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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 June 2018)

Latest Horseracing News   Vaal horse racing ceased due to EEF-led protests The horse racing events scheduled for Thursday at the Vaal racecourse had to be cancelled when the grooms went on a strike at the Randjesfontein training centre on the same day. The grooms at the training centre had approached the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), requesting the board to represent their greivances regarding wages. The negotiations addressing the greivances started on Wednesday and were concluded the next day. Horse trainer Geoff Woodruff said that some of the other trainers…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 3 June 2018)

Laurens wins Prix De Diane Longines Jockey PJ PcDonald and trainer Karl Burke received their first ever Classic victory as Laurens won the Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly. This is her third victory at flat racing’s Group One level.  She was runners up in the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. This time, she beat MusisAmica by a neck while Homerique came third and Aidan O’Brien’s Happily attained fourth position in the race. The Prix de Diane Longines in the French equivalent of the Oaks and is run over a mile…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 2 June 2018)

Justify wins Triple Crown Justify defied all odds as the colt won the 150th Belmont Stakes by one length and three quarters. The win made Justice the 13th Triple Crown Winner. American Pharaoh had won the Triple Crown in 2015, ending a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Justify becomes the second undefeated triple cup winner, with Seattle Slew being the first. Justify finished the mile and a half in just 2 minutes and 28 seconds. Gronkowski finished second whereasHofburg was third. A crowd of 90,000 looked exuberant and they weren’t disappointed….

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 June 2018)

Rising profit at Ascot According to recent results, profits at Ascot have increased for a fifth consecutive year. A successful Royal Ascot has gone a long way in increasing profits, as they have risen from £5.1m to £6.2m. The substantial increase in ticket price(seven percent) has helped in increasing profits. The course is well on course to becoming debt free by 2023 after having reduced net debt to £59.8 by the end of 2017.Guy Henderson, the Chief Executive of Royal Ascot claimed that they had been trying to deliver sustainable…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 5 May 2018)

  Alpha Centauri shows what she is made of   Alpha Centauri made a stunning comeback by winning the Irish 1000 Guineas at the Curragh on Sunday. This comes as a boost for her after she had been a Royal Ascot runner up last season. With Alpha’s victory, Jessica Harrington got a Classic success to add to her Gold cup win last year, something that Could It Be Love provided. Harrington said that she felt it was a dream come true for her and that winning a Classic was as…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 May 2018)

  Candy hit with Limato worry; considers he was just ‘off-colour’ Limato became the latest under-performer of Henry Candy’s stable at Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes on Saturday. He, however, didn’t seem too concerned about it and hoped that Limato would bounce back at the Royal Ascot. All of Candy’s impressive horses had underwhelming performances at York.The Wintage trainer said he was somewhat disappointed at how all his horses seemed ‘off-colour’ at York. He also believed that the six-year old Limato had a one off as he finished in 10th behind…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 3 May 2018)

Breeders’ Cup winner Wuheida retires Last season’s winner of Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf, Wuheida has retired after a flare up of her old injuries. Fans of the four-year-old were happy to see Wuheida in a good state, winning the Group 2 Dahlia Stakes, at her season return at Newmarket’s Guineas meeting that took place earlier this month. However, her trainer Charlie Appleby announced on Monday that it was her last racecourse start. He stated that unfortunately, some of Wuheida’s past injuries have resurfaced, owing to which Appleby and…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 2 May 2018)

Enable at 5-1 to win Prix de l’Arc after injury setback After her manager announced on Monday that Enable would not appear in any race before August owing to a knee injury, the filly is out to 5-1 to win consecutive renewals of the Prix de l’ArcTriomphe . Having five back-to-back Group One victories in 2017, Enable was expectedtomake a comeback at the Coronation Cup on 1st June at Epsom, for which she was a general 4-7. However, after her glorious victory at the Prix de l’ArcTriomphe at Chantilly last…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 May 2018)

Oppenheimer optimistic about Cracksman’s performance in the season ahead After Cracksman’s amazing reappearance at the Paris Long champ on Sunday, owner Anthony Oppenheimer is very excited to see the horse’s performance in the rest of the season. Cracksman is trainer John Gosden’s star colt and is known for his three-year campaign as Eurpoe’s highest rated horse. He has been a hot favourite and made a successful return in the hands of Frankie Dettori at the Prix Ganay. Cracksman’s next appearance is supposed to be for the Tattersalls Gold Cup at…

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Latest Horse Racing News (Week 4 April 2018)

Mick Price making the best of this season despite fewer resources Competing against the Weir and Hayes camp battalions may seem petrifying and impossible to many but it doesn’t mean that given a good horse, the contenders cannot train it to win big races. And the one who has been proving this more than anybody else this is season, is Mick Price. Despite having almost one-third of the number of runners that Hayes and Weir have sent out this season, the Caulfield trainer has succeeded in capturing two Group One…

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