French Flat Jockeys' Championship Timetable Changed For 2022/23

The rules were changed for the timetable of the 2022 French Flat jockeys' championship, the Cravache d'Or, with the Association des Jockeys Executive Committee validating the advisory vote in favour of a date change on Friday. Originally, the valid dates for the Flat championship were from Jan. 1-Dec. 31st, but beginning in 2022, the Cravache d'Or will begin on Mar. 1st and end on Oct. 30th. The other French jockeys' championships-the Cravache d'Or obstacle for National Hunt jockeys and the Etrier d'Or for apprentices will remain Jan. 1-Dec. 31. The...

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Auctav's July Catalogue Released

The Auctav July Online Sale features a diverse catalogue, with almost half of the 20 offerings broodmares in foal. Five Flat mares are carrying to dual Group 3 winner Chachnak (Fr) (Kingman {GB})-Blue Mood (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) (lot 6), Great Trip (Lemon Drop Kid) (lot 13), Peace City (Fr) (Elusive City) (lot 15), Pyramid Street (Street Sense) (lot 16), Aimante (Fr) (Dansili {GB}) (lot 18), and the winner Candinie (Bernardini) (lot 19). Dourada (Fr) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}), lot 10, is in foal to Triple Threat (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}). The...

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Summer Sale Set to Kickstart New Season at Deauville

There is a hint that normalcy is returning to the Deauville sales ring, with the Arqana Summer Sale back up to its normal two-day stand beginning on June 30. A quality mix of 593 National Hunt and Flat horses plus wild cards are slated to be offered over the next two days, and the unraced 2-year-olds were put through their paces over the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse on June 29. The juveniles kick start the sale, which begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, and continues with 156 young store horses and...

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11 Wild Cards Added to Arqana Summer Sale

A total of 11 wild cards have been added to the Arqana Summer Sale on July 1. Comprised of nine horses-in-training, one in-foal mare and a black-type filly, the lots are from both Flat and National Hunt disciplines, with the highlight being G2 Italian 2000 Guineas hero Fayathaan (Ire) (Mehmas {Ire}) as lot 503. One of four from Roberto Biondi's Channel Consignment, the 3-year-old colt is joined by group winner Elisa Again (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}) (lot 487); 2021 G2 Derby Italiano runner-up Juan de Montalban (Ire) (Lope de Vega...

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Goffs UK Autumn Sale Catalogue Released

The one-day Goffs UK Autumn Sale catalogue is now online. Set to begin at 10 a.m. at Doncaster on Oct. 22, the sale will be split into three portions: the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale (lots 1-195), the Silver Yearling Sale (lots 196-254) and finally the Autumn Yearling Sale (lots 255-308). Jumpers primarily feature in the Autumn Horses-in-Training Sale, but there are a few Flat performers sprinkled in like the 89-rated two-time winner Confide (GB) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) (lot 49) from Lodge Farm Stud. The Silver and Autumn Yearling Sales offer...

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Hanagan Hospitalized After Newcastle Fall

Jockey Paul Hanagan was taken to hospital after a fall from Requinto Dawn in the #BetYourWay At Betway H. at Newcastle. Hanagan's mount appeared to clip heels before stumbling a furlong out in the sprint handicap, the penultimate race on Saturday's all-weather evening card.The dual Flat champion jockey was attended by medics on course, and a Tweet on Newcastle's official account shortly afterwards provided a brief update. It read, "Following an unfortunate incident in race seven, Paul Hanagan has been attended to by medical staff on the track, he is...

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Kempton's Future Secured

Racing at Kempton could be assured for the foreseeable future after the Jockey Club announced it has submitted plans for a smaller-scale residential development on part of the racecourse estate. In Jan. 2017, the Jockey Club unveiled a shock proposal to close the Sunbury venue, with the land submitted for consideration following the local authority's 'Call for Sites' to address unmet local housing needs. The decision caused huge dismay in the racing world, with trainer Nicky Henderson fearing it would be "a nail in the National Hunt coffin" if the...

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