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A $100,000 gift announced April 17 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities will be used to renovate space within the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment to create the laboratory.

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There are seven races on the card today, with the first race kicking off at 1.45pm. Follow all the action as it happens from Aintree right here with Sportsmail's KATE McGREAVY.

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Maximus Mischief, once a prospect for the classics when he capped a 3-for-3 juvenile season with a victory in the Remsen Stakes (G2), has been retired with a soft-tissue injury to his right front leg.

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Grade 1 winner Discreet Lover will make his first start in more than five months April 20 when he kicks off his 2019 campaign by facing 10 rivals at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the $1 million Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2).

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Godolphin's 2-year-old filly is Royal Ascot-bound after impressive debut

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Alwaysmining has reeled off five consecutive victories, the past four in stakes, heading into the $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio Stakes April 20 at Laurel Park.

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WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1-winning freshman sire Carpe Diem was represented by his first winner from his first starter April 17 at Keeneland.

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Wood Ditton winner UAE Jewel another blue blood to score April 17

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Absent the strong headwinds that impacted the first day of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, horses working Tuesday were better able to display their talents, as evidenced by the breeze times.

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Yates paid £300,000 for Blaklion, fourth in 2017 but who was brought down at the first fence last year, and switched the gelding from the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable to Yorkshire's Phil Kirby.

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Tiger Roll is unlikely to seek an unprecedented third successive Grand National win at Aintree next year, according to owner Michael O'Leary.

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Aintree's little legend Tiger Roll got a hero's reception after joining a select band of double Grand National winners.

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Find out where your horse finished - or fell - in the 172nd Grand National at Aintree.

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Tiger Roll wins a thrilling 2019 Grand National to become the first horse since Red Rum 45 years ago to win the race back-to-back.

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Aintree and the British Horseracing Authority will review three horses dying during the three-day Grand National meeting.

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Listen to BBC Radio 5 Live's commentary of the closing stages as Tiger Roll makes history by winning the 2019 Grand National.

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Jockey Barry Geraghty suffers a broken leg after a heavy fall at Aintree on the eve of the Grand National.

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Trainer Gordon Elliott defends his record number of runners in Saturday's Grand National, saying "if you're not in, you can't win".

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Nick Alexander comes from famous coach building stock but has has gone from the stockbroker belt to training one of the Grand National favourites - Lake View Lad.

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Min gains revenge for his 2018 defeat with a 20-length victory over Politologue in the JLT Melling Chase at Aintree.

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A $100,000 gift announced April 17 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities will be used to renovate space within the University of Kentucky's College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment to create the laboratory.

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Maximus Mischief, once a prospect for the classics when he capped a 3-for-3 juvenile season with a victory in the Remsen Stakes (G2), has been retired with a soft-tissue injury to his right front leg.

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Grade 1 winner Discreet Lover will make his first start in more than five months April 20 when he kicks off his 2019 campaign by facing 10 rivals at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in the $1 million Charles Town Classic Stakes (G2).

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Godolphin's 2-year-old filly is Royal Ascot-bound after impressive debut

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Alwaysmining has reeled off five consecutive victories, the past four in stakes, heading into the $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio Stakes April 20 at Laurel Park.

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WinStar Farm's multiple grade 1-winning freshman sire Carpe Diem was represented by his first winner from his first starter April 17 at Keeneland.

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Wood Ditton winner UAE Jewel another blue blood to score April 17

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Absent the strong headwinds that impacted the first day of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, horses working Tuesday were better able to display their talents, as evidenced by the breeze times.

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The Stronach Group deals with issues around the country.

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Midway on the turn of the much-anticipated maiden race, Tesorina looked like her Triple Crown-winning sire as she cruised along with a clear lead, but she weakened and finished third behind two Mike Repole-owned, Todd Pletcher-trained fillies.

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ROGER VARIAN is the trainer to follow at Nottingham today where I expect him strike with PILASTER and BOWERMAN .

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FOLLOWING his impressive success in a competitive contest at Ascot nine days ago, LEGAL HISTORY cannot not be opposed at Exeter today.

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PRIVATE SECRETARY can score for trainer John Gosden in the novice stakes at Redcar this afternoon.

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TWO horses have died at the Grand National 2019 on Ladies’ Day, once again raising questions about the sport’s safety - but why do horses die at the Grand National and why is the Aintree course so dangerous?

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BRANDO won last year’s Abernant Stakes at Newmarket and he can follow up on day two of the Craven meeting.

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ANGEL’S HIDEAWAY was giving 3lb to one of today’s rivals, Mot Juste, when going under by a three-quarters-of-a-length in the Oh So Sharp Stakes on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course last October.

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ALAN KING is hoping it will be a winning return to his homeland with DINGO DOLLAR in today's Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

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SOLO SAXOPHONE can hit the right note for Team Skelton at Hexham this afternoon.

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CHARLIE APPLEBY can continue his excellent run of success with FESTIVAL OF AGES in the Compton Beauchamp Handicap at Newbury.

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UNFORGIVING MINUTE looks the best bet of the day in the Totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford.

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There are seven races on the card today, with the first race kicking off at 1.45pm. Follow all the action as it happens from Aintree right here with Sportsmail's KATE McGREAVY.

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Yates paid £300,000 for Blaklion, fourth in 2017 but who was brought down at the first fence last year, and switched the gelding from the Nigel Twiston-Davies stable to Yorkshire's Phil Kirby.

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There are seven races on another blockbuster day. You can follow all the action from the Festival as it happens with Sportsmail's KATE McGREAVY.

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Willie Mullins, the Festival’s most successful ever trainer, finally ended his Cheltenham Gold Cup hoodoo — but not with the horse he expected, as 12-1 shot Al Boum Photo bounded to victory.

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Lavery has appealed the controversial suspension handed to him on day one of the Cheltenham Festival, following uproar from jockeys and trainers including Sir AP McCoy.

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Pentland Hills won a dramatic Triumph Hurdle after heavy favourite Sir Erec suffered a serious injury and had to be put down. 

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Rachael Blackmore earned her second win of the week on 50/1 Minella Indo in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival.

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Ch'tibello gave trainer Dan Skelton a second successive victory in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle on the final day of the 2019 Cheltenham festival.

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The biggest moment in the lives of jockeys Bridget Andrews and Harry Skelton this year will not be on the racetrack but when they get married in August.

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Andrew Gemmell had hoped for a fairytale win at Cheltenham this week, and Paisley Park duly delivered for the blind racehorse owner on Thursday.

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Saturday at Santa Anita, Roadster outfinished stablemate Game Winner to win the Santa Anita Derby (G1) by a half length. Also on the card, Bellafina won the Santa Anita Oaks (G1), Hostess won the Providencia Stakes (G3), and Vasilika won the Royal Heroine Stakes (G2). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Also at Santa Anita, Gift Box held on by a nose over McKinzie to win the Santa Anita Handicap (G1). Also on the card, Sneaking Out won the Evening Jewel Stakes and Lieutenant Dan won the Echo Eddie Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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The fourth and final Future Wager pool for this year's Kentucky Derby is now closed. Roadster was favorite this time at 6-1 with Game Winner and Maximum Security next at 7-1. Get all the horses, final odds, and free past performances here.

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Saturday at Aqueduct, Tacitus won the NYRA Bets Wood Memorial (G2) by 1 1/4 lengths over Tax with Haikal third. Also on the card, Mind Control won the Bay Shore Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Also at Aqueduct, World of Trouble held off Skyler's Scramjet by a half length to win the Carter Handicap (G1). Also on the card, Always Shopping won the Gazelle Stakes (G2) and Life's a Parlay won the Excelsior Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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There were 8 other stakes races on the card including the Sheema Classic won by Old Persian, the Dubai Turf won by Almond Eye, the UAE Derby won by Plus Que Parfait, the Golden Shaheen won by X Y Jet, the Al Quoz Sprint won by Blue Point, the Dubai Gold Cup won by Cross Counter, the Godolphin Mile won by Coal Front, and the Kahayla Classic won by AF Maher. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Maximum Security remained undefeated, winning the Florida Derby (G1) on Saturday over Bodexpress and Code of Honor. Also on the card, Champagne Anyone won the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), Focus Group won the Pan American Stakes (G2), and Valedictorian won the Sand Springs Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races here.

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Saturday at Meydan, defending champion Thunder Snow battled Gronkowski down the stretch to win the 2019 Dubai World Cup (G1) by a nose with late closing Gunnevera third. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Photos and comments for 12 horses on the track at Meydan on a foggy Friday morning prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Pavel, Almond Eye, and Magic Wand.

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Photos and comments for 16 horses on the track at Meydan on a rainy Thursday morning prepping for the Dubai World Cup (G1) card on Saturday, including Yoshida, XY Jet, and all the Aidan O'Brien horses.

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When news broke on social media late Monday night that more than 25 yearlings bred by her family’s Richard Barton Enterprises were located at Kaufman Kill Pen near Forney, Tx., Kate Barton of Barton Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Ca., was horrified. The yearlings had all been sold in different groups at various times to Randy Leighton from Running Horse LLC of Stevinson, Ca.

“We were beyond shocked and overwhelmed,” said Barton. “Sickened. We immediately started addressing it. It was so hard with it being in [a different state]; who to believe and who not to. We came to the conclusion that the best option was just to pay the price that they were asking: $850 a yearling. We paid that directly via credit card.”

There were 26 Barton-bred yearlings at the lot. One had already sold through online postings. The ransom for the remaining 25 totaled $21,250.

Barton does not know how the 25 yearlings came to be at the kill pen. She said on social media Leighton has...

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The under-tack preview of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training, which has been modified to avoid expected heavy rain and winds in Central Florida in the coming days, continued with a third session Wednesday. With Friday and Saturday’s session of the breeze show cancelled, previews will be extended Thursday and a Sunday session has been added. A filly from the first crop of Carpe Diem had the day’s fastest quarter-mile breeze of :20 3/5, while five 2-year-olds shared the fastest furlong-breeze time of :9 4/5.

Ciaran Dunne’s Wavertree Stables sent out hip 532 to work the bullet :20 3/5 quarter-mile Wednesday. The $75,000 Keeneland September purchase, from the first crop of GI Toyota Blue Grass S. winner Carpe Diem (Giant’s Causeway), is out of Rebuke (Carson City), a half-sister to Group 1 placed Rebuttal (Mr. Greeley).

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Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Today’s Observations features a half-sister to Uncle Mo debuting in Ireland.

1.50 Newmarket, Mdn, £10,000, 3yo, c/g, 7fT
RUM BABA (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) debuts for Charlie Fellowes, who is set to move into Bedford House Stables in the town and as a full-brother to the G1 Nassau S. winner Sultanina (GB) could have as big a future as his trainer. Normandie Stud’s homebred will probably require a stiffer test than this in time, so a bold show can only be a positive.

2.25 Newmarket, Novice, £8,000, 2yo, 5fT...

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Nayibeth (Carpe Diem), whose first-crop sire (by Giant’s Causeway) loved Lexington himself as evidenced by his romps in the 2014 GI Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity and GI Toyota Blue Grass S. the following year, became the WinStar resident’s first winner from his first starter and a ‘TDN Rising Star’ to boot Wednesday. Having fired a number of bullets at Turfway and over this strip, the 1-5 favorite beat the gate like a typical Wesley Ward trainee and had only stablemate Owlette (Frac Daddy) at her heels as she zipped along. Getting away from that runner a bit heading for home, she cruised to the line 4 1/4 lengths to the good. There was a large gap back to third place. Nayibeth stopped the clock in :51.54–fellow Ward firster Chili Petin (City Zip) took :52.65 to complete the same trip in the day’s second race. The winner is a half to Soldat (War Front), MGSW, $622,760. Stonestreet–who also campaigned fellow ...

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NEWMARKET, UK—A broken rein that could have signalled disaster for lot 122 and cool-headed jockey Gary Halpin during the breeze shows on Monday instead led to a repeat gallop at the end of the session during which Oak Tree Farm’s Invincible Spirit (Ire) colt showed professionalism and talent to post one of the fastest gallops of the day. That impressive take two meant that the half-brother to dual Group/Grade 1 winner Erupt (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) topped the second session of the Craven Sale on Wednesday evening, selling to 575,000gns to Sheikh Mohammed after agent Anthony Stroud outbid Justin Casse.

Bred by the Niarchos Family, the colt was bought privately for €90,000 after failing to find a buyer in the ring at the Goffs Orby Sale. Norman Williamson, who struck on Tuesday with a great pinhooking return via a 300,000-guinea son of Farhh (GB), was again the man responsible for another decent profit. He said, “...

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1st-Aqueduct, $96,500, Msw, 4-17, 2yo, f, 4 1/2f, :54.22, ft.
MO MYSTERY (f, 2, Uncle Mo–Tabitha, by Tale of the Cat) finished with a flourish to take the first 2-year-old race of the NYRA season. Part of a 2-1 entry coupled with Micromillion (Micromanage), the homebred broke well and tracked from third out in the clear as favored Tesorina (American Pharoah) rushed away to lead. Mo Mystery needed to do better in upper stretch as she dropped back and Tesorina looked long gone, but the dark bay eventually figured it out. Once she did, she took off with an impressive kick to run by the leader and score by a widening 3 1/4 lengths. Micromillion, who was away awkwardly from the rail, rallied to reel in the pacesetter for second. The winner’s third dam is Tizso (Cee’s Tizzy), a full-sister to Tiznow and the dam of GISW and young sire Paynter (Awesome Again). Mike Repole...

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Like Tuesday’s G3 Nell Gwyn S. winner Qabala (Scat Daddy), Skardu (GB) (Shamardal) entered his Newmarket Guineas trial with just a course win to his name but like that filly emerged from Wednesday’s G3 bet365 Craven S. with his reputation significantly enhanced. Only 3-1 this time as opposed to the 33-1 he had been when scoring with panache over seven furlongs here in September, Abdulla Al Khalifa’s homebred was restrained by James Doyle in last of the tightly-bunched field throughout the early stages. Waiting for Set Piece (GB) (Dansili {GB}) to move first, the chestnut swooped on the outer of that rival to lead passing the furlong pole and outstay Momkin (Ire) (Bated Breath {GB}) by a neck, with 1 3/4 lengths back to Set Piece in third. The 13-8 favourite Royal Marine (Ire) (Raven’s Pass) never threatened to land a blow and wound up a further 3/4 of a length behind in fourth. “...

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A proposed phasing-out of race-day Lasix starting in 2020 that is being discussed by track operators in Kentucky and New York has yet to formally involve representatives from the Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA), Eric Hamelback, the group’s national chief executive, told TDN Wednesday afternoon.

“The groups that own racetracks have every right to discuss safety measures for the industry. Any kind of discussions for safety are positive discussions,” Hamelback said. “But there were no direct discussions with the HBPA about this as a proposal. I checked with the Kentucky HBPA, and there wasn’t even a formal discussion. The overall feeling–mine and theirs–is we certainly need to listen to what any track wants to propose as a safety measure.

“But at this point all horsemen are going to take the same stance” regarding Lasix, Hamelback continued. “We are, and are going to continue, to follow what the veterinary leadership tells us...

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Dundalk, €15,000, Mdn, 4-17, 2yo, 5f (AWT), 1:00.33, st.
KING NEPTUNE (c, 2, War Front–Agreeable Miss, by Speightstown), Ballydoyle’s second 2-year-old runner of the season, started as the 11-10 second favourite and broke on terms before finding himself behind the other trio of runners. Coaxed through to the lead with just over a furlong remaining, the bay drew away to score by 3 1/4 lengths from Yesterdayoncemore (Ire) (No Nay Never). Jockey Donnacha O’Brien told Irish Racing.com, “He was fairly straightforward and professional, not as green as I thought he would be. He bounced out and travelled, quickened up nicely and will be better with another furlong.” After the race there was great scrutiny of the state of the Polytrack which many feel is past its best and he added, “The surface was fine on him. He’s a War...

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National Thoroughbred Racing Association Charities has announced a $100,000 grant to enable the University of Kentucky to further support equine surfaces and safety research under the direction of Mick Peterson, director of UK Ag Equine Programs.

The funds will be used to renovate existing space within the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment to create the NTRA Charities Equine Surfaces and Safety Laboratory in an effort to allow UK to make a meaningful impact on the sport of horse racing through surface and safety research. Peterson is a nationally known expert in surface safety and faculty member in the UK Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.

“NTRA has reviewed variations on this proposal for nearly two years and we are very pleased to see it go forward. The job does not end here. We anticipate continued calls on the industry to fund specific surfaces research projects undertaken in this new laboratory,” said Steve Koch, executive director...