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Syndicates offer dreams of cut-price Derby glory

Syndicates offer dreams of cut-price Derby glory

Syndicates are a lifeline to racing fans who cannot afford to own a horse individually and in also attracting the young who are pivotal if the sport is to blossom, leading English trainer Richard Hannon Junior told AFP. Hannon Junior — who trains 250 horses in Wiltshire, south west England — is well

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Not a lot of people know that: Why horses are named Bogart, Curtis but not Caine

Not a lot of people know that: Why horses are named Bogart, Curtis but not Caine

Winning a race is hard enough, getting the horse to the track is tough — but the process of naming of runners can present another set of obstacles for their owners. One British-based syndicate, Chelsea Thoroughbreds, has over 20 horses in training — with around 100 individuals owning shares in different

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Arc winner Enable to run in Breeders' Cup Turf

Arc winner Enable to run in Breeders' Cup Turf

London (AFP) – Enable will attempt to become the first horse to follow victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with success at the Breeders' Cup in the United States, it was confirmed on Tuesday.

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Sport of Kings offers crumbs of comfort for trainer Baker

Sport of Kings offers crumbs of comfort for trainer Baker

Trainer George Baker dreams of repeating Belgian Bill's dramatic win at Royal Ascot but says going head to head with Dubai's Godolphin operation and Qatari money means the odds are stacked against him. The English flat-racing trainer, who watched his horse win the 2013 Royal Hunt Cup, was describing

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Buyers hope to strike it rich with yearlings

Buyers hope to strike it rich with yearlings

Wealthy folks spent a total of $377 million on year-old racehorses at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, many hoping they'll become money-making champions.

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Swedish long-shot wins Yonkers International Trot

Swedish long-shot wins Yonkers International Trot

YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Swedish long-shot Cruzado Dela Noche of Sweden won the $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway.

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Redzel wins world's richest turf race The Everest

Redzel wins world's richest turf race The Everest

Redzel won the world's richest turf race for the second straight time in Sydney Saturday, storming to victory ahead of a host of top-rated sprinters to clinch The Everest crown. With Kerrin McEvoy in the saddle, he took a commanding lead out of the gate at Royal Randwick and was never seriously

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Agent: Jockey Espinoza plans comeback in late December

Agent: Jockey Espinoza plans comeback in late December

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Victor Espinoza is planning a comeback in late December after fracturing a vertebra in his neck during a training accident at Del Mar.

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Marion Marauder of Canada is early favorite for Yonkers Trot

Marion Marauder of Canada is early favorite for Yonkers Trot

Marion Marauder of Canada drew the first post position and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Yonkers International Trot. A field of 10 trotters from seven countries will go in the 1 1/4-mile race on Saturday at Yonkers Raceway. A 5-year-old, Marion Marauder is the leading

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Protesters lose turf war in Sydney Opera House 'billboard' row

Protesters lose turf war in Sydney Opera House 'billboard' row

The Sydney Opera House was lit up with a controversial advertisement for a major horse race Tuesday, despite days of fierce public backlash over the commercialisation of the world-famous landmark. The Aus$13 million (US$10 million) Everest race, which boasts the world's biggest turf race prize,

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33-1 shot Lakerball wins $100,000 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita

33-1 shot Lakerball wins $100,000 Surfer Girl at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Lakerball, a 33-1 longshot partly owned by Janie Buss of the Los Angeles Lakers, won the $100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes by a head at Santa Anita.

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Horse racing: Enable and Dettori win Arc for second straight year

Horse racing: Enable and Dettori win Arc for second straight year

Frankie Dettori rode odds-on favorite Enable to a second straight victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after fending off a late charge from Sea of Class at ParisLongchamp on Sunday. John Gosden's four-year-old filly became the first British-trained horse to win Europe's top middle-distance

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Enable wins Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for 2nd straight year

Enable wins Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for 2nd straight year

Enable held off a late charge from Sea Of Class to successfully defend her crown at the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe by a neck on Sunday with Frankie Dettori riding his record sixth winner in Europe's richest race. Trained by John Gosden, the four-year-old filly was a heavy favorite to become the

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Dettori repeats Arc de Triomphe success on flying Enable

Dettori repeats Arc de Triomphe success on flying Enable

Frankie Dettori won the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on star filly Enable on Sunday, repeating their success from last year with his record-extending sixth win in the race. Cloth Of Stars (20-1) backed up last year's runner-up finish by finishing third for French master trainer Andre Fabre.

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Sydney Opera House horse race 'advertising' sparks uproar

Sydney Opera House horse race 'advertising' sparks uproar

A government push to use the Sydney Opera House's sails to advertise a horse racing event over the wishes of the building's management has sparked uproar among many Australians over the commercialisation of an iconic landmark. The Aus$13 million (US$10 million) Everest race, which boasts the

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Fabre wary of 'Messi' Dettori in Arc showdown

Fabre wary of 'Messi' Dettori in Arc showdown

French master trainer Andre Fabre has won a record seven Prix de l'Arc de Triomphes but he believes the “Lionel Messi” of racing Frankie Dettori could deny him an eighth on Sunday. Fabre saddles three in Sunday's latest edition of Europe's most prestigious race — returning to

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Riding legend Dettori intent on riding into 50s

Riding legend Dettori intent on riding into 50s

Racing legend Frankie Dettori will not be hanging up his riding boots if he wins a sixth Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, he told the Daily Mail, saying he intends to carry on into his 50s. “She believes that as well! Without doubt she is the best filly I have ridden and she could write

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Vale Dori scores upset win for Baffert in Zenyatta Stakes

Vale Dori scores upset win for Baffert in Zenyatta Stakes

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Vale Dori defeated La Force by three-quarters of a length to win the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes in an upset at Santa Anita on Sunday.

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Accelerate beats West Coast to win Awesome Again

Accelerate beats West Coast to win Awesome Again

Then he showed he's ready for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Accelerate outdueled West Coast to win the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on Saturday in his fourth Grade 1 victory of the year. Ridden by Joel Rosario, Accelerate already had a guaranteed berth in the $6

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McKinzie wins $1M Pa Derby off 6-month break for Baffert

McKinzie wins $1M Pa Derby off 6-month break for Baffert

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — McKinzie returned from a six-month layoff to win the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

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