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Jim Bannon's Journal for Woodbine - Thursday

Preview for Woodbine Entertainment Group's meeting at Woodbine on Thursday morning AEST - selections by Jim Bannon - the eight race Australian broadcast commences at 8.45am AEST Thursday on Sky Racing2, from 9.14am AEST on Sky Racing1.

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'Absolute legend' Seamster to sew up a century at Catterick

Seamster, winner of 16 races during a wonderful career, is set to make his 100th appearance in the 5f handicap (4.30) at Catterick on Wednesday, with trainer David Loughnane confident of a big run.

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BHA ignored other possible sources of Faugheen leak says vet's defence

The BHA ignored a number of other possible sources of information revealing Faugheen would miss the 2016 Champion Hurdle, including the role of a bookmaker who also laid the horse, it was claimed in London on Tuesday.

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Accused vet: Iā€™d never break trust with Willie Mullins by discussing Faugheen

The vet accused of passing inside information on Faugheen to his brother who laid the horse to lose the 2016 Champion Hurdle said he would never discuss any horse he was treating.

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Magic Wand tightens grip on Irish Oaks market

Magic Wand, winner of the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot last month, was shortened across the board on Tuesday for the Darley Irish Oaks and is now no bigger than 7-4, having been freely available at 5-2 on Monday night.

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Strewth! Can of Foster's lager in Windsor stable sparks stewards' inquiry

A half-drunk can of lager in a racecourse stable on a hot and steamy Cuban-themed evening at Windsor sparked a pre-racing inquiry that ended with a report being sent by the stewards to the BHA head office in London.

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Melbourne Cup the ultimate aim for Marmelo with French raid also on the cards

Hughie Morrison described the Lexus Melbourne Cup as "definitely the end game" for his globetrotting stayer Marmelo this year as he mapped out the rest of the year following his Group 2 win in France.

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Harrington keen to visit Goodwood

Jessica Harrington has never been to Goodwood, let alone had a runner at the West Sussex racecourse - but the leading trainer on the Flat and over jumps is keen to visit Goodwood during the Qatar Goodwood Festival

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Signora Cabello among 56 confirmations for Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury

Royal Ascot winner Signora Cabello headlines 56 six-day acceptors for the feature £250,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury this Saturday.

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'He's a proper stayer' ā€“ Easterby bullish about Wells Farhh Go's Leger claims

Wells Farhh Go, who leapt to the forefront of the William Hill St Leger betting with victory at Newmarket last week, is set for just one run before the Classic on September 15.

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Urban Fox set for Nassau tilt as Haggas lines up Sea Of Class for Irish Oaks

William Haggas is set to rely on Pretty Polly Stakes winner Urban Fox, rather than dual Listed winner Sea Of Class, in Goodwood's Qatar Nassau Stakes.

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'Fast' Gustav Klimt will be suited by Sussex Stakes test ā€“ Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien believes Gustav Klimt will be seen to better advantage in the £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes, in which he will cross swords once again with Without Parole, who beat him by half a length in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

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Inquiry hears brother of Mullins vet stood to win ā‚¬3,342 from Faugheen lay bets

The brother of the main vet used by Ireland's champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins placed a series of lay bets on Faugheen to lose the 2016 Champion Hurdle 48 hours before the horse was ruled out of the race.

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Dettori appeals 10 day suspension

Frankie Dettori will appeal against the ten-day ban he received for careless riding at last week's July festival at Newmarket, with bookmaker Paddy Power making it odds-on the suspension will be reduced.

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Camacho excited about unleashing fast and fiery Judicial at the Curragh

In-form Julie Camacho will take the next step this weekend with Judicial, the progressive sprinter who is too explosive to work at home but but has been a revelation on the track - she is eyeing the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday

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de Sousa appeal dismissed

Independent Disciplinary Panel of the British Horseracing Authority dismisses the appeal lodged by Silvestre De Sousa against his suspension at Chelmsford City on July 6th

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Elate won the Delaware Handicap and Axelrod flew in from California to upset the Indiana Derby in the highlights of weekend racing action - two-year-old action started to heat up from coast to coast with even some of the state-bred races worth a look.

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