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NBC's coverage of the 149th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course averaged 5.5 million viewers, peaking at one point at 7 million, according to NBC Sports.

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Pedro Lanz, agent for KSA Stables, extended to $650,000 to secure the bid on a Bernardini filly who led the way on the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

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Early in the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Dennis O'Neill went to $400,000 for a Blame colt that will be owned by a partnership headed by Roadrunner Racing.

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Winchell Thoroughbreds topped the ongoing Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with a $1.25 million final bid on Hip 401, a filly by Bolt d'Oro consigned by Wavertree Stables' consignment. The filly worked in :10.

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Dubai-based trainer Michael Costa signed for a $400,000 Vekoma colt for Jebel Ali Stables; MyRacehorse partners with Ramiro Restrepo on $450,000 Bolt d'Oro filly during the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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BH Interview: Eddie Woods

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Consignor Jessie Longoria is hoping for a profitable return on a Street Boss colt selling May 21 in the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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One look around the sales pavilion at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale and there are plenty of familiar faces. But the landscape might look a little different for anyone who hadn't kept up with the sale for a couple of years. 

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Greg Pachman, who signed the ticket for Winchell Thoroughbreds, talks about the $1.25M purchase of Hip 401, a Bolt d'Oro filly from the Wavertree Stables consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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The Maryland Horse Foundation is pleased to announce the participants for the seventh edition of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program. The competitive group of applicants ranged in age from high school juniors to college graduates.

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

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

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The 28-1 chance Elmalka wins the 1,000 Guineas for jockey Silvestre de Sousa who is back in action after a 10-month ban.

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Mystik Dan wins the Kentucky Derby by a nose in a three-horse photo finish.

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Notable Speech, ridden by William Buick, wins the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket in his first race on turf.

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Karegse produces a perfectly timed finish to win the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday.

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Willie Mullins becomes the most successful trainer in Irish racing history as Ballyburn secures his record victory at the Punchestown Festival.

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Fastorslow repeats last year's success to win the Punchestown Gold Cup from Galopin des Champs.

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Jump jockey champion Harry Cobden says it felt like "a relief" to clinch the title for the first time.

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NBC's coverage of the 149th Preakness Stakes (G1) May 18 at Pimlico Race Course averaged 5.5 million viewers, peaking at one point at 7 million, according to NBC Sports.

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Pedro Lanz, agent for KSA Stables, extended to $650,000 to secure the bid on a Bernardini filly who led the way on the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

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Early in the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale, Dennis O'Neill went to $400,000 for a Blame colt that will be owned by a partnership headed by Roadrunner Racing.

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Winchell Thoroughbreds topped the ongoing Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale with a $1.25 million final bid on Hip 401, a filly by Bolt d'Oro consigned by Wavertree Stables' consignment. The filly worked in :10.

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Dubai-based trainer Michael Costa signed for a $400,000 Vekoma colt for Jebel Ali Stables; MyRacehorse partners with Ramiro Restrepo on $450,000 Bolt d'Oro filly during the first day of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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BH Interview: Eddie Woods

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Consignor Jessie Longoria is hoping for a profitable return on a Street Boss colt selling May 21 in the second session of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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One look around the sales pavilion at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale and there are plenty of familiar faces. But the landscape might look a little different for anyone who hadn't kept up with the sale for a couple of years. 

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Greg Pachman, who signed the ticket for Winchell Thoroughbreds, talks about the $1.25M purchase of Hip 401, a Bolt d'Oro filly from the Wavertree Stables consignment at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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The Maryland Horse Foundation is pleased to announce the participants for the seventh edition of the Maryland Thoroughbred Career Program. The competitive group of applicants ranged in age from high school juniors to college graduates.

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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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Nicky Henderson has released a statement after Cheltenham Festival hero Shishkin passed away.

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Violent scenes broke out on the second day of the Grand National Festival earlier this week.

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Express Sport provides the Grand National results in full as I Am Maximus wins at Aintree.

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There was a dramatic start to the Grand National at Aintree.

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Express Sport provides you with everything you need ahead of the Grand National on Saturday afternoon.

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2024 Grand National runner Kitty's Light is hoping to give an uplifting result to a family fighting against cancer.

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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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Patrick Wadge will be rewarded for keeping the faith when the career odds seemed to be stacking up against him if he can hang on to his lead to be crowned Champion Conditional Jockey.

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What a place this is and what a race we have in store. The excitement I have on Grand National morning is the same as it was when I first watched it, with my Grandfather, all those years ago.

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GRAND NATIONAL BREAKFAST - DOMINIC KING: Mail Sport takes a look at everything happening on and off the iconic racecourse on Grand National Saturday.

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DOMINIC KING AT AINTREE: It's the morning of the big race and the executives of Aintree are gathered for the debrief. Someone explains what is going to happen when the Grand National starts.

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MARCUS TOWNEND AT AINTREE: Willie Mullins, jump racing's dominant trainer, won the Randox Grand National with 7-1 joint favourite I Am Maximus for champion owner JP McManus.

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Britain's most iconic horse race is just mere days away with thousands expected to turn up to witness the historic event. Here are the 2024 Grand National WAGs who will be cheering on their partners.

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Reset and repeat. That has been the mantra for trainer Lucinda Russell and partner Peter Scudamore since they decided to return to Aintree with last year's National winner Corach Rambler.

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Here, the first female jockey to win a Grade One race - and Mail Sport columnist - LIZZIE KELLY shares her thoughts on who can come out on top on Saturday afternoon.

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Mail Sport's racing expert Robin Goodfellow delivers his tips for Saturday's meetings at Chelmsford City, Yarmouth, Newcastle, Chepstow and Wolverhampton.

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Trainer Paul Nicholls will seek to finish on a high on Grand National Day at Aintree. Record buy Caldwell Potter makes his debut for the trainer in the Turners Mersey Novices' Hurdle.

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Our annual analysis of the contenders to see who best matches the profile of a Preakness winner. It is no surprise that Mystik Dan is the winner in this year's analysis.

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A field of only 9 was entered for the Preakness with Muth the favorite at 8-5 from post 4 and Mystik Dan second choice at 5-2 from post 5. Check out the horses with post positions, odds, and free past performances.

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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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Post time for the 10-race Belmont Stakes Day on June 6 will be 12:50 p.m. (EST), NYRA announced Tuesday.

The four-day Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will be held at Saratoga from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Headlined by the June 8 GI Belmont S., the festival will include 24 stakes races with purses totaling $10.25 million.

Four stakes will be held Thursday, June 6, led by the GII Belmont Gold Cup offering a 'Golden Ticket' for an automatic berth into the A$8.4-million G1 Lexus Melbourne Cup Nov.5 at Flemington Racecourse in Victoria, Australia. Additionally, the day will feature the Jersey Girl S.; Tremont S. and Astoria S.

Post time for the 10-race program on June 6 is 12:50 p.m. (EST). Admission gates will open to the public at 11 a.m.

 

The remaining days are as follows:

Friday, June 7 – Post time for the 12-race program is 12:20 p.m. Admission gates will open to the public at 10:30 a.m....

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Robert Havlin has been booked to ride Ambiente Friendly (Ire) in the G1 Betfred Derby, replacing Callum Shepherd aboard the leading Epsom contender when the Classic is run on Saturday, June 1.

Trained by James Fanshawe, Ambiente Friendly has been ridden by Shepherd in both his previous starts this season, most notably in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial S. earlier this month when he announced himself as a potentially top-class colt with an impressive four-and-a-half-length victory.

The son of Gleneagles (Ire) is now a best-priced 5/1 for the Derby and Havlin expressed his delight at being given the opportunity by owners Bill and Tim Gredley, with the call-up coming just days after he gained the second Group 1 success of a career spanning more than 30 years aboard Audience (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}) in Saturday's Lockinge S. at Newbury....

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A store by Jukebox Jury (Ire) (lot 161), related to a trio of NH stakes winners, brought a session-topping £135,000 fro Tom Malone and Paul Nicholls during the Goffs UK Doncaster Spring Store Sale on Tuesday.

From the family of Grade 1 winner Master Minded (Fr) (Nikos {GB}), the bay is out of Fairy Tale (Fr) (Spanish Moon), who already has a winning point-to-pointer to her name. He was consigned by Worthen Hall Stables.

Four other lots breached the six-figure mark, with Brown Island Stables' lot 50, already named Beau Speed (Fr) (Beaumec De Houelle {Fr}), going to the same connections as the topper for £110,000. Ryan Mahone and Dan Skelton Racing bought a daughter of Walk In The Park (Ire) (lot 156) for £105,000 from the consignment of Worthen Hall Stables.

A pair of lots were sold at £100,000–Lakefield Farm's Style De Folie (Fr) (Vol De Nuit {GB}) (lot 92) to Tom Malone and Jamie Snowden, and Goldford Stud's lot 111, a filly...

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TIMONIUM, MD – The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale opened with a steady session which gained steam throughout the day Monday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

“It was a very good start to the May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. “The results were basically identical to last year, from a statistical standpoint. We were very encouraged.”

A total of 142 horses sold Monday for a gross of $13,162,000. Monday's average was $92,690, and the median was $48,500. Monday's figures where on par with last year's total sale median of $50,000 and average of $92,788.

From a catalogue of 275, 191 horses went through the ring with 49 failing to meet their reserve for a buy-back rate of 25.7%.

Bloodstock agent Pedro Lanz, bidding on behalf of the Saudi-based KAS Stables, acquired the day's highest-priced offering when going to $650,000 for a filly by Bernardini late in the session.

The...

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TIMONIUM, MD – The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale concluded its two-day run at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium Tuesday with a lively session of bidding led by a $1.25-million daughter of Bolt d'Oro. Through two sessions, 343 horses sold for $32,766,500. The average of $95,485–up 2.9% from a year ago–just ticked up from the sale's previous record average of $95,391 set in 2022, while the median of $50,000 tied the sale record set in 2021 and equaled again in 2023.

“I thought we had two very good days of horse sales,” said Fasig-Tipton President Boyd Browning, Jr. “Our average was up slightly from last year and the median is the same as last year. There was very encouraging activity–maybe not at the absolute start–but throughout both sessions.”

The Midlantic May sale was topped by a seven-figure juvenile for the ninth straight year when trainer Steve Asmussen, on the phone with owner Ron Winchell, bid $1.25 million for a filly by Bolt...

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In mid-April, trainer Bernie “Chip” Woolley, best known for winning the 2009 GI Kentucky Derby with Mine That Bird, issued a formal complaint with the Turf Paradise stewards, claiming that Victoria Lowe, an official veterinarian employed by the Arizona Department of Gaming (ADG), had furnished him with the name of a potential kill buyer after scratching his 10-year-old race mare, Piper Rose (Whiskey Wisdom).

And while an official ADG investigation absolved Lowe of any wrongdoing, the fallout from the incident highlights glaring holes that still exist in the industry's network of aftercare programs in under-resourced parts of the country and raises serious questions over just how stringently regulators police this corner of the sport.

The incident also taps into a simmering undercurrent of tension as regulators seek to further shrink the nation's equine fatality rate–friction between trainers and track veterinarians over which horses pose a heightened risk of injury....

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In what could be the first dual penalization of its kind, the stewards at Mountaineer Park have fined jockey Jose A. Leon for going over the six-strike whipping limit and also for “failure to give best effort” in the same 4 1/2-furlong sprint.

Both alleged infractions occurred in an extremely narrow time frame during the stretch run of the second race on May 14.

Leon, a 25-year-old who has been licensed since 2018, was aboard the 0-for-9 maiden Keto Friendly (Mastery), an 8-1 filly racing against males, who vied for the lead straight from the gate while widest in a four-way duel.

Turning for home, Leon employed left-handed stick work between the three-sixteenths pole and the furlong marker, then briefly switched to right-handed whipping.

Around the sixteenth pole, Leon looked back and to his right, then visibly geared down his riding.

Based on the replay, Keto Friendly did not appear able to catch the three horses in front of her, the closest of...

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There's not a trainer in the country who would have won the GI Preakness S. with Seize the Grey (Arrogate) other than Wayne Lukas because no one would have run him in this race except for Wayne Lukas.

Horses need six, seven weeks between races. Good horses can't run more than four or five times a year, no one should ever mess with their winning percentage and run a 25-1 shot and don't dare use a jockey with no prior experience in the Triple Crown. Apparently, Lukas never got that memo. Or maybe he did and threw it in the trash where it belonged.

With both Seize the Grey and stablemate Just Steel (Justify) Lukas did everything wrong, at least when it comes to going by what has become the book in 2024.The Preakness was Seize the Grey's 10th lifetime start and his fifth in 56 days. Even after he finished seventh in the GI Toyota Blue Grass S., Lukas...

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Twenty-one colts remain in contention for the G1 Betfred Derby following the latest scratching deadline for the Classic, which will be run at Epsom on Saturday, June 1.

Aidan O'Brien, who saddled a record-extending ninth winner of the Derby when Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) was successful in 2023, could be mob-handed this year with up to seven runners. His entries include the outstanding two-year-old of 2023, City Of Troy (Justify), who will be trying to emulate Auguste Rodin by bouncing back from a disappointing return to action in the G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

City Of Troy is set to be joined by last year's G1 Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner Los Angeles (Ire) (Camelot {GB}), who...

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EPSOM, UK — Some may not find an overcast morning in the middle of a deserted racecourse all that exciting but more fool them. Because all around the Epsom Downs the small temporary village that by this time next Friday will constitute the base for the Betfred Derby Festival is gradually being constructed and the sense of occasion is rising. 

But of course there's no Derby without horses, and four potential contenders for the race that remains the highlight of every Flat season gained an early sighter of the course on Tuesday morning before a small gathering of media and onlookers. 

Given that the press were invited along and hadn't merely gatecrashed, it was temporarily disconcerting to hear David Fish, the owner-breeder of Poule d'Essai des Poulains runner-up Dancing Gemini (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) state, “I normally don't do...