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At the same meeting that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a new owner of the state's first track to offer historical racing, it also heard a promise from an official of Kentucky's lone track without the games to have them added by June.

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NICO DE BOINVILLE: Everyone is trying their very best to get racing back on and get these horses healthy again, but we don't know whether it is going to be four days or four weeks.

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INTERVIEW BY MARCUS TOWNEND: Richard Johnson has a spring in his step, literally and metaphorically. It's not just because the past year has seen him net his third jockeys' championship.

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The eight-year-old appeared to have been successfully treated for a joint infection which prevented him from running at Newbury in November but the infection re-emerged.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Huntingdon, Sedgefield, Lingfield and Wolverhampton.

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Joe Minor is riding high after major successes on the track. Three-year-old Bellafina, bred in Kentucky by Minor, kicked off 2019 in grand fashion. She tallied consecutive wins in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) and Las Virgenes Stakes (G2).

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Harry Skelton says his admiration for Richard Johnson will make it extra special if he can ever beat the three-time champion jockey to the title.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's races at Leicester, Catterick, Chelmsford City and Southwell.

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MARCUS TOWNEND: Samcro was described as 'very doubful' for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham after suffering a disappointing defeat in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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A lung infection has been identified as the likely reason for Samcro's disappointing run in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas and possibly his other defeats this season.

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Cheltenham Festival 2018 day-by-day round-up: reports, quotes and BBC Radio 5 live podcasts.

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The 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur will miss his prep race for this year's Aintree contest because of new rules after the equine flu outbreak.

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Meet the well-bred baby son that is causing a stir in horse racing.

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BBC Look East visits the lab which detected the equine flu outbreak that has cancelled British horse racing until at least 13 February.

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Jockey Mikey Sweeney on Ask Heather almost falls off but makes an "incredible recovery" then goes on to win the race.

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Teenage jockey Evan Daly was lucky to escape serious injury as he obliviously jogged around a course as racehorses sped towards him at Navan, Republic of Ireland.

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BBC Sport's Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes is tested at the British Racing School to find out how fit you have to be to become a jockey.

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Mark Johnston reflects on his career after breaking the British horse racing record for training most winners.

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Meet Rachael Blackmore - the rider looking to make history by winning the Irish championship.

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Big Orange, winner of the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in 2017, has been retired, says trainer Michael Bell.

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At the same meeting that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a new owner of the state's first track to offer historical racing, it also heard a promise from an official of Kentucky's lone track without the games to have them added by June.

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Joe Minor is riding high after major successes on the track. Three-year-old Bellafina, bred in Kentucky by Minor, kicked off 2019 in grand fashion. She tallied consecutive wins in the Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) and Las Virgenes Stakes (G2).

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Old families and new blood come to the fore

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Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Calumet Farm's True Timber, who finished second in last year's Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), will be pointed to the $1.5 million Godolphin Mile (G2).

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Wind-N-Wood Farm knows how to raise a racehorse.

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Super Steed launched an eye-popping move in the far turn of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) on his way to a three-quarter-length victory in the 1 1/16-mile test for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park. 

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Vasilika's connections pulled the claimer turned grade 1 winner out of the Keeneland November Sale to continue racing, and she'll hit the Santa Anita Park turf again Feb. 23 in the $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T).

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The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved $147,000 from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council fund for a study that aims to develop an affordable test to detect horses who have been given small levels—microdoses—of erythropoietin.

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Woodbine unveiled its stakes schedule for the 2019 Thoroughbred racing season that will be highlighted by the $1 million Queen's Plate and the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which will kick off Woodbine's championship fall turf season.

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As expected, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation that will appropriate $20 million a year—$10 million to Thoroughbreds and $10 million to Standardbreds—for purse subsides for each of the next five years.

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SIR OX is a strong fancy for the one-mile 32Red Handicap at Kempton tonight as racing resumes after the six-day equine flu shutdown.

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JOSEPH OBRIEN can continue his domination with his talented juveniles by landing the EMS Novice Hurdle at Naas today with KONITHO .

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AN OUTBREAK of equine flu has caused a minimum six-day shutdown of racing across the UK, potentially costing more than £150million in lost revenue.

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CHELTENHAM 2019 is looking uncertain after horse racing faced a further six-day shutdown after an outbreak of equine flu - but will the famous festival be cancelled?

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MATTERHORN is highly progressive and his winning run may not have ended yet.

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MANFADH won with a bit in hand at 40-1 over the course and distance at Wolverhampton and has a great chance of following up today.

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LION HEARTED has been living up to his name this year with three straight wins since transferring from Ireland to Michael Appleby’s Rutland yard.

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AFTER an endless catalogue of mishaps and bad luck WAITING PATIENTLY can reward his connections with a second successive victory in today’s Betfair Ascot Chase.

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AYE RIGHT looks the right bet in the Brewin Dolphin Handicap Hurdle at Kelso today.

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HORSE racing tips today: Express Sport provides you the horses you must back to win at Fakenham, Lingfield, Newcastle and Sandown.

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NICO DE BOINVILLE: Everyone is trying their very best to get racing back on and get these horses healthy again, but we don't know whether it is going to be four days or four weeks.

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INTERVIEW BY MARCUS TOWNEND: Richard Johnson has a spring in his step, literally and metaphorically. It's not just because the past year has seen him net his third jockeys' championship.

1 min 15 sec

The eight-year-old appeared to have been successfully treated for a joint infection which prevented him from running at Newbury in November but the infection re-emerged.

1 min 15 sec

Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Huntingdon, Sedgefield, Lingfield and Wolverhampton.

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Harry Skelton says his admiration for Richard Johnson will make it extra special if he can ever beat the three-time champion jockey to the title.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's races at Leicester, Catterick, Chelmsford City and Southwell.

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MARCUS TOWNEND: Samcro was described as 'very doubful' for the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham after suffering a disappointing defeat in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

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A lung infection has been identified as the likely reason for Samcro's disappointing run in the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown over Christmas and possibly his other defeats this season.

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Goldolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor hopes Royal Marine can prove as effective on a dirt surface by stamping his authority over his rivals in the UAE 2,000 Guineas Trial at Meydan on Thursday.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's races at Taunton, Lingfield, Kempton and Doncaster.

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Saturday at the Fair Grounds was Road to the Derby Kickoff Day with the LeComte Stakes (G3) won by War of Will, the Silverbulletday Stakes won by Needs Supervision, the Colonel E.R. Bradley Handicap won by First Premio, the Marie G. Krantz Memorial Stakes won by Dubara, and the Louisiana Stakes won by Harlan Punch. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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While the 'Run for the Roses' is still months away, there is no time quite like the present to begin analyzing the main contenders for this prestigious prize.

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The Eclipse Award winners will be announced on January 24 at Gulfstream Park with Horse of the Year finalists being Accelerate, Justify, and Monomoy Girl. Get all the finalists and details about them here.

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New Year's Day at Aqueduct, favorite Mind Control won the first Kentucky Derby prep for 2019, taking the Jereome Stakes by 1 1/2 lengths over Our Braintrust and Family Biz. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Saturday at Santa Anita, Competitionofideas rallied from last to win the American Oaks (G1) by 2 3/4 lengths over K P Pergoliscious while favorite Californiagoldrush finished 7th. Also on the card, Fahan Mura won the Robert J. Frankel Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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On opening day for the Santa Anita winter meet, there were 5 stakes headlined by the Malibu Stakes (G1) won by favorite McKinzie. Also on the card were the La Brea Stakes (G1) won by Spiced Perfection, the Mathis Brothers Mile (G2) won by River Boyne, the San Antonio Stakes (G2) won by Gift Box, and the Lady of Shamrock Stakes won by Amandine. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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As we near the end of the year, it is time to take a look back at the highs and lows of 2018 and remember those people and horses that we lost.

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At Sha Tin on Sunday, local hero Glorious Forever won the Longines Hong Kong Cup over Deirdre with last year's winner Time Warp third. This completed a sweep of all the international races by local horses. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

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Locally trained Exultant held off Lys Gracieux to win the Longines Hong Kong Vase with Eziyra third and favorite Waldgeist fifth. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

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Heavy favorite Beauty Generation defeated Vivlos by 3 lengths to win the Longines Hong Kong Mile with Southern Legend third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

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The Lone Star Park Racing Club is accepting members for the 2019 season which runs Apr. 18 through July 21. The minimal investment is $500 and 150 shares will be sold. Membership can be purchased online by clicking here.

In addition to being part owner in a racehorse, membership perks include free admission for club members and a guest for the season, a parking pass, barn tours, e-mail updates and more.

 

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If a Derby favorite emerged from the pack this past weekend in the form of the GII Risen Star winner, Gary Barber’s War of Will (War Front), the race did more than propel a new potential superstar to the front of the pack: it also demonstrated the bond and unique working relationship between Mark and Justin Casse. Lucas Marquardt caught up with the brothers at the Casse Training Center in Ocala to talk War of Will, Derby, and how they think their late father, family patriarch Norm Casse, would feel about their partnership.

LM: Justin, you bought War of Will at the Arqana May Breeze-Up Sale. Were you looking for prospects to bring back here?

Justin: I’ve been to the yearling sales six or seven years in a row, as well as the December sale, but this was the first time I had gone over to the Breeze-Up Sale. I went over there to pinhook some horses. This horse stood out on paper and physically for me. So it made it an easy call to...

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On the face of it, the way Mike Abraham came up with an Eclipse champion suggests only the futility of all the agonized judgement that typically consumes him–no less than any other breeder–in making plans and decisions.

After all, he bought the dam of Accelerate (Lookin at Lucky) more or less on a whim, an opportunist $25,000 impulse for a mare he hadn’t even been to see in the back ring. And she was only sent to Lookin At Lucky, for the mating that produced a GI Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, because she was jilted in an engagement with his studmate Scat Daddy.

It’s only when you learn other chapters in Abraham’s story, however, that you realize how apparently random blessings tend only to fall on those who are sufficiently receptive. Which means that they are earned, generically, no less than those that appear to result from the most specific and targeted of strategies.

So both in buying the mare, and in choosing a best man when the groom...

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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will auction Triple Crown winner Justify’s halter at their annual fundraising event Bourbon and the Bayou. The Mardi-Gras themed event will be held Mar. 1 at the Carrick House in Lexington, Kentucky.

“Individuals interested in the halter or any of the other amazing products we have can bid on the items online without attending the event and from any location. The wonderful part is all of the proceeds from the auction and event go directly to provide advocacy for child abuse and neglect victims right here in our own community,” said Melynda Milburn Jamison, Executive Director of CASA of Lexington.

 

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Amanda Erwin has been chosen as the 2018 Outstanding Groom Award winner fo the 2018 Sovereign Awards. She has worked for trainer Mike Keogh for over 17 years and rubbed the likes of Canadian champions Wando and Woodcarver.

The finalists have also been decided for the media awards. In the writing category, the top three are Dave Briggs for “Horse of the Year Pink Lloyd: A Hero for Our Times,” Chris Lomon for “Born the Beat the Odds,” and Hayley Morrison for “Hail to the War Horses.” In the digital audio/visual and broadcast category, the finalists are Horse Racing Alberta for “Canadian Derby Homegrown Heroes,” Horse Racing Radio Network for “159th Queen’s Plate,” and Woodbine Entertainment Group for “Ricoh Woodbine Mile.” The top three in the photography category are Santino Di Paola for “Into the turn,” Hayley Morrison for “Kingsport: A Class Act,” and John Watkins for “Show Me the Money.”

 

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The Gotham Challenge returns as part of the 2019 NYRA Handicapping Challenge series. The live-money challenge, with a $500 entry fee, of which $250 will be allocated to the prize pool and $250 for each player’s live bankroll, will see contestants compete on races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, and Tampa Bay Downs.

For the first time in a NYRA Handicapping Challenge, entrants will be able to register and compete online in the Gotham Challenge via NYRA Bets. In order to enter and play online, contestants must be registered NYRA Bets account holders. New NYRA Bets members are currently eligible to receive a bet $200 get $200 bonus.

In addition to prize money and live-money winnings, the Gotham Challenge provides horseplayers the opportunity to qualify for a seat to the two-day 2019 Belmont Stakes Challenge June 7-8 or one of two seats to the National Horseplayers Championship in February 2020.

Registration for the Gotham Challenge is...

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Calumet Farm’s True Timber (Mineshaft) will be pointed to the G1 Godolphin Mile Mar. 30 at Meydan. Runner-up in the GI Cigar Mile, the bay was last seen finishing seventh in the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. last month.

“We are planning to run him in the Godolphin Mile and he’s doing really well,” trainer Kiaran McLaughlin confirmed. “He’s training great and we will breeze him weekly before we ship in. He’ll be based at Meydan with the rest of the American horses.

He continued, “He came out of the Pegasus in good shape. He’s probably better at a mile and I’m happy to try him back at one there. He’s a very nice horse and other than the Pegasus, he has been running really well. He was very wide the other day and that really hurt his chances.”

Calumet will also be represented by Bravazo (Awesome Again), trained by McLaughlin’s mentor D. Wayne Lukas, in the G1 Dubai World Cup.

 

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AC Entertainment will host Railbird Festival at Keeneland Aug. 10-11. Musical acts will be announced at a later date, but will include rock, Americana, folk, bluegrass and mare. Bourbon, craft beer and local food will also be part of the event.

“With all of our festivals, we aspire to create an experience that stands apart from others–that is a true celebration of place, of the richness and uniqueness of a community,” said Ashley Capps, president of AC Entertainment. “That, for us, is at the heart of any truly great festival experience. What a place this is, and what a team to collaborate with. This iconic setting at Keeneland in a city like Lexington, Kentucky, and these visionary leaders who make it all work, from bourbon to horses to bluegrass and everything in between. We couldn’t be more excited for this new venture.”

Railbird will also give back to the community by partnering with local nonprofit organizations Central Music Academy, Central...

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The evolution of Paddy Twomey reached a new milestone this winter when he welcomed 32 juveniles to his Athassel House Stables outside Golden in County Tipperary. The one-time breeder, pinhooker and breeze-up consignor took out a training licence in 2012 and has forged an excellent record of maiden winners from limited numbers. To illustrate his success, he ran 10 horses in 2018: seven of those won and another finished second on both starts. To illustrate the calibre of those winners, two of them hold Classic entries.

As well as training maiden winners, Twomey has created a reputation for selling them, something which has sometimes reduced the stable’s ammunition, and which the Bandon native was keen to remedy. “I suppose I know plenty of people in the business and I let it be known that this year I wanted to train in a more public fashion,” reveals Twomey. “I think that maybe there was a misconception that I was training for myself only.”

Twomey asked...

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Japanese champion Almond Eye (Jpn) (Lord Kanaloa {Jpn}) is on track for the $6-million G1 Dubai Turf on Mar. 30 and will return to Miho Training Centre to resume serious training later this week.

The 4-year-old swept Japan’s fillies’ Triple Crown last year before besting elders when last seen in the G1 Japan Cup on Nov. 25. Rather than taking in the G1 Dubai Sheema Classic, which is over the same 2400 metre distance as the Japan Cup and was won by Gentildonna (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) in 2014, Almond Eye will drop down in trip for the 1800 metre Dubai Turf. She has won Group 1s twice over 2400 metres as well as 2000 and 1600 metres.

“When I saw her last week on the farm, she looked good,” Trainer Sakae Kunieda said. “She has definitely grown a bit and she will probably grow some more, too, I think.”