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IFHA Conference to feature horse welfare and the public perception of racing

The 53rd International Conference of Horseracing Authorities, organized by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), will be held on the 7th of October 2019 in Paris, France - horse welfare and public perception will be the main focus of the Conference

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Ayr withdraws from the race to take control of troubled Musselburgh

As Scotland's biggest Flat meeting got under way, hopes of a union of two of the country's biggest tracks were dashed when Ayr revealed it had pulled out of the battle to take over Musselburgh.

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Government warns equine sector of extra red tape in event of no-deal Brexit

The government has warned the racing and breeding industries of the extra red tape they will have to negotiate if they want to move horses to and from the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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Ground expected to quicken before Ayr Gold Cup with drying conditions forecast

Ayr Gold Cup runners and punters have been warned that the ground could be on the quick side for Saturday’s showpiece handicap.

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Confirmed runners, riders and draw for the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup

William Hill Ayr Gold Cup ante-post favourite Buffer Zone is one of 25 declarations in a maximum field for Saturday's £200,000 sprint handicap.

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Aidan O'Brien eyeing Queen Elizabeth II Stakes for Guineas hero Magna Grecia

2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, who has missed most of the season, is being aimed for a return to action in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot next month.

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Unbeaten Earthlight ready to add to Godolphin juvenile riches in Middle Park

Impressive Prix Morny winner Earthlight is on course for a trip to Newmarket next Saturday and a potential clash with Mums Tipple in the Group 1 Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes, as Godolphin look to add to their two-year-old riches.

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Shaun Parker appointed as BHA Head of Stewarding

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) on Thursday announced tha, Shaun Parker – Chief Stipendiary Steward for the National Horseracing Authority of South Africa based in Durban – has been appointed as its new Head of Stewarding.

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Deirdre team not ruling out tackling golden girl Enable at Longchamp

Deirdre could yet bid to become Japan's first winner of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the start of next month with connections not ruling out a supplementary entry for Saturday's unlucky Irish Champions Stakes fourth.

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Connections of returning Magical Memory dreaming of repeat Stewards' Cup bid

Connections of 2015 Stewards' Cup winner Magical Memory are hoping to return to Glorious Goodwood next year, despite the Charlie Hills-trained grey being off the track since May 2018 with a leg injury.

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Globetrotting Benbatl to stay closer to home after exhausting year on the road

Benbatl, who was last seen chasing home wondermare Winx in the Cox Plate in Australia last October, could make his return to action in the Group 2 Shadwell Joel Stakes at Newmarket next week.

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Hugo Palmer tempted by Fillies' Mile bid with Guineas hope Powerful Breeze

Classic-winning trainer Hugo Palmer is considering supplementing May Hill winner and 1,000 Guineas hope Powerful Breeze in the Group 1 bet365 Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket next month.

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Dakota Gold and Equilateral to face off at Newbury on Saturday

It is not quite a clash of the Battaash-Mabs Cross level, but sprinters from the yards of Charlie Hills and Michael Dods are due to do battle at Newbury on Saturday in the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes.

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Magical back on top in bid to be crowned Cartier Horse Of The Year

Magical has regained top spot in the Cartier Horse Of The Year and Cartier Older Horse categories after securing her second G1 of the campaign in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 14, day one of Irish Champions Weekend.

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Star-studded Gold Trail commences NZB Filly of the Year Series

The stage is set for some early fireworks in the 2019-20 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year Series, with a high-quality field assembled for Saturday’s first leg, the $70,000 Group 3 Hawke’s Bay Breeders Gold Trail Stakes (1200m) at Hastings.

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Tregoning readying Greenham winner Mohaather for QEII tilt on Champions Day

Greenham winner Mohaather is being lined up to return from six months out in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.

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Newbury to review prize-money investment in face of betting shop closures

Newbury racecourse has said it will be "carefully reviewing" its investment in prize-money at the track due to the "significant risk" of falling income caused by betting shop closures.

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