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De Sousa Crowned Champion Jockey

Silvestre de Sousa was for the second time named champion jockey in Britain on Saturday, besting last year’s champion Jim Crowley with 155 winners. Crowley rode 111, and Ryan Moore was third with 103. De Sousa, who also won the championship in 2015, accepted his award at Ascot on Champions …

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Queen In Waiting

A week on from Erasmus (Ger) (Reliable Man GB) establishing his dominion amongst the colts of the 2-year-old generation in Cologne’s G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten, it is the turn of the fillies on Sunday as the G3 Ittlingen Preis der Winterkonigin takes centre stage at Baden-Baden. Clear … Read entire …

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First Jumpout For Caviar Colt

Prince Of Caviar (Aus) (Sebring Aus), the second foal out of world champion sprinter Black Caviar (Aus) (Bel Esprit Aus), had his first jumpout at Flemington on Friday morning (video). Wayne Hawkes, who trains the 2-year-old with his father John and brother Michael, told Racing.com after the 800 metre … …

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Ikee Holds Classic Key

Last year’s G1 Kikuka Sho (Japanese St Leger) winning trainer Yasutoshi Ikee is well represented for this year’s renewal on Sunday, with three of the 18 runners emanating from his stable, and among those is morning line second choice Al Ain (Jpn) (Deep Impact Jpn), who bids for a … …

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New Replay Technology For Champions Day

A new HD replay system for British stewards will be used for the first time on British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday. The system, which has been used by officials on the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand and at the Super Bowl, facilitates multiple screen views …

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Fact Of The Week: Triple Threats

It’s surely a remarkable feat to sire the first three home in a Group 1 race. But it’s been happening relatively frequently in recent years to warrant a closer look: three times in 2016 and on three occasions again in 2017. The latest sire to join this exalted club is …

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Observations on the European Racing Scene for Wednesday Oct. 18

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Wednesday’s Insights features a daughter of Group 3 … Read entire story. …

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TBA Hosts Canberra Event for Breeders and Australian Parliament

The message that Thoroughbred breeding plays a vital role in the rural economy and Australian society was echoed by Australian government ministers and senior politicians at a Thoroughbred Breeders Australia (TBA) event in Canberra Monday evening. Defence Minister Marise Payne and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten were both on …

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