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Carnival hopes clash at Meydan

Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a six-race card, features four handicaps all to be contested by horses on the cusp of qualification for the 2020 Dubai World Cup Carnival

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Mid-winter heavyweight clash between two-mile stars will be one to savour

Proper heavyweight Saturday showdowns to set the heart racing in the build-up to Cheltenham have become less regular with the festival now the all-dominant force - but there is an old-fashioned, big-race dust-up between two star-name two-mile chasers at Ascot on Saturday

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Clarence House Chase set to be run on heavy after overnight rain at Ascot

The Clarence House Chase looks set to be run on heavy ground on Saturday after the going was changed following 11mm of rain overnight on Thursday.

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Emma Lavelle maps out path to Punchestown for superstar Paisley Park

Emma Lavelle is hoping that Paisley Park's quiet campaign will help him to fulfil owner Andrew Gemmell's dream of a Punchestown winner come the end of the season.

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Nick Bannister is the new Chairman of Haydock Park Racecourse

Nick Bannister has been appointed by The Jockey Club as the new Chairman of Haydock Park and will take up his new role on Saturday which is Peter Marsh Chase Day at the racecourse.

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UPI Horse Racing Weekend Preview

The road to the Kentucky Derby dips down to Louisiana this weekend with Scabbard favored in the Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds while some heavyweights slug it out in Sunshine Millions races in Florida and California.

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Thistlecrack set to miss the Cheltenham Festival with recurring injury

Thistlecrack has yet to recover from the injury which forced him to bypass last month’s King George VI Chase at Kempton and looks set to miss the Cheltenham Festival.

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Frankel's rider Tom Queally ready to test himself as a jump jockey

Tom Queally, the man who partnered Frankel during an unblemished career on the Flat, is prepared to try his hand over fences in a quest to ride more winners.

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Watson wins 600th race in UAE

In a dramatic finish of the Azizi Mina Handicap at Meydan on Thursday, leading trainer Doug Watson won his 600th race in the UAE when Cool Silk Partnership’s Midnight Sands won in the final yards by a short head over Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) alumnus Ambassadorial.

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Magic Lily a tiger in Cape Verdi

The Cape Verdi at Meydan on Thursday was won in thrilling fashion by Godolphin’s blue-blooded Magic Lily, a daughter of classic winners New Approach and Dancing Rain, who produced to lead right on the line by James Doyle for trainer Charlie Appleby

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Conditions expected to suit Midnight Tune at Haydock

Top-weight Definitly Red heads a field of 10 for the £75,000 G2 Peter Marsh Handicap Chase, one of the highlights on an excellent card at Haydock Park this Saturday, Peter Marsh Chase Day

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Paisley Park tops entries for Stayers' Hurdle

The defending champion Paisley Park headlines 40 entries for the £325,000 G1 Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham on day three of The Festival™, Thursday, 12 March.

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Chingachgook tops weights in Al Ain feature

Racing returns to Al Ain Racecourse on Friday afternoon for a seven-race card including a solitary Thoroughbred contest, a 2000m handicap

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Meydan Thursday preview

Thursday’s six-race, $1.05 million Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse is highlighted by the Group 2 $250,000 Cape Verdi, a 1600m filly and mare grass affair named after Godolphin’s champion and 1000 Guineas (G1) winner.

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Saldier 'progressing nicely' and heads straight to Champion Hurdle says Mullins

Willie Mullins has revealed Morgiana Hurdle winner Saldier is back on track for the Unibet Champion Hurdle and the general 7-1 second-favourite will head straight to the Cheltenham Festival.

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Ascot and Haydock confident standout Saturday cards can beat the weather

Officials at Ascot and Haydock, which stage UK's Saturday's main cards, are hopeful of beating the conditions and racing at the end of a week in which the weather has taken a heavy toll on the racing programme.

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