Eagle in Leopardstown bow

Treve the 2013 Arc d'Triomphe Winner

Free Eagle in set to commence his campaign at Leopardstown Free Eagle in set to commence his campaign at LeopardstownSky Sports Racing News Free Eagle is set to make his seasonal bow in next month’s Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. Dermot Weld has pencilled in the 10-furlong Group Three on May 11 for his Classic contender, who signed off his 2013 campaign when chasing home...

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Vale Nathan Berry

Race horses

Vale Nathan Berry racingxtra.comBy Racing Xtra It is with great sadness that the Berry and Schofield families have requested that we advise of the passing of Mr Nathan Berry. Nathan was on a four-month riding contract in Singapore when he collapsed at trackwork on March 18, with doctors later diagnosing the young rider with Norse syndrome, an acute form of epilepsy. Nathan, 23, along with twin...

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Moody searching for first Golden Slipper winner

Race horses

Moody searching for first Golden Slipper winner horseracing.com.auBy Mark Mazzaglia Premiership winning trainer Peter Moody will be searching for his first Golden Slipper winner when he saddles up Bring Me The Maid at Rosehill on Saturday. Bring Me The Maid comes into Golden Slipper contention with win in Magic Night Stakes. Photo by Steve Hart. Bring Me The Maid earned her spot in the...

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Will They Catch Fashion Plate in SA Oaks?

Race horses

Will They Catch Fashion Plate in SA Oaks? bloodhorse.comBy Jack Shinar Photo: Benoit Photo Fashion Plate won the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb 1. In the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) April 5, they’ll all be trying to catch Fashion Plate, the fleet-footed filly who could use the 1 1/16-mile race as a springboard to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in a month’s time. The Las...

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Keeneland to replace synthetic racing surface with return to dirt track

Workforce the horse that re-ignited my love for horse racing as a sport

Keeneland to replace synthetic racing surface with return to dirt track kentucky.comBy Alicia Wincze Hughes Seven and a half years after a supposed era of synthetic tracks was given a hero’s welcome at Keeneland Race Course, the historic facility ended months of scuttlebutt Wednesday by announcing it will remove its Polytrack surface and return to a main dirt track in time for the Fall...

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Angola To Lead The BMW Field

Dawn Approach the 2000 Guineas winner 2013

Angola To Lead The BMW Field horseracing.com.auBy Thomas Hackett Trainer Pat Carey has confirmed that Angola is likely to lead the 2014 The BMW field and the in-form stayer is set to get an undisrupted run in front following the scratchings of Green Moon and Mourayan . Angola will be making his debut in the 2014 The BMW at Rosehill Gardens this weekend. Photo by: Race Horse Photos...

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Racing commission OKs instant racing at Keeneland, Red Mile

Magician the 2013 Irish 200 Guineas and Breeders Cup winner

Racing commission OKs instant racing at Keeneland, Red Mile kentucky.comBy Janet Patton The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission unanimously approved requests Wednesday from Keeneland Race Course and The Red Mile to install hundreds of instant racing terminals. “It’s a great day for racing,” said Robert’M. Beck Jr., racing commission chairman. Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer,...

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It’s A Dundeel passed fit to run in The BMW

Race horses in full blow

It’s A Dundeel passed fit to run in The BMW horseracing.com.auBy Mark Mazzaglia Kiwi star Its A Dundeel has been passed fit to run in the Group 1 The BMW (2400m) after a resurgence of hoof problems threw a scare into the Murray Baker camp in the lead up to $1.5m weight for age contest at Rosehill on Saturday. It’s A Dundeel has been passed fir to run in The BMW. Photo by Race Horse...

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Keeneland to replace synthetic racing surface with return to dirt

Magician the 2013 Breeders Cup Turf winner

Keeneland to replace synthetic racing surface with return to dirt kentucky.comBy Alicia Wincze...

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Donn McClean: Lion can roar

Aintree Racecourse

It has been a while. Silver Birch seems like a good while ago now, although admittedly not as long as it must have seemed between the time that Tommy Carberry rode’L'Escargot to victory and the time that his son Paul dismounted via the Aintree rafters from Bobbyjo. Donn McClean: Lion can roarBy Sporting Life Report Aintree. Those intervening years (23 of them in total, 22 if you...

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