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At the Galop! Organisers urge English and Irish to flock to 100th running of Arc

At the Galop! Organisers urge English and Irish to flock to 100th running of Arc

Organisers of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe appealed Monday to fans from England and Ireland to come over in their droves to attend the 100th running of the iconic race as the statistics surrounding coronavirus in the French capital are improving daily.

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Judge voids trainer Baffert's New York suspension

Judge voids trainer Baffert's New York suspension

A federal judge ruled the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert unconstitutional on Wednesday, allowing him to run horses in the state again.

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Horse racing-Judge voids Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert's suspension in New York

Horse racing-Judge voids Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert's suspension in New York

A federal judge has nullified New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of famed thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, saying the organisation failed to provide him a post-suspension hearing. The ruling was a significant win for the trainer, one of the most successful and recognisable figures in the sport, and allows for him to compete in New York state races again, effective immediately. In May, NYRA barred Baffert-trained horse Medina Spirit from running in the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the triple crown, after the Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test.

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Stradivarius record bid off key as Subjectivist wins Ascot Gold Cup

Stradivarius record bid off key as Subjectivist wins Ascot Gold Cup

Stradivarius's bid to emulate Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup victories ended in disappointment on Thursday as Subjectivist prevailed in Royal Ascot's flagship race.

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Horse racing-Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert sues over New York racing ban

Horse racing-Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert sues over New York racing ban

NEW YORK (Reuters) -Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Monday sued New York horse racing officials for suspending him from running horses at state racetracks, following a positive drug test for Baffert-trained Medina Spirit after it won the Kentucky Derby. Baffert, a seven-time Kentucky Derby winner and one of the sport's best-known figures, said the New York Racing Association (NYRA) unconstitutionally usurped the authority of the state's gaming commission by taking away his trainer's license indefinitely.

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Stradivarius and Dettori are the Golden Boys: Gosden

Stradivarius and Dettori are the Golden Boys: Gosden

Stradivarius receives “quite a lot of fan mail” his trainer John Gosden told AFP which is sure to become a flood if he equals Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup's (2006-09) on Thursday.

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Horse racing-Essential Quality atones for Derby disappointment with Belmont win

Horse racing-Essential Quality atones for Derby disappointment with Belmont win

(Reuters) -Essential Quality atoned for Kentucky Derby disappointment out-duelling Hot Rod Charlie down the home stretch to win the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, bringing the curtain down on a tumultuous year for U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. The favorite to win May's Kentucky Derby, Essential Quality came home fourth at Churchill Downs but this time got a perfect ride from jockey Luis Saez. It was the fifth win in six career races for Essential Quality who is owned by Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Derby punters' heads on Bolshoi Ballet, hearts with John Leeper

Derby punters' heads on Bolshoi Ballet, hearts with John Leeper

Bolshoi Ballet is the punters choice to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a ninth Epsom Derby and a 41st British classic breaking a record that has stood for almost 150 years later on Saturday.

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Belmont Stakes betting preview: Is it Essential Quality's time?

Belmont Stakes betting preview: Is it Essential Quality's time?

Essential Quality is once again the 2-1 favorite and there are plenty of reasons to think he will come through this time.

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Dunlop looks to add 'surreal' chapter to family's Derby history

Dunlop looks to add 'surreal' chapter to family's Derby history

Ed Dunlop admits it is “surreal” training a leading contender for Saturday's Epsom Derby named in honour of his father.

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Confirman que Medina Spirit, ganador del Derby de Kentucky, no superó control de drogas

Confirman que Medina Spirit, ganador del Derby de Kentucky, no superó control de drogas

2 jun (Reuters) – Una segunda prueba de drogas posterior a la carrera para el ganador del Derby de Kentucky, Medina Spirit, confirmó la presencia de una sustancia prohibida, dijo el miércoles un abogado del entrenador del caballo, lo que plantea la posibilidad de que el potro alazán oscuro sea descalificado. El abogado del entrenador del Salón de la Fama Bob Baffert, quien ganó un séptimo Derby de Kentucky con Medina Spirit el 1 de mayo, dijo que una segunda muestra halló el fármaco antiinflamat

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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit drug test confirmed: statement

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit drug test confirmed: statement

A second drug test from Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has confirmed the presence of a banned steroid, a statement said Wednesday, potentially paving the way for the horse to be stripped of its victory at Churchill Downs.

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Horse racing-Medina Spirit's failed drug test confirmed, trainer suspended

Horse racing-Medina Spirit's failed drug test confirmed, trainer suspended

(Reuters) -A second post-race drug test for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit confirmed a prohibited substance was present, a lawyer for the horse's trainer said on Wednesday, raising the possibility the dark bay colt might be disqualified. While a decision on whether to disqualify Medina Spirit will depend on the outcome of a Kentucky Horse Racing Commission investigation, Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) moved swiftly by banning the colt's Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert for two years. In making the ruling, CDI said it could no longer overlook Baffert's history of drug testing failures.

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Cricket-Children barred from England's second test v New Zealand

Cricket-Children barred from England's second test v New Zealand

Children will not be allowed to attend England's second test against New Zealand at Edgbaston next month after the match was chosen as one of the British government's pilot events to allow bigger crowds. The June 10-14 test will be the first event in the second phase of the government programme assessing the risk of COVID-19 transmission at mass participation events. Edgbaston will now be allowed around 18,000 spectators a day, or 70% of capacity, but all ticket holders must be aged 16 and over.

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