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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY DOMINIC KING: The numbers and anecdotes that will boggle your mind will arrive in due course but first Sir Anthony McCoy wants to explain his apprehension.

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Standing in front of a camera on the day titles are decided requires ruthlessness. There is always the potential for two stories but one, immediately, will be ditched.

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Star stayer Kyprios appears to be the one to beat in the SBK Vintage Crop Stakes, while Camille Pissarro can put on a good show in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maide

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Amirite has the chance to run a big race in the the Gold Cup, while Ballyadam will seek to put in another good performance in the Select Hurdle.

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INTERVIEW BY DOMINIC KING: Once in a lifetime are the words Willie Mullins conjures to describe this historic week and his son, Patrick, sees no reason to disagree.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Saturday's meetings at Ripon, Doncaster, Wolverhampton, Sandown, Haydock and Leicester.

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Arabian Crown is the 6-1 second favourite for the Betfred Derby after professional three-and-a-quarter length win in Sandown's bet365 Classic Trial.

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Ryan Moore has some big chances among his six booked rides at Sandown. Hand Of God has a big chance in the Esher Cup Handicap, while Nostrum and Portland can go well in the Group races.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Friday's meetings at Doncaster, Chepstow, Newcastle, Sandown and Perth.

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Paul Nicholls is bemused by Bryony Frost's lack of outside opportunities and questioned why she is more popular with British racegoers than trainers.

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Economics, ridden by Tom Marquand, powers to an impressive victory in the Dante Stakes at York.

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Zoffee wins the Chester Cup for trainer Hugo Palmer, who is based at stables owned by Michael Owen.

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Ambiente Friendly wins the Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield, pipping the Aidan O'Brien-trained favourite Illinois.

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Derby contender Hidden Law suffers a fatal injury after winning the Chester Vase on Wednesday.

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City Of Troy will drop down in trip for the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown after his impressive victory in the Derby at Epsom.

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The National Thoroughbred League announced the addition of several key investors to join their roster of team owners, including NBA legend and basketball Hall of Famer Julius Erving and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Tanya Tucker.

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Led by a $400,000 Tiz the Law juvenile filly, the Ocala Breeders' June 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age Sale began with mixed results June 12 in Ocala, Fla., which yielded lower gross sales than a year ago but gains in the average and median.

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Ocala Stud's freshman sire Win Win Win saw his first winner June 13, when high-priced Nooni turned heads in winning a maiden special weight over five furlongs at Santa Anita Park in her highly anticipated career debut. 

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Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen is facing charges levied by the New York State Gaming Commission that could determine whether his license should be revoked.

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Gulfstream Park has canceled the June 13-14 programs due to heavy rains that have caused significant flash flooding throughout South Florida.

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Senor Buscador, winner of the Feb. 24 Saudi Cup (G1) and third in the March 30 Dubai World Cup (G1), is back in serious training at San Luis Rey Training Center in Southern California.

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The share in Widden Stud's headline stallion Zoustar became the most expensive stallion share ever sold at public auction in Australia when realizing a sale-high of AU$1.3 million on the Inglis Digital June (Early) Online Sale June 12.

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Enable's 3-year-old half sister Zilfee made a successful debut at Kempton June 12, digging deep to get back up on the line after being headed by the more experienced Incensed.

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The Oak Tree Racing Association and the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will partner this summer for a special day of sport that will provide extra value to horsemen and firm up the link between two of the iconic brands of West Coast Thoroughbred racing.

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The unbeaten 2-year-old filly Hot Darling set a record for the highest-priced lot ever sold on the Tattersalls Online platform June 12, realizing 460,000gns to Nurlan Bizakov's Sumbe.

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John Stewart and Mike Repole have been embroiled in a bitter war of words on social media in recent weeks.

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Hispanic was put down after suffering a horrific injury at York Racecourse.

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The 150th Kentucky Derby was shrouded in controversy after Sierra Leone was declared the winner following a photo-finish - but punters have claimed 'foul'

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Michael Byrne, who rode in the Grand National and won at the Cheltenham Festival, has died at the age of 36, with dozens of tributes paid to the popular former jockey

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Paul Nicholls is bemused by Bryony Frost's lack of outside opportunities and questioned why she is more popular with British racegoers than trainers.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Thursday's meetings at Perth, Chelmsford City, Huntingdon, Warwick and Beverley.

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Charlie Appleby-trained Arabian Crown goes on trial for the Betfred Derby in the bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown on Friday.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Wednesday's meetings at Taunton, Perth, Catterick, Ludlow and Uttoxeter.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Tuesday's meetings at Epsom Downs, Yarmouth, Southwell and Wolverhampton.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Monday's meetings at Windsor, Ffos Las, Kempton, Hexham and Pontefract.

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Mullins had only sent five runs to this vibrant track on Scotland's West Coast in 36 years, never having trained a winner but how he changed that on a seismic afternoon.

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The horse, who won 26 of his 35 starts - including 11 at Group 1 - passed away at his home in Kelvinside in New South Wales , Godolphin said.

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Paul Nicholls has 10 runners at Ayr, including two in the Scottish Grand National . Leading jump jockey Harry Cobden rides young chasing star Stay Away Fay in the feature race at 15.35.

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Ryan Moore is in action with five rides at Curragh on Saturday afternoon. He'll be on Igor Stravinsky, Uncanny and Greeland in an action-packed day against plenty of tough competition.

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Saturday at Belmont at the Big A, Silver Knott drew off to win the Man O'War Stakes (G2) by 4 1/2 lengths over Ohana Honor and Nations Pride on the turf. Also on the card, Antiquarian won the Peter Pan Stakes (G3), Joey Freshwater won the Runhappy Stakes (G3), and Neecie Marie won the Beaugay Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Saturday at Churchill Downs, long shot Mystical Dan held off the late charge of Sierra Leone to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by a nose with Forever Young another nose back in third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

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Photos for each horse from the post parade plus where they finished and a link to their profile.

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There were 7 other graded stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by Program Trading, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Chili Flag, the Derby City Distaff (G1) won by Vahva, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) won by Gun Pilot, the American Turf (G2) won by Trikari, the Pat Day Mile (G2) won by Seize the Grey, and the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2) won by Cogburn. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Friday at Churchill Downs, Thorpedo Anna led wire to wire to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by a 4 3/4 lengths in the slop with favorite Just F Y I second and Regulatory Risk third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.

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There were 6 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by idiomatic, the Alysheba (G2) won by First Mission, the Eight Belles (G2) won by My Mane Squeeze, the Edgewood Stakes (G2) won by Dynamic Pricing, the Modesty (G3) won by Fast as Flight, and the Unbridled Sidney won by Ova Charged. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Photos and comments for 18 Kentucky Derby horses and 12 Kentucky Oaks fillies from Thursday morning at Churchill Downs plus a loose horse caught right in front of me! Tapit Jenallie was scratched from the Oaks letting Our Pretty Woman in.

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Photos and comments for 15 of the Derby horses and 14 Oaks fillies from Wednesday morning May 1st, including Fierceness and Sierra Leone.

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Our annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there is a clear winner followed by a 3-way tie, but the favorite isn't up there!

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Photos and comments for 14 of the Derby horses and 12 Oaks fillies from Tuesday morning April 30, including timed works for both Japanese horses - Forever Young and T O Password.

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A celebration of life is planned for longtime equine insurance agent Louis Joseph Smith Jr., who passed away Nov. 20 of last year in Ocala, Florida at the age of 77. The event will take place at Monmouth Park on Saturday, Aug. 17 and a race will be named in his honor.

Smith was in the racing business for 36 years as an owner. He served as a valued insurance agent, safeguarding the well-being of the horses and providing peace of mind to his clients. A member of the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Smith was a fixture at Monmouth and during the Ocala Breeders Sales.

Please email Laura Mogila, lmogila26@gmail.com, for further details.

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The New York Gaming Commission will hold a hearing Sept. 18 to look into whether or not Steve Asmussen's owner-trainer license should be revoked, the board said via a press release on Thursday.

Asmussen has been accused on a number of occasions of violating federal labor laws by failing to pay his workforce overtime. Earlier this week the U.S. Department of Labor obtained a court order requiring Asmussen to pay $243,260 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages (for a total of $486,520) after its investigation found that his allegedly illegal pay practices denied 163 grooms and hotwalkers at Churchill Downs and Keeneland of overtime wages.

When reached for comment, Asmussen attorney Clark Brewster told the Thoroughbred Daily News that, “We welcome the opportunity to provide transparency and frank discussion to the...

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Karl Burke says that he is confident Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Fallen Angel (GB) (Too Darn Hot {GB}) will prove a tough nut to crack when she bids to follow up in the Coronation S. at Royal Ascot.

Fallen Angel will face a stern test at Royal Ascot, with Roger Varian's 1,000 Guineas winner Elmalka (GB) (Kingman {GB}) and Aidan O'Brien's Opera Singer (Justify) both in opposition.

Burke told Sky Sports Racing, “She's in great form, came back from Ireland in good order, she did a nice piece of work on Tuesday and we couldn't be happier with her. I thought it was a fantastic performance (at the Curragh), to be honest. She got into a great rhythm early and watching from the stands from halfway, I was pretty relaxed, I...

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Tributes have been paid to Keeneland's longstanding and much-admired European representative Tim Preston, who died earlier this week aged 80 after an illness.

He spent 23 years in his role with the Kentucky sales and racing company, starting in 1989 when it was still de rigueur for any major international bloodstock figure to be seen at the July yearling auction.

His CV had previously included spells with a variety of trainers in Britain, a time as an amateur jockey (including a Cheltenham Festival ride), work at Greentree Stud in Kentucky and with South African handler Basil Cooper.

He moved on to specialise in shipping, working with Hipavia in France and then the Curragh Bloodstock Agency. In an era where equine air transport was far from reliable, he was adept at problem-solving and ensured many high-profile horses met their international targets.

He joined Keeneland in a golden era when transatlantic buyers were hungry for the American blood that is...

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Prix du Jockey Club runner-up First Look (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}) has been purchased by Wathnan Racing and is under consideration for next week's royal meeting, according to agent Richard Brown. The winner is likely for the G3 Hampton Court S. on Thursday, June 20.

Formerly raced by Ecurie Ama Zingteam, the son of the stakes winner Bilissie (GB) (Dansili {GB}) won once in a pair of juvenile starts for Andre Fabre and has placed in a trio of group races from three appearances at three. Besides his second in the Jockey Club, the Haras de la Perelle-bred was third in the G3 Prix la Force in his 3-year-old bow in April and went one better in the G3 Prix de Guiche last month. He was offered by his breeder during the 2022 Arqana August Sale, and brought €340,000 on the bid of BBA Ireland.

Brown, racing adviser to the Emir of Qatar's racing operation...

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In this continuing series, we take a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Kyoto and Tokyo Racecourses:

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5th-KYO, ¥13,720,000 ($88k), Newcomers, 2yo, 1200m
AMERICAN BIKINI (JPN) (f, 2, American Pharoah–Paris Bikini, by Bernardini) is a half-sister to Paris Lights (Curlin), who won the 2020 GI CCA Oaks, prompting Katsumi Yoshida to pay $1.95 million for Paris Bikini–in foal to...

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Horse Racing Ireland said it is “deeply shocked and appalled” by the footage of animal abuse shown in an RTE Investigates programme that was broadcast on Wednesday evening while Ireland's Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said those responsible for the alleged mistreatment of horses will face the “full rigour of the law”.

While racehorses did feature in the one-hour programme, it dealt mainly with non-thoroughbreds being exported to continental Europe. 

Most shockingly, it revealed instances where some horses were having their identities changed before either being exported for sale or slaughtered to enter the food chain. 

There were also horrific scenes filmed inside the Shannonside Foods abattoir in Straffan, County Kildare. Footage of horses being mistreated and repeatedly struck with a pipe was shown.

It also appeared that some horses were having new microchips being implanted just...

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NEWMARKET, UK — Even the larks were still wiping the sleep from their eyes when Kitty Rose (GB) was put through her paces on Thursday morning. The Listed-winning daughter of Invincible Army (Ire) was bred in Britain and has raced in Ireland but will be flying the flag for Australia at Royal Ascot next week having recently joined the stable of Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr.

The co-trainers' representative Ben Elam is currently overseeing the filly's preparation in Newmarket, where Kitty Rose arrived a week ago from her original training base with Natalia Lupini. It turns out that you can take the boy out of Australia but you can't take Australian ways out of the boy, and Elam was out super early with the three-year-old on Newmarket Heath, ahead of most of the town's thousands of equine residents and his fellow visiting internationals.

Over the years, Newmarket has played host to plenty of superstars from foreign lands. Hacks as old as this one still count their...

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After 20 inches of rain fell in Hallandale Beach, Florida Wednesday, Gulfstream Park officials have had to move around 300 horses from the lower barns, barns 1-11, as horses were standing in more than foot-deep water in their stalls. The horses are being moved to higher barns at Gulfstream and to the Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center, located north of Gulfstream in Boynton Beach, Florida.

1/ST Racing via a press release on Thursday said their Friday program would be cancelled.

“We are in the process of moving the lower barn area, where it floods the worst,” said Gulfstream's Executive Director of Racing, Billy Badgett. “We are moving to them to Palm Meadows as we speak.” Badgett said that the upper barns and the tent barns are fine, and there was no flooding there.

Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in the area.

“Everybody did a great job getting the bandages off, getting them fed and keeping an eye on them,” said Badgett....

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Fourteen 3-year-old fillies will head to post for Sunday's €1,000,000 G1 Prix de Diane Longines after final declarations were made Thursday morning. David Menuisier representative and likely favourite Tamfana (Ger) (Soldier Hollow {GB}), who was last seen running fourth in Newmarket's G1 1000 Guineas, has been allocated stall four. His Highness The Aga Khan's G3 Prix de la Grotte winner Candala (Fr) (Frankel {GB}) is towards the outside in 12 while Godolphin's Andre Fabre trainee Rock'n Swing (GB) (Camelot {GB}) was drawn next door in 13.

Godolphin is double-handed with G1 Oaks runner-up Dance Sequence (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) seeking compensation for the Charlie Appleby stable from stall seven. 'TDN...