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Turnover rise for on-course betting in Ireland after attendance boost

Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh has cited an increase in attendances as an influential factor in the 6.6 per cent rise in betting ring turnover recorded during 2019,

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Kachy ready for comeback as Lingfield Park stages two Fast-Track Qualifiers

David Lowe's All-Weather speed machine Kachy is set to make his eagerly anticipated return in the £45,000 Listed Betway Cleves Stakes, a race he has won for the last two years, at Lingfield Park on Saturday

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Mucho Gusto won the Pegasus World Cup and possibly a trip to Saudi Arabia and Gold Street marched along the Kentucky Derby trail at Oaklawn Park in highlights of weekend horse racing.

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Red-hot Paul Townend relishing chance to bag first Irish Gold Cup with Kemboy

Ireland's champion jockey Paul Townend cannot wait to renew his partnership with Kemboy in Sunday's Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup as the rider, who is currently in superb form, gears up for this weekend's Dublin Racing Festival

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Anna Kerr appointed as chief operating officer of the National Stud

The National Stud has appointed Anna Kerr as its chief operating officer.

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UK Thoroughbred Industries Brexit Steering Group update

During the transition period from 1 February – 31 December 2020, arrangements relating to the movement of thoroughbreds and people will operate as they currently do.

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Henderson giving serious consideration to Grand National bid for OK Corral

The Randox Health Grand National remains the major omission from Nicky Henderson's list of big-race wins but the performance of OK Corral at Doncaster on Saturday means he and owner JP McManus have Aintree "on the shortlist" of potential targets for the Sky Bet Chase winner.

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'Our dreams are shattered' - Pipe devastated over loss of star chaser Warthog

David Pipe's Saturday featured emotions at opposing ends of the spectrum as the elation of Grade 2 success with Ramses De Teillee at Doncaster was marred by the sad death of Caspian Caviar Gold Cup winner Warthog, who suffered a fatal injury at Cheltenham.

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Carefully Selected not foot-perfect but gets job done in dramatic Naas triumph

Carefully Selected qualified for the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham when coming out on top in a dramatic Grade 3 Naas Racecourse Business Club Novice Chase.

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Lorcan Williams wows Uttoxeter crowd with amazing save on Financial Outcome

Lorcan Williams delivered a piece of race-riding more suited to the rodeo or circus as he somehow managed to maintain his partnership with Financial Outcome in the 3m novice handicap chase at Uttoxeter on Saturday - watch

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'I'm not done yet' says veteran Mike Smith as Omaha Beach heads to stud

Mike Smith, the winningmost Grade 1 jockey in North America, believes he is riding at "the top of his game" at the age of 54 and has no plans to retire any time soon.

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Santini and Paisley Park the star turns on Festival Trials Day at Cheltenham

Cheltenham hosted Festival Trials Day on Saturday with a seven-race programme offering five Graded contests - it was business as usual for Paisley Park (Emma Lavelle/Aidan Coleman, 4/6 Fav) as the eight-year-old landed the G2 galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle for the second year in succession.

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UK Racing this weekend looks at Cheltenham

Closer to home and Cheltenham put on a top class card on Saturday that will be fun to try to unravel, but not necessarily either easy or profitable sadly.

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Woodbine-based Kimura named Champion Apprentice Jockey at 2019 Eclipse Awards

Kazushi Kimura left his native Japan with the hope of making an impression on the Canadian Thoroughbred racing scene - at Gulfstream Park in Florida, he managed to eclipse that goal

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A star is born: champion Minding delivers a filly by the late, great Deep Impact

The brilliant Minding, winner of seven Group 1 races, has produced a filly by the late, great Japanese supersire Deep Impact.

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PMU returns extra €13m to racing and trotting after beating 2019 targets

Pari Mutuel Urbain have posted a better-than-forecast set of provisional results for 2019, with turnover of €9.56 billion and an operating profit returned to fund racing and trotting of €760 million.

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