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UK Racing this weekend looks to the All Weather meetings

It all looks pretty competitive stuff and we need to try to balance chances against prices which is never an easy equation, so I have gone for a few “good things” as well as one that may, just may, be overpriced.

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Keeneland and Fasig-Tipton revise funding procedures for Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company announce revised procedures to provide funding to the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance - sellers/owners will be charged .05 percent of the sales price (for example, $50 on a $100,000 sale) on each horse sold at public auction

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Paul Nicholls fields four in fiercely competitive Betway Chase

Paul Nicholls, who last landed this prestigious prize with Rocky Creek in 2015, is four-handed as he bids to continue his excellent run of form.

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Eyes wide open: who will leap from Saturday horse to festival contender?

With just 17 days until the the start of racing's ultimate week of question and answer, those who have been trying to solve the various Cheltenham puzzles may feel they now have all the evidence they need to draw conclusions.

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59% of all Kim Muir Handicap Chase bets are down following Glenloe injury

News of Glenloe’s withdrawal from the Kim Muir Handicap Chase has resulted in a whopping 59% of ante-post bets on the race being down before The Festival at Cheltenham has even started this year in March.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

Weekend horse racing features a dash of Kentucky Derby, Saudi Derby, Hong Kong Derby, Qatar Derby and even the Winter Derby with action from the Far East to the Middle East with stops in England and New Mexico

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Kempton hopeful good will be in the description for Saturday's fixture

A word in the going report that has become almost extinct in the face of Storms Ciara and Dennis could feature in the description for Kempton's big-race card on Saturday.

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John Gosden rules Turgenev out of Saudi Arabia's Neom Turf

Turgenev, who was 4-1 second favourite for the $1 million Neom Turf Cup in Saudi Arabia on Saturday week, will miss the 1m2½f contest according to trainer John Gosden.

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Down On Da Bayou has big easy UAE Oaks win

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum’s Salem bin Ghadayer-trained Down on da Bayou put another notch in the shell of dam Bayou Tortuga, becoming her second foal to win the classic UAE Oaks (G3), making all under Mickael Barzalona and finishing up 18½ lengths in front and in a 1900m stakes record time of 1:58.35

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Matchbook could miss out on lucrative festival money-spinner

The UK platform of the Matchbook Exchange may not be back operational in time for next month’s Cheltenham Festival after its licence was suspended on Tuesday by the Gambling Commission

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Bangkok and Dubai Warrior clash in Saturday's Winter Derby

A fascinating showdown between high class four-year-old's Bangkok and Dubai Warrior comes to fruition in the £100,000 G3 Betway Winter Derby at Lingfield Park this Saturday

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UK racingleaders united in support of welfare strategy

UK racing industry leaders, including those representing jockeys, trainers, owners and Britain’s racecourses, have pledged their support for a new strategy for horse welfare published on Thursday.

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“A life well-lived” – British racing’s Horse Welfare Board publishes five-year welfare strategy

Five-year plan focuses on vision that “Respect for the horse is at the heart of everything we do: Every horse bred for racing will enjoy a life well lived” - innovative project to measure horses’ quality of life and wellbeing - commitment to lifetime responsibility, based on plan to trace every racehorse from birth

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Entries revealed for the 10 handicaps at The Festival

The countdown to The Festival intensified on Thursday with the publication of the entries for the 10 handicaps at the four-day extravaganza, which takes place from Tuesday, 10 March through to Thursday, 13 March inclusive.

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UK jockeys in urgent need of sponsor to save vital injured riders insurance scheme

Time is running out for an important jockeys’ insurance scheme to be saved with the UK Professional Jockeys Association having limited scope to finance the deal without the assistance of a commercial sponsor

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Cheltenham Festival dream fading for lacklustre Laurina as Elfile enters picture

The Cheltenham dream for Laurina appears to be fading this year after another below-par run in third behind stablemate Elfile in the Grade 3 Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown on Wednesday.

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