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Mares the focus as BHA Jump Pattern Committee announces changes for 2018/19 season

BHA)Jump Pattern Committee on Wednesday announced a number of changes to British Jump Pattern and Listed races for the 2018/19 season.

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Maria's out to show the benefit of plenty of practice over fences

Maria's Benefit, the game hurdler who won a legion of admirers with five straight wins under Ciaran Gethings last season, makes her chasing debut at Warwick.

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Gambling industry warned over its advertising practices

A storm is gathering for the gambling industry due to concerns over its advertising practices, the sector's regulator has said.

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QEII 'definitely an option' for Champion Stakes favourite Roaring Lion

Roaring Lion has proved the season's superstar colt with an impressive haul of Group 1 victories over a mile and a quarter, but it could be his versatility that is put to the test next with a possible tilt at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes over a mile.

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Pretty Pollyanna set for quick turnaround in Fillies' Mile

Pretty Pollyanna, who could finish only fourth when sent off favourite for the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket last weekend, will bid to make amends in the Group 1 bet365 Fillies' Mile back at the Rowley Mile on Friday week.

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Furious owner threatens to quit racing as officials withdraw wrong horse

Owner Craig Buckingham said he will be seriously consider turning his back on racing after an embarrassing error by officials meant his runner Magic Pulse was withdrawn from the £25,000 Sprint Final of the Grassroots Final at Nottingham on Wednesday.

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Ten Sovereigns & Fairyland bid for Cartier Two-Year-Old Awards which are far from decided

Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old's have hit top form in recent weeks and the reigning champion trainer in both Britain and Ireland captured six of the seven Pattern races for juveniles in Europe last weekend, headed by impressive G1 victories for Ten Sovereigns and Fairyland.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's All Weather track meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2

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Galileo filly tops Goffs Orby Sale selling for €2 million

A €2 million top lot and significant gains across the board were the highlights of the first day at Goffs Orby Sale - turnover rose by 14%, despite almost 30 less horses offered compared with Day 1 last year, while average rose by 33% to €144,222 and median by 27% to €85,000

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Seven stars set to light up Longchamp this weekend

The Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe dominates this weekend's action at Longchamp, but plenty of equine quality will be on display in the French capital across both days. Here are seven stars who are set to strut their stuff at the Parisian course

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Balko Des Flos set for Saturday return in one of his trainer's favourite races

Henry de Bromhead has fond memories of the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran Park thanks to Sizing Europe who won the race four times on the trot from 2011, and the trainer is hoping last season's Ryanair Chase winner Balko Des Flos can continue his fine record in the Grade 2 on Saturday.

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Beauty Generation (NZ) heads Karaka quinella in Celebration Cup

Hong Kong’s Horse of the Year Beauty Generation (NZ) (Road to Rock) made the perfect return to racing at Sha Tin on Monday, leading home Hong Kong Derby winner Ping Hai Star (NZ) (Nom du Jeu) for a Karaka quinella in the HK$3.25 million Group 3 Celebration Cup (1400m)

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Vinnie Lewis back over hurdles as Whittington looks to mix and match

Vinnie Lewis was a much improved chaser for Harry Whittington throughout last season and looked a stayer going places after his easy victory in the Sussex National at Plumpton in January.

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Line Of Duty shows grit and class to land Group spoils for Buick

His dam Jacqueline Quest famously lost the 1,000 Guineas in the stewards' room but Line Of Duty did the family proud in the Group 3 Prix de Conde at Chantilly on Monday, bravely going through a gap at the furlong marker and putting the race to bed in a matter of strides.

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Cracksman looks set for Champion Stakes swansong as Arc prospects fade

Owner Anthony Oppenheimer admitted on Monday that Cracksman's prospects of running in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe are not looking good.

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Abel Tasman beaten at 1-10 as Vale Dori springs Zenyatta Stakes surprise

There was a huge shock in the Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita when 1-10 shot Abel Tasman could finish only fifth behind Bob Baffert-trained stablemate Vale Dori in the $300,000 contest.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Accelerate, possibly Mind Your Biscuits and improbably Discreet Lover all earned Breeders' Cup Classic berths with victories on a weekend filled with "Win and You're In" events reaching from England to Japan.

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Bear Paw splits rivals to win Classy ‘n Smart Stakes

Bear Paw trailed the field most of the way before running on late between rivals to prevail in the $100,000 Classy ‘n Smart Stakes for Ontario-sired fillies and mares on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Japan edges out stablemate Mount Everest to give O'Brien 18th Beresford victory

Japan narrowly beat better-fancied stablemate Mount Everest at Naas on Sunday to enhance Aidan O'Brien's remarkable record in the Beresford Stakes, providing the trainer with his eighth victory in a row and 18th in total.

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Gerald Mosse called up to partner Mabs Cross for Abbaye assignment

As third-choice jockeys go, he must be one of the very best. The "world class" Gerald Mosse is set to ride Mabs Cross for the very first time for Michael Dods in the Qatar Prix de l'Abbaye at Longchamp on Sunday.

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