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L'Ami Serge favourite as 22 go forward for Doncaster Chase

The three-mile contest is Doncaster's richest Jump race of the year and centrepiece of an excellent seven-race card

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Sam Twiston-Davies in line for plum mounts Bristol De Mai and Wholestone

Sam Twiston-Davies looks set to pick up the plum ride on favourite Bristol De Mai in the BetBright Cotswold Trial Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday, as regular rider Daryl Jacob is due to be at Doncaster to maintain his partnership with Alan King's Sandown Grade 1 winner Sceau Royal.

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Michael Owen to join Ed Chamberlin as presenter at Godolphin staff awards

England football legend Michael Owen will join Ed Chamberlin as a guest presenter at the 2018 Godolphin Stud and Stable Staff Awards at the Jumeriah Carlton Tower Hotel in London on February 19.

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O'Brien duo ready for Festival Trials Day

Cheltenham stages Festival Trials Day this Saturday, January 27, with a superb seven-race programme worth a record £354,000 in prize money.

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Singapore sojourn for Frankel filly after topping day two of Cape Premier

Pat Shaw went to R3 million (£177,630/€201,310) for the filly out of the Fastnet Rock mare Wandering offered by Klawervlei Stud at the Cape Premier Sale on Sunday

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Record prize money on offer during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival

A new record amount of prize money in excess of £3.2 million is being offered for the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival, which runs at Aintree Racecourse from Thursday, April 12 through to Saturday, April 14 inclusive, it was announced on Monday.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

World of Trouble showed a world of talent in the weekend's biggest Kentucky Derby prep while Almond Roca and Amy's Challenge moved forward on the Oaks front - world-class sprinter X Y Jet was an easy winner in the Sunshine Millions at Gulfstream Park and could be headed for a return trip to Dubai in two months time.

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Sniper shoots to victory in Abu Dhabi feature

On a blustery evening in the capital, Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club hosted a six race card on Sunday, featuring the HH The President Cup Prep, over the same 2200m course and distance as the AED2,500,000 Group One feature itself, in three weeks time.

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A Toi Phil joins illustrious roll of honour with wide-margin win

A Toi Phil took advantage of a relatively weak running of the Horse & Jockey Hotel Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles on Sunday, to give Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud their third win in the last four years in a race with a rich history.

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Training legend Criquette Head-Maarek to retire next month

One of the great post-war training careers in European racing will come to an end on February 1 when Criquette Head-Maarek saddles her final runners.

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The legacy of Nickel Coin on Grand National Thursday

The latest of 13 mares to win the Randox Health Grand National was Nickel Coin, who took the honours in the world famous race by six lengths from Royal Tan 67 years ago.

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Frankel fever and fresh faces get Cape Premier Sale off to bright start

International participation may have been the order of the day on day one of the Cape Premier Yearling Sale in Cape Town, but it was South African John Freeman who had the most to celebrate come the close of Saturday's evening session, having secured the top lot, a colt by Frankel, for R4 million (£236,750/€268,420).

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Ejaaby impresses in Saturday Meydan feature

Racing at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, a matinee meeting with a 4pm start time, was highlighted by a 1200m turf handicap –the Al Naboodah Electrical– contested by a competitive field of 15 and won impressively by Ejaaby.

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Dijon Bleu (NZ) extends NZB Filly of the Year Series lead

Top filly Dijon Bleu (NZ) (Burgundy) added to her lead in the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series with a runaway win in Saturday’s $70,000 Group 3 Metroclad-Terracade Desert Gold Stakes (1200m) at Trentham

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A Toi Phil and American Tom face off in festival rehearsal

The Kinloch Brae has been won by Cheltenham Festival heroes Don Cossack and Newmill, both of whom landed the race twice, and while this year's event might not offer obvious clues, both A Toi Phil and American Tom hold entries at the festival.

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One for the history books as Boite becomes first winner after declared wind op

Warren Greatrex's eight-year-old Boite made history as he became the first winner after a declared wind operation at Taunton on Saturday.

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