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Battaash drawn on stands' side against 15 rivals in Prix de l'Abbaye

Most of the leading contenders for Sunday's Prix de l’Abbaye have been drawn towards the stands' side rail, with Battaash, Havana Grey, juvenile Soldier's Call and the supplemented Tantheem all housed among the six lowest stall numbers.

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Max Dynamite out to add to Mullins staying riches in Paris marathon

A race that has sometimes suffered through competing with the Melbourne Cup for the same pool of stayers features a horse who has twice been placed at Flemington and who now goes for glory somewhat closer to home.

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All you need to know as ace filly Laurens bids for fifth Group 1 in Sun Chariot

Laurens has been one of the Flat stars of 2018, but somewhat surprisingly may not go off favourite for the Sun Chariot Stakes as she bids for a fourth Group 1 victory this year and fifth overall.

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All the hot views as Ryanair Chase hero Balko Des Flos reappears

Balko Des Flos, who landed the Grade 1 Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham in March, makes his first appearance of the season in Saturday's feature event at Gowran in a race his trainer Henry de Bromhead won four times in a row with Sizing Europe from 2011.

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Vintage Brut aims to add to Easterby's impressive record in Two-Year-Old Trophy

Tim Easterby is looking for his fifth win in Redcar’s feature race of the year, and should have a good chance of recording it, with the useful Vintage Brut spearheading his duo alongside outsider Ugo Gregory.

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Scott hopeful dependable Gilgamesh can rule the roost

Gilgamesh has been a mainstay on the handicapping scene this year and although you have to go back to May to find the four-year-old's last victory he is reported to be in good fettle and trainer George Scott expects him to run well.

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Arc clue as Enable lead horse First Eleven bids for Cumberland Lodge success

Enable's lead horse First Eleven could give a late pointer to the chances of his more illustrious stablemate in France on Sunday when he steps back into Group company.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

This is "last call" weekend for Breeders' Cup hopefuls with more than a dozen "Win and You're In" races spread across three U.S. tracks. It's also Arc weekend in Paris and Winx seeks her 28th straight win in Australia.

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Bold Script, Avie’s Flatter tee it up in Cup and Saucer

Bold Script and Avie’s Flatter, both exiting Grade 1 one-mile turf stakes at Woodbine, will be in with fellow Canadian-bred two-year-old's in Sunday’s $225,000 Cup and Saucer Stakes.

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Bungle Inthejungle Colt Tops Sportsman’s Sale

The one day Goffs Sportsman’s Sale opened in style on Thursday as the first lot into the ring, a colt by Bungle Inthejungle from Rathasker Stud (Lot 419) whose half-brother was a winner since the catalogue was printed, sold for a sale-topping €90,000

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European star Thundering Blue sets out to conquer Pattison Canadian International

A five-year-old son of Exchange Rate, Thundering Blue has both Group 2 and Group 3 crowns to his name. In less than 10 days, the Kentucky-bred will look to lower the boom on the competition and earn his first Grade 1 victory in the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack

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Doyle warms up for the Arc with two promising rides at Saint-Cloud

James Doyle is in action at Saint-Cloud on Friday with promising rides for Charlie Appleby and Ed Vaughan.

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Enable team have no fears about Longchamp debut after favourite lands stall six

Longchamp should hold no fears for Enable as she bids for a unique double in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, according to Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner Khalid Abdullah.

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Cracksman to miss Arc and head to Champions Day for final race

John Gosden has confirmed that Cracksman will not run in Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe but will instead head to Ascot for his final race in the QIPCO Champion Stakes on October 20.

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Austrian School bids for overdue change of fortune in Noel Murless Stakes

Run in honour of the nine-time champion Flat trainer, the Listed Londonmetric Noel Murless Stakes was won by 2017 Gold Cup hero Big Orange four years ago and his half-sister India is one of seven runners in what looks a strong renewal.

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Bookmakers predict shop closures if betting tax increase gets budget go-ahead

Irish Bookmakers Association chairwoman Sharon Byrne on Thursday issued a stark warning of major job losses in the Irish bookmaking sector should minister for finance Paschal Donohue decide to increase betting tax in next Tuesday's budget.

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Implementation of BHA Handicapping Review gathers pace with raft of new initiatives announced

Review aims to ensure handicapping practices deliver fair and consistent results for racing’s participants and customers as well as growth for the sport - new initiatives announced include revamped guide to handicapping and BHA web pages and appointment of a data analyst

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Tiz Breathtaking looking to air it out in Mazarine Stakes

Tiz Breathtaking, winner of the 5 ½-furlong Shady Well Stakes in her third career start at Woodbine on August 4, will be stretching out to 1 1/16 miles while looking to double up in Saturday’s Mazarine Stakes.

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Record price Of €3.2 Million top Goffs Orby Sale

A record price of €3.2 million for the Galileo own-sister to Oaks winner Forever Together crowned the Goffs Orby Sale, with trade across the two days posting considerable increases in turnover, average and median over last year and a total clearance rate of 89%.

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Toronto Maple Leafs alum Darcy Tucker named drawmaster for Pattison Canadian International

The post position draw for the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International (Grade 1) will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Woodbine Racetrack with Toronto Maple Leafs alum Darcy Tucker serving as guest drawmaster.

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