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Midnight Bisou won the weekend's biggest race thanks to a stewards' ruling against Monomoy Girl, undoubtedly setting up a juicy rematch a short way down the road - McKinzie came back with vigor from a long break to win the Pennsylvania Derby.

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Lookin for Eight pulls off Durham Cup upset

A last minute decision to race in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) paid off for the connections of supplemental entry Lookin for Eight, who earned his first stakes win as the longest shot on the board in 1-1/8-mile event for older horses on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Tomelilla (NZ) scores third stakes win

With a dominant performance in Sunday’s $50,000 Listed Haunui Farm Karaka Classic (1600m) at Pukekohe, the $15,000 Festival Sale purchase Tomelilla (NZ) (Tavistock) scored her third black-type win and took her stakes earnings past $200,000.

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Bourbon Stritta gets up in time to win the Bull Page Stakes

With a well-timed stretch run, Bourbon Stritta got up at the wire to win the $100,000 Bull Page Stakes for Ontario-sired two-year-old colts on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack.

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McKinzie makes up for lost time with dominant Pennsylvania Derby display

Before Justify became a Classic-conquering superstar, McKinzie was the colt Bob Baffert believed would claim divisional supremacy.

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Arc remains the aim for Study Of Man as team roll the dice on extended trip

One of the more curious long-term trends in Arc history will once again be challenged in a fortnight's time when Study Of Man attempts to become the first horse to win the race on his first start at a mile and a half since Saumarez in 1990.

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Mike Hammond to end training career at Uttoxeter following gallops fall

A fall on the gallops has signalled the end of Mike Hammond's training career, with the former point-to-point rider saddling his last runner at Uttoxeter on Sunday.

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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Sunday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's 11 race Turf and All Weather track programme at Woodbine on Sunday - selections by Jim Bannon - the 11 race programme commences at 1.00pm Canadian EDT, 3.00am AEST Monday

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Silent Mistake breaks her maiden in Victorian Queen Stakes

Silent Mistake celebrated a maiden-breaking victory in stakes action with a front-end effort in the $100,000 Victorian Queen on Saturday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack

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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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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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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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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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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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