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Champion rider Anthony Delpech likely to be out for at least six to eight months

South African champion Anthony Delpech is expected to be out for a "minimum of six to eight months" after suffering damage to his spinal cord in a fall in the SA Classic at Turffontein early last month.

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Monomoy Girl fights back to win Kentucky Oaks for local boy Cox

The Kentucky Oaks ended in a memorable success for Louisville native Brad Cox as Monomoy Girl (Florent Geroux) got the better of a terrific stretch duel with Wonder Gadot in front of a crowd of 113,510 at Churchill Downs on Friday.

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Sir Alex Ferguson undergoes surgery for brain haemorrhage

Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager and prominent racehorse owner, has undergone emergency surgery for a brain haemorrhage on Saturday.

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Roger Teal in dreamland after unbelievable run from 50-1 chance Tip Two Win

All roads lead to the Breeders' Cup for 2,000 Guineas second Tip Two Win, who struck a blow for the smaller operators with an "unbelievable" run at 50-1 for Hungerford trainer Roger Teal at Newmarket on Saturday.

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Delight for Donnacha and his dad as Saxon Warrior storms to Guineas glory

Father and son were separated by the Atlantic Ocean but united in a momentous moment made on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket on Saturday, where Saxon Warrior's storming display in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas gave Aidan O'Brien the 300th top-flight Flat triumph of his career and 19-year-old Donnacha O'Brien a precious first Classic.

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Lightning strikes twice as Secret Allure (NZ) takes Champagne Stakes at Riccarton

The Select Sale was where it all began for this season’s New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Dijon Bleu(NZ) (Burgundy), and the same trainer and owners struck black-type gold with another Select Sale graduate when Secret Allure(NZ) (Zacinto) won Saturday’s $50,000 Listed Berkley Stud Champagne Stakes at Riccarton.

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Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up And Horses In Training Sale report

The Tattersalls Guineas Breeze Up and Horses in Training Sale was topped by a daughter of Tamayuz at 200,000 guineas. The breeze up section saw 143 lots sell for a total of 4,697,300 guineas whilst the horses in training saw 61 lots realise 543,700 guineas

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UK racing this week looks at the Guineas and across the Atlantic

This weekend sees three big meetings I will focus on – the Newmarket 2000 Guineas Saturday, the Kentucky Derby Saturday evening UKL time, and the 1000 Guineas on Sunday – like buses the good racing all comes along at once for some reason

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Mendelssohn-mania setting in at Churchill Downs

UAE Derby Group (G2) winner and Kentucky Derby (G1) candidate Mendelssohn made his first appearance on the track on Thursday morning drawing a sizable crowd, as he prepares for Saturday’s US $2 million Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs.

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Gustav Klimt and Saxon Warrior head potent O'Brien 2000 Guineas challenge

Should Gustav Klimt, favourite for Saturday’s Qipco 2,000 Guineas, become Aidan O’Brien’s ninth winner of the Newmarket Classic his achievement will have been different to any of Ballydoyle’s previous victors.

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Irish authority rejects calls for longer break for jump jockeys

Horse Racing Ireland is unlikely to bow to the wishes of Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer at the IHRB and leading rider Robbie Power, who have expressed concern over the lack of an end-of-season break for jump jockeys.

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Sam Twiston-Davies to leave top job with Paul Nicholls and go freelance

Sam Twiston-Davies is to go freelance this season, but will continue to ride on a regular basis for ten-time champion trainer Paul Nicholls, who he joined as number one jockey in 2014.

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Varian ace Defoe expected to hit the target on first Group 2 assignment

Odds-on favourite Defoe wasn't even entered for the Jockey Club Stakes until the five-day stage, when connections stumped up £6,000 to add him to the field.

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Can Havana Grey buck three-year-old trend for Burke?

No three-year-old has won this famous speed test since Amour Propre in 2009, but Havana Grey looks to hold solid claims of bucking that trend.

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Soliloquy and Wild Illusion primed for QIPCO 1000 Guineas as Appleby bids for first British Classic

Charlie Appleby saddles two of the leading fancies, Soliloquy and Wild Illusion, in the 15-runner Group 1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas over a mile of Newmarket’s Rowley Mile Racecourse on Sunday

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The 144th running of the Kentucky Derby is the centerpiece of a weekend-long festival of top-shelf racing at Churchill Downs that also features the winners of last year's Derby and Kentucky Oaks.

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Donnacha O'Brien gives his verdict on Guineas hope Saxon Warrior

Donnacha O'Brien will bid to emulate his brother Joseph by partnering a Classic winner as a teenager in the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday and he has described his mount Saxon Warrior as "a bit special" before the Newmarket feature.

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Crowley craves Classic breakthrough with exciting Elarqam

Elarqam can fill in a major missing piece in Jim Crowley's burgeoning career resume on Saturday should he justify growing market optimism in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas.

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Portman pays tribute to Mrs Danvers

Mrs Danvers, the bargain basement filly whose unbeaten two-year-old season in 2016 included winning the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint and a defeat of Battaash in the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes, has been retired to her breeders, Connie and Mark Burton.

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Rowley hoping for a Barel Of Laughs repeat

The 2017/2018 season at Cheltenham Racecourse draws to a close tomorrow Friday, May 4, with the Hunter Chase Evening featuring seven contests for amateur riders.

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