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UK Granted Third Country Status in Case of No-Deal Brexit

After British racing was advised to "make plans" in case of a no-deal Brexit earlier in the month, the United Kingdom was granted third country status by the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Racing Post reported. This allows racehorses to move between the UK and the EU after a no-deal Brexit, but there are still movement issues to be hashed out in the event of a no-deal. Currently the Tripartite Agreement allowing free movement of racehorses and breeding stock will end on Oct. 31.

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1.05m Filly Breaks Same-Session Record

NEWMARKET, UK—If they felt at all hesitant, in consecutively hurtling towards bids never previously made for a Book 2 yearling, neither M.V. Magnier nor Angus Gold had to seek far for encouragement. Each only had to look at the back of his catalogue. For the two graduates chosen by Tattersalls to measure the quality available in the second instalment of the October Yearling Sale were Ten Sovereigns (Ire) (No Nay Never) and Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}), both winners of Group 1 sprints—one for a Coolmore partnership headed by Magnier's...

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Goffs Autumn Yearling and HIT Sale Catalogues Available

The Goffs Autumn Yearling and Horses in Training Sale-previously the Goffs Autumn Yearling Sale and Goffs Autumn HIT Sale-features 455 yearlings and approximately 139 horses-in-training in the catalogues published on Monday. Running from Oct. 21-22, yearlings will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, followed by the horses-in-training later on Tuesday. During the yearling portion, of note is a Dark Angel (Ire) filly (lot 82) offered by Rossenarra Stud. The bay, out of Thawrah (Ire) (Green Desert), is a full-sister to Group 3 winner Heeraat (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) and a...

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Galileo Colt Anchors Tattersalls December Foal Catalogue

The 1,125-strong Tattersalls December Foal Sale catalogue is now online and is headed by a son of Galileo (Ire) out of French GSP Zut Alors (Ire) (Pivotal {GB}) as lot 971. Consigned by Knocktoran Stud, the chestnut is a half-brother to G1 French 1000 Guineas heroine Precieuse (Ire) (Tamayuz {GB}). Running from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30, the sale offers 147 foals by the current top 15 active British sires and well over 200 by the top 20, with full- and half-siblings to almost 160 group and listed winners. There...

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Jockey Club Presents Portrait to Sheikh Mohammed

The Turf's most venerable institution, with a due sense of history, has made a gesture of gratitude to a man whose investment in the modern Thoroughbred stands almost without precedent. A portrait by Paul Benney of Sheikh Mohammed, alongside his cherished champion Dubai Millennium (GB) and against a backdrop of the skyscrapers that nowadays dominate the horizons of his homeland, was presented to its subject by the Jockey Club at the Rowley Mile on Saturday. A twin portrait, commissioned simultaneously, will now take its place in the historic gallery of...

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City Light Retired to Haras d’Etreham

MGSW & MG1SP City Light (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}-Light Saber {Fr}, by Kendor {Fr}) has been retired to Haras d'Etreham in France for 2020. Previously it was announced that the stud had purchased a share in the bay. A half-length second in the Oct. 6 G1 Qatar Prix de la Foret at ParisLongchamp, the Stephane Wattel trainee's fee will be announced later. The 5-year-old son of Siyouni, who raced for Ecurie Jean Louis Bouchard, won the 2018 G3 Prix de Saint-Georges and the 2019 G3 Qatar Prix du Pin. Bred by...

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Pedigree Insights: Quadrilateral

Perhaps one wouldn't expect Wolverhampton's all-weather track to have featured very often in Juddmonte's extraordinary history, but the Dunstall Park circuit has indeed played its part. For example, it was over Wolverhampton's Tapeta surface that Kingman's son Emissary made a stylish debut three days ago, earning TDN Rising Star status in the process. This half-brother to Derby and Arc winner Workforce will do very well to match the achievements of a previous Juddmonte colt who gained his first success at the West Midlands track. Back in 2000, when the surface...

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High Hopes for Nomination ‘Dating’ Service

Ted Voute remembers seeing a gap in the market when returning to Britain from Kentucky, 30-odd years ago. "I'd seen Lee Eaton at work in the States, and apart from Mary Hambro nobody else was consigning over here," he says. "And when you're in your twenties, you don't see any downside at all. We were lucky, within a year we were selling 150 horses. Now that I'm in my fifties, of course, I will look for—and see—all the threats. But I must say that if I was that age again,...

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Inner Course in Play for Champions Day

Officials at Ascot have put contingency plans in place to run QIPCO Champions Day on the inner round course as heavy rain has left parts of the outer track waterlogged. Clerk of the course Chris Stickels reports the inner round course to be good to soft, soft in places while the outer track, away from the waterlogging, is heavy following 16 millimetres of rain in the last 24 hours. The forecast is for an unsettled week with rain forecast on most days, so the Ascot team, in consultation with British...

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O’Brien Quartet Possible for Breeders’ Cup

Arizona (Ire) (No Nay Never) and Wichita (Ire) (No Nay Never), second and third in Saturday's G1 Darley Dewhurst S. behind Pinatubo (Ire) (Shamardal), could head for the Breeders' Cup next. The duo were beaten two lengths and 2 3/4 lengths, respectively, in the Group 1 heat, with Arizona notably closing the gap with the winner after trailing him by nine lengths in the G1 National S. at The Curragh previously. Trainer Aidan O'Brien was satisfied with their performances and could now look to Santa Anita on Nov. 1 and...

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‘Chrono’ Cracks the Classic Code

Third in both the G1 Japanese 1000 Guineas and the G1 Japanese Oaks in April and May, respectively, the third time proved the charm for Chrono Genesis (Jpn) (Bago {Fr}), who saluted in the final Japanese filly Classic of the year-the G1 Shuka Sho at Kyoto on Sunday. Tabbed the 6-1 fourth choice, the grey settled firmly in midpack in the strung out field as Contra Check (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) briefly showed the way before Beach Samba (Jpn) (Kurofune) took over. The Sunday Racing colourbearer began to improve up...

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7th Annual Sporting Art Auction has Outsized Equine Appeal

In preparation for the seventh annual Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland's sales pavilion on Nov. 17, staffers at Cross Gate Gallery in Lexington, KY have been keeping an eye on the bloodstock marketplace to gauge how their own sale might go. The reason? "When the horse auction market is good, the art market is also good," explained Chelsea Dickson, the auction coordinator at Cross Gate, one of America's foremost galleries of fine sporting art. "What we've also found that as we've evolved in our partnership with Keeneland and grown our...

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