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Canadian Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd defends his Vigil title

Entourage Stable’s Pink Lloyd, Canada’s reigning Horse of the Year, returned to form with a powerful stretch run to defend his title in Sunday’s $150,000 Grade 3 Vigil Stakes, at Woodbine

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Way to Versailles up in time in Royal North

Way to Versailles arrived in the final stride to collar Smiling Causeway in Sunday’s $175,000 Grade 2 Royal North Stakes, at Woodbine

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Goodwood ground mainly good after heavy rain on Sunday

After weeks of glorious weather in the build-up to Glorious Goodwood, which starts on Tuesday, the track was drenched by more than 18mm of rain on Sunday.

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With You throws down challenge to Alpha Centauri with dominant display

This summer has already been set alight by one long-striding colossus of a filly in Alpha Centauri but in With You, who surged clear of her nine rivals for a first Group 1 success in the Prix Rothschild at Deauville on Sunday, she may have some real competition.

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Benbatl bounces back with Group 1 victory in Munich to set up Winx clash

Godolphin's Benbatl returned to form when landing the Group 1 Grosser Dallmayr Preis on Sunday and could head to Australia this autumn in a bid to deny Winx a record fourth Cox Plate.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race programme featuring the $175,000 Royal North Stakes (Grade 2) on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the live brpadcast of the meeting online

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Atzeni bullish about Stradivarius's chances in Goodwood Cup

Last year's winning team in the Group 1 Qatar Goodwood Cup will be reunited on Tuesday, with Stradivarius set to face six rivals in the opening day highlight of the five-day festival.

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March to the Arch trounces rivals in Toronto Cup

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred March to the Arch unleashed a late kick to earn his first stakes victory for trainer Mark Casse in the 119th running of the $100,000 Toronto Cup on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack

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Wyatt’s Town crowned King Corrie champion

Wyatt’s Town toyed with his King Corrie stakes rivals en route to victory in his Woodbine debut in the $100,000 six-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday afternoon.

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'Real warrior' Good Magic bidding to sparkle for Brown after break

Following the news earlier in the week that Triple Crown hero Justify had been retired the stage is set for another three-year-old colt to show some star quality in the G1 Haskell Invitational Stakes.

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Pointers and trainer views as Aljazzi bids for first Group 1 in Rothschild

With star miler Alpha Centauri not entered this provides a big opportunity for Marco Botti's Aljazzi to grab some top-level glory in what is the first of five Group 1s staged at Deauville over the next four Sundays.

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Arc favourite Enable pleases Gosden as return to racecourse grows nearer

Coronet was unable to deny Sir Michael Stoute his dominance of the King George but trainer John Gosden was warmed earlier in the day by the wellbeing of fellow filly and stablemate Enable.

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Six up for Stoute as Poet's Word wears down Crystal Ocean in King George

Poet's Word, ridden by James Doyle, wore down stablemate Crystal Ocean to edge a thrilling conclusion to the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 10 race programme featuring the 119th running of the Toronto Cup over 1-1/8 miles on the turf at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - watch the live meeting broadcast online

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Busan's Sunday meeting preview

Busan's Sunday meeting preview - featuring the KRW 500 Million WFA The Busan Owners’ Cup (KOR G3) (1600m) - the five race broadcast commences at 1.40pm AEST on Sky Racing2

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Seoul's Sunday meeting preview

Seoul's Sunday meeting preview - Class 1 (2000m) Handicap / KRW 110 Million - since being promoted to this class, Samseong Bulpae has run in three consecutive 2nd place finishes - he has beaten plenty of these along the way and is favoured to get it right this time

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Gosden star Cracksman pulled out of King George due to ground

The Qipco King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes lost one of its major players hours before the race with trainer John Gosden deciding against running Cracksman.

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Thunderstorms fail to make an impact as Ascot remains good to firm

The chances of Cracksman lining up in this afternoon's Qipco-backed King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot were dealt a blow as the thunderstorms that produced deluges around various parts of Britain failed to materialise at Ascot.

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To the wire: Gosden to walk track before late decision on Cracksman

Cracksman will travel to Ascot on Saturday morning before trainer John Gosden checks the ground to see if there has been sufficient rain for his star colt to run in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

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Derby ace Appleby eyeing Group glory as Beyond Reason crosses Channel

King George weekend might have been busier for Charlie Appleby had his Derby winner Masar not been ruled out for the season, but the Godolphin trainer still has hopes of Pattern success in France with Chesham fourth Beyond Reason as Deauville opens its doors for its high-summer highlights.

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