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The perfect end to the perfect race as Enable fends off late Sea surge

The perfect place. The perfect race. The perfect result. The perfect racehorse. This was an Arc giftwrapped with greatness as Enable defends her Arc crown.

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Wild Illusion backs up last year's Arc day win in supreme style

Last year's Marcel Boussac winner Wild Illusion joined a select group of fillies to win on Arc day in successive seasons after providing another high point to Charlie Appleby's glittering year.

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The generous losers become marvellous winners as Mabs Cross takes the prize

Delight for David and Emma Armstrong, owners and breeders of Mabs Cross, as the filly wins the 2018 G1 Prix de l'Abbaye.

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One Master springs 48-1 surprise to ensure Haggas reaches winners' circle

Any day you leave Longchamp with a Group 1 success must be counted as a good one and, less than two hours after seeing Sea Of Class so narrowly fail to reel in Enable in the Arc, William Haggas was wreathed in smiles following One Master into the winner's enclosure.

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Bin Suroor hails Murphy after red-hot rider wins tenth Group 1 on Royal Marine

Before Arc day last year Oisin Murphy had never won a Group 1. Fast-forward 12 months and the recently turned 23-year-old now has ten of them tucked away, including one at Grade 1 level in Canada, with Saaed Bin Suroor describing him as a champion jockey in waiting.

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Gallic gloom lifts as Lily's Candle gives trainer Vermeulen first Group 1

The Gallic gloom lingering from last year's blank for French-trained horses in the Group 1s on Arc day was lifted immediately as the home team got off to the perfect start when Lily's Candle prevailed in a blanket finish.

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A Raving Beauty makes all in First Lady with Indian Blessing back in third

A Raving Beauty returned to winning ways in the $400,000 Grade 1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, with the Ed Walker-trained Indian Blessing finishing third under Fergal Lynch.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race All Weather and Turf programme featuring the $225,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the online broadcast - races nine to eleven commence at 8.30am AEST on Monday morning in Australia on Sky Racing2

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Tiz Breathtaking captures thrilling renewal of Mazarine Stakes

Tiz Breathtaking, rallying from last place in the field of seven, got the bob on the outside under jockey Eurico Rosa da Silva to capture the 1 1/16-mile Mazarine Stakes by a head on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack

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Pattison Canadian International Notes - Saturday

Jack Sisterson is no newcomer to the racetrack but is a recent addition to the training ranks after being engaged by the storied Calumet Farm - after just a few months on the job, Sisterson will be visiting Woodbine for the first time and bringing along the three-year-old Bandua for the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International

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Call The Wind another Group 1 winner for Frankel and his awesome dam

Unbeaten dual world champion Frankel has a fifth Group/Grade 1 winner under his belt as a sire thanks to the victory of his son Call The Wind in the Qatar Prix du Cadran at Longchamp on Saturday.

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Let the guessing game begin: track riding good but how much rain will arrive

The annual guessing game as to exactly what the state of the ground will be for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp looks like going right to the wire, with almost as many versions of how much rain will fall overnight into Sunday morning

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The three big questions as Battaash bids to bounce back in the Abbaye

After a scintillating performance for the second year running in the King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, Battaash was all the rage to follow up in the Nunthorpe at York but failed to fire, finishing a dim fourth, just as he had done in the race 12 months previously.

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Laurens holds on in the dying strides to notch another Group 1

The Laurens story may have moved on since her last visit to the Rowley Mile for the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, but Karl Burke's filly still settled a score when racking up her fifth Group 1 win in the Sunchariot Stakes (1600m) at Newmarket on Saturd

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Arc insight: key contenders and trainer views as Enable bids to reign again

We have seen her only once this year but what Enable showed that day at Kempton, combined with the power-packed performance she produced on this day 12 day months ago, means she goes into the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as red-hot favourite to repeat her sensational 2017 tour de force.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race All Weather and Turf programme featuring the Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday- selections by Jim Bannon - the 10 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Sunday - watch the online broadcast of the meeting - races seven to ten commence at 7.14am AEST on Sunday morning in Australia on Sky Racing1 and at 8.57am AEST on Sky Racing2

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Savvy Coup (NZ) dominant in Livamol Classic at Hastings

Karaka graduate Savvy Coup (NZ) (Savabeel) added another Group 1 to her sparkling CV with an easy two-length win in Saturday’s $250,000 Group 1 Livamol Classic (2040m) at Hastings.

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Red Cabernet in vintage form for Bunty Lawless

Red Cabernet, who has been in the pink of late, will be looking to run her winning streak to three when she takes on males in Monday’s Bunty Lawless Stakes at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Pattison Canadian International Notes - Friday

Tiz a Slam did not win the Northern Dancer, the Grade 1 turf race over the Pattison Canadian International course and distance which is the major local prep for the $800,000 main event at Woodbine - but the Chiefswood Stable homebred was beaten just two lengths in a sixth-place finish and played a crucial role in the outcome.

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UK racing this weekend

On to my bets for the weekend and just the two of them this time, starting with the first race at Redcar when I will be all over Snow Storm who is my strongest fancy in some time.

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