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It's a dead-heat: Son Of Rest and Baron Bolt create Ayr Gold Cup history

A bolt from the blue indeed. Huge ante-post gamble Son Of Rest and outsider Baron Bolt produced the first dead-heat in the long history of the Ayr Gold Cup following a pulsating finish to Scotland's premier Flat race.

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Kessaar proves a star in G2 Dubai Duty Free Mill Reef Stakes

Persistent rain proved no barrier to a great afternoon of racing on day two of the Dubai Duty Free International Weekend at Newbury on Saturday, September 22, with several top-quality performances and thrilling finishes featuring in an action-packed eight-race card.

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Unbeaten Ghaiyyath impresses Buick with classy comeback success

One-time Derby hopeful Ghaiyyath made immediate amends for an absence stretching back to last season's Autumn Stakes when galloping his rivals into the ground at Longchamp on Saturday under William Buick.

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International star Thundering Blue looking to strike on first foreign foray

The prize-money is up, and so too is the away team, with British-based trainers David Menuisier and Marco Botti saddling runners in Sunday's 1m4f Stockholm Cup International at Bro Park in Sweden.

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Melbourne Cup in mind for Torcedor on first start for new yard and owners

The silks, the trainer and the venue are new for Torcedor but his Melbourne Cup supporters will be hoping the consistency that has marked his career will remain on his first start since leaving Jessica Harrington.

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Popular sprinter Take Cover retired after finishing gallant second at Newbury

Nobody wants to finish second, but there was only pride from connections of Take Cover after the evergreen sprinter bowed out, losing nothing in defeat to Mr Lupton in Newbury's Group 3 Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes on Saturday.

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Karaka Million winners shine at Hastings

Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) continued her amazing spring with another Group 1 win in Saturday’s $200,000 Windsor Park Plate (1600m), completing a huge day at Hastings not only for her connections, but also for Karaka graduates and Karaka Million winners.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Saturday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race Turf and All Weather track programme featuring the $100,000 Victorian Queen Stakes at Woodbine on Saturday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 11 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Sunday.

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Evergreen sprinter Take Cover could sign off after repeat Group bid

Take Cover, the blink-and-you-miss-him sprinter, could be set for his final appearance in a race he won last year.

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Trainers told to stop using Regumate by BHA after anabolic steroid detection

Trainers have been ordered by the BHA to stop administering a previously permitted product after it was found to contain traces of an anabolic steroid.

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Lucky Lucky day for Richard Fahey and Oakley Brown as Ayr luck changes

You can't beat that Friday feeling – ask two frustrated groups who'd been feeling down on their luck and got a real teatime boost in the 77.55sec it took to run the William Hill Ayr Bronze Cup.

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Mudlovers in their element for softest running in seven years

For the first time in two years we will actually see the Ayr Gold Cup taking place at Ayr after Haydock stepped in to host last year's race the week after it was initially scheduled.

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Fahey launches four-pronged assault on consolation prize at Ayr

Although not as prestigious as its Gold counterpart, the Ayr Silver Cup always attracts just as competitive a field and consistently provides an intriguing support act to the main event.

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Burke hoping for another Group-winning weekend with True Mason

Karl Burke is chasing a third victory in the juvenile feature in the past decade with True Mason, who brings Group 1 form to the table after two recent placed efforts in France.

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Canada clues on offer in Berkshire as Simcock goes for four-timer

Last year's winner of the G3 Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup, Desert Encounter, is back but this time the race will act as a prep for next month's Group 1 Canadian International at Woodbine.

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Ghaiyyath and Willie John head four-strong British turnout in Paris feature

One-time Derby hopes Ghaiyyath and Willie John finally get to meet but in the unlikely surroundings of Longchamp in the Group 3 Prix du Prince d'Orange, the final three-year-olds-only race of the season at that level in Europe.

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