site, officials reported on Tuesday as they showed the media around the track in advance of the start of its season this week.

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