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The craziness continued in the three-year-old division in weekend horse racing as Math Wizard, at odds of 31-1, won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby and Street Band, a 7-1 chance, took the $1 million companion race for three-year-old fillies.

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Potential clash: sizzling Saturnalia could face Almond Eye in Tenno Sho

Star colt Saturnalia set himself up for a possible clash with the mighty Almond Eye in next month's Tenno Sho after getting back to winning ways in the Grade 2 Kobe Shimbun Hai at Hanshin on Sunday.

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Aspetar breaks through at top level in Preis von Europa for Charlton and Watson

Roger Charlton and Jason Watson celebrated their first Group 1 together as Aspetar strode clear in fine style to land the Preis von Europa by two and a half lengths at Cologne.

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Robert Havlin triumphs in Stockholm Cup on Norwegian star Square De Luynes

There may have been a significant international contingent but Norwegian star Square De Luynes turned the Group 3 Stockholm Cup into a procession, cantering home under Rab Havlin by seven lengths.

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Joseph O'Brien ace Iridessa to be aimed at Sun Chariot Stakes or Prix de l'Opera

Joseph O'Brien is weighing up Group 1 options for his star three-year-old filly Iridessa, with the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes or the Prix de l'Opera her next port of call.

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Leger hero Logician set to drop in trip next season with Coral-Eclipse on agenda

John Gosden revealed on Sunday that St Leger winner Logician is to start off his 2020 campaign over a mile and quarter, with the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown as a midsummer target.

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Bloodstock forum created as industry begins process of tightening protocols

Representatives from key bloodstock and racing industry bodies have formed a new organisation, the Bloodstock Industry Forum, in order to "maintain and improve confidence in the buying and selling of bloodstock in Britain".

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Melody Belle (NZ) matches record with eighth Group 1

Karaka graduate Melody Belle (NZ) (Commands) shares a slice of New Zealand racing history after an effortless win in Saturday’s Group 1 Windsor Park Plate (1600m) at Hastings - the win was her eighth at Group 1 level, bringing her level with Mufhasa (NZ) (Pentire) for the all-time record number of elite-level victories in New Zealand

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Best Solution seeking more Group 1 success in Germany for Saeed bin Suroor

Best Solution is no stranger to Germany having won a pair of Group 1s when journeying over last year, and the five-year-old is back for more in the 57th Preis von Europa in Cologne.

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Crowned Eagle will be sharper in Stockholm says Marco Botti

Last year's runner-up Crowned Eagle heads a two-strong British challenge for the Stockholm Cup International at Bro Park.

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Michael Owen scores again as Angel Alexander strikes in Ayr Gold Cup

It must have been the best halftime that Michael Owen has ever had. While the nation's footballers were taking a break, England's former hero was shouting himself hoarse after a stunning victory in Scotland.

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'We don't take chances with life and limb' - Gowran meeting off due to lightning

Racing at Gowran Park on Saturday afternoon was cancelled due to lightning, with clerk of the course Paddy Graffin citing safety concerns for horses, riders and grooms.

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Pierre Lapin bounds clear to claim Mill Reef victory for Varian and Atzeni

Pierre Lapin made it two from two as the colt overcame a 120-day absence to claim the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes at Newbury for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni.

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Stradivarius can star at Arc trip but will not tackle Enable, says owner

Stradivarius could be a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe contender but the presence of Enable, and the unavailability of star jockey Frankie Dettori, means owner Bjorn Nielsen is happy to wait until next year to challenge for Europe's greatest race.

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UK Racing this weekend and last weeks monster gamble

Elsewhere this week we saw a monster gamble pulled off on Mick Channon’s Jeanie B at Pontefract as the daughter of Bated Breath was backed from and early 20/1 to 12/1 overnight before eventually going off the 7/2 joint second favourite and coming home well to score by two and a half lengths.

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Hot Ayr Gold Cup favourite Buffer Zone ahead of handicapper after Curragh win

A historic handicap first run in 1804, which now boasts £200,000 in guaranteed prize-money, was shared for the first time last year when Son Of Rest, trained by Fozzy Stack in Ireland and the subject of a major gamble, was joined on the line by Baron Bolt to force a dead-heat.

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Pat Smullen 'overwhelmed' after more than 2.5m euro is raised for cancer trials

Pat Smullen has described himself as "overwhelmed" after the charity drive he spearheaded over Irish Champions Weekend raised more than €2.5 million for pancreatic cancer trials.

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Far side group dominates as Music Society lands the Ayr Bronze Cup

They will be on opposing sides in the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup but Yorkshire stalwarts Paul Mulrennan and Tim Easterby teamed up to land the Bronze Cup on the eve of the feature race.

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Frankel filly Quadrilateral new 1,000 Guineas favourite after stunning success

Quadrilateral shot to the head of the betting for next year's Qipco 1,000 Guineas with an emphatic nine-length win at Newbury for Roger Charlton and Jason Watson.

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