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Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Everett Dobson, who serves on the boards of several Thoroughbred industry organizations, has been appointed a Keeneland trustee.

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Two-time grade 1 winner Bellafina and Chasing Yesterday, a grade 1-winning half sister to American Pharoah leave Southern California behind for the suburbs of El Paso in the March 24 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile race is worth $200,000.

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An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database for 2018 resulted in an aggregated rate of fatal injury of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced March 22. In 2017 the corresponding rate was 1.61 per 1,000 starts.

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The son of Dubawi missed most of his 3-year-old campaign

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On March 23, War of Will is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2), the first Road to the Kentucky Derby series race this season to offer 100 points to the winner.

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It's that time of the year again. Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps are worth 100 points for the winner and two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has a formidable hand for the Triple Crown that he says he "loves."

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This year's dominate turf star going to stud is Mill Ridge Farm's Oscar Performance, a son of 2018's leading North American sire Kitten's Joy, who was bred and raced by John and Jerry Amerman.

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Racetrack will host five demonstration races March 23, marking the first official competition at the sprawling racing and training facility on the Chinese mainland.

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Plans call for Horse Racing Ireland and a number of other regulatory authorities in the country to be consolidated into a single gambling authority.

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New York horsemen have a new option for securing workers' compensation insurance for their employees, excluding exercise riders.

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In her first BBC Sport column, the rising jump racing explains why Cheltenham is so special, her obsession with racehorses, how she dealt with serious injuries and her hopes for the week.

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Retiring jockey Noel Fehily says riding 50-1 shot Eglantine Du Seuil to victory at Cheltenham "seems like the perfect ending".

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Willie Mullins has been a leading force in jump racing for three decades but the Cheltenham Gold Cup had eluded him - until now.

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Al Boum Photo, ridden by Paul Townend, gives trainer Willie Mullins a first Cheltenham Gold Cup victory.

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Two horses - Sir Erec and Invitation Only - suffer fatal injuries on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Can you name the 10 previous Cheltenham Gold Cup winners? Or will you be felled by our made-up names?

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Bryony Frost creates Cheltenham Festival history as she guides Frodon to Grade One victory in the Ryanair Chase.

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Paisley Park triumphs in the Stayers' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival for owner Andrew Gemmell, who is blind.

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Cheltenham Festival 2019 day by day reports and features.

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

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Prominent Thoroughbred owner and breeder Everett Dobson, who serves on the boards of several Thoroughbred industry organizations, has been appointed a Keeneland trustee.

3 min 47 sec

Two-time grade 1 winner Bellafina and Chasing Yesterday, a grade 1-winning half sister to American Pharoah leave Southern California behind for the suburbs of El Paso in the March 24 Sunland Park Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile race is worth $200,000.

3 min 47 sec

An analysis of data from the Equine Injury Database for 2018 resulted in an aggregated rate of fatal injury of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced March 22. In 2017 the corresponding rate was 1.61 per 1,000 starts.

3 min 47 sec

The son of Dubawi missed most of his 3-year-old campaign

3 min 47 sec

On March 23, War of Will is the 6-5 morning-line favorite in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2), the first Road to the Kentucky Derby series race this season to offer 100 points to the winner.

3 min 47 sec

It's that time of the year again. Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps are worth 100 points for the winner and two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert has a formidable hand for the Triple Crown that he says he "loves."

3 min 47 sec

This year's dominate turf star going to stud is Mill Ridge Farm's Oscar Performance, a son of 2018's leading North American sire Kitten's Joy, who was bred and raced by John and Jerry Amerman.

3 min 47 sec

The Hong Kong Jockey Club's Conghua Racetrack will host five demonstration races March 23, marking the first official competition at the sprawling racing and training facility on the Chinese mainland.

3 min 47 sec

Plans call for Horse Racing Ireland and a number of other regulatory authorities in the country to be consolidated into a single gambling authority.

3 min 47 sec

New York horsemen have a new option for securing workers' compensation insurance for their employees, excluding exercise riders.

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CHELTENHAM turned into a horror story on Gold Cup day as TWO horses died just hours apart in gruesome scenes on the track.

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ANIMAL rights group Animal Aid want this year’s Cheltenham Festival to be the last.

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CHELTENHAM witnessed a second tragedy of the day as Invitation Only was put down after the Gold Cup.

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CHELTENHAM Gold Cup day was marred early on when Sir Erec was fatally injured in the first race.

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RACING legend AP McCoy led the tributes for Sir Erec who tragically died at Cheltenham today.

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THE lightly-raced GALA BALL can open his account for the season in the Doom Bar Chase at Newbury.

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THE progressive I'M TO BLAME can defy the handicapper in the Mansionbet Handicap Hurdle at Sedgefield.

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VETERAN front-running chaser BRAVE SPARTACUS can roll back the years and score his second win at Market Rasen within a month.

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MINELLA WARRIOR is unexposed and looks to have plenty of improvement to come.

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LARKBARROW LAD has had three successive runner-up spots over hurdles and has shown steady improvement with each run.

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Philip Hobbs' 2017 Triumph Hurdle hero, out of form throughout last season, has been a revelation over fences after a sticky start to the current campaign at this course.

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The yearly Cheltenham Festival is nearly upon us. Sportsmail tell you all you need to know ahead of the four-day horse racing event including dates, times, channel, dress code and prize money.

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The BHA will consider stiffening the penalties for jockeys breaching the whip rules if a spate of offences occur at the Cheltenham Festival which starts a week on Tuesday.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Friday's meetings at Newbury, Doncaster, Newcastle and Lingfield.

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A compromise deal brokered by the British Horseracing Authority was rejected and the Flat all-weather meeting on Wednesday has attracted just 39 entries for its six races.

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The Willie Mullins-trained gelding, who is owned by Brighton and Hove Albion chairman Tony Bloom, won last year's Stayers' Hurdle on his first run of the season and was due to try to repeat the feat.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Thursday's meetings at Ludlow, Taunton, Musselburgh, Kempton and Newcastle.

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Trainer Paul Nicholls believes Clan Des Obeaux's profile makes him the perfect candidate to win the feature race if the Cheltenham Festival.

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Trainer Donald McCain, whose stable was at the centre of the equine flu outbreak earlier this month, has his first runners since being shut down at Musselburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

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Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips ahead of Wednesday's meetings at Southwell, Musselburgh, Wincanton and Kempton.

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While the main track at Santa Anita was closed, many horses shipped to Los Alamitos to get a timed work in over the weekend. Here are photos for lots of those including McKinzie, Game Winner, Bellafina, and more.

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Photos of nine of the Rebel Stakes horses plus Azeri entrant Eskimo Kisses at Oaklawn Park as they prepare for the race this weekend. Rebel horses include Game Winner, Improbable, Galilean, and Omaha Beach.

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Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs, Tacitus upset in the Tampa Bay Derby over Outshine and favorite Win Win Win. Also on the card, Concrete Rose won the Florida Oaks (G3), Rymska won the Hillsborough Stakes (G2), Flameaway won the Challenger Stakes, and Digital Age won the Columbia Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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The third Future Wager pool for this year's Kentucky Derby and the only pool for the Kentucky Oaks are now closed. As usual, the mutuel field is the favorite at 9-2 with Game Winner and Improbable co-second choices at 6-1. For the Oaks, Bellafina is the favorite at 9-2. Get all the odds here.

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Saturday at Oaklawn, Chocolate Kisses rallied to win the Honeybee Stakes (G3) by a length over favorite Motion Emotion and Bizwhacks. Also on the card, Whitmore won the Hot Springs Stakes for the third year in a row. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Saturday, Haikal rallied to win the featured Gotham Stakes (G3) by 1 length over Mind Control and favorite Instagrand. Also on the card, Do Share won the Tom Fool Handicap (G3), Espresso Shot won the Busher Stakes, and Vino Rosso won the Stymie Stakes. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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While the main track at Santa Anita is closed and they work to fix the problems with the racing surface, the training track opened again on Friday for gallops. Here is more on that plus some photos from Friday.

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Because of all the recent breakdowns, Santa Anita has been closed to racing and training indefinitely. Here is more on that plus some horse photos from this week.

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Saturday at Santa Anita, heavy favorite Vasilika rallied from 7th early to win the Buena Vista Stakes (G2) by 1 1/2 lengths over Streak of Luck and Ms Bad Behavior. Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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Monday at Oaklawn, Super Steed was a 62-1 longshot winner in the Southwest Stakes (G3) over Sueno and Long Range Toddy. Also on the card, Coal Front won the Razorback Handicap (G3) and She's a Julie won the Bayakoa Stakes (G3). Get the results, charts, and photos here.

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OXBURGER (Tapit), a $900,000 KEESEP yearling, makes his first start here on behalf of Stonestreet Stables LLC, Eric Fein and trainer Steve Asmussen. The grey colt is a half-brother to GISW and ‘TDN Rising Star’ Taris (Flatter), SW and MGSP Theatre Star (War Front) and SW Stoweshoe (Flatter). Dam Comedy (Theatrical {Ire}), herself a daughter of Grade III-winning turfer Don’t Be Silly (Lord At War {Arg}), sold to Stonestreet for $1.5 million carrying Oxburger at the 2015 Keeneland November sale. TJCIS PPs

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Gary Barber’s War of Will (War Front) will attempt to complete a feat only accomplished by two horses in the past 25 years–sweeping Fair Grounds’s trio of GI Kentucky Derby preps–when he goes postward as the favorite in Saturday’s $1-million GII Louisiana Derby at the New Orleans oval. Already a convincing winner of the track’s GIII Lecomte S. and GII Risen Star S., the imposing bay will try to follow in the footsteps of International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) in 2015 and Friesan Fire (A.P. Indy) in 2009 in his final dress rehearsal for the first Saturday in May.

Third on debut over the Woodbine turf last August, War of Will’s lack of diploma didn’t dissuade trainer Mark Casse from trying him in top company after that, and the colt fared well. Second, beaten less than a length at 10-1, in the GI Summer S., he was then fourth, also beaten under a length, in...

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The Hong Kong Jockey Club stages its first-ever meeting at its state-of-the-art Conghua Racecourse Saturday, some 200km north of Hong Kong, with five exhibition races set to offer full prize money, but no pari-mutuel wagering.

The richest race of the afternoon, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Trophy (1800m), carries prize money of HK$2 million and is restricted to graduates of the Hong Kong International Sale. Having drawn a field of six, it will be contested at the distance of 1200 metres, featuring a chute start that links up with the course proper at the entrance to the turn. The rest of the program consists of one race in Class 3, two in Class 4 and one in Class 5 at 1200, 1800m and 2200m, just over one circuit of the 10-furlong turf oval. The event is being held in collaboration with Conghua District Government and 16 of Hong Kong’s 21 registered trainers will be represented at the meeting.

Michael Chang, who famously sent Rich Tapestry (Ire) (Holy Roman...

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Data analysis from the Equine Injury Database for the year 2018 resulted in an aggregate fatality rate of 1.68 per 1,000 starts, The Jockey Club announced Friday. Prof. Tim Parkin, veterinarian and epidemiologist from the University of Glasgow and consultant to the EID, concluded that the year-over-year difference from 1.6 fatalities per 1,000 starts was not statistically significant.

From 2009 to 2018, the fatal injury rates were as follows: 2.00, 1.88, 1.88, 1.92, 1.90, 1.89, 1.62, 1.54, 1.61, 1.68. Detailed graphs with statistics grouped by surface, distance and age can be viewed here.

“Analysis of the EID has demonstrated that there are a multitude of factors that contribute to the risk of fatal injuries in Thoroughbred racehorses,” said Prof. Parkin. “Moving forward, we should focus on the medications present in horses during racing and training, transparency of veterinary records for...

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Aidan O’Brien is simply a phenomenon in the world of racing. A record-breaking National Hunt trainer in the initial stages of his career, his abundant talents didn’t go unnoticed and he was appointed as the trainer in the historic Ballydoyle complex in 1996 at the age of just 26. He quickly established himself as a dominant force in Irish racing and since then has broken every record worth breaking and won every race worth winning in Europe and beyond. Most recently, he broke the world record for the number of Group/Grade 1 winners trained in a calendar year with 28 such victories in 2017.

As always, O’Brien has an array of stars under his care for the new season, headlined by a strong team of older horses as well as an exciting clutch of Classic prospects. Here, the trainer outlines his thoughts for his stable’s leading lights for the 2019 season.

AMEDEO MODIGLIANI (Ire) ...

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One year after finishing a very close third, Lord Kanaloa (Jpn) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}) made the 2013 G1 Takamatsunomiya Kinen the third top-level victory of his standout career. He retired as one of the best sprinters in the history of the Japanese turf and seems to have transferred his considerable ability to his offspring, including Horse of the Year Almond Aye (Jpn), who returns to action in next Saturday’s G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan. Sunday afternoon at Chukyo Racecourse, Danox Ltd.s Danon Smash (Jpn), one of five black-type winners from his sire’s first crop to the races, will try to follow in his hoofprints as the likely favourite in the 1200-metre event.

Produced by a Hard Spun half-sister to one-time GI Breeders’ Cup Mile hero War Chant (Danzig), Danon Smash has won three from his last four, including the Jan. 27 G3 Silk Road S., a race also won by Lord Kanaloa prior to his defeat here in 2012.

“He hasn’t done well racing to the left before,...

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Armando Rivera, 58, a paraplegic since a northern California racing accident at 18, will race his wheelchair in the March 30 “Run The Bluegrass” half-marathon in the area surrounding Keeneland. Keeneland will be sponsoring Rivera who has competed in over 40 such races around the country.

Rivera’s racing attire includes a shirt or cap with a Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund logo and often uses the monthly stipend he receives from the PDJF to pay his racing entrance fees.

“I’m on a mission,” he said. “Racing gives me a challenge and I have to keep pushing. I’m racing to raise awareness for my fellow injured jockeys and that’s important to me.”

Rivera was one of the six catastrophically-injured jockeys honored at last summer’s Jockeys and Jeans Event at Canterbury Park and will attend the group’s PDJF fundraiser at Santa Anita June 22.

“At the event last summer we all noted Armando had biceps bigger than most jockeys’ thighs,” said Barry...

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The New York Racing Association will hold a special drawing for the general public interested in purchasing a reserved table in the Fourstardave Sports Bar or the Miller Lite Picnic Paddock for the 150th GI Travers S. at Saratoga Aug. 24.

Half of the reserved table seating inventory in the Fourstardave Sports Bar and Miller Lite Picnic Paddock will be assigned via the drawing. Guests interested in the opportunity to purchase a reserved table in either location can enter the drawing at www.NYRA.com/TraversTables beginning Monday, March 25 at 10 a.m. The drawing will conclude Friday, April 12.

Additionally, reserved tables will be available through a reserved table flex plan starting Apr. 11 at 10 a.m. by calling 844-NYRA-TIX. The flex plan provides fans with the convenience of securing a reserved table on seven days of their choice during the 2019 season, including Travers Day....

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New York’s trainers have a new option for securing workers’ compensation insurance for their employees, excluding exercise riders. Insurance Office of America (IOA) has been approved to offer work comp policies to horsemen, effective immediately.

“Anything that drives competition in the marketplace is good for the consumer,” NYTHA President Joe Appelbaum said. “This development builds upon the 14% reduction in costs that were announced last fall, and the decrease in the base rate for the Jockey Injury Compensation Fund.”

IOA will offer all the same amenities and protections currently available to stable employees, including “All State Endorsements” for those that need coverage in multiple states.

“Workers’ compensation has been a long and winding road in New York. With this opportunity, IOA offers New York horsemen a chance to reduce their expenses with concern to their stable staff,” said Martin Panza, NYRA’s Senior Vice President of Racing...

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Bourbon War (Tapit), Hidden Scroll (Hard Spun) and Maximum Security (New Year’s Day) all breezed Friday morning in preparation for the Mar. 30 GI Xpressbet.com Florida Derby.

GII Fountain of Youth S. runner-up Bourbon War breezed a half-mile in :49.88 (19/30) at Gulfstream (video).

“He did well,” trainer Mark Hennig said. “He came home in :49.88, I think they caught him in. I was looking for a little quicker than that, but the track was not real sharp this morning. I told my rider I’d rather you err on the side of too slow than too fast. The horse is fit. We just want to get him safely over there next Saturday.”

Over at Payson Park, ‘TDN Rising Star’ Hidden Scroll worked in company under exercise rider Neil Poznansky, covering five panels in a bullet 1:02.40 (1/7) (...