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Enable and Cheval Grand all set for Saturday's £1.25 million King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes

Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck will be unleashed against dual Arc heroine Champion trainer John Gosden is not taking anything for granted as star mare Enable takes aim at the £1.25 million G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (3.40pm) at Ascot this Saturday, July 27.

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William Haggas pays tribute to Irish Oaks winner and 'best filly' Sea Of Class

Racing is mourning the loss of one of the best fillies it has seen since the turn of the century after Sea Of Class died on Monday following complications arising from colic surgery.

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Gosden trio on course for G1 highlights at Qatar Goodwood Festival, plus Japanese challenger Deirdre

Champion stayer Stradivarius is going for a record third straight win in the opening day highlight, the £500,000 G1 Qatar Goodwood Cup over two miles.

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Stoute duo headline superb entries for Saturday's G2 Sky Bet York Stakes

Sangarius and Regal Reality, both impressive G3 winners this season for Newmarket trainer Sir Michael Stoute, feature among 11 tremendous entries for £120,000 G2 Sky Bet York Stakes (3.15pm) on Saturday, July 27.

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UPI Horse Racing Roundup

Despite all the sweltering, though, most of the weekend's big stakes eventually were run. Monmouth eliminated all non-stakes on Saturday and moved the rest of the card to evening hours, including the Grade I Haskell, won by Maximum Security - Saratoga's Saturday stakes were moved to Sunday with Guarana winning the Grade I Coaching Club American Oaks

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Leopardstown boss Pat Keogh takes over as Curragh CEO

Leopardstown boss Pat Keogh has been announced as the CEO of the Curragh with immediate effect, taking over from the outgoing Derek McGrath.

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BHA on welfare alert with record high temperatures forecast for Thursday

The BHA on Monday underlined the importance of welfare among the sport's participants in light of Britain's imminent heatwave this week – one some forecasters reckon could lead to record highs.

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Dettori in command as A'Ali storms home in Prix Robert Papin

Frankie Dettori's message to Simon Crisford before the Darley Prix Robert Papin on Sunday was "leave it to me" and the rider's confidence paid off as A'Ali eased to Group 2 victory at Deauville under a jockey riding the crest of a wave.

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Charlton not running scared of Stradivarius after Withhold impresses on return

Roger Charlton is relishing the challenge of taking on the staying division's dominant force Stradivarius with Marsh Cup winner Withhold.

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Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck set for Enable and Crystal Ocean Ascot clash

Enable and Crystal Ocean in a King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the ages at Ascot on Saturday.

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Impressive Soffia surges to Sapphire Stakes victory for sprint king Eddie Lynam

One might wonder whether Eddie Lynam ever gets fed up with the moniker of sprint king, but some of the best sprinters of the last decade have been through his hands, and in the surprising frame of Lady O'Reilly's Kyllachy filly Soffia it looks as though he might have another star.

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Dettori strikes again as Star Catcher makes all

Star Catcher fully justified the decision to supplement her for the Kerrygold Irish Oaks by making all to land the Curragh Classic under an inspired ride from Frankie Dettori on Saturday.

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Queen of Saratoga Marylou Whitney dies, aged 93

Marylou Whitney, who carried on the legacy of one of thoroughbred racing's great dynasties, died on Friday, aged 93, at her home in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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Goddess bids to get back on track with Moore aboard in Kilboy Estate Stakes

Royal Ascot winner Move Swiftly would have been a short-priced favourite for this Group 2 but trainer William Haggas on Saturday night said the filly would not run.

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Norfolk Stakes winner A'Ali heads strong British challenge in Prix Robert Papin

The British have dominated the Prix Robert Papin in recent years, winning the last five editions, and the four-strong team this time is headed by Norfolk Stakes winner A'Ali.

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Millman family do it again as £3,000 yearling Bettys Hope bags Super Sprint

Bettys Hope, who cost £3,000 as a yearling, gave the Millman family a second fairytale win at odds of 14-1 in the Weatherbys Super Sprint when denying the Richard Fahey-trained trio of Show Me Show Me, Mighty Spirit and favourite Ventura Rebel.

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Key questions as British trainers seek to continue Sapphire Stakes dominance

In the last decade the prize has only stayed at home three times, most recently in 2014 thanks to the Aidan O'Brien-trained Fountain Of Youth. Slade Power was successful the year before for Eddie Lynam, while Invincible Ash did the business for Michael Halford in 2011.

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