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Bauyrzhan Murzabayev Named Retained Rider For Andre Fabre

Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, a four-time champion jockey in Germany, will become the retained rider for French trainer Andre Fabre, according to published reports. Murzabayev, who formerly rode for Peter Schiergen, will have first call on all of Fabre's horses barring those of Godolphin and Wertheimer et Frere, as they have their own retained jockeys. "For me, this is the next step," Bauyrzhan Murzabayev told Galopp Online. "Last year, when Francis-Henri Graffard's offer came, I stayed. I know what I owe to Peter Schiergen. We were a very good team and I...

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Marcialis Facing More Than Four Years In Bans

French-based trainer Andrea Marcialis, already serving a six-month ban for allegedly operating a shadow training operation, is now likely to be on the sidelines until April 2025 after an investigation by France Galop stewards led to charges against the 35-year-old for various instances of medication violations and shadow operations, Racing Post reports. The cumulative ban for the four additional charges is three years and nine months. Marcialis picked up his initial ban in December of last year after stewards deemed he and his sister, Elisabetta Marcialis, had conspired to train...

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