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Leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher makes surprise visit to Ascot sale

Among the spectators at the Tattersalls Ascot December Sale on Monday was leading Australian trainer Ciaron Maher, who is in Britain to oversee the preparation of his yard's star hurdler Big Blue for the Grade 2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.

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G1 victors Pentland Hills and Elixir De Nutz among entries for Saturday's Unibet International Hurdle

Pentland Hills headlines 10 entries for the feature £140,000 G2 Unibet International Hurdle at Cheltenham this Saturday, Day Two of The International - the two-mile, one-furlong contest is a leading trial for the G1 Unibet Champion Hurdle

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Min fends off surprise challenge of Hardline to retain John Durkan crown

Min overcame a few hairy moments to fend off Hardline and secure back-to-back editions of the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

In North American weekend highlights, Maximum Security ran strongly to win the Grade I Cigar Mile and likely earn some year-end honors while Spiced Perfection won the Go For Wand Handicap at Aqueduct.

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UK Racing compares Hong Kong to the world

Hong Kong International races review time, and despite the over the top news at home in the tabloid-led United Kingdom, the protests (or riots, depending on who you read), made no difference whatsoever to our routine.

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Media rights chair O'Neill 'very disappointed' as Durkan coverage suffers on RTV

Conor O’Neill, general manager of Punchestown racecourse and also chairman of Horse Racing Ireland’s media rights committee, on Sunday admitted to being “very disappointed” that the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday was broadcast on a split screen with no commentary in the early stages.

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BHA to revise procedure for announcing void races after Sandown chaos

The BHA is set to revise the system for announcing void races after a chaotic running of the London National led to confusion in the Sandown betting ring on Saturday.

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Admire Mars (JPN) in third Group 1 after Hong Kong Mile victory

Three-year-old colt Admire Mars (JPN) under Christophe Soumillon claimed his third Group 1 victory when taking the HK$25m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Mile (1600m) at Sha Tin on Sunday over the Hong Kong contenders Waikuku (IRE) and Beauty Generation (NZ) with fellow Japanese runner Normcore (JPN) fourth

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The Moreira five - pictorial

Hong Kong's leading jockey Joao Moreira took the LONGINES Hong Kong International Race meeting at Sha Tin on Sunday by storm winning five of the ten races

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Glory Vase (JPN) in near Japanese clean sweep in Hong Kong Vase

The Japanese took a near clean sweep in the HK$20m, Group 1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase (2400m) at Sha Tin on Sunday with the appropriately named Glory Vase (JPN) demolishing the field under Joao Moreira for trainer Tomohito Ozeki

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Maystar makes all for Fast-Track Qualifier success under Hollie Doyle

Fresh from setting a new record for British victories in a calendar year by a female jockey at Southwell on Thursday, Hollie Doyle made it win number 108 for 2019 when partnering the Archie Watson-trained Maystar to victory in the £14,000 Ladbrokes "Play 1-2-Free" On Football Conditions Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday, December 7.

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Irish and French raiders dominate entries for Cross Country Handicap Chase at The International

Horses trained in Ireland and France account for 15 of the 24 entries for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase, one of the highlights on day one of The International at Cheltenham, Friday, 13 December.

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Seven jockeys banned for ten days amid chaotic scenes in finale at Sandown

Extraordinary events at Sandown on Saturday in the closing London National left jockeys confused, punters bemused, the sport scratching its head as another major occasion was overshadowed by a fiasco and one of the trainers involved slamming the procedures.

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Native River records wide-margin Many Clouds victory as old foe Might Bite exits

The first big sporting rematch of the day was over before it started at Aintree on Saturday In scenes millions worldwide hoped would not be repeated hours later in Joshua v Ruiz part two, Might Bite was on the canvas early to leave Native River to claim his first winner's belt since the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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